Idioms of the Week: Health

In this blog series, we’re breaking down common English expressions that are used in everyday conversation, so you’ll be able to expand your language skills and have fun with new English phrases. This week, we’re keeping to the theme of health. 1. bitter pill to swallow (noun phrase): an unpleasant fact one must accept Ex. Losing the highly …

Coffee Break: 10 Expressions About… Back To School

Coffee Break: Back To School

Back-to-school season is already here! If you’re an English learner, it’s also time for you to refocus on your studies after this well-deserved break. And what’s better than a short vocabulary list to kick off the year? Check out these 10 education-related English words and expressions that we selected for you: 1. pedagogy (noun): the …

Coffee Break: 10 Expressions About… Tango Buenos Aires Festival

[bctt tweet=”It’s #TangoFestival time! Here are 10 #English expressions you can use to talk about it.”] From August 18 to August 31, the world capital of tango, Buenos Aires, is hosting the biggest tango festival in the world as well as the Tango World Cup. These two events, spread over two weeks, attract thousands of …

Idioms of the Week: Emotions

In this blog series, we’re breaking down common English expressions that are used in everyday conversation, so you’ll be able to expand your language skills and have fun with new English phrases. This week, we’re keeping to the theme of emotions. 1. to go bananas (verb phrase): to rave or cheer wildly; to become extremely crazy, angry …

10 Words for…Civil Engineering

In the engineering world, blueprints and measurements are straightforward. But even though numbers are universal, communicating on projects can present a challenge. Given the multicultural nature of our world today, language barriers often arise, which is why we’re here to help! This blog series will explore the top 10 useful words for specific industries, so …

Coffee break: 10 Expressions About… the 2016 Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics 2016

Tomorrow, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will mark the start of three weeks of intense competition when 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries will be fighting for gold. Since the Olympics will be one of the hottest topics …

Idioms of the Week: Money

Learning English as a second language is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you run into idioms in casual conversation that don’t mean what they seem. In this weekly series, we’re breaking down common English expressions that are used in everyday conversation, so you’ll be able to expand your language skills and …

10 Words for…Basic Medicine

Working in the healthcare industry can be immensely rewarding, but navigating day-to-day language barriers can be a challenge. With medical practices varying from country to country, aligning with rich cultural traditions, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we’re here to help! This blog series will explore the top 10 useful words for specific …

Coffee Break: 10 Expressions About… The San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic Con

Whether you’re on your coffee break at the office, talking with friends or reading the newspaper, we encounter situations every day where topic-specific vocabulary is used. And when you don’t know the language, it can be really difficult to participate in the conversation! When the topic switches to recent news events, it gets even more …

Idioms of the Week: Nature

Learning English as a second language is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you run into idioms in casual conversation that don’t mean what they seem. In this weekly series, we’re breaking down common English expressions that are used in everyday conversation, so you’ll be able to expand your language skills and …