American Slang: 20 Useful Phrases to Borrow from Popular Movies

Our speech can be supplemented with a list of phrases overheard or spied on from American films to make it more expressive and lively, advises the Voice of America. Here is a list of 20 useful phrases stolen from movies that you can show off during a conversation and make a moment of communication ...

Top 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 ...

Americans don't say that: English words that we learned in school, but no one uses them in the USA

In the modern world, knowledge of the English language is an integral part of the life of almost every person and certainly every traveler. Many began to learn English as a child, from the first grade of school. But in life it turns out that many words that we are so good ...

Not Books Alone: ​​Eight Out-of-House Ways to Learn English

8 non-trivial ways to improve your English were collected by the Happy Monday edition. It's hard to disagree with the arguments for learning English. This language is really capable of helping to earn more, travel more comfortable and the like. But, presenting yourself with textbooks, you find a thousand and one reasons, ...

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

You can't hide an awl in a sack! Thirteen of the most common English idioms in the world invites you to study Reader's Digest. The English language is replete with bizarre borrowed phrases. Take idioms, for example. These common figurative or literary phrases don't seem to make much sense at first glance. But…

Sounds strange and rude: mistakes in English that Russian speakers do without realizing it

"Hello! I'm Justin. I am a native English speaker, but a few years ago I lost my mind and started learning Russian, ”- this is how the Canadian Justin Hammond always appears in his YouTube videos. On his channel, he talks about what it is like for a foreigner to learn "great and mighty", and at the same time helps everyone who is trying to master his native language. ...

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 ...

Top 10 Free English Courses Starting Today

Knowledge of English is necessary not only when moving to the United States. It opens the door to a better future, provides a huge range of professions on the market and makes you competitive. ForumDaily has prepared information on 10 online English courses in different directions, which will soon begin in ...

How to live and work without English in the USA: personal experience

Nikolai, the author of the channel on Yandex.Dzen, tells how Russian-speaking immigrants manage to live in Los Angeles and work for years, practically not understanding English and not trying to learn it. I'll tell you on the example of people with whom I work - but I work in Russian ...

Covidiot and coronicles: 7 new words that emerged during the pandemic

The author of the Language Link-ug channel on Yandex.Zen talks about what words first appeared in English (and not only) during the coronavirus pandemic. How are your coronules? 1. Covidiot - covid + idiot, covidiot - one who purchases an insane amount of goods, panicking because of ...

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