We all wear these but do you know the name in English for your preferred underwear style?
Look at the picture above and learn the names for different types of underwear. Next time you go shopping, you'll know what style to ask for. Don't be caught with your pants down! ;)
Here are some synonyms for underwear: panties, undies, undergarments, lingerie, underpants. Note: panties and underwear are the most common.
Note: 'Panties' is a plural noun although the item is singular - just like glasses, pants, scissors. If you're talking about more than one, we use 'pairs' of panties.
Example: "I'd like to buy 5 pairs of panties."
Additionally, 'underwear' is an uncountable noun. Example: "Did you buy the pink underwear or the purple underwear?"
P.S. Don't be caught with your pants down is an idiomatic expression meaning to be asked to do or say something that you are not prepared for.
Example: My boss asked me for the report that she asked me to do, but I was caught with my pants down because I haven't yet finished it.
Now that you've read this free lesson, you'll be prepared!
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It's #falsefriendfriday ! This week's word is MAGAZINE.
This false friend is similar to the Italian word: 'magazzino', which in Italian means: Warehouse/industrial storage facility.
As you can see, it's very different in English. Be careful not to confuse these words!
Here is some common internet slang for all you English learners! I've taken the guessing out of abbreviations like these: WTF, GTG, TTYL, etc.
Do you want to learn some English vocabulary for your trips to the make-up counter?
Watch this video to learn some vocabulary about make-up, beauty products and cosmetics!
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Here is an excellent graphic to teach you the vocabulary names for different types of women's shoes.
Do you think this list is missing any important or popular shoe styles? Comment below!
source: Google images
The confusion with 'actually' lies within the Italian language. The Italian form, 'attualmente' means currently/right now.
You can see, it's used quite differently in English. See my examples above to learn different way it's used in English.
Do you have a similar word in your language that sounds like the English 'actually', but means something different? Comment below - let me know so I can update my lesson for other learners.
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The confusion is with the Italian noun 'riunione', which is actually 'meeting' in English.
Lots of my Italian students use this form: "I have a work reunion today", which is incorrect.
In English, we use 'reunion' to mean a social gathering, and most commonly between distant family members who are getting together after a length of time, or between old classmates who come together every 10 years.
Stay tuned next Friday to learn about the false friend, ACTUALLY.
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8 Business Phrasal Verbs
Call Back (or call someone back)
Return a missed phone call.
To draw up something (or draw something up)
to prepare a document or plan.
when a business arrangement or deal doesn’t happen or is cancelled.
to be successful or advance your career
to make a tentative appointment for something (like a meeting).
to relay the information that someone has requested; often to your supervisor, manager or boss.
to agree to do something, or to take part in something, by signing your name.
to remain in a place when most other people have left.
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Alannah is a CELTA (University of Cambridge) qualified English language teacher from Canada who lives in Italy with her wonderful husband. She's been teaching English since 2006 and has taught many different nationalities in both Canada and Italy.