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 ...

'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. ...

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 ...

How foreigners learn Russian: the strangest dialogues from textbooks

Have you ever wondered how people from other countries learn Russian? What do their Russian textbooks look like? The author of the “Protect Speech” channel on Yandex.Dzen did not fight curiosity: she found such textbooks on the Internet and began to read them ... More - ...

Where and How Americans Learn: Useful Terms in English

The author of the “Easy Speak - English School” channel on Yandex.Zen suggests talking about educational institutions. What to call a kindergarten, school, university in English? Education systems vary from country to country. Here are some of the educational institutions in the United States. So, let's start with the most ...

It's time to remember: 13 pairs of English words that Russian speakers confuse

It seems that for successful communication in English, it is enough to master grammar, memorize a lot of words and learn to understand speech by ear. But very often all successes are spoiled by similar words. It's time to remember them once and for all, writes Adme.ru. 1.…

What is wrong with language schools and how to learn English without them: a teacher's opinion

Many of us dream of being fluent in English: some go to a tutor, others storm textbooks or watch films in original voice acting. However, only a few are achieving results. What is the reason? English teacher Denis Goncharuk spoke on Twitter about how ...

Marry an American: 6 Slang English Words to Remember

We hope you took the time in quarantine to improve your English. The publication PeopleTalk has collected several examples of slang that will help pass for your own in the United States. Yeet A universal word to show that you are nervous, excited or, for example, celebrating something. In general, you want to express ...

Language heirs: how immigrant children support Russian in the USA

Who are the language heirs? What makes their speech so unusual? How to motivate them to support Russian? And what mistakes should you avoid? Irina Dubinina, Associate Professor of the Russian Language Department at Brandeis University in Boston, and Maria spoke about this especially for VOA.

Turquoise, terracotta, coral: complex colors and shades in English

With the help of the resource Be a polyglot, we will analyze words and expressions to denote different colors and their shades. The purpose of this lesson is to make out certain colors that you may not have encountered before when studying English, as well as learn interesting idioms, ...

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