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Why in English 'hares' - 'birds', and 'flowers' - 'potatoes': amazing idioms

When studying English, we very often come across idioms and cannot understand what they mean, especially if translated verbatim. The Voice of America publication decided to simplify life and help deal with idioms, and ForumDaily chose the most interesting ones especially for ...

How to stop confusing the prepositions at and in in English

Learning English, everyone is faced with the fact that it is sometimes difficult to understand in which situations one word should be used, and in which - another. This happens especially often with prepositions. The author of the blog "Easy Speak - School of English" on Yandex.Zen told, in ...

Best Online English Schools in 2021: Top 7

With the advent of online English schools, many have chosen this way of learning to improve their English. Online education has a number of advantages over group English courses and private lessons in offline format: you can create a student-friendly class schedule; ...

Do not be afraid of mistakes in English: 4 phrases that will do everything for you

Should you be afraid to make mistakes and avoid communicating in English, or should you open up and finally start speaking? The answer, we think, is obvious, but the author of the blog Dan the American offers to reflect. Further - from the first person. You do not need to take your mistakes to heart, otherwise you can become isolated in ...

Newspaper English: Words That Help Understand American News

You are fluent in English, but reading and listening to American news is still difficult for you? Don't worry - you are not alone! This is due to the fact that the official (newspaper) vocabulary is used in news reports and notes - words that are not in everyday life ...

'Piece of Pie' and 'Dime a Dozen': What Popular American Idioms Mean

I can't hide an awl in a sack! Thirteen of the most common English idioms in the world are invited to study Reader's Digest. The English language is replete with bizarre borrowed phrases. Take idioms, for example. These common figurative or literary phrases at first glance do not make much sense. ...

Ten Best Online Game Sites for Learning English

Do you like games? We think every English learner wants the learning process to be easy and fun, like a favorite game. We also believe that learning English is fun, so today we offer you 10 sites with collections of free online games for learning ...

21 free resources for practicing English at any age

Games, courses, films and many more interesting things for those who want to immerse themselves in the language environment without leaving home, offers "Lifehacker". Children If you find it difficult to deal with a child, do not blame yourself - this is normal! The main thing you can do is ...

'Sugar' and 'Angels': Affectionate Treatment Most Americans Use

In many couples, families or even groups, instead of using names, people often call each other different nicknames: baby doll, fish, or something more rare and funny. Not without this in the United States, writes FluentU. Often people use affectionate ...

The 20 most confusing rules in English: what to remember and what to ignore

The English language can be seriously confusing. Reader's Digest offers 20 confusing rules to figure out which ones you are using incorrectly and which you may well ignore in modern English. “Me” vs. “I” If you say: “Me and Mike went to ...

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