Frequently asked questions

Find answers to common questions here. If you still need help, contact me.

How can I improve my listening?

A lot of people ask this question, so I've written a blog post about it - you can find it here.

How often is microEnglish updated?

A new exercise is added every day. Full members have access to every new exercise, as well as all previous exercises. Free members have access to 10 free exercises, including 2 new exercises each week.

What's the difference between micro-dictations and intensive listenings?

Micro-dictations are very short dictation exercises which are designed to focus on a specific phrasal verb, idiom or area of grammar. These exercises will improve your ability to understand individual words when people are speaking, but will also expose you to new language at the same time.

Intensive listenings are much longer and more challenging exercises. These contain lots of high level vocabulary and grammar, but mainly aim to give you practice understanding natural, conversational English. These exercises are taken from popular podcasts in which people are talking naturally and quickly in English, in a variety of accents and about lots of different topics.

There's something I don't understand. Where can I ask about it?

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about the language in any of the exercises. You can ask in the comments section below each exercise and I'll be happy to answer.

Something isn't working. What do I do?

If you have any kind of problem with the exercises on microEnglish, you can request help here.