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How to Improve Your English Communication Skills with Pop Culture Knowledge

how to improve english communication skills

“I Ubered to work today.”

A friend said that to me once.

I didn’t understand her at all.

I had spent years outside of the United States, living in Madagascar. I didn’t know about Uber, a smartphone app that …

11 Useful English Shopping Vocabulary Words And How to Use Them

english shopping vocabulary

Americans love to shop.

More importantly, we love to talk about shopping.

Yesterday at work a co-worker said to me, “I love your coat. Where did you get it?”

Immediately, we began to talk about our favorite stores and next …

The 5 Most Commonly Confused Word Pairs in English

fun or funny 5 common feelings mix-ups for english learners

You’re at a fun beach gathering with friends, eating great food and enjoying the summer sun.

“This is so funny!” you say happily.

“Why? What’s so funny?” a friend asks, confused.

Huh? Isn’t he having a good time, too?…

The 8 Best Interactive Websites for Adults to Learn English

the 8 best interactive websites for adults to learn english

So you want to learn English?

Well, talking to real people is the best way to practice English, but for many reasons that’s not always possible.

Online websites and mobile apps, however, are much more available (easy to find …