Coffee English

Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth (after oil). What's so special about this drink? Apart from being a popular energy booster, it is said to protect against type 2 diabetes, liver disease and Parkinson's disease...

Herbs & spices vocabulary

To begin with, what is herb and what is spice? What is the difference between them? Herbs are plants with savory or aromatic properties that are used for...

Food, meal, dish or cuisine?

Food is an essential part of our life and it’s very important to be able to discuss it. In English there are a few words related to things we eat which are sometimes confused: food, dish, meal and cuisine.  So, let's sort the things out!

Flower English

Is there a person who doesn't like flowers, these beautiful gifts of nature which please the eye and make any room or street look better? Perhaps not. It means this post is for absolutely everyone! Read it to boost your vocabulary and improve your mood!

25+ ways to say “I like it”

We all talk about what we like virtually every day. For this reason a vast vocabulary is crucial. If you use different words to express a common idea, it makes you sound more natural and convincing. Let’s work on your eloquence together…

Have something done

In some languages there is no such thing as to have something done construction. And you might wonder what “I had my hair cut” means, and why you can’t say “I cut my hair yesterday”. Well, the first sentence is the only right one because...

How to learn vocabulary

Knowing how to systemize the collection and retention of information can reduce the confusion and help a language learner remember new vocabulary easily and effectively. How can it be done? Here is our advice list...

Street English

This post is about interesting but sometimes confusing things about the word “street”. Read it to know the difference between “in the street” and “on the street”, the use of “outside”, “outdoors” and “out-of-doors” meaning you are not at home, and learn some street idioms too. Are you not sure which article to use with names of streets? We'll answer the question as well...

How to describe sounds

It was a dark and stormy night; I shut my eyes… The windows rattled in the wind and there was a distant rumble of thunder. Trees rustled and big raindrops splashed onto the windows...