Go with the Flow! 37 English Connectors to Improve Your Speaking and Writing

It’s time for a short quiz! Do you have too many ideas for a project but you struggle to put them together? Are your essays marked poorly despite all your grammatically-correct sentences? Have you been told that your paragraphs often have no link to each other even if they discuss the same topic? If you’ve …

It’s Adventure Time! 40+ Camping Words You Need to Know

Do you like being outdoors? Would you like to fall asleep in the grass, looking up at the stars? How about a walk in the woods, playing hide-and-seek among the trees, with your friends? If all of this sounds exciting to you, then there’s a special activity that you’d enjoy: camping. Camping is an outdoor …

Quick Access to Hundreds of Effective English Vocabulary Quizzes for All Levels and Likes

Pop quiz! Oh no! Remember, when your teacher would spring (give without notice) a surprise quiz on your class, and you would immediately (right away) go into panic mode? Well, do not worry, these are not those types of anxiety-causing quizzes. There are no surprises here—just simple and straightforward English vocabulary quizzes that will help …

English Feelings: Your Complete Guide to Expressing Your Emotions

“How are you feeling today?” “I am good, thanks!” “No, how are you, really?” “I am….” At times, both native English speakers and language learners can find it difficult to answer such a simple question—how are you really feeling? Perhaps you have just won first place in an art show, and now you are feeling …

Began or Begun: Your One-stop Guide to These Tricky English Words

Reading the correct train times when heading to a job interview. Double-checking that box of hair dye to make sure it won’t turn your hair green. Understanding the small differences between words like began and begun.  These are the types of things that require (need) a lot of attention to detail! While we can’t help …

English Wh- Questions: The Beginner’s Guide to Asking and Answering

Questions are a useful part of all languages. Asking questions helps you figure out where the train station is, what you’re ordering from a restaurant or what time you’re meeting a friend. In English, one specific type of question is the “wh- question.” Wh- questions help us understand the world around us. Why is the …

How to Say You’re Welcome: 16 Ways to Say It & 4 Ways to Use It

There’s a common expression in English that says “variety is the spice of life.” It means in order for things to be interesting, they need to be new, different and constantly changing. But variety is also the spice of English speaking! Repeating the same words, phrases and expressions over and over again can seem boring. …

Two Sides of the Coin: Agreeing and Disagreeing in English Conversations

“And I will, but you won’t And I do, but, but you don’t We won’t budge either way But we like it, we like it” These lines from Katy Perry’s song “Agree to Disagree” show that just because you disagree with someone doesn’t mean that a friendly, romantic or even professional relationship isn’t possible. In …

Madam, Mrs. or Miss? Your Guide to Addressing People in English

“Excuse me, ma’am.” “Nice to meet you, sir.” “Hey, buddy!” Wait, back up. There are so many ways of addressing people in English. But what’s the right way? When should you use a formal term and when can you use a relaxed, informal greeting? Not being sure how to address someone—especially in a new language—can …

Learn the Difference Between “Make” and “Do”: A Stress-free Guide for English Learners

You’ve studied your English verb conjugation. You’ve got a great grasp of vocabulary and your accent is perfect. You’re talking to native speakers and understanding every single word. In short, you’re feeling great. And then, out of nowhere, two annoying little verbs make you stop right in the middle of your sentence: Should I use …