Track record: do you know the meaning?

The expression ‘track record’ has nothing to do with a record studio or music as it may seem when you first encounter it. At least I thought something like this.  It’s usually used in a work-related environment and could mean both: achievements and failure a person or a company has. For instance, Jenny has a […]

Save the date: what does it mean

‘Save the date’ literally means ’save this day on your calendar and plan nothing on this date, so you won’t miss the event’. Presenters, bloggers, and various public figures use this phrase when they announce the important dates. Here’s an example from Vox’s newsletter.   As you can see, the subject of the message says […]

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Learning English

When you learn English or a new skill, there’s always something you wish you had known before. Ideally, you’d like to have someone who could share with you some shortcuts. Nowadays, you can find such a person on the internet or YouTube. But when I started learning English there wasn’t Youtube and the internet wasn’t […]

How to Improve Your English Using the Compound Effect

“Your English is awful!” – my boss shouted across the busy newsroom. I was shocked, mortified, and my only thought was, “I’m gonna lose this job”. If you’ve ever been ashamed of your English, you know the feeling. There’s nothing pleasant about it. In this post, I will share with you a proven and effective […]

When ‘so long’ doesn’t mean ‘so long’

I don’t remember when I first heard this expression ‘so long’ and what I thought about it (probably that it was about something that is really long). But I remember very well when I decided to look it up in a dictionary. It was because of James Blunt’s song So long Jimmy. And I remember […]

Lingoda Marathon Review | Part 2: Technical Side

At the end of 2019, I took part in Lingoda Maraphone. In this series of articles, I share my experience and tips. Should I take Lingoda marathons? You should if it meets your goal in English or in any other languages they offer: Spanish, German and French.   And if your goal is to brush up on […]

Lingoda Marathon Review Part 1: Pros and Cons

In 2019 I took part in the Lingoda Marathon. In this series of articles, I share my experience and tips. As you might guess, this part is about pros and cons of the Lingoda Marathon. PROS 1. The Platform and Learning Materials  Lingoda has a convenient and simple learning platform that is really easy to […]

The Lingoda Marathon Review From A Winner

I took part in the Lingoda Marathon ​at the end of 2019 and I won it: I got back the money I had paid for the lessons. In case you’ve never heard about the Lingoda Marathon, it’s an online challenge during which all participants should attend one hour English classes every day during three months. […]

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