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English Weather Idioms

Added by Tomasz H. 29 May 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

Weather Idioms

snowed under

to have so much work that you have problems doing it all

e.g. I'm absolutely snowed under with work this week.

under a cloud

to not be trusted or popular because people think you have done something bad

e.g. The prime minister left office under a cloud after a scandal.

under the weather

to be or feel ill

e.g. I'm feeling a bit under the weather - I think I've caught a cold.

weather a storm

you survive a dangerous event or deal with a difficult situation.

e.g. In the next few ...

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Vocabulary for Visiting a Museum

Added by Tomasz H. 26 May 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

Taking a trip to a museum can help to expand your knowledge. Today I show you the vocabulary, which you use or at least you should know during visiting a museum. Broaden your cultural awareness and let's start the tour.


When you go to a museum or gallery you choose the exhibitions in which you are interested.

It depends on you, what you like:

-          Modern art

-          Classical paintings

-          Impressionist paintings

-          Pottery

-          Skulptures

-          Ancient artefacts

Exhibition is a public display of work in a museum or gallery for people to see. To enter the building you have to pay the ...

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Common Acronyms in English

Added by Tomasz H. 23 May 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

Today I show you common acronyms in English. Some of them you probably know but some can be new for you.

Acronyms are words which are formed from the first letters of other words, and which are pronounced as full words.

For example AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Let's see Common Acronyms in English:

BLT = bacon, lettuce, tomato (sandwich with them)

e.g. Do you want a hamburger or a BLT?

UN = United Nations

a.k.a = also known as

e.g. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, a.k.a. Ronaldinho, former FC Barcelona football player ...

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Why online learning is cool

Added by Tomasz H. 20 May 2014 in category: English, French language, General tips, german, Learning tips


Learning online is great! You don't have to wait for the bus, stand in a traffic jam. What is more, there's even no need to move from your flat or house. No matter where you live, when you have just internet access, you can learn, whenever you want! That's cool, learnining in pajamas, isn't it?

Self-esteem booster

When you are successful in e-learning you show yourself and everyone else that you are good at achieving goals.

Multilateral self-development

E-learning involve listening, reading, watching or hands-on activities. It's different than traditional study, but gives much ...

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They're, There & Their

Added by Tomasz H. 15 May 2014 in category: English, Grammar

The problem: they're, there and their sound identical but have different meanings. What's the difference between they're, there and their? They're not complicated. After my explanation there shouldn't be any more confusion.


  • It's a contraction (the fact of something becoming smaller or shorter) of they are.

There are going to be late -> There're going to be late

I think they are lying -> I think they're lying


It has several different uses:

  • Noun that means that place.

Don't go there.

I saw him standing there.

  • Used to begin a ...

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How to Improve Listening Skills

Added by Tomasz H. 13 May 2014 in category: English, French language, General tips, german, Learning tips

Listening and understanding is very often a big problem for English learners. They usually read very well, are able to speak or write and have a good grammar knowledge. But when they are listening - they don't understand. Why is it so difficult? Do you you have the same problem? Ok, let's see what's going on.

Native speakers speak fast & connect words. Look at this:

- He is going to have to call you back later -> He's gonna afto callyaback later

- Could you let me know if you are coming to the party? -> Couldja lemeno ifyercomin atheparty?

Lack ...

Phone Call – Formal Conversation

Added by Tomasz H. 8 May 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

If you make a phone call in English, it's good to know some phrases used in formal conversation. Today you will learn phrases for beginning a phone call, taking and leaving messages, checking and clarifying information, and finishing a phone call. Let's start!

These are common ways for a receptionist at a company/organization to answer the phone:

Thank you for calling [comapany name]. How may I direct your call?

[Company name] - good afternoon.

[Company name], John speaking. How can I help you?

You can introduce yourself using:

Good morning, this is [name] from [compamy name].

Hello, this ...

Funny Commercials About Learning Languages

Added by Tomasz H. 5 May 2014 in category: English, French language, General tips, german

Today a little bit about why it's good to learn languages. But I will explain it without writing you why it's so important. I show you a few commercials about learning languages. They're really funny! Here are funny commercials about learning languages:


And at the end it's not a commercial but also funny:

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