9 words about: Mid-Autumn Festival

9 words about: Mid-Autumn Festival

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival is probably like no others. The festive atmosphere that typically characterizes Hanoi’s Hang Ma Street or Saigon’s Nguyen Hue Walking Street, brightly lit with lanterns and other accoutrements around this time, is clearly absent. That...

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9 Idioms about: School

9 Idioms about: School

It’s school time again. While students in some places around the world are stuffing their backpacks with new school supplies, others find themselves in blended learning approach or online settings due to the Covid-19 pandemic. No matter where your classroom is,...

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English Idioms with Numbers

English Idioms with Numbers

Here are twelve common English idioms with numbers. Make a note of any idioms that you have never seen before (or for which you think there isn’t a translation in Vietnamese). Also, comment below if you know any other idioms using numbers.  Photo credits: Envato...

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FUN FACTS ABOUT OLYMPIC GAMES

FUN FACTS ABOUT OLYMPIC GAMES

Even if you don’t care much about sports, you’re probably aware that the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are finally happening in Japan, a whole year after they were meant to take place! People are watching and rooting for the best athletes who train for years to give their all...

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Adjectives: Describe Food Taste

Adjectives: Describe Food Taste

Hello, Vocabulary series is back, and today I’d like to share with you some descriptive adjectives when it comes to food taste. Scrolling down the infographic, you probably see the first few words are already familiar while you tend not to use those in the latter half...

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English through Movies: Shanghai Calling

English through Movies: Shanghai Calling

Hello again, Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you’re all safe and healthy no matter where you are.  Saigon, where I’m currently living, has experienced large-scale lockdowns due to the fourth wave of COVID-19 since early May. Instead of being controlled...

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9 words about: Roles in football team

9 words about: Roles in football team

Hello there, If you read newspapers and follow social networking sites, you probably agree with me that there has been extensive media coverage of Euro 2020 over the recent days. In Vietnam, our people have also been celebrating the fact that the national football...

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9 words about: Fashion

9 words about: Fashion

Hi readers, Welcome to another post on my site! I recently came across news articles about Nguyen Cong Tri – a self-taught visionary fashion designer in Vietnam. Inspired by his contributions to the Vietnamese fashion industry, I would like to introduce you some...

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Surprising Origins Behind English Idioms

Surprising Origins Behind English Idioms

You may use the following idioms all the time, but did you ever think about where they came from or why we say them? Many of these expressions trace their roots to historical events and legends. Understanding the cultural context and anecdotes behind idioms will not...

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ENGLISH WORDS BORROWED FROM OTHER LANGUAGES – PART 3

ENGLISH WORDS BORROWED FROM OTHER LANGUAGES – PART 3

Welcome back to another post on loanwords series!  This time, I’d like to introduce to you another 20 English borrowings originating from Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, and Spanish.   Enjoy your time here! Photo credits: Bao Khanh Hoa, BGR,...

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