Many popular words appeared in English due to a mistake in the dictionary: how is this possible

Even the most painstakingly crafted dictionaries sometimes have errors. They are called ghost words. They seem to be there, but they are not really there. But, as it turned out, such ghosts do no harm, on the contrary, they help compilers of dictionaries. How did it happen ...

Easy and fun: seven sites to help you learn English

When you are already adults, it is not easy to take up learning a foreign language. Daily chores and worries take a lot of time. And the dream of learning English is becoming more and more rosy, and its realization is shifted indefinitely. The Adme.Ru edition told about the services, ...

Words that even native English speakers confuse: how to understand and remember

It doesn't matter what level you have. Everyone makes mistakes in these words, notes Lifehacker. 1. Lay and lie This is the pearl of all grammatical errors. And all because the words are similar both in meaning and in sound. But still there are nuances. To ...

Test: how well do you know popular English phrases

A worm in an ear and an elephant in a room: English idioms, ignorance of which can create an awkward situation

Each of us is used to using certain idioms in our own language. We automatically know their meaning and do not even think about how illogical they are at times. For example, “to reach the pen” is clear to everyone, but who knows exactly why ...

Better than 'very good': how to expressively replace hackneyed English words

The author of the LinguaZen channel on Yandex.Zen suggests that you familiarize yourself with the hit parade of English words that everyone uses too often. If you want to surprise native speakers with your vocabulary and make speech more expressive, learn alternative vocabulary from this article. Amazing, awesome, great - awesome, cool, ...

Ten films for learning English

There are a great many methods of learning a foreign language, but there is one way that always works. And this, of course, is a movie, writes Adme.ru. Below is a list of several films, watching which in the original language will help you easily master and improve your knowledge of the English language. 1. Forrest Gump / Forrest Gump One of the most famous ...

Ten underrated sites to help you learn English

There are many resources for learning English. Some are very popular, others are less, some are very useful, others are not. And there is one more type of resources - undervalued. Lifehacker has selected 10 proven sites that few have heard of. Testyourvocab.com ...

New vocabulary and grammar: a list of songs to help you learn English

All is fair when learning English like in war. Therefore, you do not need to sit only with textbooks or just watch movies. Combine all the techniques and don't forget about the songs - they will help not only replenish your vocabulary, but also improve your grammar. ...

Moving to the USA: where to look for housing, work and how to improve your English

Before moving to the USA, you made plans for exactly what you would do and how to live. But these global strategies are often shattered by the little things newcomers don't think about or even don't know about. As Dmitry Danilin admitted to us, ...

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