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Vocabulary

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…

Pandemic Life: Idioms for Emotions

Pandemic Life: Idioms for Emotions

As the days go by and the coronavirus pandemic continues, you’re probably feeling a lot of different things: bored, stressed, sad. Some days, you might even be optimistic (hopeful) or relaxed.  With all these emotions, why not learn a few different ways to talk about them? Keep reading to learn some idioms—or expressions—to describe pandemic…

English Business Vocabulary

English Business Vocabulary

Last week, we discussed 5 Tips to Prepare for a Job Interview in English. If you read that post, you know the steps to impress the interviewer and get the job you want.  Now, you might be wondering if there’s anything you need to know before you start a job. There is! At your new…

15 Common English Idioms

15 Common English Idioms

Has this ever happened to you?  You’re talking with an English speaker and everything is going well. Until . . . What did they just say? They go out dancing once in a blue moon?  That doesn’t make any sense! This confusing expression is called an idiom, and English is full of them.  What Is…