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Get free learning English advice every Wednesday

Every Wednesday I dish out free learning English tips and advice. Got a question? Maybe I've got the perfect answer! Don't miss out...

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English Text Speak: Help for ESL Learners

English text speak can be really difficult for those learning English as a second language. That's because many of these shorthand terms are actually slang. In this lesson, we'll go over some popular text speak and help you find dictionaries to decode other messages.

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How to decode text lingo

Text lingo or net lingo can be really difficult to understand, especially if you're learning English as a second language. But don't despair. Use these tips to learn how to decode text lingo and find some good online dictionaries that will also help you understand.

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Try this fun English listening practice exercise

In this English listening practice exercise, we'll prepare to take off with Virgin America's airline safety video. First listen for understanding, then try the gap fill exercise and complete the crossword puzzle to reinforce the new vocabulary. Ready for takeoff?

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Get Ready to Fly and Practice the Imperative

In this lesson we'll practice the imperative by watching a flight safety video, which gives lots of commands of things you must do and must not do when traveling on a plane. It's fun and easy and you get to practice your listening skills while learning grammar. Buckle up!

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Superlative Forms of Adjectives Lesson

This superlative forms of adjectives lesson focuses on four of the world's best women tennis players. Learn what superlative adjectives are and how to form them, then test your knowledge with a mini quiz. It's fun and free, so let's get started

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Learn 9 Money Idioms

Money idioms are popular in English and this list has simple definitions with many examples to help make these sayings easy to understand.

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Learn comparison of adjectives in this tennis lesson

In this comparison of adjectives lesson, we review the grammar needed to compare tennis sensations Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Then test your understanding with a short quiz. Let the fun begin! The ball's in your court ;)

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English Illnesses Vocabulary

This illnesses vocabulary reviews many common aches and pains in pictures and with a video that helps you with English pronunciation. You'll find other helpful vocabulary lists here as well.

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English Seasons & Weather Vocabulary

Learn English season and weather vocabulary with pictures and video, the perfect way to remember and hear the correct pronunciation of these useful English words.

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English Beverages Vocabulary

This page of beverages vocabulary is part of a series of important English words every learner should know. A video and pictures makes it easy for learners to master these English words.

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Learn English video featuring supermodel Gisele Bundchen

A cool learn English video featuring Brazilian babe Gisele Bundchen, who explains how she learned English on the streets of New York when she just arrived in the city at 16 years old.

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Vegetable Vocabulary

Learn English vegetable vocabulary with pictures and audio for students learning English as a second language. Learn other vocabulary here too!

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Listen and learn animal vocabulary

In this animal vocabulary lesson, you'll listen to Mel do a series of animal impressions. As you listen her make each animal noise, form a picture of the animal in your mind. After the video, there's a picture quiz for practice. It's fun! Let's get started.

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Fruit Spelling Lesson

In this fruit spelling lesson, well look at a fruit juice stand in Istanbul, Turkey. Which fruits are spelled correctly? Also, download a fruit crossword puzzle for fun practice.

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Coffee sign lesson (past simple vs present perfect)

This cafe's sign is a perfect past simple vs present perfect lesson. Did you try Latin American coffee? Have you tried Latin American coffee? Both sentences are grammatically correct but when do you use either sentence? Learn when to use these important verb tenses.

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Fun English Pronunciation Exercise

In this fun English pronunciation exercise, the word "hey" is spoken 50 times. You'll learn how pitch, intonation, stress, volume and rhythm are all cues that to convey important meaning when speaking English. This exercise is so fun! Let's get started!

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207 T shirts memorial English lesson

Listening lesson about a t-shirt-memorial

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Fun esl listening exercise: Flight attendant safety rap

This esl listening exercise showcases a flight attendant rapping the airline safety demonstration on a Southwest Airlines flight. It's not what you normally experience and that makes it all the more fun. All aboard for this fun listening exercise.

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Idiom: Third time lucky (meaning & examples)

Learn the meaning of the idiom "third time lucky" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Catch someone's eye (meaning and examples)

Learn the meaning of the idiom "catch someone's eye" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Apple of someone's eye (meaning and examples)

Learn the idiom "apple of someone's eye" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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English listening lesson: Lady Gaga Glamour Magazine

Practice your English listening with this video of Lady Gaga describing to Glamour Magazine what has made her feel beautiful and how she has struggled with her looks during her life. Take the short quiz to test your listening comprehension.

