Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2020
In just a few days, we’ll be celebrating the end of a year.
And I think many of us will be happy to say goodbye to 2020. It was a surprisingly challenging year for obvious reasons.
But, at least for me, there was still a lot of joy in 2020. A major source of that joy came from you — my students and our Speak Confident English Community.
As always, my top priority is to help you accelerate your English confidence. To help, I want to make sure you don’t miss the Top 5 Confident English lessons of 2020.
But before we leave this year, I want to say thank you.
Thank you for being part of the Speak Confident English Community.
Thank you for trusting me and my team to help you in your English journey.
Thank you for sharing your questions, challenge, ideas and comments on my lessons and YouTube lessons.
I love seeing you get the confidence you want for your life in English and I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to share with you through my lessons and my online courses.
So let’s do more of that in 2021!
We have several exciting things happening. In Spring 20201, we’ll open our 14th Fluency School course. 🙌
We’re also relaunching our Confident Job Interviews course will new updates (including what you need to know NOW about job interviews in English).
And we’ll have a summer workshop series on Powerful Public Speaking in English.
We can’t wait!
But for now, here are the Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2020. Enjoy.
Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2020
Number 1: 46 Must-Have Phrases for Professional Telephone Calls in English
In the video, you’ll learn must-have phrases for:
- answering the phone
- introducing yourself
- asking for someone
- putting someone on hold
- taking a message
And much more.
Number 2: 8 Power Words for Your Job Interview in English
You might be thinking that I’m going to share words like
- team player
But no, none of those words are on my list.
Find out what is on my list in this lesson and why.
Number 3: 5 Tips to Increase Your English Vocabulary
In this Confident English Lesson, you’ll learn my top 5 strategies for learning advanced-level English vocabulary. I’ll also answer these 3 questions:
- What words should you focus on?
- Where can you find advanced-level vocabulary?
- How can you learn and remember these new words?
Number 4: 20 Ways to Ask ‘How Are You’ in English
In this Confident English lesson, you’ll learn 20 different ways Americans ask “how are you.” We’ll talk about what that they’re really asking and how you can best respond.
Plus, you’ll learn the pronunciation you’re likely to hear so you recognize it when you hear it. The truth is, Americans are not likely to say every word clearly.
Then, at the end, I’ll share how you can know when an American REALLY wants to know how you are. When do they want the full story?
Number 5: 10 Must-Have Phrasal Verbs for Work in English
This lesson is focused on phrasal verbs we often use in business or professional situations. You will hear these used in business meetings, office discussions, or conversations with your boss or English-speaking colleagues.
Bonus — Video 6: Avoid the Word Very — Use the Words Native Speakers Use Instead
One common mistake I often hear is using the word ‘very’ too much.
For example: very fun, very interesting, very hard, very little, etc.
Native speakers don’t like to use the same word again and again and again. Instead, we like variety with a mix of simple and advanced vocabulary. In this lesson, I teach you how to do that.
(This lesson was shared at the end of 2019 and continues to be one of my most popular!)
Before we end the Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2020, I have 2 questions for you.
- What was your favorite Confident English lesson this year?
- What is one topic you’d love for me to focus on in 2021?
I want to provide the lessons and topics that are most important to you. Share your answers with me below.
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I follow your lessons since last February 2020 and it helped me so much the first practice 30 Speaking Prompts for Daily Practice. I wasn’t able to speak to someone and couldn’t record myself to try out my English progression. Nowadays I am getting used to listening myself and I think I’m capable of having a good time with a native speaker.
I would like to learn more about how to improve reading skills in order to reduce time to understand and give opinions about what I read.
Thank you very much indeed.
Hello Annemarie ,
I want to say a big “THANK YOU” for everything I learned from you and the Fluency School team this year ;it was a wonderful experience for me !
One of my favourit lesson in 2020 was 10 phrasal verbs !
Wishing you a happy New Year and see you in 2021 !
Best wishings ,
Thank you so much for all that you have done to us.we really appreciate the program.It is educating and engaging.