Learning English

Musical and Memorable: 12 Advanced English Vocabulary Words from Famous Songs

You put on your headphones.

The music begins to play.

You feel like singing, dancing, laughing and moving around.

There is no greater feeling than listening to a fun song that you love!

So why not bring that …

Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:22:46 +0000

Be Social: 7 English Small Talk Topics for Starting Friendly Conversations

You?re at a party or a lunch, and everyone is off talking to someone else.

You?re left standing next to one person who you don’t know.

Sure, you want to talk to them, but you have no idea what to …

Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:17:49 +0000

Do You Know How to Pronounce American Vowels? Learn Here!

Wtht vwls w wld hv n lngg.

Wow, what?!

That?s what happens when you remove all the vowels from a sentence. What we meant to say is?

Without vowels, we would have no language.

The most common letter in …

Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:21:18 +0000

33 English Beach Vocabulary Words for Summer Fun

Summer is the perfect time to hit the beach and catch some rays.

But, uh, what do all those words mean? What does it mean to hit the beach?

Does it mean that you’re punching the sand on the beach …

Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:40:02 +0000

5 Things You Must Know to Understand All English Pronunciation Guides

When you look in an English dictionary, you probably only look at the word and its definition.

But did you know that dictionaries also give you a guide on how to pronounce the words?

Next to a word in …

Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:35:29 +0000

Want to Learn English for a Hospitality Job? Start Here!

Do you want to meet people from all over the world?

Are you friendly, outgoing and polite?

Are you also thinking about your future job or profession?

If so, a career in hospitality?the business of welcoming and helping guests?may …

Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:44:20 +0000

Is Reading English Hard? Improve Your Reading Skills with 8 Easy Steps

Did you read anything in English this past week?

How much of it did you understand?

Even if you read 15 English books every week, this doesn?t help your learning much unless you actually understand all those books.

Understanding what …

Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:22:34 +0000

14 Must-visit Websites to Learn English Grammar Online

Why is grammar important?

Just take a look at the cover of this magazine about celebrity Rachael Ray. The texts says:

“Rachael Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog”

Of course, what the sentence is supposed to …

Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:13:46 +0000

Intonation for English Learners: When to Change It and How to Learn It

Two people just walked by you, speaking in a foreign language.

You didn’t understand a word, but you still somehow know what language they were speaking.

How can that be?

All languages have their own distinct melody, or music. To …

Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:03:46 +0000

8 Essential Tips for Clear Communication in English

“Huh? What? Can you say that again?”

Does that sound familiar?

We’ve all heard those words before, and we’ve all said them.

No matter where we are or what language we speak, sometimes we have trouble communicating.

Communication is a …

Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:43:35 +0000

Do You Think in English? Here?s Why You Should, Plus 6 Steps That Show Exactly How to Start

Do you have an important decision to make?

Don?t think about it in your native language?think about it in English!

Studies have shown that thinking about things in a foreign language makes your decisions better and more rational.

Better decision-making …

Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:02:33 +0000

#learnenglish: 6 Cool Ways to Learn English on Twitter

Do you tweet?

Tweet is the sound a bird makes, but it?s also the name of messages on the social media website Twitter.

Twitter has over 300 million users, and if you?re not one of them, you …

Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:56:43 +0000

Learning to Read in English: 7 Hacks for Understanding Any Text

There are over 129 million books in the world.

Every year, English-speaking countries publish about half a million new books.

Online, the numbers are even more impressive: It’s estimated that over two million new blog posts are published per day, …

Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:35:04 +0000

Want an Online English Tutor? Use These 14 Sites to Find Your Dream Tutor Today!

Are you looking for an English tutor?

There?s great news: Somewhere out there, there?s an English tutor looking for you, too.

Thanks to the Internet, you no longer need to find a tutor who lives close so you can …

Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:46:32 +0000

The 10 Best Books, Apps and Websites for Mastering Conversational American English

Imagine if an American came up to you and said, ?Hey there, how?s it going??

How do you respond to that?

You can think back to what you learned about English vocabulary and grammar, and respond ?I am …

Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:33:04 +0000

The Classics: 11 Beloved Romance Movies All English Learners Should Watch

What do a candle-lit dinner and an evening walk on the beach have in common?

They?re both romantic!

The Oxford dictionary defines “romance” as “a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.” Every culture and language has its …

Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:16:27 +0000

One of the Coolest Ways to Improve Your Written English: How to Become a Blogger Today

In 2013, there were about 152 million blogs on the Internet.

And guess what? You can have one too!

Yes, you really can. And it will seriously improve your written English.

Let me explain: Blog posts are somewhat like …

Publ.Date : Mon, 30 May 2016 15:59:56 +0000

Are You Saying These 12 Words Wrong, Like Most People?

?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

The Best ?Best Sellers?: 22 Popular Books to Learn English From

When you want to read a book in English, it can be hard to know where to start.

