22 more phrasal verbs that use up

22 More Phrasal Verbs that Use Up

This list of 20 common phrasal verbs using “up” will help you sound more natural and fluent in English. Phrasal verbs are informal expressions that use two words to create a new verb; they are made up of either a verb + a particle or a verb + a preposition.  Even advanced learners of English can struggle […]

How to Choose an Online Language Teacher on Italki

How to Choose an Online Language Teacher on Italki

I have been both a student and a teacher on italki for a while now and I wanted to share my experiences and opinions about how to choose an online language teacher. The only platform I've used is italki, but I am sure that, for the most part, these tips will hold true for any … Continue reading How to Choose an Online Language Teacher on Italki

20 phrasal verbs that use up

20 Phrasal Verbs that Use Up

This list of 20 common phrasal verbs using "up" will help you sound more natural and fluent in English. Phrasal verbs are informal expressions that use two words to create a new verb; they are made up of either a verb + a particle or a verb + a preposition.  Even advanced learners of English can struggle … Continue reading 20 Phrasal Verbs that Use Up

American Easter Traditions

American Easter Traditions

Easter brings back memories of springtime, pastel colors, sunrise church services, new clothes, egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and large family dinners for many Americans.  I'm sure you've seen depictions of our holiday traditions on TV shows or in movies, but maybe you're curious to learn a bit more about the holiday. I've done my best … Continue reading American Easter Traditions

10 Springtime Idioms, Phrases, and Expressions

10 Springtime Idioms, Phrases, and Expressions

Since it's springtime here in the US, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of spring-related idioms, phrases, and expressions to help you sound more fluent and better understand everyday conversation. Idioms and Expressions In like a lion, out like a lamb. This expression has nothing to do with animals, but everything … Continue reading 10 Springtime Idioms, Phrases, and Expressions

Three quick and easy ways to always sound polite in English

Three Quick and Easy Ways to Always Sound Polite in English

No one wants to be rude in their target language.  This post will explain how to use the three most important polite expressions you can learn to sound polite in English: please, thank you, and you're welcome.  They're simple and quick phrases, but understanding how and when to use them will make you sound more … Continue reading Three Quick and Easy Ways to Always Sound Polite in English

How to Use Since, Before, and Ago Like a Pro

How to Use Since, Before, and Ago Like a Pro

This post contains tons of examples of how to use since, before, and ago.  By the time you finish reading this, you'll be a pro at using them! These are just three of the 10 or so commonly-used prepositions for time. Future posts will cover additional prepositions of time. I would suggest that you try memorizing … Continue reading How to Use Since, Before, and Ago Like a Pro