Tet Holiday 101

Tet Holiday 101

As Tết nears in Vietnam, I believe there could be no better time to learn the possible unknowns about the most important celebration in our culture. What excites me about Tết is I get the chance to revisit my homeland where the majority of my extended family members...

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A Year of Positive Thinking

A Year of Positive Thinking

Hi friends, How have you been during the past year? I hope that no matter where you are in the world, you are doing well. That no matter how difficult things turn out to be, you are still able to see light within the darkness. Over the years, I’ve learned life lessons...

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Glossary: Climate Change

Glossary: Climate Change

As the name suggests, climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. We are experiencing climate change in diverse ways; it affects our health, safety, housing, work, and ability to grow food. Some of us are already more vulnerable to...

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9 Idioms about: Books

9 Idioms about: Books

Welcome back to the ‘9 Idioms about’ series! I hope you find today’s post as useful as usual. Happy learning! Photo credits: Iris Reading, iStock, JSTOR Daily, Michigan Health, Music and Sunshine, Speaking of English, The Write Life, Trinity P3, Wonderbly, Working...

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Glossary: Leafy greens

Glossary: Leafy greens

If you’re a fan of green veggies or on the way to adopting a healthy diet, then this post is for you. Vegetables, combined with a balanced eating regimen, can do wonders for your health. Today I’m sharing with you the names of the most common leafy greens in our meals...

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AMERICAN VS. BRITISH ENGLISH: SCHOOL

AMERICAN VS. BRITISH ENGLISH: SCHOOL

School is back and I hope you’ve had a great start. Today, let’s learn the differences between American vs. British vocabulary for education in English. Photo credits: British Council, Canva, Career India, Dribbble, Everest Education, Genesis School, KUTV, MooreCo,...

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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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