“Be up to” vs “Be up for”


What’s the difference between “Be up to” and “Be up for”?
Learn the difference and practice your new awesome English skills!

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Vai prestar IELTS? Veja 4 conselhos para se dar bem no exame


São Paulo — Usado por mais de 9 mil instituições em todo o planeta para medir a habilidade de ler, escrever, ouvir e falar inglês, o exame de proficiência IELTS (International English Language Testing System) tem peculiaridades importantes — e é importante conhecê-las a fundo para ser aprovado, diz Cristiane Perone, coordenadora acadêmica da Cultura Inglesa.

Para começar, é preciso saber que há dois tipos principais de IELTS. Um deles é o GT (IELTS General Training), indicado a quem quer emigrar para países que exigem inglês para trabalho ou estudo até o 2º grau. O outro é o AC (IELTS Academic), ideal para quem vai cursar graduação ou pós-graduação numa universidade estrangeira que exige o domínio do idioma.

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15 Annoying Grammatical Mistakes That People Always Make


We’ve already written about the most common grammatical mistakes, but to find out what word-related wrongdoing really irks people, we turned to the Internet.

Quora and Reddit users started two similar threads about the English errors they find most “annoying.” We listed the worst of the worst.

1. Using “it’s” instead of “its”

“I see it so much that I now expect to see it. I will be reading an article, distracted by the dreadful anticipation of knowing it’s coming. Then wham, I read a sentence like, “[T]he fire department said that it’s equipment is outdated,” and I will be brought to a rage,” Michael Wolfe wrote as Quora’s top comment.

Use “it’s” as a contraction to replace “it is.” Use “its” as a possessive pronoun to show ownership.

Example 1: It’s raining.

Example 2: The dog wanted its bone.

Note: The top comment on Reddit actually corrected the original question, which asked about “grammar errors.” “Grammatical errors,” in reality, is proper, as user A40 wrote.

2. Using “I” and “me” in the wrong spots

“I” will always be the subject of a sentence or clause, whereas “me” will be the object. “Me” should follow any preposition (of, in, on, etc.) and function as both the indirect and direct object in a sentence.

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T.G.I.F – Learn English – Drinking Vocabulary


How can you talk about how drunk you were last night? …Or are going to be tonight? This lesson we show you the levels of being drunk, and the wonderful things it does to your body!

Of course there are more ways to say “drunk”, but we couldn’t fit them all in this video! So here they are:

Effed, Pissed, Legless, F**ked, Tipsy,Wrecked, Schlitzed, Merry, Three sheets to the wind, Blind, Pickled, Leathered, Buzzed, Off the wagon, Trashed, On a bender, Looped/loopy, Gunned, Pixilated, Ripped, Sloshed, Gone, Done, Hammered, Wasted, Sauced, Liquored up, Boozy, Happy, Wrecked, Stiff, Intoxicated, Under the Influence, Plastered, Inebriated, Loaded, Tanked, Decimated, Dot Cottoned
Battered, Befuggered, Bernard Langered, Bladdered, Blasted, Blathered, Bleezin, Blitzed, Blootered, Blottoed, Bluttered, Boogaloo, Brahms & Liszt, Buckled, Burlin, Cabbaged, Chevy Chased, Clobbered
Decimated, Dot Cottoned, Druck-steaming, Drunk as a Lord, Drunk as a skunk, Etched, Fecked, Fleemered (Germany), Four to the floor, Gatted, Goosed, Got my beer goggles on, Guttered (Inverness), Had a couple of shickers, Hammer-blowed, Hammered, Hanging, Having the whirlygigs, Howling, Inebriated, Intoxicated, Jahalered, Jaiked up (West of Scotland), Jan’d – abbrev for Jan Hammered, Jaxied, Jeremied, Jolly, Kaned, Lagged up, Lamped, Langered (Ireland) [also langers, langerated], Laroped, or alt. larrupt, Lashed, Leathered, Legless, Liquored up (South Carolina), Locked, Locked out of your mind (Ireland), Loo la, Mad wey it, Mandoo-ed, Mangled, Manky, Mashed, Meff’d, Merl Haggard, Merry, Minced, Ming-ho, Minging, Moired, Monged, Monkey-full, Mottled, Mullered, Newcastled, Nicely irrigated with horizontal lubricant, Off me pickle, Off me trolley, On a campaign, Out of it, Out yer tree, Paggered, Palintoshed, Paraletic, Peelywally, Peevied, Pickled, Pie-eyed, Pished, Plastered, Poleaxed, Pollatic, Rat-legged (Stockport), Ratted, Ravaged, Razzled, Reek-ho, Rendered, Rosy glow, Rubbered, Ruined, Saying hello to Mr Armitage, Scattered, Schindlers, Screwed, Scuttered (Dublin), Shedded [as in ” My shed has collapsed taking most of the fence with it”], Slaughtered, Sloshed, Smashed, Snatered (Ireland), Snobbled (Wales), Sozzled, Spangled, Spannered, Spiffed, Spongelled, Squiffy, Steamin, Steampigged, Stocious, Stonkin, Tanked, Tashered, Tipsy, Trashed, Trollied, Troubled, Trousered, Twisted, Warped, Wasted, Wellied, With the fairies, Wrecked, Zombied

The Friendly Guide: How to Write an Email in English


The Internet has changed a lot over the years.

From MySpace to Facebook and from Ask Jeeves to Google, old sites fade (leave) and new sites appear.

But as apps, smartphones and social media have grown, there’s one thing that hasn’t left: email.

It’s still necessary to have an email address, and people send emails almost every day.

That’s why being able to write a good, clear email in English is a really important skill. It can help you get a job, make friends, get into a university and much more.

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