Catching Up

Let’s be honest. We’ve all fallen behind at some point in our lives. No matter how disciplined or hard-working you are, there will always be something in life that requires you to catch up.

Because of its many nuances, this phrase has tripped up many English learners in their journey to fluency. But you don’t have to be one of them.

Do you have work to catch up on? A person to catch up with? Or do you want to invite a long-lost friend for coffee in order to catch up? Keep this blog post handy so you’ll be ready to use “catch up” like a native when the time comes. (more…)

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Time-Bound

While many things bind us together as humans, time is one of the strongest. No matter what time zone you live and work in, we all only have 24 hours a day. With our few short years on earth, we all want to do something worthy of our time. We want to make a difference; leave an impact; change the world.

So as you decide how to invest your precious days, months, and years, here are some time-related idioms to help fuel your English communication: (more…)

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Travel Phrasal Verbs

One of my favorite activities while traveling is connecting with people from different nationalities and different backgrounds. In an airport, I feel like I am stepping outside of space and time, where cultures mingle and every person is looking forward to a new adventure or a homecoming. Getting a new perspective, a fresh idea, or making an important new contact is just a conversation away.

As the universal language, English is the bridge that makes these connections possible – and there are enough things for you to think about without having to worry about the phrasal verbs used in the journey. We put together a list of phrasal verbs to make traveling simple and enjoyable. Which phrasal verbs did you already know, and which ones are new to you? (more…)

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