Learning English

20 English Phrases, Sayings and Idioms to Keep You Warm During Winter

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

Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:32:28 +0000

10 English Sports Idioms for Office Talk, Casual Conversation and More

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.

After all, people everywhere love sports. People everywhere love

Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:10:37 +0000

Having Thanksgiving Dinner? 25 English Words and Phrases You?ll Be Thankful You Know

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 …

Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:09:02 +0000

10 Foods That Should Be on Your List for a True Thanksgiving Meal

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

Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:30:26 +0000

Learn English with 15 Books That Are as Funny as a Barrel of Monkeys

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 …

Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:39:11 +0000

30 Awesomely Abbreviated Australian Slang Words

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 …

Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:49:08 +0000

Want to Work in a Hotel? 100+ English Vocabulary Words to Get You There

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 …

Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:39:31 +0000

Why Learning English for the Hotel Industry Is a Great Idea, and How to Start

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 …

Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Oct 2015 02:55:23 +0000

Spooky Tales: 13 Ghost Stories in English You Don?t Want to Miss

?It was a dark and stormy night??

Are you ready to get scared?

Actually being scared is not a fun experience. But being scared thanks to a story, movie, or anything else you know is not real can …

Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:44:18 +0000

Exciting Stories to Improve Your English: 3 Kinds of Interactive English Adventures

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

Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:21:03 +0000

The 8 Best Dictionary Apps to Help You Learn English Faster

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 …

Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:26:17 +0000

How to Quickly Improve Your English Listening Skills Anywhere

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?

Probably not.

And that’s normal, because everyone is different.

We have different interests, thoughts, …

Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:14:45 +0000

English for Travelers: How to Learn the English You?ll Need to Travel the World

Passport? Check.

Plane ticket? Check.

Toothbrush? 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.

If …

Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:33:25 +0000

How to Improve Your English Communication Skills with Pop Culture Knowledge

“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 …

Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:37:00 +0000

4 Useful Ways of Describing People in English

How would you describe yourself?

If that seems like a difficult question to answer, it’s okay!

Even native speakers sometimes find it hard to talk about themselves in English.

Describing yourself is really just telling people what you’re like.…

Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:17:03 +0000

How to Improve Your English Spelling: 9 Easy Techniques

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.…

Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:35:00 +0000

76 English Phrases for Traveling with Ease

If you want to be fluent in English, you need to surround yourself with 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

Publ.Date : Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:43:13 +0000

All the Intermediate English Vocabulary You Need for a Healthy, Balanced Life

In the summer months, many people are trying to get in shape (lose weight or gain muscle).

In the colder autumn and winter months, people eat more and stay inside almost all the time?but you may find people …

Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:10:29 +0000

How Can I Improve My English Speaking Power?

Have you ever felt like you just can?t speak?

Even if you practice English at home for hours and know all the words to use, sometimes they just won?t come out of your mouth!

If you?ve ever had …

Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:13:45 +0000

15 Superb Songs with Lyrics to Learn English Through Karaoke

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 …

Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:50:59 +0000

35+ Simple English Sentences You?ll Want to Use at Your New Job

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 …

Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:32:55 +0000

How to Effectively Improve Your English Reading Skills on Your Own

Reading is like exercise for your brain.

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.…

Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:52:04 +0000

Add Variety to Your English Practice by Listening to Dialects

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 …

Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:20:27 +0000

Hilarious and Entertaining: The 13 Best Cartoons for Learning English

Bright colors, tons of action, animation, upbeat music, tons of humor?sounds like you’ve found some English cartoons!

You turned on the TV looking for a good English show for learning English, and a kid?s cartoon is on.

Wait, don?t …

Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:30:49 +0000

9 Australian English Phrases You Need to Befriend Aussies

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, …

Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:47:48 +0000

10 Cool Pop Songs That Make Learning English Incredibly Easy

Music is a truly universal language.

It’s something we can all understand and connect with, regardless of which languages we speak.

But if music is so universal, why is it so hard to understand the English you hear in songs? …

Publ.Date : Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:22:30 +0000

10 Famous English TV and Movie Lines to Get Your Friends Laughing

You love to watch TV and movies, don’t you?

Well, great news!

It’s not always a waste of time.

Maybe you already know about how English is used in pop culture, and you’ve been improving your English by

Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:59:22 +0000

20 Juicy English Expressions That Go Way Beyond Food

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 …

Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:35:22 +0000

The 10 Best Sites for Taking Free English Courses Online

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

Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:34:22 +0000

Fourth of July Picnic: English Vocabulary for All-American Food

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 …

Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:35:19 +0000

How to Learn Spoken English Through Humor

?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 …

Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:10:02 +0000

How to Learn Killer English Vocabulary from 21 Popular Memes

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, …

Publ.Date : Thu, 14 May 2015 01:27:09 +0000

Learn English Daily with This Powerful 35-Minute Study Routine

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

Publ.Date : Thu, 14 May 2015 01:24:25 +0000

9 Tools and Tips to Self Study English Effectively

It’s time to ask yourself:

How confident are you?

Your answer should be:

Totally confident.

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 …

Publ.Date : Mon, 11 May 2015 02:02:58 +0000