Vocabulary

Fall Words: 17 Vocabulary Words to Describe Autumn

Fall Words: 17 Vocabulary Words to Describe Autumn

Fall words, here we come! In the northern hemisphere, autumn is upon us. And here in Virginia, our vast deciduous forests are casting aside their emerald hues for a riot of reds, yellows, and oranges. The heat of summer is giving way to sweater weather. And instead of...

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Tips & Tricks

History & Culture

Olé! 8 Spanish Words Used in English

Olé! 8 Spanish Words Used in English

It's not surprising that a lot of English words originated in Spanish. There were a number of political marriages between the English and Spanish over the years (Catherine of Aragon, anyone?), a military rivalry (ever heard of the Spanish Armada?), and, of course,...

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Hey! What’s So…Punny?

Hey! What’s So…Punny?

Guest post by Sheila MacKechnie Murtha, co-author of the English the American Way ESL series     Okay, raise your hand if you like to laugh...   Ah yes, you... and you... and you in the back... and... well, ME! Come on— everyone likes a good laugh, and we all love a...

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Grammar & Spelling

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Guest post by Rob of Ginseng English   What are transitive and intransitive verbs?   When you are learning a new verb, one of the most important things to learn about that verb is whether it is transitive or intransitive. Transitive verbs have direct objects....

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Pronunciation & Listening

Personal & Miscellaneous

Words of the Day

Word of the Day: TESTIFY

Word of the Day: TESTIFY

Today's English word of the day is: TESTIFY. Keep reading to learn the meaning of 'testify', hear the pronunciation, and read two example dialogues. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the...

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Word of the Day: LIE LOW

Word of the Day: LIE LOW

Today's English word of the day is the idiom: LIE LOW. Keep reading to learn the meaning of 'lie low', hear the pronunciation, and read two example dialogues. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its...

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