Category Archives: Language & Terms

Goat Yoga Is a Thing

There are a lot of crazy, hilariously bad (so terrible they are funny) ideas that have their origin (begin) in California. I’m not sure if goat yoga (see photo) actually began here (this article says it started in Michigan), but … Continue reading

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How to Use “I’m Good!” in English

When most Americans say, “I’m good,” they’re not praising (saying something positive about) themselves. They’re not saying they’re not bad. “I’m good” is actually a casual and common way to say, “No, thank you.” You can use this idiom in … Continue reading

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Sounding Like Shakespeare (Part 2)

Last week I mentioned a few common English phrases that we got from Shakespeare’s plays. Here are few others. Do you notice a theme (common subject)? 1. Green-eyed monster – From Othello, Act III, Scene III A monster is a … Continue reading

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New Words in American English, 2018 Edition

One of the leading (most popular) American English dictionaries, Merriam-Webster, has just published a list of 840 “new” words in English. Here are some you may want to know: TL;DR – “Too long; didn’t read” – This is sometimes used … Continue reading

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60 Second English: Using “A Bit” and “As Well”

Two of the most common expressions in spoken English are “a bit” and “as well.” Learn how to use both in this 60 second video. ~Jeff Want to comment on this blog post? You can now do that on our … Continue reading

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What Do I Say When Someone Has Died?

None of us will live forever. Death (end of life) is the eventual (someday) destination (where you are going) of all of us. If you have a friend, co-worker, or someone you know who has lost (had someone die) a … Continue reading

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How Do You Use the Verb “Stand By”?

There are a couple of different ways to use the phrasal verb to stand by, and it can get very confusing. Here’s a quick guide to this common English verb. One meaning of stand by is “wait.” For example, if … Continue reading

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60-Second Video: How to Ask Someone to Repeat Something in English

If you’re confused about how exactly to ask someone to repeat what they said to you in English, watch this quick 60-second video: Want to comment on this blog post? You can now do that on our Facebook page – … Continue reading

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English With Your Coffee: Technology Edition

Learn some vocabulary about technology in this short video. Want to comment on this blog post? You can now do that on our Facebook page – click here to comment on this post! WAIT! Before You Go . . . … Continue reading

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What is the Secret to Remembering New Words?

How can you remember all the new words you read and listen to in English? I have the answer. And it will surprise you. Keep reading . . . My answer has two parts. #1: We’ll start with the wrong … Continue reading

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