Six Similar English Word Pairs and How to Tell Them Apart

To learn English is to face a language filled with words of similar spellings and meanings. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, especially when it comes to English grammar and writing. But don’t let this challenge discourage you—read on to sort out six tricky examples in English. Affect and Effect The difference in these two …

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How You Can Start Thinking in English

Thinking in English helps you learn to speak and write in English faster and easier. When thinking in English, rules and pronunciations don’t get in the way, so you’ll feel less pressure if you’re just starting to learn English. Read on to see how you can start thinking in English today. Just a Word or …

A Bloke in a Lift Wearing a Nappie? Common Word Differences in American, UK, and Australian English

While English is technically one language, many words (especially slang) vary across American, British, and Australian English. These common English words have different meanings in different countries. Students can keep this helpful resource in mind when learning English, regardless of which dialect is studied. Spelling Differences While spelling varies in all three countries, there are …

Having a Telephone Conversation in English

In the beginning, virtually any conversation in English will be challenging for a student. Slowly and with practice, speaking and listening to a partner gradually becomes easier. Being able to see the person you are speaking with and read facial expressions or gestures is an important part of a verbal exchange. When you eliminate the …