There are many different ways to talk about relaxing in English. However, I’ve noticed that many English learners have difficulty using the verb relax and the adjective relaxed correctly. In this lesson, you’ll learn how NOT to relax! You’ll also learn the 4 forms of relax and how to use them in a sentence. 1. […]
English Vocabulary: 16 NEW Words Added to the Dictionary in 2012!
Last week, the American dictionary company Merriam-Webster announced that it had added 100 new words & definitions to its Collegiate Dictionary [= dictionary for people in college/university]! These words are slang words and words that have been created to describe new events or products. They have been in use for a few years, but this […]
English Vocabulary: Compound Nouns (Nouns That Act Like Adjectives!)
Have you noticed that sometimes a noun is used to describe another noun? Here are some examples from the listening lesson “Stars on Ice”: figure skating ice skating world-class figure skaters a heart attack four-time world champion You probably learned in English class that adjectives are used to describe or provide more information about nouns. […]
English Vocabulary: Everyday or Every Day?
Is everyday one word or two? To be honest with you, most native English speakers can’t answer this question! 1. Every day Every day means just that: every single, individual day. It’s two words. Think of it like ‘every year’ or ‘every month’ or ‘every hour.’ It is used to describe a habit or […]