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Archive for April, 2020

Sleep-related idioms Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

Good evening to all readers out there! How have you been? More specifically, how have you been sleeping? The reason I ask is that I came across a very thought-provoking article the other day. Don’t worry, this is not another post about coronavirus. But it is somehow connected to it, to be honest! The article goes…

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Understanding Sarcasm Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

You may have heard that controversial statement last week in which injecting disinfectant should be studied as a possible treatment for COVID-19. That was quickly dismissed, of course, and later explained as a sarcastic statement. And while the suggestion may have been a subject of scorn due to its rather unscientific nature, the more interesting…

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Let’s Test Your English Skills! Posted by on Apr 22, 2020

Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay, CCO Do you have a child taking classes from home? Or maybe you’re a teacher meandering your way around a virtual classroom. Aren’t you a little bit curious about what that learning experience is like? Perhaps you like games and would like to try your hand at a new…

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Missing the Daily Routine Posted by on Apr 16, 2020

There’s a great English idiom, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It conveys a feeling that life goes on even as we all have to adjust to the inevitable surprises that come our way. But this time is very different, isn’t it? We all find ourselves facing a very new routine…

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English Acronyms and Initialisms Posted by on Apr 9, 2020

We’re living in a world of acronyms and initialisms. They are both forms of abbreviations that have filtered into our daily lives in a multitude of ways. You see, and probably use them yourself, in text messages and social media. They are all over the news right now. And you likely have been using them…

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English Words of Support Posted by on Apr 2, 2020

For the last several weeks I have been hearing a common phrase on television and radio, in teleconferences, and among friends – “We’re all in this together.” This is meant to encourage people to feel better about the situation we’re all in. It’s a way of saying that, as difficult as this may be, you…

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