Inane and insane are two words that are close in spelling and pronunciation and may be considered confusables. Confusables is a catch-all term for words that are often misused or confused; there are many confusing words in the English language that...
Read the room is a twentieth century 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...
With COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise in the US and other parts of the world, reopening has begun, and people are socializing in person more and more. As we re-engage in some of the social activities that were...
Nail-biter is an interesting 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, common...
Do you get nervous or anxious when you have to make a phone call in English? This is common for every language learner! It is difficult to understand phone calls! You don’t have visual clues to help you understand! In today’s bonus,...
In this episode of the Pearson English Podcast, the panel speaks with author and editor Rhiannon Ball about the Coding Mindset and how to teach it. Let’s explore her views on this innovative way of thinking and how...
When you’re having trouble starting or finishing a writing project, a retreat can help you recharge, get re-inspired, and make headway with your craft. A writing retreat offers dedicated time and space for you to set aside your...
Mark my words is an idiom that is hundreds of years old. 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...
Have you ever run into someone you remember from a while ago? Have you ever run into somebody that you know through a mutual friend or some other way? Did you feel unsure of how to address the person in...
Ours is not to reason why; ours is but to do and die is a proverb. A proverb is a short, common saying or phrase that may be a famous quote, an inspirational quote, an epigram, or the topic...
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