“I thought my English was really good because I’ve been studying for many years, but when I went to visit my friend in London, I didn’t have any idea what people were saying.” Has this happened to you? Join the Real Life English International Community Many people I talk to, and a lot of my…

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How many ways do you know how to say “goodbye” in English? Do you abuse and overuse them? This is your chance to expand your repertoire of farewells with a lesson on the 26 most dynamic, fun, and essential ways to say goodbye in the English language. Leia em português | Leia en español FREE…

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About 200 years ago, some English guy was sailing around the seas of the southern hemisphere and accidently stumbled upon a land that was full of desert, flies, a blazing sun, some of the strangest and most deadly animals you could ever find, and most importantly GOLD. This English guy wanted this gold, so he…

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Yesterday a few of us Americans were hanging out talking with a Brazilian. We were mostly speaking in English and we had to explain some new idioms and slang to our Brazilian friend.  The subject of dating came up and one of us tried to explain the expression “hook up”. Listen to the SEX and…

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 One thing I’ve taken note of while living in Brazil, is that Brazilians have no idea how to use the slang term “word,” which is extremely common in informal American use of English. Are you one of them? If you didn’t already know of these five uses for “word” then you’re like 99.9% of all…

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Today we´re going to talk about expressions dealing with money. The English language has so many crazy expressions and slang expressions that at some times can be a  little daunting. The biggest difficulty with this would be the fact that a lot of these expressions (around 25,000 according to Wikipedia) are idiomatic. Idiomatic expressions are…

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Do you love music in English, and would like to use your passion for music to improve your English? Not only is music is one of the most fun and effective strategies you can use to learn and improve your English, but it also helps you connect with English speaking culture, make new friends, and…

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As discussed previously, we discovered that there is more to learning a language than just being able to say what you need say and to get what you want. The reason we learn any language is to be able to CONNECT to people on their level and make them feel comfortable to express themselves to…

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