Tag Archives: Vocabulary

The difference between Profession and Occupation in English.

The difference between Profession and Occupation

The difference between Occupation and Profession in English Profession Requires a degree or completed studies at a university (or higher education). It involves extensive training and special knowledge. Examples of professions are accountants, architects, doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers. Notice how you need a degree (higher education) to be able to work in these professions. Occupation […]

The meaning of the English idiom - Under the Weather - with example sentences.

Under the weather – idiom

The meaning of under the weather When someone is under the weather, it means that the person: is slightly ill. feels a little sick. doesn’t feel well. Sometimes the person’s (body) defences are low and they feel tired or exhausted too. Under the weather can also refer to a person being intoxicated or even a little sad or depressed. […]

Seagulls steal food sign at a cafe in New Zealand. Includes English vocabulary meaning.

Seagulls steal food

As I mentioned on social media, I spent two months back in my home country of New Zealand. (If you don’t already follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you really should because I publish things multiple times a week) Not only did I have a good time catching up with friends and family, but I also took many photos […]

Catfish joke in English with vocabulary and an explanation of why it is funny.

The Catfish Joke

Vocabulary Catfish – (noun) a species of fish. To fish – (verb) to try and catch/hunt for fish, usually with a fishing rod. Rod – (noun) the pole/stick that has a (nylon) line and hook to catch fish. Rod is a short way of saying  fishing rod. The joke Fisherman A: Have you ever seen […]

The difference between TO, TOO and TWO in English - Meanings and Example sentences

To, Too or Two

  To, Too and Two are three words that native English speakers sometimes spell incorrectly when writing. WHY? Because these three words are Homophones. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. So To, Too and Two are pronounced the same though […]

The difference between All right and Alright in English.

All right vs. Alright

A common doubt that even native English speakers have is whether to write All right (two words) or Alright (one word). What is the difference between All right and Alright? All right (adjective/adverb): in a satisfactory manner but not especially good; acceptable; suitable I was a little worried though everything turned out all right in […]

Telling the time in English

Telling the time in English

We have some new material for you about learning how to tell the time in English. First we have this video Here is a summary chart for your reference: You can find more details about telling the time here: How to tell the time in English Once you have seen the video and/or read our […]

Parts of the Body in English - Vocabulary Chart

Parts of the Body in English Video

We have a new video to help you learn English about Parts of the Body. Parts of the Body in English The names of parts of the body in English with the pronunciation of each one. We show where each body part is on a picture. The parts of the body that appear in this […]

The difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain (as well as the British Isles)

Difference between United Kingdom and Great Britain

The other day I was asked what the difference is between United Kingdom and Great Britain and honestly, not being from that part of the world (I’m from New Zealand) I had no idea! So of course, I don’t like to “not know” things so I investigated. The result of my investigation led me to make […]

The difference between Meet and Get together in English

Meet vs. Get together

The difference between Meet and Get together It’s Friday night and you have plans to have a drink with your friends. So what expression do we use in English to explain that you will join with your friends at the bar at 10pm? A. I will meet my friends at the bar. B. I will […]