Do you find it difficult to learn and remember phrasal verbs? A lot of students say it's one of the most difficult things about learning English. One way to learn them is by topic so here is a list of phrasal verbs which are useful for talking about telephone calls.
An idiom is a phrase with a meaning that isn't always obvious and can't always be translated directly into another language. Do you know what it means to have two left feet or itchy feet? Have you ever put your foot in your mouth? Read this post to learn some common idioms about parts of the body.
I think today is the coldest day we have had so far this winter! It's only just above zero degrees but the sun is shining and it looks beautiful outside. I still wish I didn't have to go out and could stay inside in the warm! Anyway, here is some winter vocabulary for you!
Did you know that there are quite a lot of words in English which are actually Japanese? I didn't realise until today that there are quite so many. You probably know emoji and ninja but did you realise they were Japanese words? Do you know the meaning of tsunami, origami and kamikaze? Keep reading to learn more!
I've watched a few Australian TV programmes recently and have picked up some differences between Aussie and British English. If you want to practise your listening skills or familiarise yourself with the Australian accent, I recommend "A Place to Call Home", "The Doctor Blake Mysteries", "800 Words" or "The Heart Guy" (also called "Doctor Doctor". Here are a few of my favourite Aussie words.
Here are a few differences between British and American English:
driving licence / driver's license = the paper or card that says you have passed your test and are allowed to drive. Notice the different spelling of licence / license. I still have to check this one in the dictionary sometimes!
tyre / tire = the black rubber part of the wheel
boot / trunk = the space in the back of the car where you can put shopping or suitcases.
Today is International Dog Day so I thought I would give you some useful vocabulary to talk about dogs.
kennel = a shelter for a dog, usually outside
bark = the loud sound a dog makes
growl = the sound a dog makes when it is angry
In this post, you can learn the most common dog-themed idioms in English. I was surprised to discover that there are so many! Read on to learn more!
Do you prefer cats or dogs? I like both but think I'm probably more of a cat person. In this post, I'm going to teach you some cat-themed idioms we use in English.
We've just had a heatwave here in the UK! In Cambridge it was over 30 degrees for six days. This might be totally normal in some countries but not here! It's not my favourite weather at all and I'm very glad it's cooler today! This morning we had rain, thunder and lightning!
Here's some useful vocabulary for talking about the weather in summer!
Here are some useful phrasal verb infographics which I originally posted on Instagram! There's one for each letter of the alphabet except X and Y! If you like these, you can find me on Instagram @learnenglishwithkatie.
Let's start with a short quiz. Choose the best answer.
1. Which of these is good English?
a) make a photo
b) take a photo
c) do a photo
2. Which of these is good English?
a) have a party
b) make a party
c) do a party
3. Which of these is NOT good English?
a) take a decision
b) make a decision
c) do a decision
Click "Read More" to see the answers!
We are living in strange and difficult times with the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, many companies will go out of business and many people will lose their jobs. I thought I'd make a mini lesson on this topic to teach you some useful vocabulary.
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