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Can you match these sayings in English? Posted by on Jul 19, 2022

Hi to everyone! Every language and culture have their own sayings or proverbs. They are common expressions dating back from ancient times whose origins no one can really pinpoint, but most speakers of a certain language have heard. Usually in a metaphorical style, sayings describe situations or express general truths that are part of our…

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Get a room! More idioms with room Posted by on Apr 26, 2022

What’s up, everyone? I’m glad you made room in your schedule to read our post this week! Last time, our topic was idioms and phrases with the word ‘room’ and we covered the very basics that you might use on your daily life such as leg room, room temperature, room service and so on. Now…

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Happy World Water Day! Posted by on Mar 31, 2022

How’s everybody doing? Did you remember to observe World Water day this year? On March 22, World Water Day is held by many countries worldwide. Its main goal is to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of freshwater. And us too, of course, should pay tribute to this invaluable natural resource. Today’s post will round…

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Late-Night Talk Posted by on Feb 24, 2022

Recently, I heard the talented actor, writer, and wit Stephen Fry say that (I’m paraphrasing) America’s late-night talk shows had no equal in the rest of the world. The talk show, or what Fry’s fellow British citizens would call “chat shows”, is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world. They fill…

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Using cards to negotiate in English Posted by on Jan 31, 2022

Everyone’s got their guilty pleasures and I have to admit that lately I have been super into binging legal dramas like Better Call Saul or Suits. One thing that caught my attention while watching (besides thinking how miserable I would be if I were a lawyer) is the amount of idioms related to playing cards…

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The Addictive Word Game – Wordle Posted by on Jan 21, 2022

Perhaps you’ve already discovered Wordle, the daily word game that is sweeping the English-speaking world. You may have seen the six rows of five squares in green, yellow, and white shared by your friends on various social media pages. It is now one of the most increasingly popular online games – and it deserves to…

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Let’s Talk About a Stick Posted by on Jan 6, 2022

Stick is an English word that can be both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it can be, as the image above implies, a dog’s toy that was once a part of a tree. It can also be another name for a billiard cue, a golf club, a baseball bat, a car’s gear…

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