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Top Common English Learning Mistakes

6 Jul , 2015  

1. Trying To Be Perfect Students and teachers often focus on mistakes. They worry about mistakes. They correct mistakes. They feel nervous about mistakes. They try to speak perfectly. No one, however, is perfect. Native speakers make mistakes all the time. You will too. Instead of focusing on the negative– focus on communication. Your goal […]

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“Racism in the United States” – Real Deal English

1 Jul , 2015  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢!

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“Office Gossip” – Intermediate English Lesson

29 Jun , 2015  

No matter how hard you may try, office gossip always happens. Who is doing what? Where? When? But, why?

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“Someone Added Me on Facebook” – Intermediate English Lesson

24 Jun , 2015  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Join Paul in today’s intermediate lesson as she views the activity on her Facebook page and interacts online with people she just met!

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“A Tough Job Interview” – Upper-Intermediate English Lesson

22 Jun , 2015  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Job interviews are always difficult. But sometimes your interviewer really is not trying to make your life easy. Check out this lesson to learn how […]

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“Intellectual Property Rights Trouble” – Advanced English Lesson

9 Jun , 2015  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! If your job involves working on the internet, as most jobs do these days, then you’re probably going to have to deal with intellectual property […]

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“Time Zones” – Elementary English Lesson

1 Jun , 2015  

Hello? What time is it there? If you have to call someone in a different time zone, today’s elementary lesson is for you!

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8 Ways to Learn English Through Music!

29 Apr , 2015  

1. Go to the right place to find songs. You could search video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. They have vast libraries of music videos and some will also be subtitled with the song lyrics in English. Spotify, a subscription service, is fantastic because they have a huge selection which you can take […]

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Drama in One Direction! – Real Deal English

22 Apr , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! So with Zayn now out of the band, people took to social media and expressed their unhappiness in a variety of ways.. Some in a […]

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The Longest 9 Words in the English Language

16 Apr , 2015  

9. Honorificabilitudinitatibus This 27-letter word coined by Shakespeare, in his comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost, is a testament to the Bard’s own intralexiconic skills. Meaning “the state of being able to achieve honors,” the word is the longest one in the English language with alternating consonants and vowels. 8. Antidisestablishmentarianism Containing 28-letters, antidisestablishmentarianism is the longest […]

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How I’m Fluent In 8 Languages – Interview With Olly Richards

10 Apr , 2015  

Real Deal English caught up with Olly from iwillteachyoualanguage.com and were very keen to find about how one actually should should go about tackling the rather small task of becoming fluent in EIGHT LANGUAGES! Here’s what Olly had to say. 1) What was the first language you tackled and why? I studied French and German […]

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“March Madness!” – Real Deal English

3 Apr , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Like college basketball? So do we! Join Spencer and Adam in today’s discussion about one of the most important times of the year for many […]

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5 Funny April Fool’s Day Pranks to Pull

31 Mar , 2015  

So slightly of topic, we thought we’d provide all of you keen English learners with some great practical jokes you can pull on those closest to you. Check them out and let us know how they go.. 1. “Desktop Background” – This works especially well in an environment where less tech-savvy people are known to […]

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“April Fools!” – Real Deal English

27 Mar , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Learn about the one day of the year you are able to legitimately pull pranks and not get in trouble for it! This is huge […]

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Fluent in 7 Languages – An Interview With “The Irish Polyglot”

24 Mar , 2015  

We recently got the chance to interview someone we’re sure many of you may be aware of or have seen online. Benny Lewis is fluent in 7 languages and aims to help people feel confident in speaking another language, even if they’ve only just started learning. Benny say’s his mission in life is giving people […]

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“Dude, Did You Just Fart?” – Real Deal English

23 Mar , 2015   Video

Join us in discussing possibly our stinkiest subject yet. Learn some different ways of expressing your thoughts on this rather not so glamorous topic. Let us know what other words or phrases you’ve heard of! The funniest one will be chosen to receive 1 month’s free access at OpenLanguage.com!

