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Prepositions of location

A preposition of place is a preposition which is used to refer to a place where something or someone is located. At – A preposition of place which is used to discuss a certain point (She sat at the table). In – A preposition of place which is used to discuss an…

Expression with happy

Happy as a clam very happy and comfortable • When her parents left for holiday, she was happy as a clam staying alone in the house. . Over the moon extremely pleased and happy • Do you remember how happy we were when we first stayed out for a night?…

Prepositions

. >> ✪-Formal and informal language serve different purposes. The tone, the choice of words and the way the words are put together vary between the two styles. Formal language is less personal than informal language. It is used when writing for professional or academic purposes like university assignments. .

Expressions with Fish

    a fish out of water  a fish out of water. someone who is uncomfortable in a specific situation: I felt like a fish out of water at my new school. a big fish An important or influential person. ‘he became a big fish in the world of politics’…

Prepositions at the End of Question Clauses

Questions with prepositions at the end of the clause can be challenging for students. The word order of these questions is often different from the word order students use in their native language. This lesson makes students aware of these questions and also gives students the opportunity to practice using the…

copy (someone) on (an email message)

To “copy” someone on an email message means to send it to them, even though they are not the most important recipient of the message. In an email program, you usually write the address of the people you mainly want to send the message to in the “To:” field. If…

Idioms about Keeping and Spilling Secrets

  as quiet as a mouse – silent or very quiet behind closed doors – out of sight, in secret, without public knowledge dark horse – a less well-known competitor or candidate who succeeds to an unexpectedly high level fly on the wall – an unnoticed witness like a thief…

American idiomatic expressions

A lot of American idiomatic expressions are typically used in informal English – but these 15 idioms are different! Read the idiomatic expressions and example sentences, listen to the pronunciation and repeat the words and sentences out loud to improve your English speaking. PUT SOMETHING OFF If you put something off, you delay…

Human Resources Definition and most commonly used Terms

Human Resources Definition and most commonly used Terms English Human Resources Vocabulary HR and recruitment processes Salary related vocabulary Taking time off work (holidays and sickness) Phrasal verbs related to work Working hours Describe different roles Contract types and related phrases What happens in the Human Resources (HR) department in…

Ten things whose purpose we could never have guessed

Ten things whose purpose we could never have guessed There’s a multitude of things that we see all around us on a daily basis, yet we don’t know what these things are really for. We are curious people by nature, so we decided to uncover the secrets of some of them — and we’re happy to share what we discovered with you! The hanging loop on the back of your…

What Does It Mean To Be Bilingual?

What goes on in the brain of a bilingual person, and what are the effects of being raised in two languages? In this video and article, we discuss different perceptions of what it means to be bilingual. I – What is bilingualism? As the above video shows, everybody’s got a…

Telephone Tips

Telephone Tips Speak slowly and clearlyListening to someone speaking in a second language over the telephone can be very challenging because you cannot see the person you are trying to hear. However, it may be even more difficult for the person you are talking with to understand you. You may…

The Most Common Business Idioms and Expressions

There are many idioms used in the business world. If you don’t understand these expressions, it’s easy to get lost in a conversation. Below is a chart of some of the most common idioms used at work. Although most of these idioms are used in both British and American English,…

Conditionals

A conditional sentence is a sentence containing the word if. There are three common types* of conditional sentence: if clause > present simple tense : main clause > future tense (will) If you help me, I will help you. If I win the lottery, I will buy a new car.…

The 10 Most Spoken Languages in the World

Almost half of the world’s population claim one of only ten languages as their mother tongue. So who’s in the top ten? You might be surprised. Determining which languages are spoken most in the world is a more difficult task than you might imagine. We can say with some confidence…