Author Archive | Dhritiman Ray

Two Sides of the Coin: Agreeing and Disagreeing in English Conversations

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“And I will, but you won’t

And I do, but, but you don’t

We won’t budge either way

But we like it, we like it”

These lines from Katy Perry’s song “Agree to Disagree” show that just because you disagree …

20 Minimal Pairs in English to Practice Perfect Pronunciation

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Look at this poem by Lewis Carrol:

We lived beneath the mat,
Warm and snug and fat,
But one woe, and that
Was the Cat!

Do you notice anything interesting?

There is something special about the rhyming words at …

The 15 Best Online English Intermediate Courses for B1, B2 and Beyond


Have you heard about “Middle Child Syndrome?”

It sounds like a disease, but it is not.

It is a theory about how middle children (people with both older and younger siblings) often feel ignored.

Unlike the oldest child, they are …

Learn English YouTube: All the Best Videos to Learn How to Speak English Quickly


“Efficiency is intelligent laziness.”

This David Dunham quote offends many people.

We generally think “efficiency” involves working very hard, while “laziness” is the opposite of hard work.

But efficiency is all about saving time and effort. If you’re efficient, …

Learn English Like a Cheetah: 14 English Tutor Sites for Fast, Focused, Friendly Learning


Have you ever seen a cheetah learn?

When cheetahs are born, they have no idea how to hunt.

They are the fastest land animals in the world. But in the beginning they are actually quite helpless.

Their mother is the …

10 Ebooks That Are Filled with Natural English Conversations


Surgeons do not guess where to cut.

Pianists do not guess which keys to press.

First, they learn how it is done.

Then, they practice, practice, practice.

It is the same for English conversations.

If you do not know …

Learn English with Films from the Best of Hollywood! 14 Fresh Movies from “Despicable Me 3” to “Get Out”


Imagine being invited to a huge, delicious feast for a king.

That is what it is like to learn English with films.

There are hundreds of incredible films in English that each give you a different experience.

You will absorb …