Vocabulary Challenge Quiz: Words we know but don’t use

On the weekend we finished the 6th week of our Vocabulary Challenge. The topic was: “Words that we know but don’t use.” It’s time to check how well we remembered words and expressions that were introduced during this week. Go ahead and take the test! Once you finish, don’t forget to share your score. You […]

Vocabulary Challenge Quiz. Friendship

Yesterday we finished our first week of Vocabulary Challenge. The topic was Friendship. Now it’s time to check how well we learned words and expressions that were introduced during the first week. Go ahead and take the test! Once you finish don’t forget to share your score in the comments. You can see all the […]

Harry and Meghan interview to Oprah | Vocabulary part 1

Have you heard about their shocking interview? Prince Harry and his Meghan Duchess of Sussex, who had stepped back from their role as senior members of the Royal family  in 2020, revealed what was the reason. The full version of the interview is still not available but the short clips that were aired shocked the […]

Life in California: 7 Useful Words and Expressions

If you’re fascinated by California, you’re gonna like this post. I collected some useful words, expressions, and geographical names connected with this topic. Recommendation for practice: Watch the video and try to understand it Look through the words and expressions Watch the video again, paying attention to those expressions Choose words or expressions you want […]

Quiz: 7 confusing dating slang words

Happy Valentine’s day! Here’s the quiz with some slang dating words. Check out if you are aware of them. Once you done don’t forget to share your score and what word you like the most. Also, if you’d like to know more words and examples you can watch the summary from our Valentine’s LIVE on […]

How your pet can help to expand your vocabulary

My sweet little doggy Busya didn’t feel well last week. He had issues with his eye. When my friend who doesn’t speak Russian asked me to share details I was a bit stuck. It turned out I didn’t know the proper vocabulary to explain what exactly happened with Busya. So my story looked like this: […]

Why do the English always talk about the weather?

I thought about this when I was taking a stroll along the River Thames in Windsor, when a total stranger passing me said “It’s going to be a cold one tonight!” That was it, nothing more. I of course replied “yes, it looks that way”, although privately I didn’t think the night was going to […]

Take a stab: a different way to say try

Take a stab at something means to try doing something. Make an attempt. Basically, it’s a different way to say that you try to do something. Let’s look at some examples: She took a stab at solving the problem. I’d never tried snorkelling before but I had a stab at it while I was in […]

10 English idioms with Names

Does your language have many idioms with names in them? Mine, which is Russian, has some. Well, guess what, English has them too and their meaning is not always self-explanatory. Have a look at these 10 idioms and take a quiz to see if you get them right. 1. Jack of all trades, master of […]

Quiz: 10 English Idioms with Names

English has many idioms that contain names. Do you know what they mean and who were these people? Check yourself with this fun quiz. Good luck! Aren’t happy with your score? Have a look at the explanations in this post.   Want to take more quizzes? You can find them here.  

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