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The accent is unbeatable: how Americans accurately define Russians during a conversation

“Americans almost always unmistakably identify a Russian person by talking to him for a short period of time. And even our compatriots who know English very well, as a rule, quickly “reveal” themselves in certain words, ”writes the author of the blog Made in ...

30 slang expressions in English that will help in communicating with Americans

Native English speakers often use slang words and phrases in their speech. These expressions are so tightly embedded in the everyday vocabulary that they do not cause any discomfort at all, unlike foreigners and immigrants, who can be completely confused by strange idioms. Bright Side collected popular English expressions, knowledge ...

17 tricky English words that you just want to translate incorrectly

When we start learning English, we notice that many words are suspiciously similar to Russian. They sound the same and are written the same, except in Latin letters. Their meanings often coincide with ours. For example, information, university or mathematics. But some words are so insidious that when translated it turns out that they mean absolutely ...

Useful quarantine: 4 ways to easily pull up English at home

Quarantine is not only an excuse to take a break from work and spend time with your family, it is also the right time to fulfill your goals. The author of The Language Zone blog on Yandex.Zen told how you can improve your English and quarantine from ...

The British Council offers free online English courses and more

British Council accepts applications for free online English courses. It is the UK's international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. You will get the opportunity to take free online courses from the best British universities, writes Opportunities Corners. British Council Online Courses are completely free, nor ...

9 difficult words in English that are often pronounced incorrectly

Some words in English drive the minds of those who study this language: even if you know the peculiarities of the phonetics of the English language, you cannot pronounce them correctly the first time. And no, these are not names of chemical elements, not technical terms and not even ...

Expanding vocabulary: 12 best novels of the XNUMXst century in English

If you already have a good command of English, then books are the best way to expand your vocabulary. Especially if these books are really interesting. Several dozen literary critics and columnists from The New York Times, Time, Newsday, Bookslut, The Millions and other publications ...

Train, dinner and building: how Russians begin to speak after moving to the USA

The speech of Russians who have lived a little in America is noticeably transforming. People, speaking their native language, willy-nilly begin to insert English words or pronounce Russian in an American way. Such a code language is jokingly called "ruinglish" ("runglish"), writes in her blog Amerussian girl on "Yandex.Zen" ...

Word of the week: 29 commonly used phrasal verb meanings come

The verb come is often used in numerous English phrasal verbs. The main meaning of the verb come is “to come”, “to go,” recalls catchenglish.ru. Here are English phrasal verbs with come. Each phrasal verb has a translation, transcription, and sentences with examples of use. Come About ...

Word of the week: 20 commonly used phrasal verb values

You won't surprise anyone with polysemy in English, but only the verbs of the get group can be compared with the take phrasal combinations. Speakenglishwell.ru offers to master at least 20 different combinations and their meanings, as well as simple and understandable examples of the use of phrasal ...

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