Imagine your best friend pulls you aside and tells you who their crush is.
They’ll likely follow up the information with this sentence: “You must not tell anyone!”
As you probably know, “You must not tell anyone” has a very …
“Thanks, Grandpa Warren!”
I said this to one of my college professors at the end of class one day.
Yes. My college professor.
We both stopped for a moment of uncomfortable silence. Professor Baker was one of my favorite professors, …
Did you know that there are around 20,000 types of edible (something you can eat) plants? Before you freak out and think, how in the world am I going to master 20,000 vegetable names in English, you should know that …
Work smarter. Not harder.
Have you ever heard this English expression?
Basically, it means that hours and hours of hard work aren’t always the right way to achieve a goal.
Sometimes, it’s a better idea to think about a …
On my first date with my now-husband, I spilled guacamole down the front of my dress. How embarrassing!
I thought our romance was over. Luckily, he just laughed and we continued dating.
Love can look very different for different people.…
Do you struggle with taking tests?
Maybe you get nervous or forget everything you’ve learned once you sit down in the exam room.
Practice is an integral part of learning anything from playing an instrument to perfecting English grammar.
“Do you understand British English or just American English?”
This was a question my friend asked me in fifth grade, and I didn’t know how to answer.
Up until that point, I didn’t even realize there was a difference between …
I remember trying to haul several textbooks on my walk to and from school every day.
It was impossible to practice my schoolwork at a coffee shop or at the park because the books were just too heavy to take …
What if I told you that one thing can completely change your approach to language learning?
This one important thing is the key to learning English.
Do you want to change the way you think about learning?
If you are …
“It’s the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.”
Can you believe this quote, from a famous American businessman, is about TV?
Most people associate TV with relaxation or even laziness.
But you actually can learn a lot …
Some sources say there are 600,000 English words.
Worried that you will never be able to learn all the words you need to communicate in English?
Do not worry.
Learning English vocabulary does not have to involve …
If you speak English, you can communicate with people on six continents.
There are English speakers to be found from the northern tip of Canada to the southern tip of Africa, and everywhere in between.
That is great news for …
Sometimes, basic English conversations are the most complicated ones.
In daily life, English speakers talk quickly. They use lots of slang. They make jokes and cultural references that you might not understand.
Suddenly, your English classroom seems like a comfortable, …
Do you carry a dictionary in your pocket?
You would need pretty big pockets.
…Or would you?
Instead of carrying a huge paper dictionary, you can keep thousands of words in your pocket with an English dictionary app…
Does English learning feel like a chore?
It should not!
Today I will be sharing a list of English game downloads to help you practice English and have fun while you are learning.
Games are a great way to …
Why do English speakers say “easy as ABC?”
It is not always that easy!
The English alphabet seems simple at first glance.
But then you realize that each letter can have many different pronunciations—including some that might not exist …
When you watch English videos with subtitles, you’re standing on the bridge to English fluency.
English subtitles will take you from“What are they saying?!” to“I can totally understand this!”
They’ll help you understand English speech while you watch …
Who doesn’t love to get lost in a story?
With great books you can explore magical worlds, travel backwards or forwards in time or simply see the world from another person’s perspective.
…But only if you understand the words …
Everybody can use a little help now and then!
That goes for English verbs, too.
Sometimes, one verb alone just won’t cut it.
A modal verb can help the main verb do its job.
Modal verbs add more meaning …