Difference between “Above” and “Over”

Both "over" and "above" mean 'higher than' and in many cases are interchangeable. But there are some differences between them.

10 Expressions about Success

Here are some useful expressions about success to help you on your English learning journey

5 Ways to Describe Things Happening One After Another

Here are 5 ways to describe actions happening one after another

Collocations about Newspaper

Here are some common expressions related to newspaper

10 Expressions with “Money”

Here are some word combinations with the noun "money" that often go together

Different Ways to Say ‘Interesting’

ENGAGING – pleasant, charming. Ex: Tom has the most engaging smile I’ve ever seen. FASCINATING – attractive, enchanting, very interesting. Ex: The leading actress was fascinating. APPEALING – attractive, interesting. Ex: The idea of moving to Canada was appealing. CAPTIVATING – very attractive. Ex: The beauty of the tourist sight was captivating. SENSATIONAL – outstanding, … Continue reading Different Ways to Say ‘Interesting’

Expressions with ‘High’

In this lesson, you can learn expressions with the adjective 'high' applicable in everyday situations and add them to your vocabulary.

24 Expressions with the Verb ‘Hold’ + 6 Phrasal Verbs

If you decide to wait before you take action, it means that you're holding your fire. If you watched the football match last night, you could see that the local team held the lead to the very end of the game. They definitely held all the aces (cards). If you're able to hold down a … Continue reading 24 Expressions with the Verb ‘Hold’ + 6 Phrasal Verbs

8 ‘Cat’ Idioms

If you love cats as much as I do, then you might be interested in learning these ‘CAT’ idioms: When the cat’s away, the mice will play – to describe what happens when the teacher leaves the classroom/when your boss is away.Ex: They shouldn’t be so loud, but the teacher left the classroom, and when … Continue reading 8 ‘Cat’ Idioms

25 Collocations that Describe Someone’s Personality

Do you have a tendency to exaggerate or are you brutally honest? 😐 Learn the meanings of 25 expressions which describe personality

Time – off Expressions

To take time off – to be absent from work, at home, or on vacation.Ex: I’m going to take a few days off to visit my parents. To take a vacation – to take time away from work, especially when you travel from pleasure.Ex: I’m taking my vacation next month. We’re going to Greece. To take a sabbatical – … Continue reading Time – off Expressions

Collocations with the Word “Hope”

Here are some collocations with the word "hope" to help you adopt natural English expressions as well as build up your vocabulary: Real / sincere hope It is my sincere hope their marriage will be a happy one. High hopes High hopes of his parents were not realized. False hope Don't give him false hope. … Continue reading Collocations with the Word “Hope”

Compound Adjectives with -ED Endings

Compound adjectives are adjectives with two or more words and a hyphen between them.

We form them by combining an adjective or number with a noun plus -ED.

Word building: suffix -OUS

When we add the suffix -OUS to the nouns, they become adjectives. The suffix -OUS means "full of" or "having the quality of". Let's look at some commonly used adjectives ending in -OUS: ENVIOUS - wanting something that another person has. Ex: You shouldn't be envious of people who have more than you do. DANGEROUS … Continue reading Word building: suffix -OUS

Meanings of the Verb ‘Ask’

Ask is a very common verb in English and as such it has several meanings

Other ways to say “however”

Don't you agree that "however" is a bit overused word? Well, here are some adequate alternatives: After all All the same Albeit Alternatively Although Anyhow At any rate Be that as it may But By way of contrast Conversely Despite that Even so For all that In contrast In whatever way Having said that In … Continue reading Other ways to say “however”

28+ Expressions with “Change”

Here are 28+ commonly used expressions with "change" you might use to make your English sound more natural. I'm sure you'll like some of them as well as use them frequently.

Latin Abbreviations in English

I'm sure most of you are familiar with Latin abbreviations use in English. There are many of them but I’ll try to explain most frequently used ones. e.g. (exampli gratia) We use “e.g.” for giving specific examples. Ex:  I feel like eating something sweet, e.g. ice cream. i.e. (id est) This abbreviation is used to … Continue reading Latin Abbreviations in English

Phrasal Verbs with ‘Go’

Here are several mostly used phrasal verbs starting with the verb ‘go’. GO BY – pass. She was sitting and watching the people go by. GO BACK – return. I’m going back in two weeks. GO OFF – no longer fresh. The strawberries have gone off. GO DOWN – go to a lower position. He … Continue reading Phrasal Verbs with ‘Go’

Words Related to Work

In this post, we are going to focus on vocabulary related to work in English so that you can get a greater knowledge of this specific vocabulary. Below are some words that you may come across when searching for a job or on the job altogether with example sentences

TIME expressions

A while back / a while ago About time After a while Ahead of time All along / all the while All day long At all times At that point / moment At times / sometimes At the same time At the worst possible time Every now and then / from time to time Every … Continue reading TIME expressions