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Learn English idioms, slang, and references

Native English speakers constantly use idioms, slang words, and cultural references in their everyday and professional communications. But these words and phrases can be confusing since you usually won’t find the exact meaning in the dictionary.

For example, to “level up” comes from the world of video games. It means to improve your abilities, to get better at a skill. When you complete a level in a video game, you go up in level - from 1 to 2, as an example. You “level up”.

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Improve your understanding of both spoken and written English, whether it’s in everyday conversation or professional settings, by both reading and hearing clear, simple examples of these phrases and words.

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Not only understand English better, start sounding like a native speaker, as well! With a little bit of practice, you’ll find you can communicate more smoothly and efficiently with lifelong English speakers.

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Journalism & media production educator, English as a Second Language coach, writer, podcaster. Plays in Peoria.