Category Archives: Vocabulary

The life and soul of the party (How we behave at social events)

Originally posted on About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog:
Tara Moore/DigitalVision/GettyImages by Kate Woodford How do your friends behave at social events? Is one of them the life and soul of the party, chatting, laughing and dancing with everyone? Or…

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English Idioms in Pictures #8

Click on the picture below to find out the meaning of the idiom HAVING A WHALE OF A TIME. Once on the site, you can click on Follow at the bottom of the page to receive more pictures and explanations … Continue reading

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147 Words to Use instead of “Very”

How often do you use the word “Very” to add emphasis to an ordinary word? How about trying out some dynamic new words? (Don’t you think that “dynamic” is preferable to “better”?) Once again, GrammarCheck.net  have created an easy-to-use, helpful Infographic … Continue reading

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A song with Collocations and Idioms

The English language is full of collocations and idioms. By collocations, I mean words that naturally go together like ‘high hopes‘, ‘heavy rain‘, and ‘make friends‘. We don’t say ‘tall hopes’, ‘huge rain‘ or ‘produce friends‘.  Idioms are expressions whose … Continue reading

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English Idioms in Pictures #7

Click on the picture below to find out the meaning of the idiom TIME FLIES. Once on the site,  you can click on Follow at the bottom of the page to receive more pictures and explanations of idioms FREE.                             

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Look up an English word; learn it forever.

I have found a wonderful website that will help you remember vocabulary!  (I wish there were similar websites in French and Italian for me. Alas!)  I could write a lot of detail here but it would be quicker for you … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Are you ready for a job interview in English?  Not sure?  Well, help is at hand!  Read on: TALKENGLISH.COM has an extensive selection of lessons to help you to equip yourself for a job interview,  from basic to more in-depth … Continue reading

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A Song with Dynamic Adjectives

I recently used a song, The Logical Song by Supertramp, in my Intermediate Level English class to highlight excellent English expression and in particular an impressive use of Adjectives. Individually, the adjectives are all wonderfully descriptive, but read the song … Continue reading

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18 English Words That Are Actually Hindi

You might be surprised to learn that some familiar English words actually originated in India.

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It was a long long time ago – English Conversation

Originally posted on Vocabulary in Chunks:
Hiho Kids Vocabulary chunks : • Nice to meet you • I’m very happy to meet you • How was it like back then • We didn’t have radio • We didn’t have television…

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