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Idioms with numbers in English – Part 1 Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

Hey, everyone! How are you doing? We use numbers on a daily basis to communicate. Besides, there are many and expressions that use numbers figuratively to give them another meaning. Today, we are going to cover some of these idioms in English. So give me five and let’s do this! at the eleventh hour –…

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Story of an English Meal – Fish ‘N Chips Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Warning: This blog may induce extreme hunger! Imagine a meal which is a national institution in one country yet is eaten all over the world and owes its origin to several diverse cultures. How you eat it, serve it, and even select one of the principle ingredients is determined by where you live. Yet, essentially…

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20 Great American Cities (Part Two) Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

20 Great American Cities (Part Two)

There are plenty of great cities in the USA. We’re visiting many of them through posts and videos to give you a tour of the States and help you practice your English at the same time. In Part One, we took a look at some cities on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in…

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Driving in England and the U.S. Posted by on Feb 15, 2018

By now you probably know that drivers in the U.S. drive on the right-hand side of the road, but in the U.K., they drive on the left. As someone who has driven in both countries, believe me when I say that it is not an easy adjustment to make. Everything just looks wrong, not least…

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The English Non Sequitur Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

If you are learning a new language, then you know that it is common to make a mistake when trying to make conversation. You might use the wrong tense, or make a word plural when it should be singular. Those are very typical errors for English learners. Don’t worry about it. But, conversation also means…

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The Winter Olympics Posted by on Feb 8, 2018

The 23rd edition of the Winter Olympics starts tomorrow. This year, the games are happening in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It will be the first ever Winter Olympics in South Korea. They previously hosted the Summer Olympics in the capital of Seoul in 1988. South Korea tried to get the winter games unsuccessfully in 2010 and…

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10 English Words Borrowed from Indigenous Americans Posted by on Feb 2, 2018

A surprising number of words in our English vocabulary can be traced back to the indigenous tribes of the Americas. These are the inhabitants of North and South America before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Close to 85% of all English words are originally derived from just three other language sources. According to surveys cited…

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