Fun with puns
What makes English hard to learn for non-native speakers of English is that the language is full of double meanings. The pun is about wordplay that exploits those double meanings. Wikipedia [...]
Please leave your values at the hotel desk: English fails in foreign hotels.
English fails are very common not only in non-English speaking countries but the amount of English fails that we see on signage, posters, and even in business emails in English-Speaking [...]
10 nice and (very) easy things to do in Autumn
Autumn – otherwise known as Fall in the United States of America – is loved in America because after a long hot summer, its cooler weather and its astonishing colors are a comfort and [...]
10 completely untranslatable words from other languages!
As if learning to speak English is not enough. But these fabulous words deserve a place in everybody’s vocabulary! These are untranslatable words in English, there is not phrasal or word [...]
What is an adverbial?
Even if you do not know what adverbials – or adverbial phrases – are, you are using them constantly in conversation. Adverbs and adverbials are similar but not the same. An adverbial [...]
It ain’t what you say it’s the way that you say it!
Everyone has an accent – it might be a mother-tongue accent or, as with ESL students, a second language accent. An accent is the way that you say words.An accent is how an individual pronounces a [...]
Shakespeare’s an app in the Big Apple
Even though he is passionate about Shakespeare, New York theater producer Ross Williams understands very well that 400-year- old English is difficult even for English speakers to decipher. But he [...]
Hey! The new Hi ?
When you first arrived in the United States to study English abroad, did you find yourself waiting for what was going to follow the first time you heard the word “Hey!” ? And you [...]
It ain’t what you say it’s the way that you say it
Like many Americans, we are often unaware of our own accent. But, everyone has an accent – it might be your mother-tongue accent or a second language accent. Accent is how an individual