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5 More Ways to Pick Up English Faster

20 Mar , 2015  

#1: Pay attention to billboards, signs, advertisements, magazine stands and establishment names Look and think about what these ads mean. How many words do you recognize? Did you see that same word elsewhere? Make up sentences about what you’re seeing. #2: Love music? Try figuring out the words/lyrics of your favorite songs Watch video clips […]

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Human Translation vs. Google Translate in 2015

19 Mar , 2015  

A century ago, it would have been the stuff of science fiction. Using a machine to translate a foreign language into English? It would have sounded crazy. Today, though, it’s a reality. But not a perfect one. One problem with this technology is that there are so many different ways a word, phrase or sentence […]

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“It’s St Patrick’s Day!” – Real Deal English

18 Mar , 2015   Video

Join Adam and Spencer in today’s chat about the Irish tradition of St. Patrick’s Day. This is celebrated internationally so take note!

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5 Common English Learning Mistakes

13 Mar , 2015  

1. Forcing Speech Both English students and teachers try to force speech before the learner is ready. The result is that most students speak English very slowly– with no confidence and no fluency. Forcing speech is a huge mistake. Don’t force speech. Focus on listening and be patient. Speak only when you are ready to […]

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It’s Obviously a “Bromance” – Real Deal English

11 Mar , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! So what do you usually call two really good friends who seem to get each others jokes when no one else does? BFFs? Besties? Whatever […]

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Gay Twins ‘Come out’ – Real Deal English

13 Feb , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Join Adam in discussing the very popular recent viral video about two gay men ‘coming out’ to their Dad, and learn the meanings of many […]

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Video – “Valentine’s Day” – Real Deal English

10 Feb , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Join Jason and Jenny in today’s discussion about the most romantic time of year. Learn how to say many of the words you are most […]

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“Money Money Money!” – Real Deal English

14 Jan , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Today Spencer and Jenny discuss many of the idioms you’re likely to come across when discussing money. We’d probably advise against delving into someone’s financial […]

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“Pretty Words for Women” – Real Deal English

9 Jan , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Today we discuss the different ways to describe the girl of your dreams! or maybe even boy in some cases. See what Adam and Jenny […]

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“Happy New Year!” – Real Deal English

4 Jan , 2015   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! So it’s 2015, and we thought we’d shed a little light on some of the most common words and phrases you’re likely to hear around […]

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“Shit!” – Real Deal English

18 Dec , 2014   Video

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! As one of the most popular words used in the English language today to express unhappiness or disapproval, this small word can be used in […]

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“English ‘Bad’ Words With Good Meanings” – Real Deal English

1 Dec , 2014  

Words like “sick”, “stupid”, and “crazy” generally don’t mean the best things. But in English, they can also mean that something is great. Don’t worry if this doesn’t make sense – check out this episode to make sure your English is crazy up-to-date and stupid natural. Go to OpenLanguage.com or download the OpenLanguage app for […]

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“New English Words 2014” – Real Deal English

1 Dec , 2014  

Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary chooses to include new words in their dictionary. What words did it chose this year? And what the heck do they mean? If you had heard of any before watching this video be sure to let us know! Go to OpenLanguage.com or download the OpenLanguage app for a free […]

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“Top 5 Words for People You Don’t Like!” – Real Deal English

1 Dec , 2014  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Try as you might, you don’t have to like everyone you meet in life. And when you want to talk about these people you don’t […]

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“Thanks a Lot!” Sarcastic or Serious? – Real Deal English

1 Dec , 2014  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Now mostly associated as a sarcastic remark, the common phrase “thanks a lot” can be taken in many different ways depending when and how it’s […]

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“Mid-Term Elections in the United States” – Real Deal English

17 Nov , 2014  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! If you’ve been reading American news any time recently, you undoubtedly saw a lot about the “mid-term elections”. What are these “mid-term elections”, and what […]

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“Working Out” – Elementary English Lesson

13 Nov , 2014  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! It’s good for you and it feels good…or at least it feels good after you’re done. Working out is extremely popular in the United States. […]

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Video – “When ‘Sexy’ Isn’t Enough” – Real Deal English

4 Nov , 2014  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! Of course we all know what “sexy” means. But what are other ways Americans describe someone as good looking? And which celebrities are described with […]

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“Spaceship Explosions” – Real Deal English

4 Nov , 2014  

For more in depth learning head to OpenLanguage.com/pricing to access hundreds of more English lessons. Quote the promo code – realdeal – to get a Standard Monthly Subscription for 99¢! In the last week, a spaceship and a rocket have both exploded over the United States. And in both cases, the spaceship and rocket were […]