Why Wait? The Top 8 Common English Diphthong Sounds with Examples

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Do you like to play on the slide?

“Well, yes… but I can’t right now!” you protest. “I’m working on tricky English pronunciation and even trickier English spelling at the moment.”

But let’s look at what I asked again: “Do …

Present Perfect vs. Past Simple: Learn the Key Differences and Never Confuse the Two Again

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How can I use the present tense to talk about the past in English? It doesn’t make any sense!

You’re right—it doesn’t make sense… at first!

That’s why you’re here, reading this post.

As a language learner, you may be …

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 …

17 American Proverbs That Are as American as Apple Pie

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You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

You’re probably thinking, “what in the world does that mean?”

That, my friend, is a classic American proverb.

The meaning has nothing to do with …

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 …

Saying Sorry in English: Essential Phrases for Perfect English Apologies

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Oh no, I did something wrong.
I wish I hadn’t said that.
I feel really bad about what I did.

All of us have felt bad about something we did or said.

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if

Expressing Your Opinion in English: Speak Your Mind with These Quick Phrases

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Imagine yourself in a room full of people, where an important discussion is going on.

Suddenly, someone calls you by name, saying, “So, what’s your opinion about this topic?”

Everyone is silent and turns to stare at you, waiting for …