Tag Archives: Vocabulary

Football pitch - Soccer Field - English Vocabulary

Football / Soccer – English Vocabulary and Resources

It is that time again where we find ourselves in the middle of the FIFA World Cup where billions of people watch the most popular sport in the world… football, or as some countries also call it, soccer. Of course, I was asked to create a chart with vocabulary associated with football… so that is […]

Common Christmas Vocabulary in English

Christmas Vocabulary in English – Video and Chart

Since Christmas is almost here I decided to create the Christmas vocabulary chart above and also the video below where you can listen to the pronunciation of these words with different images. Christmas Vocabulary Video This is a new video with common English vocabulary associated with Christmas: You can also find more vocabulary about Christmas […]

ESL Health Problems vocabulary chart - Health issues in English

Health Problems Vocabulary

I have created a new page and chart with some common health problems in English: The page includes the difference between SICK and ILL as well as the difference between ACHE and PAIN. More details here: Health Problems in English English Teacher Resources Teachers might be interested in our wall charts / flash cards with this […]

The difference between a hurricane, a typhoon, and a cyclone - English Vocabulary

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 hurricane, a typhoon, and a cyclone are essentially the same […]

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 […]