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What Are Idioms?

Idioms are expressions which have a meaning that is not obvious from the individual words. For example, the idiom drive somebody round the bend means make somebody angry or frustrated, but we cannot know this just by looking at the words. The best way to understand an idiom is to see it in context. If […]

Countries and Nationalities

With more and more people travelling around the world, be it for business or pleasure, we meet people from different countries. It is necessary to know how do we call someone from a particular country or the nationality to avoid embarrassment. So the next time you visit Poland, you can tell your friend, “Poles are very […]

5 Idioms: Money

We have here 5 idioms about money or financial status. well off / well to do / well heeled – rich Example: Ben can travel the world without any worries on expenses because he is well heeled. tighten your belt – spend less than usual Example: I need to tighten my belt just until I […]

Facts about Antonym or Opposite

Since one of our English Exercises is Antonyms, I thought of sharing you this Wikipedia link that explores the facts of opposite or antonyms. Do you know that not all words have antonyms? How did I know this? It’s here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposite_(semantics Antonyms Vocabulary Practice Here.

When to Use “The, A, An”

1. The articles “a, an” are used with countable nouns to indicate “one”; to indicate speed, cost, accuracy; and for certain numbers. Examples: I want an apple. ( I want one apple.) The horse runs 20 miles an hour. A couple of dogs went inside the fence yesterday. 2. The article “the” is used when the word […]