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20 subtleties of living English, which are not told in school

No matter how well you know English, there are still certain subtleties that can be comprehended only after several years of living in an English-speaking country. Their list was collected by the Lifehacker edition. 1. Gastronomic Acronyms Americans are acronym fans. You can't just say "buter ...

Than versus then: what is the difference and how to use these words correctly

They may sound and look almost the same, but the two words have two completely different meanings. This is a classic puzzle of when to use then and when to use than. Even the most confident English speakers who brag about knowing the difference between ...

Better than 'very good': how to expressively replace hackneyed English words

The author of the LinguaZen channel on Yandex.Zen suggests that you familiarize yourself with the hit parade of English words that everyone uses too often. If you want to surprise native speakers with your vocabulary and make speech more expressive, learn alternative vocabulary from this article. Amazing, awesome, great - awesome, cool, ...

Ten Telegram Channels for Learning English

You can learn English using your favorite messenger. Lifehacker has made a selection of several Telegram channels for learning English that are worth subscribing to. And in Telegram, you can find out a lot of interesting things about immigration and life in the United States - for this, subscribe to the ForumDaily channel. 1. "Slang Bang!" Atypical ...

Benefits of learning English with a native speaker

English is one of the most popular languages ​​in the world. Sooner or later, everyone thinks that it is time to start teaching him, but not everyone goes to the bitter end. In fact, there is nothing in learning this language ...

15 tricky English phrases that many people misunderstand

Sometimes you just want to turn on the internal dictionary and translate a seemingly simple expression from English. But there are such popular phrases that simply cannot be translated verbatim: they can have additional meaning or completely unexpected meaning. Bright Side got interested in the intricacies of spoken English and compiled a list of the most common phrases that ...

Top 50 Simple Movies and Cartoons for English Learners

Watching a movie in the original makes learning a foreign language not only effective, but also fun. The main thing is to choose the genre that interests you and the appropriate level of vocabulary. Bright Side has selected English-language movies and cartoons for those whose language proficiency does not exceed the average. Cartoons For a basic level of language proficiency: 1. Pocahontas 2. WALL-E ...

Modern English Acronyms You May Not Know

You probably know what IMHO, LOL or OMG means. But how to respond to BYOB at the end of a party invitation or a confident AMA is a good time to find out. Lifahacker has compiled a list of useful English abbreviations. 1. BYOB stands for ...

25 ways to improve your own spoken English

Good spoken English is very important because it allows you to better convey your thoughts and ideas to the interlocutor. But when each sentence has to be squeezed out of ourselves through the agony of restoring words and phrases in memory, we feel insecure and restless, but we wanted to ...

45 Russian words that cannot be translated into English

An interesting new thread has appeared on Twitter. In it, a girl named @AAluminium gives a list of Russian words, the meaning of which cannot be accurately conveyed in English (at least in one word, not a whole phrase). Quoted by Lifehacker, author's style. The girl decided ...

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