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…

Children’s Games

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Children’s Games Go to Topics Here are some names of the games we used to play in our childhood. Did you know what they’re called in English? TAG Other names: Touch and Go, Chasey, Tick, Tips, Tiggy, Tig, It. TO TAG – to touch another player Read more…

BAD SMELL

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Bad Smells Go to Topics Find out how many synonyms of BAD SMELL you already know and what B.O. stands for! SMELLY or STINKY Defo, you can say that sth is SMELLY or STINKY when it has an unpleasant smell. STINKY is stronger than SMELLY. (Every Read more…

Bird Sounds

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Bird Sounds Go to Topics People like birds can COO, HOOT, CLUCK and CHIRP…  TO CHIRP When a bird CHIRPS, it makes a short high sound. “Have a nice day” she CHIRPED.  What does it mean? …… time to think…. It means that she said it Read more…

Parts of Birds

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Bird Parts Go to Topics No point learning “parts of a bird”? On the one hand, you are right, on a rare occasion will you talk about birds (if you are not a bird watcher), but some of these words have an additional meaning which you Read more…

Weather Phrasal Verbs

Weather Phrasal Verbs The majority of English Learners are afraid of Phrasal Verbs. But we come across them in all the topics. Let’s cover WEATHER PHRASAL VERBS today. We can say that SNOW or RAIN COMES DOWN meaning FALLS. SP: caer; FR: tomber; RU: падать. Suddenly the rain started to Read more…

Weather Idioms

Weather Idioms It’s BRASS MONKEYS! What does it mean? Let’s find it out what this and other WEATHER IDIOMS mean. THE HEAVENS OPENED – used for saying that very heavy rain started to fall (the rain is BEATING DOWN – do you remember this phrasal verb?). We were in the Read more…

“French” Idioms

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope “French” idioms Go to Topics One more post for our “French” topic. Here you are two “French” idioms.  Did you know them? PARDON MY FRENCH = Excuse my inappropriate language; forgive my swearing. Some Internet sources suggest the use of this phrase goes back to the 19th century when Read more…

Fitness Idioms

Fitness Idioms Here are some idioms that can be used in the gym.   A lot of women take up fitness to get rid of their SPARE TIRES. SPARE TIRE – literally means «extra wheel cover». SP: llanta de repuesto; FR: roue de secours; RU: запасное колесо. So, metaphorically it Read more…

Fitness Quiz

If you have read all the articles on FITNESS vocabulary, try this quiz.   FITNESS PHRASAL VERBS FITNESS PROBLEMS FITNESS IDIOMS FITNESS: HOW TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE FITNESS GEAR   Fill in the blanks. Mind GRAMMAR! Use these options: To TRIM DOWN, to ACHIEVE, to OVERTRAIN, to FILL OUT, to SWEAT OFF, Read more…

Fitness Phrasal Verbs

Catch five Phrasal Verbs people use to talk about fitness:   FILL OUT – become fatter, gain weight. SP: engordar; FR: grossir; RU: набирать вес. TRIM DOWN – lose weight, become thinner. SP: adelgazar; FR: maigrir; RU: худеть. BULK UP – put on muscle. SP: muscularse; FR: se muscler; RU: Read more…

Fitness: Describe People

How do we describe people who go to the gym? First of all, do you remember that we can call them gym-goers or gym bunnies (especially girls)? Now, let’s talk about their figure. VOCABULARY TO DESCRIBE FIT PEOPLE   JACKED or JACKED UP [dʒækt] with big muscles. SP: cuadrado, cachas; Read more…

Fitness Gear

Here are the names of some fitness accessories. To start with, the words with -bell: 1.BARBELL SP: haltera; FR: haltère long; RU: штанга. 2.DUMBBELL SP: mancuerna; FR: haltère; RU: гантеля. 3.KETTLEBELL SP: pesa rusa; FR: girevoy; RU: гиря. Is it called like this cause its form resembles a kettle? KETTLE SP: tetera; FR: Read more…

5 synonyms of “laugh”

How do we laugh? Do you giggle, chuckle or guffaw? In different situations, we would snigger or chortle. Let’s learn what all these words mean. GIGGLE at/about [ˈɡɪɡl]- to laugh in a silly way cause you’re embarrassed or nervous. SP: reírse nerviosamente; FR: rire bêtement; RU: глупо смеяться.   SNIGGER/SNICKER [ˈsnɪɡər] Read more…

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