Finding Joy in Unexpected Places Through Serendipity

Finding Joy in Unexpected Places Through Serendipity

If you ask an English speaker what the most beautiful word in the English language is, chances are they will answer “serendipity.” This is a word that is often said to be untranslatable into other languages, due to its very unique and specific meaning. Have you ever experienced good fortune falling into your hands seemingly…

5 Easy Ways to Sound More Casual 

5 Easy Ways to Sound More Casual 

Oftentimes, people say that casual English and slang are simpler than professional vocabulary. While technically true, since casual words are shorter, it can be equally (or even more) tricky to navigate a casual conversation with a friend as it is to hold a business negotiation. Many English learners study using textbooks and written materials that…

“Settle” in as We Explore the Countless Ways to Use this Multifaceted Word!

“Settle” in as We Explore the Countless Ways to Use this Multifaceted Word!

Welcome to our deep dive into the word settle. You will be surprised to find out just how much this one little word can do and the meanings it can take on. From a teacher telling a classroom of rowdy children to settle down in an attempt to quiet them, to a newlywed couple finally…

Alternative and Creative Responses to “How are you?”

Alternative and Creative Responses to “How are you?”

“How are you?” is one of the first phrases we ever learn in English. It is the start of every conversation. However, many of us, both beginner and advanced English learners, fall into the common trap of only ever answering “good.” In reality, our moods and emotions are so much more complex and challenging to…

20 Common English Words That Come from French

20 Common English Words That Come from French

As languages developed throughout history, words traveled across oceans to foreign lands. New discoveries, inventions, styles, and ingredients were introduced to populations in faraway places. As a result, much of today’s modern English vocabulary is made up of expressions that originated elsewhere. In this article, we will focus on loan words that made their way…

Are You a Zealous English learner? Let’s Find Out!

Are You a Zealous English learner? Let’s Find Out!

Zealous Definition & Meaning Would you describe yourself as zealous about your hobbies or interests? Do you have a zeal for life? In this article, we’ll explore the true meaning of this wonderful English word, its many forms, and what makes one a zealot. Zeal is not only a word, it is also a mindset for many people and can…

Who, whom, whose

Who, whom, whose

What is the difference between who, whom, whose and how do we know when and how to use it? When learning English, this topic can be confusing. Let’s take a look at the differences! “Who” is used as the subject of a pronoun in English. The use of “whom” is for an object pronoun and…

Words to Use Instead of “Very”

Words to Use Instead of “Very”

“This meal was very delicious!” “That book is very well written.” While learning English you will realize that a fluent speaker loves to use words such as “very“. When we are showing excitement, speaking of something serious, or expressing our general opinion, we use the word very to help express ourselves. Intensifiers in English Very…

What’s the Difference Between “However” and “Although”?

What’s the Difference Between “However” and “Although”?

However vs. Although – Key differences Firstly, the point of these two words is to indicate that there is a difference or contrast in the subjects that you are referring to. While these two words share the same intention, they are used in different ways based on sentence structure. The key difference between however and…

11 most commonly mispronounced words in American English

11 most commonly mispronounced words in American English

The English language can be a confusing and difficult language to learn. There are many common mispronunciations in English that can make learning even more frustrating to new learners. Also, English is a language that is not always pronounced as it is written which can cause a great amount of confusion. Something to consider with…