We eat eggs all the time. I eat them every morning and sometimes more than once a day but what are the different parts of an egg called?
If you'd like to know the names of different egg dishes you can order at a restaurant, learn them here from a previous lesson.
Kick back is a phrasal verb meaning to relax or chill out. When you come home from work, sometimes you just want to lie down on the sofa and relax. You might also sit on your sofa, lean back, put your hands behind your head and stretch out. You're usually very relaxed when you do this. Kick back simply means to relax.
"It rained all weekend so we kicked back and relaxed at home."
"Why are you always so stressed? Just learn to kick back sometimes!"
**Kick back can also be used as a phrasal noun to mean a bribe (money or favors given to someone in return for something else. Usually dishonest and secret situations.)
Types Of Fonts
Whether you're typing or writing, there are so many different types of fonts to consider. Do you know the names of all these different kinds?
Did you know that certain types of fonts can create different emotions and feelings for us? Take a look at this interesting infographic!
Selfie and Selfies
The term "selfie" or "selfies" is a fairly new internet slang known as a picture taken by yourself with a camera phone or a digital camera. It's usually uploaded to a social media site, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Selfie (plural: selfies) is a noun. These days you'll probably hear a lot of people say, "Let's take a selfie!"
Why do people take selfies? To show off? Get attention? Because it's fun and camera phones are so easy to use? We all have our reasons but it's definitely a phenomenon, so it's an important word to know!
Here is a funny read on eight types of selfies you should never take!!
Chop Vs. Shop
If you're going shopping, don't confuse people by pronouncing it as chopping. Your husband or wife might come home expecting the dinner to be ready and not a pile of shopping bags!
Let's begin with the differences in meaning first.
Chop is to cut something into smaller pieces. Chopping is the act of a person who chops.
Shop is most commonly known as either a noun (a store) or a verb (go to a store to buy things).Shopping is the act of a person who shops.
Can you hear the difference between the two sounds?
SH and CH sounds are so easily confused because in both sounds, the shape of the mouth is the same. Here are some differences between the two sounds that might help you distinguish between the two.
Watch Cartoons To Learn English
When I was young and living in another country, watching cartoons was very integral in helping me develop new language skills- new vocabularies, mastering pronunciation, and understanding sentence structures. The best part was, I never felt like I was learning, I was just watching My Little Pony!
The good news is, no matter how old you are, cartoons can be very beneficial to you! Don't judge it as being too childish or boring. It's actually a very good way to learn, especially if you can't live in the language environment.
It can help develop listening skills, new vocabularies, and help you become familiar with common everyday words. If there are subtitles, you can practice reading it to improve pronunciation and reading skills. Furthermore, because of the simple context of cartoons, it's much easier to learn tenses that way. Even a cartoon with no dialog like Tom and Jerry can be used to help you practice writing. The possibilities are endless!
Try and watch an episode for yourself!
If you want to watch cartoons with transcript to follow, take a look at this website.
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