Category Archives: Language & Terms

7 Ways of Saying “No” in English

Sometimes you have to say “no” to someone, but how do you do it without always saying “no”? Find out how and when to use these 7 common ways of saying “no” in English: No, thanks No, but thanks for … Continue reading

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Put Some Latin into Your English

English uses several Latin expressions in both daily conversation and written communication. These expressions are more common that you might think! Here are a few you should definitely know: ad hoc post hoc post hoc, ergo propter hoc per se … Continue reading

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How to Curse in English in a Nice Way

To curse means to swear, to use a “bad’ word or expression, especially when you’re angry. At ESLPod.com, we don’t think it is a good idea for you to curse in English. But you CAN express your strong emotions and … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Say “Yes”

Everyone knows what “yes” is in English, but did you know there are different ways of saying “yes” without actually saying “yes”? Watch this video to find out how to use: -Uh-huh -Absolutely! -By all means -Agreed Check out our … Continue reading

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Don’t Make This Mistake When Speaking English

It’s important to know the meaning of idioms and slang expressions in English. But should you actually use them when you speak and write? In this video, I give you three reasons why sometimes *not* using idioms will actually make … Continue reading

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More Common Abbreviations from the HQ of ESLPod

There are dozens of abbreviations used in English. Learn about some additional common ones here, including: TBA HQ IPO And check out our Unlimited English Membership for even more great English lessons! ~Jeff P.S. Like this English lesson? Get a … Continue reading

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From Zero to Hero in English

“Zero” is obviously a number in English, but do you know how else it can be used? Learn some popular expressions with “zero,” including: To zero in (on) Zero tolerance To go from zero to hero Check out more examples … Continue reading

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The Short Way to English

“Short” has lots of uses in English. Learn about some of the most popular ones in this video, including: To be short on Nothing short of To make a long story short (Long story, short) The long and the short … Continue reading

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Common Abbreviations: Is Your English TBD for YTD?

English uses a lot of abbreviations, especially in business English. Learn some common ones and when to use them in this video: YTD TBD ETA EOD COB To improve your English ASAP (as soon as possible), check our our Unlimited … Continue reading

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Are You a Jack of All Trades, Master of None?

“Jack” has many different meanings and uses in English. Find out how to use them correctly in this video. I’ll explain how to use “jack” in different expressions, including: a man named John something for your car a playing card … Continue reading

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