Mes: abril 2017

English Slang, Idioms and Common Expressions

Here are the next in the series of typical English expressions. To help you improve your English-speaking skills you should learn some real English Idioms and Slang expressions. Learning and using phrases like these help you to become an “insider” and sound more like a native speaker.   Read more →

Common mistakes THEN vs. THAN

Today our common mistake is with the use of THEN and THAN. Here are a few differences between the use of the two. Read more →

Collocations with GO

The collocation for this week is with GO: Don’t forget that below the graphic you will find the Spanish translation for them and examples. Go bald Example: My father is going bald. Quedarse calvo Go insane Example: Sara went insane after the kidnapping and had to be hospitalized for over a year. Volverse loco Go missing Example: My diamond earrings… Read more →

English Slang, Idioms and Common Expressions

English Slang, Idioms and Common Expressions To help you improve your English-speaking skills you should learn some real English Idioms and Slang expressions. Learning and using phrases like these help you to become an “insider” and sound more like a native speaker. Here are the first 12 in a series of typical English expressions. Read more →

Difference between Job, Work and Career

What’s the difference between… JOB, WORK and CAREER? Here I am going to explain the difference between the three as well as giving you some collocations (typical phrases) in which you can use these words.   Read more →

Common mistakes in English Good or Well

Common Mistakes in English While practicing English, have you ever asked yourself which word you should use? Which one is correct? In this section we will look at some common mistakes.     Read more →

What’s the difference between LEND and BORROW?

NEW SECTION! Here at Stars and Stripes English we would like to present a new section we are adding to our website. It is called… What’s the difference? In this section, we will look at some of those tricky words that people question. Example the difference between LOOK, SEE & WATCH, SAY, TELL & SPEAK, etc. Today we are going… Read more →

English Slang — SMS/TEXT/CHAT vocabulary

English Slang I’m sure that you have probably seen some of these acronyms online in social media or if you chat with a native speaker online by SMS, FB, Whatsapp etc. Here you have some slang acronyms. Now try to put them into use the next time you chat with someone and have some fun! ASAP= As soon as possible… Read more →

Collocations with COME

The Collocation for this week is COME. Below the graphic you will find the Spanish translation for them and examples. Come in first Ex: In the Boston Marathon, Peter came in first. Entrar / llegar primero Come late Ex: Yesterday, he came late to the dinner meeting. Llegar tarde   Come prepared Ex: The invitation said, come prepared to have… Read more →

Happy April Fool’s Day!

What is April Fool’s Day? Have you ever heard of April Fool’s Day? Well it is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April Fools. It would be the equivalent to “Los Santos Inocentes” celebrated on the 28th of December here in Spain. From Star and Stripes English… Read more →

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