We all have big passive vocabularies with words we recognize but can't use. To increase fluency, we don't need to learn a lot of new words—we just have to move the ones we already know into our active vocabulary. And you can do that without having to cram another thing into your already busy day.
A great way to prepare for your G.B.C. or other speaking test is to predict the questions you might be asked. That way you can build your vocabulary and have ideas ready for common topics. Learn how with our latest blog post!
Try as a noun or a verb both means to attempt something, but the nuance can change in unexpected ways. Find out how.
A mistake that English language learners often make is to misuse the word “challenge.” As a noun it means a difficult task, but as a verb the meaning is quite different.
"Would" is a modal auxiliary verb that has lots of different uses in English. We'll look at 10 of them in this blog post.