How to learn a foreign language correctly: 10 tips from a polyglot translator

Kato Lomb, despite the education of a chemist, was one of the first simultaneous translators in the world and could translate fluently into 8 languages, and in general she understood and worked from 16. And this despite the fact that in her time there was no ...

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 ...

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 ...

Expanding vocabulary: 12 best novels of the XNUMXst century in English

If you already have a good command of English, then books are the best way to expand your vocabulary. Especially if these books are really interesting. Several dozen literary critics and columnists from The New York Times, Time, Newsday, Bookslut, The Millions and other publications ...

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 ...

6 ways to learn English words so that you can reliably remember them

According to a study by the authors of Longman Dictionary, knowing 3000 English words is enough to understand 86% of what you read (or more). To gain these 3000, you can, of course, memorize one hundred expressions a day and get rid of them in a month, but without repeating ...

Silicon, heroine, preservative: 20 English words that are easy to translate incorrectly

Silicon, canal, heroine, preservative, list and other words that do not mean at all what you might think. In English and Russian, there are a lot of similar words that are translated the same way, Lifehacker reminds. You are unlikely to be mistaken in the translation of the words text, information, secret ...

26 free online services for learning English

Do you think it's time to improve your English, but don't have enough time? And good courses will cost a pretty penny. This collection of online services from MC Today will help you master the English language. 1. LingvoHabit is an absolutely author's (10 years of experience), based on the Cambridge methodology, a resource teaching English ...

One verb - 15 meanings: which word is indispensable in English

The word GET in English can have several meanings, which can sometimes be confusing. We invite you to consider and learn the most common uses of the word get in English. All these meanings are used in everyday speech and will definitely come in handy for communication. ...

10 informal English words for all occasions that are not in the dictionary

They say that it is impossible to consider yourself a language expert until you master its slang. Zen.Yandex offers you a dozen of great - or at least spectacular - English words that you can use informally in a variety of situations. ...

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