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50 Compound Nouns and Collocations with -ING

You've probably already learned that we can use -ED adjectives to describe how a person feels, and -ING adjectives to describe the thing, person, situation, or event that causes the feeling: I'm tired. My job is very tiring. "tired" describes "I", and "tiring" describes "job" We're bored. This movie is boring. "bored" describes "we", and [...]

Improve your English Listening

English Listening Course Sign up early and get a discount! $45 $30 Listening is one of the BIGGEST problems for English learners. It's possible for you to: read well have good grammar & vocabulary skills be able to speak and write ...but when you listen to spoken English, you don't understand everything. There are three [...]

English Phrasal Verbs with Multiple Meanings

Download the text (PDF) Phrasal verbs in English can be confusing because not only are they very similar to each other (take off, take out, take away, take over, etc.) but also each phrasal verb can have two, three, four, or more definitions. Look at the example of take off: In today’s class, you’ll learn [...]

10 English Phrasal Verbs with TURN

Change direction and go/look the other way: (while driving) "We're going the wrong way. We need to turn around." Can also describe when a failing company/project/process starts to become successful: "The new director was able to turn the school around - it went from being the worst school in the area to one of the [...]

10 English Phrases for Good and Bad Luck

Say these when you want to wish/desire someone good luck, good results; you hope they will succeed. "I'm taking my driving test tomorrow." "Good luck!" "I'm starting my own company." "Wow! Best of luck with that!" Note: You can also use "Good luck" in a sarcastic way to mean that something is difficult or almost impossible: "I'm [...]