Feedback on IELTS writing (instructions for...

If you want to get your IELTS writing assessed and commented on in real time, you can order a 2-hour feedback session via Skype. To get the feedback, you will have to apply for the feedback by email (lessons@englishlab.net) – the...

Do You Speak Legalese?

Legalese is not a real language. Yet it is a human language in a way. It is the way legal professionals word their ideas in contracts and agreements, and that means it can be difficult to comprehend unless you are a lawyer. Whenever you find...

What is a phrasal verb?

A phrasal verb is a verb usually followed by a preposition. The difference between an ordinary verb followed by a preposition (eg look at a word) and a phrasal verb (eg look up a word) is that the meaning of the former can be easily understood...

What’s an Idiom?

An idiom is defined as a word sequence, i.e. a phrase whose meaning cannot easily be worked out from its individual words or, in other words, is not a 100% literal. The degree of transparency of an idiom can range from almost literal, i.e...