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Hands up! Gun idioms in English Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

Hi, everyone! How is it going? The other day I was talking to an American co-worker of mine and couldn’t help but joking about his country’s obsession with firearms, with its purchase and possession even being legal in some states. All jokes aside, gun control is a hot topic in the public debate. Regardless of…

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Fall recipes: Make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte Posted by on Oct 29, 2021

Hello, everyone! The weekend is coming up, have you made any plans? Either way, many people enjoy spending their free time trying out new recipes in the kitchen. The fall season is specially inviting for culinary adventures, with the weather cooling down and the colors outside being so inspiring. And one cannot think about the…

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Learning English pays off Posted by on Sep 30, 2021

What’s up, guys?  As I was working on our previous post about money problems, it came to mind how the phrase to pay off has another possible use, not money-related, but which is also equally relevant. Then I was reading on Olympic mascots later this week and the article mentions how those lovely creatures pay…

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Money talks Posted by on Jul 30, 2021

Good morning, everyone! Talking about money isn’t always easy. Over the past few years, global economy underwent a major blow as the pandemic hit and affected the market on a huge scale. A lot of people lost their jobs or couldn’t secure a stable stream of income, and so the money problems begin! As unpleasant…

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Other Ways to See Posted by on Jun 30, 2021

Hi, there, dear readers! How’s it going? The other day I was with a student in his company’s conference room. When the lesson was over, I noticed he was too busy to walk me to the door. So I decided to say, “Don’t worry about it, I’ll see myself out”. His puzzled look made me…

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Prepositions of movement Posted by on May 31, 2021

All teachers know it: when it comes to prepositions, students cannot help but roll their eyes in frustration. And there is no denying that this grammar topic can be highly confusing even to the most advanced learners. And in some cases we might come across that word that we didn’t even know was a preposition…

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Do you want a shot? Posted by on Apr 30, 2021

What’s up, guys? If there’s one thing we can’t stop talking about since the beginning of the year, it’s the vaccines. A lot of people must be wondering when they might be getting their first shot and long they should wait in between shots. But since mass vaccination might still be a while, let’s change…

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