Snickers, siblings and the Alexander: 20+ secrets of English breaking language stereotypes

Linguist, teacher of foreign languages ​​and cultures Kristina Konstandenkova posts amazing facts about the English language on Twitter. Foreign languages ​​are her element since childhood, she prefers books and films in the original language. Interested in the history of the language and collects unusual facts about ...

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. ...

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 ...

Natalya Bonk, the woman who taught English to all Soviet children, dies

Natalia Bonk, a teacher and linguist, author of an English textbook for students, died at the age of 96 in Moscow. This was reported on the website of the Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky, writes "RBK". Bonk passed away on November 21. “Natalya Alexandrovna was the only one, unique and ...

Only geniuses can learn: what do Americans think about Russian

Americans will always feel much more different from us than we do from them. This is because we, at the very least, understand English, while for the inhabitants of the United States, Russian is something absolutely incredible. Many Americans admit that they don't ...

Aligning tenses in English: what Russian-speakers often make mistakes

One of the most controversial topics in the English language is the alignment of times, writes Stanislav Inyashkin on his channel at Yandex.Dzen. Further - from the first person. Tasks on this topic, as a rule, are to make indirect speech out of direct speech. When ...

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