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ESLInSight's Blog (17)

8 Sport Idioms Commonly Used in Business


Added by ESLInSight on November 6, 2015 at 18:36 — No Comments

Contest: Can You Identify 10 Jumbled English Idioms?

Our last contest was a huge success so we're offering another! Below are 10 jumbled English idioms. Can you figure out what they are?

How it works:…

Added by ESLInSight on October 22, 2015 at 14:21 — No Comments

5 Things to Do Before Your Interview

Interviewing for jobs? Read this!

5 Things to Do Before Your Interview



Added by ESLInSight on October 8, 2015 at 14:16 — No Comments

How to Answer the Common Interview Question: Can You Tell Me About Yourself?

Preparing for an interview? Click here to read ESLInSight's blog on this common question: Can You Tell Me About Yourself?

ESLInSight also offers interview preparation courses via Skype. Click here to learn more!

Added by ESLInSight on October 2, 2015 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Latest Blog! A Simple Explanation for Say Versus Tell

I just posted my latest blog and EnglishClub is the first to see it. If you're on Facebook or Twitter, please like, share, and tweet the post so other English learners can benefit, too. Enjoy!

A Simple Explanation for Say Versus Tell



Added by ESLInSight on October 1, 2015 at 13:53 — 3 Comments

Latest Blog! 10 Animals That Are Also Insults in English Slang

Some of the first vocabulary we're taught when learning a new language is animal words. Unfair though it may be (either to the animal or individual, depending on the situation), several animal words can also be used as insults in English. 

While I don't generally condone insulting anyone, it is helpful to know what some animal words mean in English slang. (Truth be told, in some cases, there…


Added by ESLInSight on September 25, 2015 at 19:43 — 7 Comments

How to Talk to an American (A Cultural Lesson)

The United States is a multicultural nation, yet most Americans, regardless of their cultural backgrounds, adhere to certain social guidelines when it comes to conversation, especially with strangers, acquaintances, and colleagues. If you are planning to live, work, or travel in America, it is wise to familiarize yourself with the etiquette of communication. This includes knowing which conversation topics are preferred and which to avoid, as well as how to interact both verbally and…


Added by ESLInSight on September 24, 2015 at 13:48 — 1 Comment

10 Common Phrasal Verbs to Boost Your English

Phrasal verbs are important to know if you're serious about boosting your English. A phrasal verb is an idiomatic expression that combines a verb with a preposition or adverb; the phrase changes the meaning of the original verb. Here are 10 commonly used phrasal verbs, their definitions, and example sentences:

Click here to read more!

Added by ESLInSight on September 23, 2015 at 16:06 — 1 Comment

5 Phrases that Make Your ESL Teacher Shed a Tear

English is not an easy language to learn and your ESL teacher, more so than anyone, is sensitive to the struggle you face in learning and understanding its many nuances. Throughout my teaching career, I’ve heard a handful of phrases used by nonnative English speakers that make me feel like we may have failed you in our teaching. Knowing if, when, or how to use these 5 phrases appropriately is crucial to building fluency and will surely make your English teacher smile. …


Added by ESLInSight on September 22, 2015 at 21:10 — 1 Comment

Can You Solve These 7 English Riddles?

A riddle is a question or statement that is intentionally framed to exercise one's ingenuity in answering it or discovering its meaning. Riddles are a fun way to challenge and improve your understanding of English. Instead of ESLInSight's usual blog, this week we challenge you with 7 English riddles and brain teasers. Click here to read more!

Added by ESLInSight on September 22, 2015 at 20:59 — 1 Comment

7 Phrases with "Touch" You Might Be Saying Wrong

If English is your second language, chances are you've struggled with verb phrases and idioms involving "touch." On more than one occasion, I've had a student, colleague, or friend end a conversation with "I'll touch you," instead of "I'll be in touch." 

So, what's the difference? Touching is the act of coming into physical contact with someone or something, whereas being in touch refers to verbal communication. "I'll touch you" is a…


Added by ESLInSight on September 22, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

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