Travel vs Trip – Difference

What is the difference between Travel and Trip? These two words frequently confuse learners of English. A quick explanation that is valid for most situations is the following: Travel – a verb (the action) Trip – a noun Susan’s husband isn’t in town at the moment; he...

Nick – Informal British English

Nick – Informal British English The word NICK has different meanings in British English and it is always informal and slang. Below we have included some of its uses: To nick is also an informal way of staying To steal in British English Who nicked my pen? = Who...

Einstein quote about Education

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein VOCABULARY To remain (verb) = to stay behind To forget (verb) = to not remember Remember that there are two ways of writing the past tense and past participle of...

In the nick of time

In the nick of time = Just in time = almost too late for something, with no time to spare. We arrived at the airport and boarded our plane in the nick of time. I finished the last question in the test in the nick of time nick = a small cut (or piece of something)...

Please call a taxi joke

Customer: Hey, barman! Please call me a taxi. Barman: Yes, sir. You are a taxi.   Why is it funny? When the customer asked the barman to call him a taxi he meant for him to telephone a taxi company and order him a taxi to take him home. Instead, the barman took...

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