Author Archive | Elisabeth Cook

He Said, She Said: Mastering English Reported Speech (Direct and Indirect)

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Do you like to tell stories?

Do you enjoy gossiping about which celebrities are dating each other?

Do you chat with your friends about your other friends?

Or do you just enjoy reading books and magazines?

If you said

50+ English House Vocabulary Words: From the Bedroom to the Kitchen and Beyond

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Home is where you sleep every night.

It’s where you wake up every day.

It’s where you eat breakfast in the morning.

So you might be surprised, when you really think about it, how many things there are in …

42 Funny English Sayings for Learners to Laugh At

funny english sayings

Have you ever followed a recipe for a cake…

…and ended up with more of a pudding?

Or followed a map and ended up somewhere far from your destination?

Not everything works the way it’s supposed to.

That’s part of …

What’s the Difference Between To and Too? A Too-simple Guide to Mastering These Important English Words

difference between to and too

Sometimes the littlest problems seem the most annoying.

Like when you have an itch you can’t scratch.

Or when you accidentally drop a pen behind your bed, and you just… can’t… reach it.

Or when you use “to” when you

6 Typical Conversations Between Two Friends in English


Hotels. Business meetings. Taxis.

You may know how to use English in these places.

You may know the right English phrases to book a room for the night, to make a business deal, to use transportation.

But other conversations can …

Step Up Your Language Game with These 12 English Grammar Lessons


You know that bad feeling you get when you avoid doing something?

Like taking out the trash, ironing your clothes, writing an assignment or cleaning the house?

It’s an uncomfortable feeling, isn’t it?

You might be sitting on the couch

English Verb Tenses: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Topic


Did you see the new movie everyone is talking about?

You know the one. Have you seen it?

Had you seen it before it was available on Netflix?

But you are going to see it, right?

People who ask