Do you believe in love at first sight (falling in love with someone instantly)? Or, are you continuously waiting to find that special girl, or Mr. Right (the right person or the perfect person to marry).
People all over the world want to learn English for many different reasons, and would you believe that a common reason is love?
Can Love Help You Learn English?
Love has inspired so many people to start learning English. Whether it’s love for another person, love for a celebrity, the love of another culture, or even, the love of meeting and connecting to people from all around the world.
How much more determined and dedicated do you think you could be at learning something new when love is your main motivation?
Kaplan International asked 1,213 EFL (English as a foreign language) speakers what motivated them to learn English. Take a look at the results in this infographic! Do you agree with the findings? Let us know by leaving a comment. (click to see this image on the kaplan website)
(Also, look below for some common expressions related to love and relationships)
Expressions Related to Love and Relationships
Ask for (someone’s) hand in marriage- to ask someone to marry you
Get hitched- to get married
Have a crush on (someone)- to have strong but temporary feelings of love for someone
Have a thing for (someone)- to be attracted to someone, to be interested in someone
Hit it off- to have a really good relationship with someone from the first time you meet them (not just romantically)
Get dumped- when someone finishes a relationship with you in a bad way
Break up (with someone)- to end a relationship
break (someone’s) heart- to hurt someone emotionally, usually because you end a relationship with them
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