AEE 1370: Construct vs. Establish: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever heard somebody use the word “construct” in English? Does this seem very similar to the word “establish” when you hear it in conversation? These two words are very similar in nature, but there are slight differences to help set them apart. We’re… Read More

AEE 1369: Take 2! How to Make a Mistake and Still Be Smooth in English

Have you ever heard somebody say “take 2” in English? Have you ever gotten a bit jumbled in conversation and wanted to start over? We all have those moments where we mix up our words or say the wrong thing, and then you want to… Read More

IELTS Energy Bonus: Feeling Lost in Listening? Come to our Free Webclass!

Aubrey and Lindsay are doing a free live webclass May 30 and June 1. They will be teaching the 3-step, simple strategy for keeping track of conversations. This will help you keep up, even with big group conversations! This webclass can help you improve your… Read More

AEE 1368: The Origins of Colors with Mignon Fogarty from Grammar Girl

Have you ever wondered where color names in the English language came from? You might be surprised to know that certain colors or shades are not necessarily common or don’t even exist in other languages. Today we have Mignon Fogarty from Grammar Girl Podcast. Her… Read More

AEE 1367: How to Be Indirectly Direct in English

Have you heard somebody say “let me put it to you this way” in English? Have you wondered what exactly that may mean? This is one of those phrases that allows you to break somewhat bad news in a more indirect way. You’re going to… Read More