There are millions of books for you to choose from!

Which books should you try reading?

Why not start with …

Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:05:12 +0000

Kiss Me, I?m Irish: 21 St. Patrick?s Day Sayings, Proverbs and Quotes

On March 17, people all over the world celebrate being Irish.

Why? Because March 17 is St. Patrick?s Day!

St. Patrick?s Day is celebrated by going to church, holding parades and?in some places?lots of drinking. It?s a fun and happy

Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:09:19 +0000

Dreaming of Being a Flight Attendant? 60+ English Words and Phrases for Building Your Vocabulary

Every day, 8 million people fly on airplanes.

That means more than 3 billion people fly on airplanes every year.

Flight attendants are responsible for keeping all these billions of travelers happy, comfortable and, most importantly, safe.


Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Mar 2016 08:54:15 +0000

Working Vocabulary: 6 Types of Tourism English It Pays to Learn

Every year, over 1 billion people visit other countries.

These people have a special name: tourists.

Whether you are going to India to eat Indian food, or traveling to New York for the people and the lights, you are a …

Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Mar 2016 09:07:31 +0000

Have a Blast: How to Study English with 5 Mind-blowing Techniques

What do water parks, parties and studying English have in common?

They’re all fun!

Don’t believe me?

Then maybe you need to change up your study routine.

Really, it’s crazy how many entertaining ways there are to learn!…

Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:24:09 +0000

6 Kinds of Really Funny English Videos for Learning English While Giggling

Think back to the last few videos you watched online.

How many of them had funny animals?

What about funny babies?

Or funny?anything?

Funny videos are fun to watch, and they become popular quickly because so many people love them.…

Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Feb 2016 01:51:58 +0000

Hey, Bae! 10 Teen Slang Phrases That Are Super Popular

In any language, teenagers always seem to have their own separate vocabulary.

So when it comes to the fleekin new teen slang in English, you don?t want to get left behind.

For example, in the sentence above, fleekin means awesome

Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:09:44 +0000

Blog Addict? 9 Fun Blogs in English You Should Start Reading

Psst, I have a secret.

Do you wish you could learn English faster?

Do you wish you could learn English while being entertained?

Oh, and do you also wish that you could do all this without spending any

Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Feb 2016 04:14:58 +0000

Hospitality English Made Fun! 10 Movies About Hotel Work to Teach You English

If you are planning to work in hospitality, knowing English is essential.

You might already know that you need plenty of specific vocabulary and phrases for hotel work.

Now it is time to see all of that …

Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Feb 2016 04:32:47 +0000

Learn 29 Common English Sayings from Katy Perry, Beyoncé and More Pop Icons

Want to improve your English quickly?

Then you should let Katy Perry and Beyoncé be your new English teachers.

That sounds crazy, right?

I promise, it makes perfect sense?these famous musicians, along with many other people who sing your favorite …

Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Feb 2016 03:35:24 +0000

Write Away: 16 Ways to Always Get Your Daily English Writing Practice

Do you want to make a stranger happy?

Would you like to receive mail from new friends around the world?

Or what if you could be inspired to change the world?

Amazingly, all three of these situations (and …

Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Feb 2016 03:13:34 +0000

How to Learn 14+ Casual English Phrases from a Unique Travel Blog You?ll Love

Do you like to laugh?

Do you want to travel the world?

And would you love to learn casual English, so you don’t sound like a textbook?

If you said “yes” to those questions, then I have …

Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:05:53 +0000

50 English Words That Capture the Romance of Valentine?s Day

Every February 14th, the world goes a little crazy.

February 14th, of course, is Valentine’s Day, a holiday that many people around the world celebrate. It’s a day when people who are in love spend time together, give each …

Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:02:01 +0000

25+ American Terms of Endearment You Can Use with Kids, Friends, Lovers, Spouses and Strangers

When was the last time a person you love actually called you by your real name?

In many families and relationships, if you hear your first name?you are probably in some kind of trouble!

Instead of using names, people often …

Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:58:57 +0000

7 Must-know Topics to Successfully Learn English for Hotel Housekeeping

People love lists.

Books to read this year.

Countries to visit before I turn 35.

Hotel vocab words to learn this month.

People make so many different types of lists. But no matter the type, one thing is clear: Lists

Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:10:24 +0000

English for Hotel Housekeeping Work: 64+ Essential Vocabulary Words for Spotless, Professional English

The tallest hotel in the world is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

It’s 1,165 feet tall and has 77 floors.

The most expensive hotel in the world is in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 2014, their most expensive suite cost $83,200 per

Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:01:03 +0000

8 Powerful Tips for Learning English Faster Through Complete Sentences

Sentences are everywhere.

That’s right.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but they’re all around you!

They’re in books and on the radio.

You’re reading one right now.

This is a sentence.

Here’s another one!

Without sentences, language doesn’t …

Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:56:12 +0000