Improve your Speaking Skills with the Get Guide
Are you studying the English language? You will definitely want to get your hands on the “Ultimate Get Guide.”
Are you confused by “get away” and “get over?” Are you unsure of how and when to use these tricky phrasal verbs? Americans constantly use “get” in everyday conversations. However, “get” is considered informal and shouldn’t be overused in academic writing or in essays. Do you hear “get” a lot in TV series and movies? Maybe the characters say it so fast and you aren’t sure how to use it when you speak English? Here is a blog post I wrote about using “get” in English that you might want to read as well! In this guide, you can play the audio many times and imitate my voice. By imitating my voice and repeating the rhythm and cadence of my speech, you can improve your speaking skills in English. In this guide, I give you some practical phrases that are commonly used in American English.
Practice Pronunciation with the Phrasal Verbs
Speaking English is one of the hardest skills in language acquisition. Speaking requires integrating everything you have learned from the grammar books. You have to open your mouth and produce spoken words that you hope are understandable. You feel insecure about our accent and people look at you like they don’t have any idea what you just said. Speaking a second language takes you from being a passive learner to being an active participant in the conversation. GET THIS GUIDE NOW!
Anyone who is reading this blog knows the feeling of making a big mistake when you speak a second language or feeling nervous about mispronouncing a word or writing a verb incorrectly. It all seems so easy on the page when you read it, but then when it comes out of your mouth it is even more of a challenge. Since pronunciation is such a struggle and such a challenge for English language learners, I have made an audio that accompanies the guide. You can stop the audio and listen to the pronunciation of the phrasal verbs and common expressions with the verb “get” and practice them aloud, with emotion and repetition. If you want to improve your spoken English, it is very important to repeat phrases and sentences many times until they start feeling more comfortable. You can practice some common expressions and common ways to agree in English at this link.
Visuals Help you Learn Phrasal Verbs
In this guide, I have made a number of visuals and graphic organizers to help you make associations and categorize the different ways “get” is used in English. I guide you through these graphic organizers and I provide examples of how you can use the verb when you speak. Learners retain information longer if the information is taught with visuals. For example, I have grouped together the different ways “get” is used for work, for travel, for illness, and to show transformation. These types of visuals can help you remember how to use ‘get’ in spoken English, especially when you are under pressure and having a conversation. Also, when we break down the information into smaller pieces, it is easier to grasp and learn.
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Story as a Language Learning Tool
Most language learners enjoy reading stories that help them contextualize the language. Stories entertain us and help us see what life is like in someone else’s shoes. Also, stories help us remember language and engage with language in a fun way. In the Ultimate Get Guide, I have written a story about a vacation to the lake, which I read aloud so you can follow along the story to the sound of my voice. The story is simple. A family goes on a road trip and one of the kids gets sick in the car. The story is full of common expressions, phrasal verbs, common uses of “get” and some tidbits about American culture.
How can I Learn English on My Own?
Nowadays, we have less time to go to an English school. We can’t afford to sit in a classroom with a big group of students and study English. Each person has limited time to dedicate to learning language. For this reason, I wanted to make the Ultimate Get Guide for the independent learner, who wants to do interactive activities with phrasal verbs that are practical and enjoyable. There are quizzes, multiple choice questions, and True or False questions, all of which you can check in the answer key at the end of the guide.
Common Expressions in English
English has so many idioms and expressions that native speakers commonly use. While writing the story, I added many common sayings to the narration. You can use the context of the story to help you answer the questions in the quiz. I use “hustle and bustle” and “jam packed” in the story, which are common expressions that we use in daily life in American English. If you understand these common expressions, you will not only understand more complex conversations in English, but you can use them when you speak English.
The Ultimate Get Guide Check-Lists:
I created check-lists with the different expressions with get that you can read and check-off. If the statement is true for you, you can check it off. If you ‘get coffee with your friends once a week, then you can check it off. Then, you can use your answers as a discussion starter with your friends. You also can practice conversation with your English teacher or with a conversation partner. Personally, I love check-lists because they are a self-discovery tool. You can use the check-lists to check your understanding of phrasal verbs and common expressions and see if they apply to your own, personal situation.
The Ultimate Get Guide Quiz:
You can also test your knowledge of “get” with a special bonus quiz at the end of the activity. The quiz has multiple choice answers and you can write your answer in the blank to practice spelling. The quiz is the final activity in the guide and it isn’t a typical, boring quiz. I incorporated questions are from everyday life and show different ways to use “get” in common situations.