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Idioms with numbers in English – Part 2 Posted by on Mar 31, 2018

What’s up, guys? How have you been doing? Last month we covered some idioms in English related to numbers. So how about we go to the second share of our lesson. It takes two to tango, so join me and let’s go! to put two and two together – to join the pieces, to correctly…

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The Great American Blue Jean Posted by on Mar 29, 2018

Spoiler alert: It’s only partly American. They have been called the world’s most popular article of clothing. According to the latest statistics, almost 1.25 billion jeans are sold worldwide each year. They have been immortalized by cowboys, greasers, and rock stars. World leaders wear them, as do children. We know them also as dungarees and…

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An English Learner’s Guide to Easter Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

An English Learner's Guide to Easter

This Sunday, Christians all over the world will be celebrating Easter. There are several other important days leading up to Easter, such as Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. There are also plenty of unique customs and traditions associated with Easter that have nothing to do with Christianity. Let’s learn more about this important holiday in…

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Story of an English Word: Bespoke Posted by on Mar 22, 2018

Vocabulary is fluid. Words come and go like the tide, or they may mix with others to become something else. Some vanish, as if they vaporized into the air. Some words change their spelling over time, losing a vowel like a cup that spilled but righted itself. And some words reappear after decades of disuse…

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The Greatest Blog About Hyperbole Ever Written! Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

One of the most common figures of speech in the English language is the hyperbole, yet I suspect that it is also one of the most misunderstood. It is easy to assume that almost any form of exaggeration is hyperbole but, technically, that’s not true. Recognizing what is, and what is not hyperbole should be…

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25 English Expressions About Time Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

25 English Expressions About Time

Time is such an important part of our lives. We set alarm clocks and wear watches to make sure we’re on time. We have calendars to remind us what day or month it is. We’re always thinking about time and how to make the most of it. Of course, time has made its mark on…

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Head-First Plural Nouns Posted by on Mar 8, 2018

I was listening to the news on my car radio recently when I heard a reporter say that the U.S. government was being sued by a group of “states attorneys general”. I’ve heard that term before and knew that the use of the plural was correct, but it still sounded odd to me. Then, a…

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