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English Vocabulary Words for Thanksgiving Foods

The American holiday of Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday in November. It's a great time to get together with family and remember to be thankful for all the good things in our lives - and, of course, eat some delicious food! Here are some English vocabulary words for traditional Thanksgiving foods: turkey Gravy is a sauce [...]

20 English Expressions with Alliteration

Alliteration is repeating the same (or similar sounds) at the beginnings of words. It is often used in poetry and music, and we also have some idiomatic expressions in English that use alliteration. Today you'll learn 20 English expressions with alliteration: If you're waiting for something with bated breath, it means you're very anxious or excited, very eager [...]

A story about confidence

Read and listen to Jane's story of confidence vs. insecurity. Try to guess what the bolded vocabulary words mean from the context - then read the vocabulary section at the end of the story to find the answers.   For many people the month of June means one thing – summer is coming! For me, however, [...]

Different English words that are pronounced the same way

A board (n.) is a flat piece of wood. If you are bored (adj.) it means you are not interested. A phase (n.) is a temporary period of time or a stage of development. If something doesn't faze (v.) you, it means it doesn't bother you or make you uncomfortable. A vein (n.) is a small tube inside your body that takes blood back to [...]

Learning English for your Career? This free e-book will help you succeed!

Learning English can open the doors to a career with a multinational company or working in an English-speaking country. If you want to maximize your chances of success, check out this very helpful free e-book, Your International Career Guide: Ten essential topics to help you succeed from Kaplan International English. You'll get tips from experts in the field, covering [...]