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“Full of beans” and 14 other awesome British expressions

December 28, 2019

As most popular movies and TV shows are produced in the States, we non-native English speakers are usually more familiar with American expressions and idioms than with British ones. In my opinion, it is a bit of a pity because the British have many funny expressions and idioms that would spice up and bring more humour into our conversations. To fix this state of affairs, we have gathered 15 awesome British expressions with example sentences and their meanings in this…

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Best Instagram accounts for learning languages

December 20, 2019

Many of us use Instagram daily in our free time as well as at work. Instagram is useful for many things – also for learning languages! International Instagram accounts give you funny, everyday advice on using a new language easily and fast. Here are a few recommendations of Instagram accounts that support language learning. Follow these accounts and add a touch of foreign languages to your day! French: OhLaLaJadore On this Instagram account you will find useful French phrases illustrated…

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Pick a new inspirational quote and encourage yourself to succeed

August 23, 2019

An inspirational quote is a sentence or a saying that you can use to encourage yourself in the good times as well as the bad and to remind yourself of your goals. An encouraging statement works, given that it’s meaningful and you really believe it. In addition to feeling good, there are other benefits – by repeating inspirational quotes, you can expand your vocabulary with very little effort. For this reason, we have put together a collection of inspiring quotes…

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Phrasal verbs – what are they and why do you need them?

July 26, 2019

Both English and Spanish have a lot of phrasal verbs: verbs which get a new meaning when combined with a preposition, a particle or both. (Note that they aren’t always called phrasal verbs when talking about Spanish, but may be called verb constructions or expressions.) It’s often impossible to figure out the meaning of a phrasal verb by looking up the meaning of its parts, so the combination must be learned by heart. For example, the English verb ”look” appears…

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The best summer songs in four languages

July 5, 2019

Do you feel like listening to something nice and summery but your Spotify queue is approaching its end and you’re out of ideas? No worries, this post is going to save your playlist! Below, you’ll find a mix of awesome summer songs in four different languages. Put together the sweetest and most international playlist of the summer – for that long roadtrip or an evening with friends. Rediscover the old classics and explore the exciting new arrivals! The best English…

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Make sense of the alphabet soup – Must-know English acronyms

June 24, 2019
Must-know English acronyms

Acronyms are everywhere, but what are they? Put simply, an acronym is formed from the first letters or syllables of a phrase. Sometimes acronyms are used so much that the original phrase is forgotten. The word “laser” is an example of this. Much simpler than “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”, right? Here are a few commonly encountered acronyms you need to know. Read on!…

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