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Learntalk blogposts 09 08 17 cafe

How to Order Coffee at a Coffee Shop

There's a new cafe opening in your area, and you want to try out their coffee. However, they seem to have a lot of coffee items on their menu and it's very confusing!

Learntalk blogposts 09 08 17 conversation

5 Quick Tips for Starting a Conversation in English

If you're looking to use your English skills, possibly the best way to do this is by conversing with a native speaker. It might seem intimidating at first, but trust us when we say that actual conversation is one of the best exercises for honing your English skills.

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Why Being Called “Feisty” Isn’t Always a Compliment

The great thing about words is that they evolve over time. A word's meaning can change depending on the the social climate, the people who use it, and the context where it's being used. Language is an ever-evolving science and it's just so wonderful that we get to see the root of words with...

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5 Common English Idioms and Their Meanings

Every language has idioms that are hard to directly translate to another language. Idioms are a cultural part of any language. But sometimes even people who speak the same language but are in different countries can get confused! Take the example of the British idiom “pop his clogs.” Americans...

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5 Fancy Unusual Plurals that Can Easily Confuse Anyone

Hitting a nail on the head means you’re doing your carpentry work correctly. As an idiom, it means you’ve done or said something that’s exacIf there's one aspect of grammar that's pretty easy to understand, it's turning singular nouns into plurals. For the most part, it's simply a matter of...

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5 Words to Know When Complimenting a Man

If you go on social media, you might notice that a lot of men lament the fact that they don’t get a lot of compliments. It’s pretty sad because men deserve just as many compliments as women when it comes to their appearance, their intelligence, and their dependability.

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