Taking Care Of Number One (English Expressions)

Taking care of number one! If you put your own needs, concerns, or responsibilities before those of anyone else, then you are taking care of number one! Expressions are a fun thing to learn and really useful part of English! Why don't you try to incorporate some expressions into your daily English? Check out my … Continue reading Taking Care Of Number One (English Expressions)

French Words Used In English 2 (Borrowed Words)​

French words used in English! Not everyone word used in English is original! In fact, much of our language is borrowed from other parts of the world! Check out these borrowed terms! Boutique A small and ‘chic’ fashion or accessories store “This area is full of expensive Swiss wristwatch boutiques” Chic Means stylish and cool. … Continue reading French Words Used In English 2 (Borrowed Words)​

Devise vs Device (Commonly Confused)

Devise vs Device These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference? Devise A verb meaning to invent or place “He’s good at devising games to play with students” “The government has devised a plan to vaccinate everyone” Device A noun referring to a technique, method, tool, small machine, or … Continue reading Devise vs Device (Commonly Confused)

Japanese Words Used In English (Borrowed Words)

Japanese words used in English! Not everyone word used in English is original! In fact, much of our language is borrowed from other parts of the world! Check out these borrowed terms! Tsunami Strong and dangerous waves caused by earthquakes “The 2004 tsunami off the coast of Indonesia caused massive damage and loss of life” … Continue reading Japanese Words Used In English (Borrowed Words)

Systematic vs System (Commonly Confused)

Systematic vs Systemic These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference? Systematic Something described as systematic uses/follows a system or organized method “Employees should make a systematic analysis of their failures” “There are reports of the systematic mistreatment of prisoners in that prison” Systemic Something described as systemic is … Continue reading Systematic vs System (Commonly Confused)

Intra- vs Inter- (Commonly Confused)

Intra- vs Inter- These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference? Intra- A prefix meaning “within” (a group or place) Her marriage caused an intra-family conflict Intra-European trade is made easier by the EU Inter A prefix meaning among or between (people, things, places) The UN is an international … Continue reading Intra- vs Inter- (Commonly Confused)