Spoken English Reduction Guide

Start Understanding Native Speakers Is it difficult for you to understand spoken English? Can you understand your English teacher but not understand most native speakers? Teachers usually speak more slowly and clearly to […]

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Idiom: Not all it’s cracked up to be

Meaning and Use If something is not all it’s cracked up to be it is not as good as expected. It is common to use not all it’s cracked up to be when […]

Confusing English Phrase: What’s What

English can be VERY confusing! Idioms, phrasal verbs, slang, and other expressions used by native speakers can be difficult to understand. Today I want to talk about the expression Let me tell you […]


Collocations: Natural Word Combinations

Let’s face it: English is difficult. One word can have many different meanings, but limited collocations. You can play squash, you can eat squash, or you can squash a bug. Someone might bug […]

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Internet Slang Abbreviations with Audio

Internet and Text Slang When it comes to slang and texting, less is more. Text abbreviations like OMG are a type of shorthand used to save time and space when we communicate online. […]

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Idiom: Blood, sweat, and tears is hard work.

Blood, sweat, and tears 피 땀 눈물 Meaning and Use Blood, sweat, and tears means a lot of effort and hard work. We use it to talk about things that are very difficult […]

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10 Phrasal Verbs for Travel

Phrasal verbs for travel There are thousands of phrasal verbs. Knowing where to begin can be overwhelming! When you are traveling, you are likely to hear these 10 common phrasal verbs used. They are […]


English Vocabulary and Expressions: Dating

Dating & Love Vocabulary and Expressions Learning vocabulary in context increases your ability to remember words. Learning words in context will help you remember them better than memorizing random lists of words. Those lists […]

Idioms and Common English Expressions

Learning English expressions is a great way to increase your vocabulary. If you want to speak English like a native speaker or understand native spoken English, there are many common expressions and idioms […]