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How to Use the Third Conditional in English

How to Use the Third Conditional in English

You might have noticed that we don’t talk about grammar a lot on this blog. While it’s definitely a part of language learning, we don’t think grammar lessons are always the most important thing. We like to focus on learning to communicate better with others in a real-life context—which often doesn’t involve perfect grammar. But…

How to Use Music to Practice English

How to Use Music to Practice English

There are lots of ways to practice your English—getting a conversation partner, writing in a word journal, or watching TV shows, to name a few. Another great idea to improve your English skills is to listen to music! With a wide variety of songs to choose from, you’ll have endless opportunities to brush up on…

12 More Business English Idioms You Should Know

12 More Business English Idioms You Should Know

When we discuss business topics, we often talk about the importance of formal vocabulary. While it’s definitely important to know how to communicate professionally and formally, it’s equally important to understand casual idioms that you might here around your workplace.  If you read our last post on business English idioms, you’re already familiar with some…

5 English Books to Read to Improve Your Vocabulary

5 English Books to Read to Improve Your Vocabulary

Do you ever feel like your English is pretty good, but you need to increase your vocabulary? This is a common issue for English learners. You might be comfortable listening, reading, and even having a short conversation. But you may find yourself struggling to describe everyday items, situations, or feelings.  Try reading books! We’re not…

How to Respond to Customer Complaints in English

How to Respond to Customer Complaints in English

If you deal with customers, chances are you’ve gotten complaints at one time or another. Not everyone is going to be satisfied with your products or services all the time.  A complaint isn’t necessarily the end of your relationship with a customer. How you handle the complaint will determine whether or not the customer will…

English Vocabulary for April Fools’ Day

English Vocabulary for April Fools’ Day

Do you celebrate April Fools’ Day? Taking place annually on April 1, many people take great pleasure in deceiving their friends and having a laugh. Whether you tell a small lie or plan something much bigger, there are lots of ways to have fun on April Fools’ Day.   Try reading the April Fools’ Day text…

English Words You Might Be Mixing Up

English Words You Might Be Mixing Up

If you’ve ever found the usage of certain English words confusing, you’re not alone. There are some words that even native English speakers regularly mix up. Below, we’ll go through the meanings of some easily mixed-up English words. Some of the following words have more than one meaning; we’ll focus on the definitions that best…