A beginner’s guide to British humor

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A beginner’s guide to British humor

By on 01/17/2017

Britain's unique take on humor may seem baffling at first. Heavy on self-deprecation, almost undetectable sarcasm, and constant deadpan delivery, [...]

10 best movies to learn English with

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10 best movies to learn English with

By on 01/06/2017

Learning a language is much easier when you’re enjoying yourself - and what better way to pass the time than watching movies (with a tub of popcorn in [...]

Best of 2016: Our most popular articles

By on 12/20/2016

I think we can all agree that 2016 was a challenging year, but there were a few bright spots. Like the more than 150 articles that our writers produced to bring you the most interesting, useful, and [...]

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How to make a multilingual relationship work: 6 tips

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How to make a multilingual relationship work: 6 tips

By on 12/18/2016

We all know there’s a ‘language of love’ – but what happens when love is spoken in different languages? Or, more precisely, what happens when two [...]

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How to say “Merry Christmas” in other languages

By on 12/15/2016

By now you’ve dug out your Christmas sweater, hung your stockings by the chimney, and are getting in the holiday mood humming Christmas carols all day [...]

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How not to make a fool of yourself on the London tube

By on 12/11/2016

The London Underground may seem devoid of manners and friendly folk, but those who venture into this subterranean jungle are bound together by a [...]

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12 awesome Christmas traditions from around the world

By on 12/06/2016

There’s a lot to love about Christmas - food, family, friends, and all kinds of other words that don’t start with the letter F. What makes the holiday [...]

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The ultimate gift guide for travelers

By on 12/02/2016

No matter if you need gifts for the holiday season, a birthday, or just because - our blogging travel experts have put together the perfect gift guide [...]

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12 best Christmas songs from around the world

By on 11/20/2016

All I want for Christmas is… carols! The holidays are not only the perfect occasion to spend time with loved ones while eating your weight in cookies, [...]

Thanksgiving for beginners

By on 11/18/2016

Thanksgiving - celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November - is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas songs try to say otherwise, but it just doesn’t get better than expressing gratitude [...]

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How to fit in in France: 8 dos & don'ts

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How to fit in in France: 8 dos & don’ts

By on 10/28/2016

Ah, France – the home of crispy baguettes, delicious pastries and exquisite wine. France is all about enjoying the finer things in life, so it’s no [...]

Nothing says Halloween like caramel corn: Easy recipe

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Nothing says Halloween like caramel corn: Easy recipe

By on 10/26/2016

Nothing says Halloween like a bowl of fresh, poppin' caramel corn. Kendra, in the video above, will show you how to make some (tip: it's a great, [...]

13 thrilling facts we bet you didn’t know about Halloween

By on 10/25/2016

Get your adrenaline pumping in a haunted house, carve pumpkins by the bonfire and eat your yearly allotment of candy in one sitting. It’s easy to see why Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays [...]

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5 big reasons why US and UK English sound so different

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5 big reasons why US and UK English sound so different

By on 09/23/2016

We may share a language but there’s nothing similar when it comes to hearing someone from the US speak to someone from the UK. Everything from putting [...]