From the category archives:

Learn English

  • Language tip of the week: make someone feel happy

    Posted by on December 09, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

    Read the full article
  • Language tip of the week: happy times and situations

    Posted by on December 01, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

    Read the full article
  • Real World English – Holiday and vacation

    Posted by on November 25, 2016

    Welcome to the third in this series of posts on Real World English by Ed Pegg. In this series of videos and blog posts we are looking at how words are used in context around the world and how differences in usage in different countries and cultural contexts can cause misunderstanding. We look at differences […]

    Read the full article
  • Language tip of the week: having a positive attitude

    Posted by on November 24, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

    Read the full article
  • Language tip of the week: extremely happy because something good has happened

    Posted by on November 17, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

    Read the full article
  • BuzzWord or Bard’s Word?

    Posted by on November 16, 2016

    Much Ado about Apps? The Comedy of Memes? English is a creative language that changes and evolves to reflect the world around it. Because of this, it can be tricky to decipher what’s new and what’s old. Can you figure out which of these words come from the Bard himself and which derive from our […]

    Read the full article
  • What language should we be teaching?

    Posted by on November 14, 2016

    Andrew Walkley and Hugh Dellar run London Language Lab, an English-language school in central London. They are also the authors of Teaching Lexically and the coursebook series Outcomes. _____________ It is estimated that the average educated speaker knows at least 35,000 words, a figure which is obviously quite daunting for those learning English. Even the […]

    Read the full article
  • Language tip of the week: happy because something good has happened

    Posted by on November 10, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

    Read the full article
  • Language tip of the week: talking about feeling happy

    Posted by on November 03, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language […]

    Read the full article
  • Real World English – Quite

    Posted by on November 01, 2016

    Welcome to the second in our series of posts on Real World English by Ed Pegg. In this series of videos and blog posts we will be looking at how words are used in context around the world and how differences in usage in different countries and cultural contexts can cause misunderstanding. We look at […]

    Read the full article