Pencil Case – English Vocabulary

Pencil Case Vocabulary in English – 7 things you can find in a pencil case In a pencil case you keep different things you need for writing and working at school or even at an office. Here are 7 things you might find in a pencil case: PENCIL pencil (noun): an...

Hurricane, Typhoon, Cyclone – What is the difference?

With so much talk about Hurricanes in the news lately with Hurricane Irma causing serious problems in the Caribbean and the State of Florida (U.S.), I thought I would answer this question… What is the difference between a Hurricane, a Typhoon, and a Cyclone? A...

May the odds be ever in your favor

You may have heard the following expression: May the odds be ever in your favor. This is a catchphrase that comes from a series of books (and movies) called The Hunger Games. (catchphrase = a well-known sentence or phrase, typically one that is associated with a...

The icing on the cake – Idiom meaning

First, before we look at the meaning of this idiom, what is icing? Icing = a sugary substance used as coating on cakes or cookies (biscuits) to make them look better or to enhance its flavour. The meaning of Icing on the cake Simple definition: Something that makes a...

Colors – Colours

We have just created a chart of the main colors in English which will be useful for students just beginning to learn English. You can find more about colors here: Colors in English. (Includes a newer updated version of this chart). Also discover the difference between...

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