The idiom ‘caught red-handed’ means you are caught doing something bad at the time you are doing it. It can be[…]Read more
Why should I use a ‘learner dictionary’?
Do you know what learner dictionaries are? They’re special English-only dictionaries for language learners. They give word meanings using simple[…]Read more
Five English phrases for dinner parties
Do you like dinner parties? They can be fun, especially if they are also with people from other countries. They[…]Read more
What does ‘Hold your horses!’ mean?
If you hear ‘Hold your horses!’, it means the speaker wants you to wait, slow down, or be patient. It[…]Read more
Practice your speaking with self-talks
Do you know what self-talks are? They are short talks you prepare and do alone using a set time and[…]Read more
What does ‘My English is rusty’ mean?
In this phrase, ‘rusty’ means a skill is not as good as it used to be. In other words, the[…]Read more
What are the best apps for learning vocabulary?
There are many apps that can help you learn vocabulary. Many of them are fun because you can learn new[…]Read more
What does ‘I’m dying for a coffee’ mean?
If someone says ‘I’m dying for a coffee,’ it doesn’t mean they will actually die to get a coffee. It[…]Read more
Using ‘shadowing’ to improve pronunciation
Do you know what ‘shadowing’ is? Shadowing is repeating what a speaker says just after they say it. You try[…]Read more
What does ‘to ghost someone’ mean?
It doesn’t mean to make them dress up as a ghost ? It means to suddenly stop contacting someone. It[…]Read more