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Casual Polite Greeting #4 – How’s it going? -by Kathryn Reilly

Hey there! Are you ready for casual polite greeting number 4? Well ready or not, here it comes!

How’s it going?

 How’s it going?: This is another polite greeting which can be used instead of the slightly more formal “How are you?” or “How do you do?”  This is an appropriate greeting for everyone, whether they are younger or older than you.  A very similar phrase to “How’s it going” is “How are you doing?”; the second is considered to be a bit less casual and is often used to greet someone who may be having a difficult time in their lives.  For example, it would be a better choice to use “How are you doing?” when greeting someone who was recently ill or experienced a death in the family.

How's it going

Visit Stack Exchange for some examples of How’s it going? Greeting.


Then come on over and have a lesson. We miss you and we want to know, “how’s it going”.

Kathryn Reilly is a veteran English teacher with freelance writing and editing experience. While teaching students from diverse backgrounds and learning abilities, she has created many educational aids and implemented new lessons to enhance their learning experience. She has created online educational tutorials as well as content articles for a variety of clients. 

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How about taking a break from Pokemon to study English? – by Toni Parks

Okay! Okay! I get it. You love Pokemon. It’s addictive!

Consequently, you can’t stop playing. You don’t have to be a kid. Fortunately, Pokemon craze has infiltrated the adult world, as well.

You don’t have to stop. Alternatively, there is a better solution for you. When was the last time you watched the first Pokemon movie? Here it is in English. Pay attention to the English, and as you do so, you will be working on your English listening skills.

This Pokemon listening lesson has 3 parts:

  • 1- Learn about how to build your listening skills.
  • 2-Practice by listening.
  • 3- Complete listening activities.
  • 4- Practice in conversation with your teacher.

Be the best listener, like no one ever was!

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Let’s get started!


Did you know that watching movies is one of the best ways to build English listening skills? As a matter of fact, you can watch any movie you want. If you are a beginner you should try to pick simple movies. Pokemon is a great choice for beginners and advanced English learners alike.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Pokemon listening lesson:

  • Remove all distractions or watch in a quiet place.
  • Prepare yourself to listen by getting relaxed.
  • Try to immerse yourself in the movie. Pretend you are a character.
  • Empathize. Try to recognize the feelings of the characters.
  • Be patient with yourself. If you don’t understand something rewind and listen again. If you don’t know a word, pause and take the time to learn the meaning.
  • Listen to the tone when the ask questions or get excited.
  • Listening and hearing are not the same thing. Take the time to make sure you understand. Try to recognize body language and other nonverbal queues

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That’s enough of me talking. Let’s watch and LISTEN!


Did you enjoy the movie? Have you seen it before? Did you learn about any new Pokemon characters that you didn’t know about before? If your brain is not too tired from listening to English maybe you can watch another one. If it is too tired, come back tomorrow and listen some more.



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Here’s another one. Enjoy!



We often focus on building our English speaking and conversational skills, but you really can’t speak without listening, can you? At least not very well. Let’s take a look at what kinds of tips the British Council recommends for building your listening skills. Visit British Council now.

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One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. - Bryant H. McGill

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Listening on Your Own – Part 2 – by Ana Sierra

Hey there! Welcome back!

Remember Ana’s fun lesson last week on listening on your own. Well she’s back this week with more great ideas to help you build your listening skills, so listen up!

Listen, listen, listen. Then repeat to check  you can say that, and finally, using these expressions, say something about you!!

You can subscribe to these sites or you can browse looking for different teachers’pages, trying to find the one that suits you the best. You just listen to a short video many times and say the same things at first and change ideas later, in order to describe your own experience or background, for example:


You listen to this many times at home, while you clean the house or wash the dog!, then say the same about you: “Hi, my name’s Ana and I’m a teacher….” You can actually produce after you practice, right there, you listen and then you speak!

Many people love music, so why don’t we use more songs to practice? Or as homework? We can listen to songs in English and do some tasks to remember some vocabulary from their lyrics. We can listen to songs and read the lyrics, just that, just for fun! And it’s so easy to find songs with printed lyrics,right?

or we can add some grammar topic to them:

so then, when we listen to the songs we remember vocabulary and grammar! Without any boring rules or exercises.

It is always a good idea to start with simple activities, as the one we mentioned before, just reading the lyrics and listening to the song, for a start. I really think this gives lots of input and we get used to listening. It is a kind of icebreaker. Then we can add some complexity to the activity, such as filling the gaps:


or even singing:

Listening. How essential it is and how neglected it was. It is time for a change. And today we have new technology that can help us a lot. We have listening devices everywhere, different kinds, and different tools in them, social networks and internet sites. Let’s take advantage of all this and make our English practice more fun!!!


Ana is a lively and fun English-Spanish translator and tutor from Argentina. Did you enjoy her lesson? Thank you for the great ideas, Ana!

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Listening on your own? By Ana Sierra

Listening on your own?

When I was a little girl, I was made to study English as my second language, and I hated it. It was really boring, I was taught lots of grammar rules and writing, but I was never made to speak! So after many years of studying, I couldn’t say a word or express an idea of my own. We never listened to any English either.

One day I realized that it didn’t make any sense.It came to my mind that when we learn our first language, we listen a lot and then we speak. We learn by listening,not by studying rules or reading. And when we start speaking, we usually make mistakes – that’s normal. It doesn’t matter if we don’t use our grammar correctly.We just go on listening until we self-correct our mistakes. Right?

So I thought, why can’t we do the same with a second language: listen a lot and then try to speak; first by repeating what we hear and then, when we get the right words and phrases, we can say what we want? The thing is to listen to our second language as much as we can, so we need to find resources. Fortunately, today we have plenty of stuff on the Internet. We have many sites for students of English. We have different social networks. We have news pages with special activities for students of English, We have movies, and of course Youtube, among other resources.

Let’s see some ideas here:

What do you think? What about this?

The thing is to listen as much as we can! Listen! Listen! Listen!!! It makes sense, right? It’s logical. It’s practical. You can do it while you clean up or tidy your room. You can listen when you walk to school. You can listen when you have a shower!  It’s “ready-to-use” material. You listen and then you can say or repeat what you have just heard.


At all levels. You can listen and repeat simple words or phrases first. You can start with some basic vocabulary words:


And then build up, add some ideas and learn new expressions:


Have you enjoyed Ana’s lesson on listening so far? Well come back next week because she has more fun and listening for you! In the meantime, why not put those listening skills to work by communicating with your fellow students in a group lesson? You can schedule yours here.