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Archive for April, 2013

Homographs are one reason why English is so hard! (Video) Posted by on Apr 30, 2013

Check out this video on homographs and homographic puns!

Is English spoken here? (The answer may surprise you.) Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

English is a very important language to know, no matter where you live. Though you already knew that because you are studying English! You may not know all the different places that English is spoken around the world though. Where is English spoken by the largest number of native speakers?  What country has the highest…

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English Around the World – Singapore Posted by on Apr 24, 2013

English is spoken in many countries all over the world. Join me on a short tour of Singapore, a city-state in southeast Asia, to learn about the country and learn English at the same time! Walk along the Singapore River and admire the architecture, explore the interesting Gardens By the Bay, and of course enjoy…

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Time to eat out Posted by on Apr 18, 2013

Today I have some vocabulary and phrases that will be helpful for ordering food in English. If you travel to an English-speaking country this vocabulary will be very useful, as I am sure you will have to eat at some point :).  If you are not traveling to an English-speaking country anytime soon you…

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Don’t be wary of using the words “weary” and “wary” Posted by on Apr 16, 2013

A linguist friend of mine recently posted on Facebook the following statement: I am weary of people saying they’re “weary” when they mean “wary”. It makes me wary of their spelling skills.   If that did not make any sense to you, don’t worry just keep reading and it will by the end of this…

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Are you as happy as a clam? Posted by on Apr 11, 2013

Today we are going to look at a number of different ways you can let people know you are happy. Of course you could just look up synonyms for the word happy and say something like: I’m content. I’m glad. I’m delighted. I’m overjoyed. I’m elated. I’m ecstatic. But, if you want to be more…

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Help!: The word and the song Posted by on Apr 9, 2013

“Help” is a really important word to know in English. It is a word that comes in handy in the classroom (“Ms. Brown, I need help with my homework.”), on the street (“Can you help me find the bank?”), in business (“The company helping with a new initiative.”) and in an emergency (“Help! That man…

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