Learning English

12 English Words People Say and Use Wrong

?You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.?

?Inigo Montoya, ?The Princess Bride?

Many words have clear meanings which are difficult to confuse.

You?ll never use the word “cat” to refer to …


Publ.Date : Wed, 25 May 2016 08:21:15 +0000

Pow! 4 Amazing Comic Book Superheroes to Teach You English

Do you love superhero movies?

Are you always checking your phone for news about the latest Batman or Avengers film?

Stories with action and adventure are fun, and there are a lot of ways you can use them to improve


Publ.Date : Tue, 24 May 2016 06:33:07 +0000

8 Unique Ways to Practice English Vowel Sounds

?How now, brown cow??

Do you notice anything interesting about that silly question?

That?s right?all the words have the same ?ow? sound.

Practicing that sentence is just one of many ways to learn English vowel sounds!

English vowels can …


Publ.Date : Wed, 18 May 2016 09:07:17 +0000

10 Common English Slang Words and Phrases That Are Silly Enough to Embarrass Native Speakers

There are all kinds of slang words used in everyday English conversation.

For example, take the word “chick.”

Literally, this is what you call a baby chicken, but it may also be used as a casual word to refer to …


Publ.Date : Mon, 16 May 2016 17:05:28 +0000

Are You Teaching Tourists a Sport or Activity? 6 English Topics You Should Know

If you love to do activities and sports, pay attention!

Did you know you can get paid to share your passion?

Are you really good at a certain activity or sport?

Have you been surfing or snowboarding or skateboarding since …


Publ.Date : Mon, 09 May 2016 09:38:18 +0000

15+ Quick English Filler Words You?ll Thank Yourself for Learning

?English is like, totally fun to learn, you know??

If you take out the words ?like,? ?totally? and ?you know? from that sentence, you?re left with a perfectly understandable sentence: English is fun to learn.

So what?s the point …


Publ.Date : Wed, 04 May 2016 10:40:27 +0000

Got the Time? It?s Time to Learn How to Tell Time in English!

Everyone studies numbers when they first start learning a new language.

However, talking about time involves more than the numbers on the clock.

Being able to ask questions and talk about time is fundamental to speaking any language.

So …


Publ.Date : Mon, 02 May 2016 08:53:58 +0000

Do You Know the Origins of English? 16 English Words with Cool Life Stories

What if we told you that there?s a way to learn multiple English words at the same time?

All you have to do is learn one little English word and?poof!?you now know two, three or ten new words. Wow!…


Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:11:04 +0000

Two for One: 15 Classic English Books You Can Read and Watch!

?The book was better.?

That?s probably what you?ll hear if you ask anyone about a movie based on a book.

Sure, some book-to-movie adaptations are absolutely terrible. But many others are excellent, managing to either recreate the book well, or …


Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:54:28 +0000

Find the Perfect Career in Tourism and Hospitality: 60+ English Words and Phrases to Get You Started

Hospitality and tourism are two of the fastest growing industries in the world.

This means that every year they offer more and more jobs.

In 2015 alone, the hospitality and tourism industries were responsible for over 7 billion dollars of


Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:19:27 +0000

Do You Say These 12 Phrases Wrong, Like Most People?

You want to talk just like a native English speaker, right?

Well, that actually might not be a good idea!

Why not?

Believe it or not, there are many phrases that even native speakers say incorrectly.

So while you


Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:01:19 +0000

Beginner?s Guide: How to Write Emails in English to Friends, Coworkers and People You?ve Just Met

You text others all the time.

Sometimes you even call them (amazing!).

But every now and then you have to sit down and write an email.

Emails are different from letters, texts and phone calls. Even more, emails to your …


Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:51:08 +0000

American TV Shows: 8 Addicting Dramas for Advanced English Learners

Which sounds more exciting to you:

(1) The life of a high school science teacher who grades homework at night and likes to play soccer on the weekends.

(2) The life of a high school chemistry teacher who makes an …


Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:38:36 +0000

Animated English: The 15 Best Animated Movies for Learning and Improving English Skills

Whether you love it or hate it, Disney’s newest animated movie “Frozen” is one of the top 10 most popular films of all time.

Millions of people fell in love with the story, sang along to the songs and were …


Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:19:31 +0000

7 Ways You Can Learn English Faster, According to Science

It seems like everyone today is running around in a rush, always trying to move faster.

We want to do everything faster?send messages faster, get to places faster, speak faster!

However, sometimes we cannot do things fast. For …


Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:16:52 +0000

10 Reasons Why Learning English Is the Best Decision You Ever Made

Hello, English learner!

Do you need some motivation? Are you wondering why you are working so hard to learn English?

I’m here to help.

Imagine having a cool superpower that can help you out in many different situations, …


Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:59:58 +0000

From ?A? to ?Zed?: The Differences Between American and British English

“Why do British people talk so funny?”

That’s a common question my students ask me.

But another common question is, “Why do American people talk so funny?”

It’s interesting, because those questions show that we may think something is “funny”


Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2016 01:50:47 +0000

Explore the Interwebz: 30 English Slang Terms for Internet Noobs

OMG r u ready 4 a blog post that?s totes awesome?

Wait, what??

That first sentence might not belong in a blog post, but you’ll often find strange phrases, abbreviations and words like that on the Internet.

Places like …


Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:14:55 +0000

Informal English: 10 Grammar Rules That Native Speakers Break All the Time!

“Here’s you a dog.”

If you heard someone say that, you might think that person was not a native English speaker.

However, this kind of phrase is pretty common in the U.S. state of Kentucky.

One amazing part …


Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:03:29 +0000

Ready for Fluency? These 12 Methods Boost Advanced English Learners to Fluent Speakers

As we all know, learning a language is not an easy task.

So, first of all, congratulations on reaching an advanced level in your English language studies!

You should be proud of the level you have reached, but do not …


Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:49:16 +0000

28 Essential ESL Vocabulary Words for Spring

When the snow starts to melt…

When you can smell the flowers and leaves growing?

…that?s when you know spring is in the air!

Spring is a beautiful season. It brings warmth, growth and of course, new words.

Speaking …


Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:15:05 +0000

10 Fab 2-Player Games to Dramatically Improve Your English Conversation Skills

Friends make everything better.

That?s true for learning, too.

Studying doesn?t have to be something you do alone?especially when you want to improve your English conversation skills.

Grab a partner and you?ll learn more, better and faster!…


Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:31:00 +0000

Hey, Peeps! 31 English Words for an Easter Vocabulary Feast

What if I told you that a giant rabbit would bring you chocolate eggs while you sleep?

Would you think I was crazy, or would you just realize I was talking about Easter?

We’ve recently talked about English vocabulary for


Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:57:16 +0000

Learn 16 of the Most Commonly Used English Verbs with Famous Quotes

Every day you speak up to 20,000 words.

That?s more than 1,000 words for every hour you?re awake!

If you?re learning English, many of these words are probably in English as you work, study, talk to fellow students or …


Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:55:12 +0000

Want to Practice Speaking English with a Native Speaker? Go Online!

Today, you will speak hundreds or thousands of words.

How many of these words will be in English?

Is your answer “not many”?

Then you’re forgetting about one of the best ways to learn English: practice.

Practicing your


Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:35:58 +0000