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Vocabulary

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…

New Dictionary Words You Should Know

New Dictionary Words You Should Know

Language is fluid—it’s always moving and changing! New events and situations occur all the time, and sometimes there just isn’t the right word to describe or explain them. When that happens, new vocabulary is created, compound words (two words used together) are formed, and existing words take on new meanings. If enough people agree on…

English Hiking Vocabulary

English Hiking Vocabulary

In many cities, people are being told to get outside whenever possible. It’s great for your physical and mental health! But what can you do outdoors when you’re still trying to socially distance from other people? What about hiking? Read the passage below, then scroll down to check your answers. A Hiking Tale You wake…

13 Idioms About Nature

13 Idioms About Nature

For most of us, life has been quite different over the past few months. Many people have been going outdoors more than usual to enjoy activities while social distancing. Others have been stuck inside, just dreaming of going to a park or a beach.  Whatever you’ve been doing lately, the outside world has probably been…