Are some English sounds difficult for you? Making small pronunciation mistakes is not usually a problem in communication. But sometimes[…]Read more
What language do I need for texting?
These days many people communicate by texting on their smartphones. In English, to write texts quickly, common phrases/words are often[…]Read more
Four fun ideas for lesson ice-breakers
Simple and fun ice-breaker activities are great for first lessons or lesson starters. They help students warm-up and get to[…]Read more
What does ‘caught red-handed’ mean?
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