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14 Phrasal Verbs with “Up” and “Down”

14 Phrasal Verbs with “Up” and “Down”

It’s pretty unusual to be happy all the time. Most of us switch between positive and negative emotions—which is understandable, considering the crazy world we live in.  To recognize these emotional ups and downs (the shift between good and bad feelings) that we all experience, we’re going to focus on some phrasal verbs that feature…

Synonyms for Common English Words

Synonyms for Common English Words

Do you ever feel like you’re using the same English words over and over again? That can be a common problem when you’re learning any new language.  Luckily, there are a lot of different words you can use to express your ideas. If you’d like to add some interest to your vocabulary, try learning some…

Summer Idioms in English

Summer Idioms in English

It’s the middle of July, and in many places, that means summer!  Since we’ve got warm weather on our minds, we thought we should discuss some useful summer-inspired idioms to make your vocabulary shine like the sun! 13 English summer idioms 1. To beat the heat → To find ways to stay cool in hot…

Performance Review Phrases in English

Performance Review Phrases in English

Performance reviews aren’t anyone’s favourite thing. It can be awkward—even unenjoyable—to sit down and listen to someone tell you what you do well in your job and what you need to improve.  Well, it can be just as difficult if you’re the person reviewing someone’s job performance. You have to make sure you’re clear and…

Essential English Vaccine Vocabulary

Essential English Vaccine Vocabulary

It’s been well over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started. You’ve had to follow strict instructions, you’ve probably had all sorts of emotions, and you’ve tried to keep busy in many different ways.   Now, there’s something else to think about: vaccines.  Since they’re on everyone’s mind these days, let’s take some time to review…

Phrasal Verbs for Technology

Phrasal Verbs for Technology

You’ve probably become pretty good friends with technology this year (if you weren’t already). Lots of people have had to rely on computers to do all sorts of day-to-day tasks, including working and learning from home. In honour of the technology that has helped many of us stay connected over the past year, let’s take…

How to Describe Your Routine in English

How to Describe Your Routine in English

If you’re like most of us, your life has probably been pretty boring over the past year or so.  But no matter how repetitive and unexciting your day-to-day life has become, it’s still useful to know how to describe it, don’t you think?  In this article, we’ll be taking a look at describing habits and…

Spring Phrases and Words in English

Spring Phrases and Words in English

If you live somewhere that’s been under a blanket of winter the past few months, you’re probably just about ready for spring.  The good news is that it’s right around the corner. Slowly, the days are getting longer and brighter; the air is getting warmer.  To celebrate, let’s look at some spring vocabulary! Read the…

15 Business Terms for Entrepreneurs

15 Business Terms for Entrepreneurs

The worldwide pandemic has had a huge impact on the job market around the world. With companies having to downsize and lay off employees, more and more people are beginning to look into the idea of working for themselves.  In this article, we discuss 15 common business terms to talk about entrepreneurs (people who start…

10 English Winter Idioms

10 English Winter Idioms

Well, here we are in mid-January—and if you’re in the northern hemisphere, that means it’s winter!  Whether you’re surrounded by lots of snow or just some extra rain, everything is feeling a little extra chilly these days. With cold weather on the brain, we thought it would be a great time to talk about our…