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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…

Positive Communication in Business Meetings

Positive Communication in Business Meetings

The way you communicate in business meetings is extremely important, and it comes with challenges. First of all, you have to express yourself clearly so you’re well understood. On top of that, you need to speak positively and respectfully (if you want to keep good business relationships, that is!)  Read on as we list different…

Vocabulary for Working Remotely

Vocabulary for Working Remotely

This year has been full of adjustments. For many people, one of the biggest changes has been transitioning from working in an office to working from home.   With the shift to remote work comes a whole lot of new vocabulary to get used to. Let’s have a look at some common expressions to talk about…

Halloween Vocabulary

Halloween Vocabulary

Do you celebrate Halloween?  In many countries, it’s a very popular fall celebration full of traditions. It happens every year on October 31. Before Halloween, families often visit the pumpkin patch. They choose a pumpkin to bring home and carve into a jack-o’-lantern. On Halloween night, these jack-o’-lanterns are put outside of the house with…

14 Weird and Wonderful English Words

14 Weird and Wonderful English Words

We’ve talked before about interesting words in various languages—from French to Arabic to Japanese.  But what about cool and unique English words? This is an English-learning site, after all! If you’re a vocabulary lover—or a “word nerd,” as they say—this one’s for you! In this post, we take a look at some English words you’ve…

12 Phrasal Verbs with “Fall”

12 Phrasal Verbs with “Fall”

In many parts of the world, the seasons are changing from summer to fall. The beach days are leaving us behind as the leaves turn beautiful shades of orange and the cooler fall weather sets in. To celebrate this beautiful season, let’s look about some phrasal verbs that include the word “fall.” Just a note:…

The 10 Most Common Verbs in English

The 10 Most Common Verbs in English

Did you know that there are thousands of English verbs?  Luckily, you don’t need to learn them all to be able to communicate. In fact, you can get pretty far just mastering the common ones.  Below, we’ll go through the 10 most commonly used English verbs. Interestingly, they’re all irregular verbs (also known as strong…

15 Words That Have No English Equivalent

15 Words That Have No English Equivalent

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the many interesting and useful words that exist in the English language. But what about the ones that don’t exist?  Today, we’re going to look at some wonderful words from around the world that don’t have a direct English translation. Read on! Fantastic words…

6 Tips to Manage Your Stress

6 Tips to Manage Your Stress

How have you been feeling lately? Are you stressed out? Unfortunately, stress is part of life. But that doesn’t mean you should just ignore the effects it has on your body and mind. Here, you’ll find some suggestions that may help you manage your stress. Don’t forget to check out the vocabulary list at the…