Category: Vocabulary

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Another Microhabit : Reading Horoscopes

During the last few weeks, we have talked about some small habits that can help you to improve your English without much effort. We have looked at time-blocking, setting mini-goals, and how to teach...

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Valentine’s Special: Phrases with ‘Love’ and ‘Heart’

The 14th February is Saint Valentine’s Day. A day on which many parts of the world celebrate romantic love. Although St. Valentine, who lived in the 3rd Century AD, didn’t have any connection to...

Things you can’t learn from a coursebook

A good coursebook can give a great framework to learning a second language. By following a programme, students can gradually build on what they know, to create a good base of a second language....

“Speak of the devil” and other common expressions

  A year ago, I wrote an article about some expressions that are common in English-speaking countries. Today I will add to that list, with a few more idioms that I definitely use from...

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Do’s and Don’ts of English learning with young children

    The benefits of knowing a second language go far beyond those of communication. People who know more than one language have been shown to have better memories, better problem-solving skills, better attention-spans...