Idioms used by native speakers Those of us who grew up with English as our first language have been exposed to idioms and idiomatic expressions for most of our lives. They may have confused us a little when we were children, but explanation and constant exposure not only increased our understanding of them, but likely drew them into our own vernacular. If you’re in the process of learning the English language, you may come across some of these and not be entirely sure what they mean. Here’s a list of 20 that you’re likely to come across fairly often: 1. A Chip on Your Shoulder 20 words that once meant something very different Words change meaning over time in ways that might surprise you. We sometimes notice words changing meaning under our noses (e.g., unique coming to mean “very unusual” rather than “one of a kind”) — and it can be disconcerting. How in the world are we all going to communicate effectively if we allow words to shift in meaning like that? The good news: History tells us that we’ll be fine. Words have been changing meaning — sometimes radically — as long as there have been words and speakers to speak them. Here is just a small sampling of words you may not have realized didn’t always mean what they mean today.
25 maps that explain the English language by Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today. The origins of English
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learnenglishlikeme I also want to share with you the complete list of phrasal verbs I worked with during the last 10 days. If you want to know more about the strategy I used, you can also read the next post … How you can learn phrasal verbs easily Remember that you can find an extensive summary of my Phrasal verbs learning process in the post … How to learn phrasal verbs easily – Part 2 The Complete List Of Phrasal Verbs… I chose these 50 phrasal verbs at random: As you can see I didn’t work with all the different meanings that every phrasal verb have. Reading Comprehension - True or False Activity Walt Disney has brought joy to many of us as both children and adults. But how much do you know about the parks that exist all over the world? Read through the article below and see if you can answer the true or false questions afterwards. Lesson by Craoline Devane It's Not a Small World, after all...covering 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.
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PET Reading Test 2, part 3. Free Practice for the Preliminary English Test In this part of the exam you need to read a long text and answer 10 True/False questions. Madagascar – When to go Madagascar has two seasons, a warm, wet season from November to April, and a cooler dry season between May and October. However, different parts of the country have very different weather.