There are a lot of words in English! In fact, English has more words than most other languages, although there are languages with more, like Chinese and Arabic. This makes vocabulary learning quite challenging for English learners. But how many words are there in English and how many do you need to learn?
Today’s post is another one in my series about confusing words. What words do YOU find confusing in English? Tell me in the comments and I’ll see if I can help you. I might even include your question in a future post.
My Facebook posts about confusing words continue to be popular so here are some more for you. If there are any words that you find confusing, you can write them in the comments and maybe I’ll include them in my next post!
Some of my most popular posts on my Facebook page recently have been about pairs of confusing words so I thought I would share some of these with you here.
If you’d like to learn more, go to my Facebook page, find “search” in the menu and look for “confusing words”.
Learners often ask me what the difference is between British and American English. The biggest difference is probably in the vocabulary. We have different words for quite a lot of things, especially when talking about food. So today, I’m going to give you a list of some of these words. If you like watching films and TV shows, this information might be helpful!
Today’s lesson is all about countable and uncountable nouns. These are not always as easy as you might think. Have a go at my quiz and test your knowledge!
Did you know that there are quite a lot of words in English which are actually borrowed from French? These are called loan words. Do you know the meaning of faux pas, cliché or tête à tête? Keep reading to learn more!
I recently posted something on my Facebook page about Google Translate and about why I don’t recommend using it. This started an interesting conversation and lots of people asked me what they should use instead. Keep reading to learn more!
How do you feel about learning idioms? Sometimes I post idioms on my Facebook page and somebody asked me recently if it was important to learn them. So I’ve been thinking about this question over the last few days and here is my answer.
I'm wearing extra clothes and I've got a blanket to keep me warm. It's cold and grey outside today. This seems like a good day for a post about winter words!
I’m looking out of my window enjoying the autumn colours outside and watching the squirrels who are busy in my garden! It seemed a good time to give you some autumn vocabulary and idioms!
I’m sure you already know how to make the plural form (more than one) in English. Mostly we just add -s, right? Well, there are some spelling rules to learn and quite a few irregular plurals too so keep reading. Perhaps you’ll learn something new! And at the end, I’ll tell you one mistake you should avoid.
I’m moving house! As you may know, I live in Cambridge at the moment. I’ve been here for almost 20 years but I’ve decided it’s time to move back to Nottinghamshire to be nearer my parents. Keep reading to learn some useful vocabulary about moving house!
Summer has arrived in the UK! It's warm and sunny this week and the forecast says it could be 32 degrees on Friday! That's too hot for me! Today's post is a list of vocabulary which you might find useful to talk about the summer.
Have you ever been the victim of a scam? I was recently targeted by a group of hackers. They said they were trying to help me but it was a vishing scam and they were trying to hack into my bank account! I always thought I would never fall for something like this but they were very convincing! Read on and you will learn some useful vocabulary to talk about this topic.
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