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Get past or get behind? Posted by on May 10, 2022

Hello, dear readers! How have you been getting by? A lot has been said about the ever-present verb get in the English language. Truth be told, get is one of those words with endless possibilities that can simply fit into multiple situations. But doesn’t that just get on your nerves sometimes? In those cases, I…

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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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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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How to agree with someone in English Posted by on Sep 30, 2020

Hey, everyone! There is no denying that we are currently living in times of drastic polarization, wouldn’t you say so? And while that is not necessarily negative, given that we are more and more exposed to different points of view, there is nothing more comforting than being able to agree with someone’s opinion. And there…

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English metaphors and idioms about life on the farm Posted by on Dec 4, 2014

A farm in fall.

Nowadays, most Americans don’t live on farms. Even though most Americans don’t live or work on farms anymore, farm life and idioms about this life are still part of our everyday vocabulary in English. So, today I am going to present a number of metaphors, idioms, and expression that have to do with life on…

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English idioms, words, and phrases about reading and books. Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

There are so many important aspects to learning a second language; listening/comprehension, speaking, writing, and reading. If you are reading this blog regularly (and you should!) then you are already doing a good job of prioritizing reading English to help improve your overall language skills. Today to recognize the importance of reading as part of…

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