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

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

28 English Idioms Every Immigrant Needs to Know

To expand your vocabulary, it is not enough to learn only words - it is important to know stable expressions. They are easy to remember if you know the origin story and sometimes literal meaning. Lifehacker has collected phrases that will surely make your speech richer and more interesting. 1. To go ...

How to stop confusing the prepositions at and in in English

When 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 - English School” on Yandex.Zen said in…

English words whose ambiguity can be confusing

How many meanings can an English word have? “A lot, a lot, an awful lot!” students will say, and they will be right. However, as a rule, these meanings will be close or similar, for example: dance - “dance” or “dance”, love - “love”, “love”, “love”, “beloved”. But there are also some words...

English is fun and easy: blogger creates funny videos about necessary but little-known words

Giovana, a professional teacher, creates short videos for learning English. Thanks to her funny reels with simple real-life examples, you can remember many important words that are often used in everyday situations. “I try to help students communicate more effectively,” says Giovana.…

'Break a leg for luck': how popular but strange English idioms came to be

In English, many idioms have a very interesting history of origin. FoxNews reveals where three popular expressions came from. Popular catchphrases are often metaphorical interpretations of real meaning. But where did they come from? And who came up with these or those expressions and sayings...

Enriching our speech: 45 English analogues of Russian proverbs

Let's imagine a typical working day in an American office, Englishdom suggests. During the working day, you can hear a lot of funny phrases. For example, a top manager might reassure their subordinates like this: “It's no use crying over spilled milk. Today we can still achieve great success! ”...

Word of the week: 10 non-obvious meanings of the phrasal verb break

The list of English phrasal verbs contains the verb break. This verb, being irregular (break-broke-broken), is one of the most common verbs in use in the English language, writes Engblog. In addition to its main meanings "to break, part, break", as a phrasal verb, this verb also has ...

'Sugar' and 'angels': Affectionate Calls Most Commonly Used by Americans

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 ...

English by ear: 22 online resource for training listening

It’s one thing to speak, another thing to understand native speakers. Even if you have a rich vocabulary, you cannot achieve success without regular listening practice. It is important to watch TV series, listen to songs, or practice using special online resources with short videos and audios and accompanying exercises...

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