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Posts by Zach Barney

How To Make Any English Conversation Interesting

“Conversation isn’t about proving a point; true conversation is about going on a journey with the people you are speaking with.” ~Ricky Maye I bet you are tired of small talk in English, starting with simple comments or questions such as: “What’s your name?” “Where are you from?” “The weather is really nice today.” Have…

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5 English Habits To Make This Year Epic

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi 2019 has arrived! It’s a new year with new opportunities to not just learn English, but to live it! If you are like most people, you spent the end of December reflecting on how the past year went. You thought about the lessons you…

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How Teaching English Helped Me Learn Portuguese

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” ~Oscar Wilde My journey as an English teacher is closely connected to my journey to Portuguese fluency. It all started when I made the decision to come to Brazil for the first time as an…

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How to Practice English Like a Champion

“There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory.” ~Anonymous Do you know what Picasso, Mozart, and Kobe Bryant all have in common? They were all masters in their craft. Picasso is known for his creative masterpieces. While Mozart learned how to master the art of composing beautiful melodies, and Kobe…

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Wanna Know the Secret to Living Your English?

Do you really want to know the key to unlocking your potential as an English Learner? Are you ready to truly live your English and take your life to the next level? Or are you content with being mediocre? Here’s the truth. The secret to living your English is simple, yet few people will take the…

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How to Use Gratitude to Conquer Your English Fears

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~Tony Robbins How often do you take the time to appreciate what you have? Sometimes we get caught up in the daily grind and forget to appreciate the little things along the journey. We forget “to stop and smell the roses.” We forget to be grateful for the…

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