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A popular American dictionary chose the word of the year: the winner surprised even the creators of the rating

The famous dictionary has decided on the word of the year. "Gaslighting" (Gaslighting) - manipulation of consciousness, gross misrepresentation, outright lies - is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, according to CBS. Merriam-Webster is one of the most famous dictionaries. Searches for Gaslighting on merriam-webster.com increased by...

Speak like an American: what idioms and phrases will help you become 'your own' in the USA

Are you salty about my playlist? (“Does my music annoy you?”) - a friend asks a friend, smiling. The five of us sit at his house and play board games, eat light snacks and drink cider, which looks more like lemonade. He is from California, in Washington, he works and films ...

Six rules to help you understand the differences between English and Russian

Knowing these differences will help you better understand some of the rules of English grammar and make learning the language easier, according to the authors of Lifehacker. 1. There is no gender category in English. In Russian, gender is expressed with endings. But in English it is simply absent. ...

Perfect English 17 movies to help improve pronunciation.

Movies are perhaps the most enjoyable way to learn a language and immerse yourself in an English-speaking environment without leaving your home. And in general, it is much more interesting to watch a movie in the original, when you hear every intonation and perfectly understand all the emotions of your favorite actor. Bright Side prepared a list of films with understandable and very “tasty” English. 1. Bohemian Rhapsody ...

Not books alone: ​​8 non-banal ways to learn English

Original ways to improve English were compiled by Happy Monday. It is difficult to disagree with the arguments in favor of learning English. This language can really help you earn more, travel more comfortably, and so on. But, imagining yourself with textbooks, you find a thousand and one reasons, ...

20 subtleties of living English, which are not told in school

No matter how well you know English, there are still certain subtleties that can be comprehended only after several years of living in an English-speaking country. Their list was collected by the Lifehacker edition. 1. Gastronomic Acronyms Americans are acronym fans. You can't just say "buter ...

English words that Americans do not speak, but Russian-speaking immigrants use all the time

Justin is a foreigner and a native English speaker. He makes Russian-language videos on his channel about language learning, about the mistakes that people often make when using English words. Language Very often, non-native English speakers are in place and out of place…

These people know five languages: advice from polyglots on how to master a foreign speech

Pulling up on English for work, learning French from scratch to communicate while traveling, or mastering Chinese as a new hobby is all possible if you have a goal and choose the right learning methods. The Village asked people who are fluent in four or ...

Than versus then: what is the difference and how to use these words correctly

They may sound and look almost the same, but the two words have two completely different meanings. It's a classic conundrum of when to use then and when to use than. Even the most confident native English speakers who brag about knowing the difference...

Nine Helpful Resources to Prepare for the TOEFL

The TOEFL certificate opens up a large number of opportunities and prospects for development: study or work abroad. The Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants for Former Soviet Republics Facebook group has compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for this test. Goodlucktoefl.com - here you are ...

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