Give yourself away is an idiom that originated in the United States. An idiom is a commonly used word, group of words, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal definition....
As a freelance teacher trainer and materials writer, Sarah Hillyard specializes in STEAM education in language learning. In this post she explains why an integrated approach is useful, and how to integrate STEAM with your day to day...
Have you chewed on any delicious food recently? Alternatively have you heard people talk about chewing on something that wasn’t food related? To chew on something can have multiple meanings in English, and that is what we’re focusing on...
Two can play at that game is an idiom with an uncertain origin. An idiom is a commonly used word, group of words, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal...
Sara Davila is a Learning and Language Acquisition Expert with experience as a teacher, materials writer, researcher, and teacher trainer who has worked in a variety of contexts in the education field. As one of the leading experts...
Have you heard people say words that use “ed” in them and it somehow sounds like a “d?” Like have you heard somebody say that they “called” their mother, and the sound that comes from this doesn’t make...
Cash in one’s chips is an idiom. An idiom is a commonly used word, group of words, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal definition. Often using descriptive imagery or metaphors,...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S2mEK_MUhU I recently talked about “loanwords” in a short video about “glitch” and “ketchup.” Today, I talk about three more common loanwords in English: cul-de-sac kudos angst To expand your vocabulary even faster, check our our Unlimited English Membership here. ~Jeff P.S. Like this English lesson?...
Although the end of a job interview may feel like your last chance at making a good impression, it’s not. Writing thank-you emails after an interview is a final chance to put your best self forward.  According to a...
Do you find that you still get dressed up for work these days even if you work from home? Are you somebody who still likes to get dressed up and ready each day? There are a lot of...
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