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Interesting English expressions and idioms

A long list of English expressions and idioms!

The other day someone asked me how many English expressions and idioms we had featured on the World of Words since it started. With several hundred articles each featuring at least five new English expressions or idioms, there must be well over a thousand English words, expressions and idioms explained on this site. Here’s a [...] → Continue Reading A long list of English expressions and idioms!

Urban Dictionary: The English Words of Young People

Growing up in London has made me realise that the correct English language is a bit of a myth. The only person I remember ever speaking the correct English language in my entire life was my Secondary School Head Teacher. To be fair she was about 70 something year old, it would have been very [...] → Continue Reading Urban Dictionary: The English Words of Young People

English vocabulary in the news: double-dip

Over the last year, there has been lots of really interesting economics vocabulary in the news. For example, before the recent recession, most people probably wouldn’t have known what a sub-prime mortgage or credit crunch was. I spotted this headline on the Economist website this weekend: Double-dip drama A ‘double-dip’ is when a market falls [...] → Continue Reading English vocabulary in the news: double-dip

Expand your vocabulary: Label your photos in English

Do you enjoy photography? If so, here’s a great way to expand your vocabulary and have fun at the same time. Collect together some of your old photos and try to describe them in detail in English. Think about all the objects in the photo. Do you know what they are all called in English? [...] → Continue Reading Expand your vocabulary: Label your photos in English

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