Fun Facts About Christmas

Fun Facts About Christmas

As the year draws to a close, millions of people around the globe celebrate around flickering lights, sparkling decorations, merry music, tasty food, and exciting holiday cards and gifts. That is because… Christmas is just around the corner! But how much do you know...

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Different Types Of Laugh

Different Types Of Laugh

My sheer purpose of creating posts in the Vocabulary page is to enrich your lexical repertoire, and today’s entry also gravitates toward that ultimate goal. All too often, I see there is an overdependence on ‘smile’ or ‘laugh’ in daily communication. Though these two...

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Collective Nouns For Animals

Collective Nouns For Animals

A collective noun is a word that is used to define a group or collection of people, animals or things. For instance, in the phrase a herd of elephants, the word herd is a collective noun. You probably know that a group of...

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Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is composed of three main activities: spending time with family, eating a hearty meal of turkey, and watching football. But how did these traditions come about? Have you ever wondered about the origin of Thanksgiving day? To be fair, Thanksgiving...

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9 idioms about: Age

9 idioms about: Age

Welcome back to the ‘9 idioms about’ series!We’re looking at 9 useful age idioms you can use in your daily English to sound more like anative speaker.Let’s get started. Comment below if you know any other idioms related to age 🙂 ReferencesCambridge Online Dictionary...

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Borrowed words from other languages – Part 2

Borrowed words from other languages – Part 2

Welcome back to the series of Borrowed words in English! Today, I’d like to introduce to you another 20 loan words that have their roots derived from German, Greek, Hindi, and Italian. Photo credits: Bridaltweet, Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, and Washington Post...

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Fun facts about Halloween

Fun facts about Halloween

Over the centuries, Halloween has evolved from a way of begging for treats to one of the most celebrated events of the entire year. Yet, while Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in America, there is a lot of fun tidbits people aren’t actually aware of...

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Other ways to say: BORING

Other ways to say: BORING

As a positive person, I have always tried to look on the bright side of things. Sadly, however, not everything in life is fascinating, awe-inspiring, and spectacular. You may find that something we watch, read, or experience is… boring at times.  The following visual...

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Phrasal Verbs With ‘Take’

Phrasal Verbs With ‘Take’

A phrasal verb (also known as multi-word verb) is typically made up of a main verb together with a preposition. Phrasal verbs are widely used in both written and spoken English, making them important to know. Though there are phrasal verbs whose meanings are obvious –...

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Borrowed words from other languages – Part 1

Borrowed words from other languages – Part 1

Since its infancy, the English language has been borrowing words from other languages. These ‘borrowings’ or ‘loanwords’ can be traced back to specific periods in history. What usually happens is that English speakers find an equivalent in another language to describe...

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