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The Practical Guide to Voice in English Grammar (Rules + Real-life Examples)


Uh oh—did you mess up?

Broke your spouse’s favorite lamp?

Forgot to pick your friend up from the airport?

Showed up an hour late to work?

Just use a little trick that English speakers have to get out of trouble.

Fourth of July Picnic: English Vocabulary for All-American Food

Fourth of July Picnic

Celebrate a favorite American holiday: The Fourth of July.

That’s when Americans remember that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.

You can have your own American celebration on the Fourth of July wherever you live.

Americans often have …

ESL Vocabulary: The Language of Luck

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What do horseshoes, the number seven, and pots of gold all have in common?

They’re lucky!

Well, in the English language at least.

Every language and culture has superstitions to push out the bad and bring in the good; …

Advanced English Vocabulary: 23 Great Ways to Say “Unique”

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“Unique” is a great word.

Using it can make you sound like you have been studying English for a long time.

Here’s the challenge: unique actually has at least four slightly different meanings.

Have no fear, though.

You will learn …

Essential Summer Vocabulary Word List for ESL Learners


It’s summer!

It’s time for a whole new season of fun things to do, and enjoy the sunshine.

Here are some essential summer vocabulary words for ESL students.  So, get your sunscreen on and let’s go.


Getting a

Advanced English Vocabulary: 16 Kinds of Happy

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Maybe you already know the most useful English idioms and slang.

And maybe you’re no longer making the most common ESL grammar mistakes.

In that case, one of the best ways to improve your English vocabulary is to …

ESL Slang: 30 English Health and Fitness Vocabulary Words


Head, shoulders, knees, toes.

Okay, so you know where each of those body parts is located.

But when you get to the gym or watch an exercise video, the English slang in workout words can be confusing.

This post is …