Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2019
In just a few days, we’ll be celebrating the end of a year and the end of a decade. My top priority in 2020 is to help you accelerate your English confidence. And make sure you don’t miss the most popular 5 Confident English lessons of 2019.
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 2020!
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Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2019
Number 1: 10 Smart Words to Use at Work in English
Viewed over 1 million times on YouTube! 😲
One of the most common questions I get is how to learn and remember advanced vocabulary. That is something I wanted to help with in 2019 and this lesson was definitely the most popular. After you learn these new words, watch my lesson on how to remember new English vocabulary.
Number 2: How to Simplify Your Life — Advanced English Conversation
In 2019, students in our Advanced Conversation course discussed mindfulness, life/work balance, and how to live a more simple and joyful life. I love helping our students have in-depth conversations on topics that our community cares about.
In this lesson, I share some of the same vocabulary with you.
Number 3: 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.
Number 4: Sound More Fluent and Speak Faster
Many of my students feel that they speak too slowly in English.
In this lesson, I share 1 simple tip that will help you sound faster and more natural in your English. You’ll also sound more fluent and this tip will help you understand native speakers too!
Number 5: What to Say When Someone is Rude in English
Has anyone been rude to you in English and you felt totally stuck? You had no idea what to say?
In this lesson, I share how to respond to negative, rude comments with politeness. At Speak Confident English, we believe that kindness always wins.
Get 4 strategies to be assertive and clear in your response, but still be kind.
Before we end the Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2019, 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 2020?
I want to provide the lessons and topics that are most important to you. Share your answers with me below.
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Hello Annemarie, I would like to thank you for your generosity and your passion to help others. I am very grateful for all your lessons because with each one of them I am making a little more progress in my English. However, I have a favourite: “Avoid the word very – use the words the natives use instead”. Now, every time I speak in English, I think of your advices and I recognize that I appreciate the effort to find new words and use less “very”. About an idea for a lesson on 2020 I would say: let’s talk about… Read more »
Thanks so much for the comment! I’m thrilled that my lessons have been useful and it’s great to know which one is your favorite. I’ll definitely plan more lessons on the topic of advanced vocabulary.
And thank you for the recommendation for a future topic! I love that idea. Could you share a little more of what you would like to see in a lesson on that topic?
Hi Annemarie, First of all, thank you for your answer :), it’s so nice to receive comments and to talk to you. Regarding my idea, it’s a huge subject, I think. Perhaps, for the first time, we can imagine addressing the complexity of this subject : – our place in the universe and how we are connected to it; – our physical and spiritual dimensions and the connection between the two; – our mission in this life; – reincarnation (? ); – universal energy ; -and so on. I think it’s not easy to summarize or talk about a complex… Read more »
All of them are popular,and like them a lot. Really I appreciate what you present.
I’m so glad to hear that. Thanks for being part of the community and watching the lessons.