Want To Talk English Like an American? Learn These 15 Idioms

November 17, 2017
17 November 2017,
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Idioms are phrases or sayings with meanings that are different than what is actually being said. In other words, they should not be taken literally. For example, if someone is “in the same boat” as someone else, it means they are in the same situation. They are not actually in a boat together. There are many different idioms that have […]


14 Slang Words Used by American Teenagers When Texting

August 31, 2017
31 August 2017,
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Texting, instant messaging, and communicating online have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Many people have a computer, tablet, smartphone, or cellphone that allows them to speak with others use written messages, like texts. As technology has evolved, so has the English language. A whole new variety of words, phrases, and slang has developed through texting. Many of […]


Words that American English Speakers Pronounce Differently than the Rest of the World

August 14, 2017
14 August 2017,
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There are big differences between the way American English speakers pronounce words compared to either Britain or Australia speakers – all of which are English-speaking countries.  If you learnt English at school as a second language you probably will have been taught British English.  General English pronunciation is used the most on American major television programs and is more commonly […]


10 TV shows that will help you learn American Conversational English

June 15, 2017
15 June 2017,
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Television is a useful tool to help a student becoming conversationally fluent in English. A wide variety of television shows expose students to material and situations they may not otherwise encounter. When selecting TV shows to watch, one should seek content that features good grammar, relevant cultural references, and useful information about a country’s culture. In the U.S., there are […]


American English vs British English: 10 Spelling Differences that are Confusing to English Students

May 19, 2017
19 May 2017,
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The differences between American English and British English cause confusion among many English learners. Not only do these two versions of English have different words that mean the same thing, they also spell the same words differently. That’s right, how you spell a word may just depend on if you learned American English or British English. Keep in mind that […]