It?s getting cold outside? are you ready for winter?
You might not be prepared for the cold, but your English can be!
Get ready for the winter months by warming up your English with some hot new sayings, phrases and …
What is your sport?
Who is your team?
The answers to these questions can be very important.
They can mean the difference between making a new friend or starting an argument.
What was the first word you learned in English?
I would guess that you learned “good morning,” “my name is…” or “how are you?” first.
Another one of your very first English words was probably “thanks.”
Thanking people for their …
When’s the last time you told your friends and family that you love them?
Have you thought lately about how awesome it is that you have a roof over your head (a place to live) and good food to eat…
The famous Soviet-American comic Yakov Smirnoff once said: ?Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.?
Universal describes something that everyone does and understands. Smirnoff may have been making a joke, but he had …
Did you know that the word “selfie” came from Australia?
You’re welcome, world.
We Australians?I mean, Aussies?love to shorten our words.
Aussies love to have a good yarn (chat). But, we want to make it quick?or maybe we are …
Have you ever thought about living in New York City?
How about Australia?
Maybe you already live in one of these places, and maybe you even already work in a hotel.
Working in the hotel industry can help you …
Hotels are a whole different world!
They?re a place where tourists, families and businesspeople can rest at the end of a long day.
They also offer fantastic job opportunities.
But working in a hotel usually requires one specific …
?It was a dark and stormy night??
Are you ready to get scared?
What’s better than reading an amazing book?
How about reading it a second time and enjoying it even more?
Some books are amazing even when you read them ten times.
Books like this are great for improving your English…
You just found an English word you don?t know.
What do you do?
Well, you carry a big, heavy dictionary with you wherever you go, right?
Oh…you don’t do that?
Well, you could write the word down and look …
Think about your best friend.
Do you both like the same things?
Do you both think the same thoughts?
Do you both wear the same clothes?
And that’s normal, because everyone is different.
We have different interests, thoughts, …
Plane ticket? Check.
You’re all ready for your travels, but there’s something you’re forgetting.
If you want to be confident, prepared and have an awesome trip, you have to bring along your English skills.
“I Ubered to work today.”
A friend said that to me once.
I didn’t understand her at all.
I had spent years outside of the United States, living in Madagascar. I didn’t know about Uber, a smartphone app that …
How would you describe yourself?
If that seems like a difficult question to answer, it’s okay!
Describing yourself is really just telling people what you’re like.…
Confused by English spelling?
If so, that’s understandable!
Plenty of native speakers find it confusing, too.
A lot of the English language is ?borrowed? from other languages.
That’s why we get a lot of weirdly-spelled words in English.…
Immersion is truly one of the best ways to learn a language?many would argue it’s the only way.
Luckily, English is all …
In the summer months, many people are trying to get in shape (lose weight or gain muscle).
Have you ever felt like you just can?t speak?
If you?ve ever had …
Have you ever heard of an empty orchestra?
The word karaoke means ?empty orchestra? in Japanese.
Karaoke lets you sing along to your favorite songs by removing the singer?s voice and leaving only the music. “Empty orchestra” makes sense …
Congratulations on your new job!
Starting a new job is exciting but stressful.
You?re ready to learn and do your best, but you?re also nervous.
How do you talk to your new coworkers? What do you talk about? How can …
It can improve your focus and memory.
It can help you learn new words and teach you things you didn’t know.
People read to relax, to learn or just to have fun.…
You’re learning English. Good for you!
What kind of English are you learning?
If you don’t know the answer to that, you might want to learn more about English dialects.
Dialects are the ways a language is spoken …
Bright colors, tons of action, animation, upbeat music, tons of humor?sounds like you’ve found some English cartoons!
Wait, don?t …
So, have you decided to study in Australia?
Are you planning a vacation in the land down under?
You have read about Australia…the fresh food, the gorgeous beaches, the sunshine and, of course, the KILLER ANIMALS!
Killer animals? Yes, …
Music is a truly universal language.
But if music is so universal, why is it so hard to understand the English you hear in songs? …
Well, great news!
It’s not always a waste of time.
Idiomatic expressions are sayings in English that don’t mean what they appear to mean.
They have a literal meaning and a figurative meaning. The literal meaning is what you understand immediately from the words used. The figurative meaning is something …
Wake up! Turn on your computer.
Now you’re ready to take a college-level English course.
You don’t need to change out of your pajamas. You don’t even need to get out of bed.
Don’t worry, it won’t cost you …
Celebrate a favorite American holiday: The Fourth of July.
That?s when Americans remember that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
You can have your own American celebration on the Fourth of July wherever you live.
Americans often have …
?Why did the chicken cross the road??
?To learn English fluently!”
Okay, maybe that’s not how the joke really goes. The actual response is “To get to the other side!”
That?s one of the best known jokes in English. It …
Spending a lot of time online?
Then you’ve probably started seeing the same pictures over and over again.
Welcome to the internet! You’ve discovered memes.
Many of these repeated pictures have white writing on them.
Some make sense, …
Here’s some good news: You don’t have to spend hours a day studying English.
Of course, it does help?the more you study and expose yourself to the English language, the better you’ll become.
There are many ways to learn …
It’s time to ask yourself:
How confident are you?
Your answer should be:
And if this is true, you know you can definitely learn English by yourself, right?
That’s great! Because wherever you go, the English language …