Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2020

Dec 30, 2020 | English Confidence and Fluency, Top 5 Lessons

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.

Useful Telephone Phrases for Successful Calls in English


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
  • honest
  • hardworking
  • confident
  • loyal

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:

  1. What words should you focus on?
  2. Where can you find advanced-level vocabulary?
  3. How can you learn and remember these new words?

5 Ways to Learn New Vocabulary_YT

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?

20 Ways to Ask 'How Are You' in English [Expand Your Vocabulary] — YT

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.

10 Must-Have Phrasal Verbs for Work — YT

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. 

  1. What was your favorite Confident English lesson this year?
  2. 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.

Warmest wishes,

~ Annemarie

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