15 Prepositions that Confuse even Advanced English Language Learners

November 12, 2016
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Prepositions connect nouns or pronouns to the rest of a sentence. As they serve a particular purpose, it is important to use them correctly or the meaning of your sentence can be altered. For example, “I went to the dentist” is different from “I went by the dentist.” The first implies that you had your teeth cleaned, the second that […]


18 English Words that Confuse even Advanced English Speakers

August 31, 2016
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English, like most languages, can be confusing even for those who’ve spoken it their entire lives. We all make mistakes occasionally. However, some words are more confusing than others, even for an advanced English speaker! Here are 18 commonly misused words and how to use them properly: Note: This post is perfect if you are an advanced English speaker with […]


30 phrasal verbs Advanced English students should know how to use

August 28, 2016
28 August 2016,
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I know what you’re thinking: What’s a phrasal verb? It’s a combination of two (or sometimes three) words that acts like a verb in a sentence to describe an action. Using the two words together gives the phrase a new meaning that each word alone does not have. Let’s take break down as an example. Alone, each word has its […]


15 Business Idioms Commonly used in the American Workplace

August 4, 2016
4 August 2016,
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Business idioms or Business Jargon is a critical component of workplace communications in the US. If you an English learner or an International student just starting work in the US, you will probably be confused on many of these expressions.  Business idioms are challenging because they depend heavily on culture, history, sports such as baseball and football etc so if […]


10 English Idioms for Advanced/Intermediate ESL Students

December 10, 2015
10 December 2015,
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Idioms and slang are probably the most complicated elements of the English language for ESL students. English idioms rely on understanding double meanings and implied meanings of words so incorporating these into one’s speech is guaranteed to expand one’s vocabulary and general understanding of the English language. Additionally, there are times when the best way to explain something is to […]