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Category Archives: Idiomatic expressions

May 23, 2016

The English language is extremely versatile. Its versatility can be attributed to an evolutionary process that spans over one thousand years and includes many foreign words that have become part of the common vernacular. For example, you might encounter a bon vivant while dining out with a friend, have carte blanche in choosing where you’ll […]

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September 2, 2015

The grand process for students who wish to learn English as a Second Language in a consolidated crash course can be difficult. By enveloping themselves in the culture, students will be able to pick up the language more efficiently.   Use Your Context Clues It has been acknowledged that students will never fully master the […]

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August 27, 2015

If you’re looking for ways to supplement what you’re learning in your ESL courses, try music, movies, and Internet memes. Pop culture may seem silly and superficial, not to mention a time-waster for many Internet users. But as you know, people are addicted to pop culture because it is fun and entertaining, so why not […]

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August 10, 2015

English is the most widely spoken language in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean that all Americans speak the same dialect. In fact, traveling through the country can showcase vastly different phrases that may sound foreign and incomprehensible to people from different regions of the U.S. The continental U.S. may have as many as 24 […]

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July 29, 2015

It is typical to attend classes and tutoring sessions to learn English. Although these teaching methods are common and effective, there are more enjoyable ways to pick up a new language. It’s also possible to pick up phrases and words to learn English through movies and television shows.   Media Offers Real English  When you […]

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October 28, 2014

American children grow up hearing idioms all their lives. Most adults take the time to explain what they mean so children can understand. After hearing these sayings so often, no one gives them a second thought. However, English idioms could easily confuse adults from abroad or international students. Just imagine the reaction of a foreign […]

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August 28, 2014

Any student who is working to learn English knows that it is a multi-faceted process. You study in the classroom, but then you put those skills to work and strive to grow them out in the real world. That might include having a part-time job, working with a volunteer organization, and interacting with both native […]

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February 21, 2013

English is a complicated language, made even more difficult by its large amount of idiomatic expressions and slang. But American Language Communication Center, a New York City school dedicated to teaching English as a second language, can help make sense of when and where to use such slang. For instance, the word “boogie” means to […]

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