Confusing words in English

Confusing words in English   In English many words have the same or similar spelling and pronunciation which makes them confusing even for native speakers.   Lose and Loose These two words are spelt and pronounced differently, but regardless of that they are still used incorrectly by many speakers.   Lose is pronounced with a…

10 interesting facts about Australia

10 interesting facts about Australia   Australia as a name comes from the Latin ‘terra australis incognita’ meaning ‘unknown southern island’. Australia is home to 10 of the world’s 15 most poisonous snakes. There are three times as many sheep than people living in Australia.    4. There are 4 different species of kangaroo in…

IDIOMS

IDIOMS   idiom meaning As cool as a cucumber very calm or very calmly, especially when this is surprising Hold your horses to tell someone to stop and consider carefully their decision or opinion about something Head in the clouds living in a fantasy, to be separate from reality, to dream A piece of cake…

10 interesting facts about the USA

10 interesting facts about the USA   1.The US is the 4th largest country in the world by land area and 3rd by population. 2. The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers combine to form the longest river system in the US and the fourth longest in the world. 3. Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867…

Christmas traditions around the world

Christmas traditions around the world   Norway: ‘God Jul’   Christmas wasn’t celebrated in Norway until about 1000 or 1100, when Christianity first came to the area. Before this people celebrated jul or jòl in the middle of winter. It was a celebration of the harvest gone and a way of looking forward to the…