POINT idioms

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Useful POINT Idioms Go to Blog I hope you are doing great! Today we learn Seven Idioms with POINT. You can use these idioms in everyday life. Try to memorise them, read all the examples and make your own sentences. ON THE POINT OF You can Read more…

Street Performance

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Street Performance Vocab Go to Blog True story. Two days in a row I see the same busker on the subway. A rapper. The first time I gave a sigh of disappointment… Why? Cause the last time I’d heard a rapper on the subway I was Read more…

Breathe Vs. Breath

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Breathe Vs. Breath Go to Blog One more pair of commonly confused words. Yet, in this case it’s not hard at all to understand the difference. We’re talking about BREATHE and BREATH. What’s more, we’ll learn three idioms with these words. TO BREATHE BREATHE is a Read more…

Damp Vs. Dump

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Damp Vs. Dump Go to Blog My students get confused about these two words. Let’s talk about them.  They’re spelt and pronounced differently dAmp and dUmp. DAMP is connected with “water”, perhaps, you can associate it with Aqua: dAmp = Aqua. DUMP is connected with “throw”, Read more…

Five OFF Phrasal Verbs

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Five OFF Phrasal Verbs Go to Blog Today we cover FIVE phrasal verbs with OFF.   OFF can have several meanings: ·not connected or functioning ·away from a place ·cancelled ·removed etc. Try to memorise these phrasal verbs and think about the meaning of OFF in Read more…

Good or Well

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Good Vs. Well Go to Blog DO THIS TEST  Choose the correct word for each phrase. 1.You read ____. A. good B. well 2. It’s a ____ recipe. A. good B. well 3. You feel ____. A. good B. well 4. How are you doing? A. Read more…

Who are those”HOLICs”?

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Great “HOLIC” words Go to Blog Have you read “The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella? Actually, it’s the first one of the Shopaholic series. I read (no, DEVOURED) five of them at a go (in fact, there are more than five books). Have Read more…

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Go to Blog I believe you’ve read or seen “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Can you name who wrote this book? As you can guess, it’s Roald Dahl /ˈroʊ.əld ˈdɑːl/ . He wrote a lot of tales for kids: James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Read more…

ON idioms

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope “ON” Idioms Go to Blog Here are three useful idioms with ON. Mind the article. We say “on THE fence”, “on THE ball” but “on __ cloud nine”. ON THE BALL Mary is really ON THE BALL. She sold all her houses before the crisis. ON Read more…

Stuff Vs. Staff

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Stuff Vs. Staff Go to Blog I’ve seen this mistake in one of the Instagram posts of one Language learner. Let’s talk about STAFF and STUFF in order not to make more mistakes using these words. STAFF ………………. ………. STAFF ………. ……………….. STAFF – all the Read more…

KIDS Br Vs Am

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Kids Br. Vs. Am. Go to Blog A lot of “baby things” have different American and British names. Let’s have a look at them and try to memorise some of them (these tricks are not very good, but they’ll help you remember which one is American Read more…

SLIP

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope SLIP Go to Blog Do you know these 4 meanings of SLIP? It can be a verb, but here we talk about SLIP as a noun. · a small mistake I had to correct some SLIPS in her essay. · a piece of paper I jotted Read more…

Pretty

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Pretty Go to Blog Defo, you know PRETTY as an adjective, when we say that a girl is PRETTY. Yet, PRETTY is also used as an adverb, and you’ve heard that too. It means QUITE and used a lot in informal conversations. Mind, that as it’s Read more…

Careless Vs. Carefree

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Careless Vs. Carefree Go to Blog Do you know how to use CAREFREE and CARELESS when we talk about people? Do you know the difference between them? Which one would you pick here? I’m glad to see you’re satisfied and ___________. It means you’ve solved all Read more…

Bits and Bobs

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope BITS AND BOBS Go to Blog What does this idiom mean? There are just BITS AND BOBS in the box = there are small things of various kinds. You can also say BITS AND PIECES. Actually, there is a song named BITS ANS BOBS by The Dave Read more…

Dibs

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope DIBS Go to Blog You need to know this expression … to get what you want! Yep! DIBS ON When sb says: DIBS (on), they say that they have they right to choose or have sth before other people. How can you use it? IMAGINE: You Read more…

BEING

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope BEING + ADJECTIVE Go to Blog Why do we say “Mary is BEING rude” instead of “Mary IS rude”? Is it some kind of mistake? Of course, it’s not. Let’s find out, why we can use BE in a continuous form. TO BE + BEING + adjective Read more…

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