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Idiom: Cry your eyes out (meaning and examples)

Learn the idiom "cry your eyes out" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Up to one's eyeballs (meaning and examples)

Learn the idiom "up to one's eyeballs" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: See eye to eye (meaning and examples)

Learn the idiom "see eye to ey" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: March comes in like a lion

Learn the meaning of the proverb or idiom "March comes in like a lion." You can also learn hundreds of other idioms with pictures and sentence examples to help you better understand and remember commonly used English idiomatic expressions.

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English Learning Lesson: Looks aren’t everything

This English learning lesson is based on a TED Talk by Cameron Russell, an American fashion model. It's an interesting way to practice English.

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Idiom: Blind as a bat (meaning and examples)

Learn the idiom "blind as a bat" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Bird’s-eye view (meaning & examples)

Learn the meaning of the idiom "bird’s-eye view" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Love idioms: A short Valentine's day love story

Learn 12 love idioms in this short Valentine's day love story including "hit it off," "three little words," "pop the question," "get hitched" and eight other common English idiomatic expressions related to love.

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Hour idioms: Four commonly used English expressions

Learn several hour idioms that are frequently used in everyday English. You can also find hundreds of other idioms here with helpful pictures and examples to make it easy to understand and remember these phrases.

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Idiom: Window of Opportunity

Learn the idiom "window of opportunity" with this video clip and lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Barking up the wrong tree (meaning & examples)

Learn the meaning of the idiom "barking up the wrong tree" with sentence examples to help you easily understand and remember this English idiom. There are hundreds of other fun idioms with pictures and infographics here as well.

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Pronunciation and Spelling of words with "sc" in English

Is it "school" or "sckool?" In this lesson, we'll look at the pronunciation of words containing the "sc" letter combination. English can be frustrating but you can learn how to spell and pronounce words correctly in English with practice. Let's get started!

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English learning video on beauty

An english learning video lesson based on a short talk by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o. Learn new English idioms, practice listening and add your comments.

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Learn Spring Allergies Vocabulary

This Spring allergies vocabulary will be very helpful when you want to describe the unwanted reactions to pollen that happens during the Spring season. Then discuss whether or not you get allergies yourself in the comments.

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Idiom: Layover (meaning & examples)

Learn the idiom "layover" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Lay someone off (meaning & examples)

Learn the idiom "lay someone off" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Popular English Idioms List

Want to learn popular English idioms? This page is "jam-packed" with idiom defintions and examples for expressions starting with the letter "J." Let's "jump in!"

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Idiom: Jazz something up (meaning & examples)

Learn the meaning of the idiom "jazz something up" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Learn phrases in English with this short TED Talk video

Learn phrases in English while watching this fun video (it's translated in 62 languages). Phrases include: stuck in a rut, desk-dwelling, it turns out, give it a shot, give up, by the way and more!

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Learn English by listening to interesting videos

Practice & learn English by listening as Hannah tells us about her crazy promise to write a hand-written letter to anyone who asked. Test you understanding with a short quiz and learn new phrases too.

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Easy Learning English listening & writing lesson

In this easy learning English video lesson Candy Chang tells the story of how she turned the side of an abandoned house into an interactive wall for people to share their hopes and dreams...

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Idiom: Lay off something (meaning & examples)

Learn the idiom "lay off something" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Lay into someone (meaning & examples)

Learn the idiom "lay into someone" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Take the law into one’s own hands (meaning & examples)

Learn the idiom "take the law into one’s own hands" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Idiom: Lay down the law (meaning & examples)

Learn the idiom "lay down the law" with lots of examples and a chance to practice. You'll find many other important idioms here with pictures and infographics to make learning easy and fun.

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Severe weather vocabulary: Learn important English vocabulary

Learn severe weather vocabulary as I describe how a tree ended up in our pool after a summer storm. Learn the important words we use to describe stormy weather and damage that can occur during these conditions of nature.

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