There are many terms we use when talking about people in romantic relationships: spouse, partner, significant other, husband, wife, better half, lover, girlfriend, boyfriend, couple, and common-law. In this lesson you will learn in particular why some people might prefer the term partner instead of husband or wife.
Looking for a job? You will need to create a resume and a cover letter. But the rules on what to include and what NOT to include are different from country to country. This lesson will help you to understand what to write in cover letters and resumes.
There are many terms we use when talking about people in romantic relationships. Spouse, partner, significant other, husband, wife, better half, lover, girlfriend, boyfriend, couple, and common-law are just some examples of relationship terms.
Test yourself and find out if you make any of these mistakes in English! These are some of the worst mistakes people make in English — but they are also very common. Both native speakers of English and English learners make them.
Are you preparing for the writing section of the IELTS? In this lesson, we will look at Writing Task 1, and you will learn how to describe a bar graph. This is one question type that can be on the IELTS, so it is a good idea to prepare yourself for it.
Today we’re going to talk about game shows! Game shows have a long history going all the way back to the 1920s on the radio and then proliferating across media to the massive pop culture icons they are today. And they’re different from most game genres we’ve discussed in this series because chances are most of us won’t participate in shows like Jeopardy!, American Idol, or The Price is Right. Even so, many us are innately familiar with them and actively watch them, much like sports. So today we’re going to talk about the winding history game shows, the event that nearly ended the genre altogether, and of course take closer look at why exactly they’ve become so popular.
Social networking sites contribute to the anxiety that we’re not living our best lives, compared with our peers. This, plus exposure to negativity online, can lead to a cycle of oversharing that chews into our self-esteem. So how do we stop the cycle?
A common speaking topic on both the IELTS and TOEFL is food. In this class, you will learn some vocabulary and grammar that you can use when talking about food. These expressions can help you score higher on both tests. You will also learn some common examples of speaking questions you may hear. If you are not taking these tests, this lesson will still help you improve your vocabulary and conversational English.
Learn to study faster and more efficiently, and remember more with the help of the system for taking notes, called the Cornell Notetaking System. You’ll learn a way to take better notes and become a better active listener. Using the Cornell template will help you remember more of what you hear in class and help you organize your notes better. This method will help you if you are a student in a high school, language school, or university, or if you attend meetings, conferences, or like studying on your own.
How’s your English? Find out with this quick quiz. Improve your English immediately by correcting these basic English errors.