Fast Track to Fluency 

Special Offer for New Years!

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

FREE Phrasal Verb Podcast Lesson 1 5 v2

Lesson 1: Act up (1st Meaning)

Alternative to the phrasal verb: to misbehave

Example 1:

  • When the teacher left the class room the students acted up.
  • When the teacher left the class room the students misbehaved.

Example 2:

  • When you give children food with lots of sugar in it, they tend to act up.
  • When you give children food with lots of sugar in it, they tend to misbehave
Download MP3

 


 

Lesson 2: Act Up (2nd Meaning)

Alternative: to not work properly

Example 1:

  • My car was acting up yesterday so I took it to the mechanic to have it repaired.
  • My car was not working properly yesterday so I took it to the mechanic to have it repaired.

Example 2:

  • When my computer is acting up, I just restart it. That usually fixes the problem.
  • When my computer is not working properly, I just restart it. That usually fixes the problem.

 

Download MP3

 


Lesson 3: Think over

Alternative: to consider / to think about something

Example 1:

  • I can’t make a decision right now this is something I have to think over for a few days.
  • I can’t make a decision right now this is something I have to consider for a few days.
  • I can’t make a decision right now this is something I have to think about it for a few days.

Example 2:

  • My boss gave me a problem to solve at work and I really had to think it over to find a solution.
  • My boss gave me a problem to solve at work and I really had to consider it to find a solution.
  • My boss gave me problem to solve at work and I really had to think about it to find a solution.

 

Download MP3

 


 

Lesson 4: Take off (1st meaning)

Alternative: to leave the ground

Example 1:

  • I can’t wait for this airplane to take off.
  • I can’t wait for this airplane to leave the ground.

Example 2:

  • The rocket took off 30 seconds ago.
  • The rocket left the ground 30 seconds ago.

 

Download MP3

 


 

Lesson 5: Take off (2nd meaning) separable

Alternative: to remove

Example 1:

  • I took off my shoes when I came into the house.
  • I took my shoes off when I came into the house
  • I removed my shoes when I came into the house.

Example 2:

  • Take the painting off the wall so we can clean the wall better.
  • Remove the painting from the wall so we can clean the wall better.

 

Download MP3

Meet Teacher Curtis

Whether you need to improve your speaking fluency, sharpen your listening skills, or build your confidence, Curtis can help you see results within your first few lessons. Curtis' speciality is helping students with pronunciation and to sound more natural when they speak in English.

N

Expert in Speaking Fluency

N

A Proven System for Building Confidence

N

Listening Skill Development

N

English for Professionals

Job interviews, presentations, customer service, sales, participating in meetings

Schedule Your Trial Lesson with Curtis!

The times showing are already adjusted to YOUR local time zone 🙂

I felt confident, focused and present in the job interview which allowed me to get my dream job as a business consultant. Thanks for the excellent preparation! I couldn't have done it without your help!

Eli Santos - Business Consultant
Living in Canada (from Brazil)

For years, I was terrified to speak English. After only a few lessons, I started to feel more confident and felt free to speak my thoughts. Now, I can finally speak without fear and I feel like myself in English!

Amara - University Student
Living in the USA (from Puerto Rico)

I could not understand native speaker clients for my job and it was embarrassing. My teacher helped me to improve my listening very quickly. Now I feel confident to speak up in meetings and make phone calls.

Lili - Accountant
From Hong Kong

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I join the lesson?

We use a video calling platform like Zoom or Skype. Once you schedule your lessons, you will receive an email with instructions to connect with your teacher. 

Are the teachers available in my time zone?

Our teachers are located in different time zones around the world with a wide range of lesson times. There are suitable times for students from Asia, Europe, North and South America.

To see the teacher's availability, just click the 'book a lesson' button, set your time zone, and click on the different dates to see the times available.

Note: Our teachers have many students that book with them. Be sure to check the calendar for 1-2 weeks in the future to have a better idea of their availability in your time zone.

Are the Teachers native speakers?

Yes, all of our teachers are native English speakers that are experienced with teaching adult learners that want to improve their speaking fluency, listening skills and sound more natural when they speak. 

How do I schedule a trial lesson?
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:

What can I expect in the lesson?

First Lesson (Trial Lesson):

Start of the lesson: You will explain your goals and learning challenges. At the same time, your teacher will evaluate your communication abilities.

Next the teacher will choose a small activity that is perfect for your level and focuses on the skills you want to improve.

Lastly, the teacher will talk to you about their recommendations to continue learning and how they plan to help you in your personalized course.

 

Real English Conversations Fluency Programs Orange

🗸 One-to One Lessons with a Teacher

🗸 Access to Premium Online Courses

🗸 Daily Contact with English

Meet Teacher Lisa

Lisa can help you to feel confident speaking English in any situation you will face in the workplace or in your day-to-day life living abroad. 

This is Teacher Curtis

Curtis will show you how to have fun improving your speaking, listening, and pronunciation skills.

Real English Conversations Fluency Programs Orange

🗸 One-to One Lessons with a Teacher

🗸 Access to Premium Online Courses

🗸 Daily Contact with English

Meet Teacher Lisa

Lisa can help you to feel confident speaking English in any situation you will face in the workplace or in your day-to-day life living abroad. 

Watch Lisa’s Video Here

This is Teacher Curtis

Curtis will show you how to have fun improving your speaking, listening, and pronunciation skills.

Watch Curtis’ Video Here