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Make a splash! (Everyday idioms in newspapers) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 16, 2017)

Make a splash! (Everyday idioms in newspapers) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 16, 2017) Every few months on this blog, we read a selection of national newspapers published on the same day and pick out the idioms that … Continue reading

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I’ll believe it when I see it: talking about certainty, probability and possibility – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 09, 2017)

I’ll believe it when I see it: talking about certainty, probability and possibility – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 09, 2017) Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that ‘nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’. We all … Continue reading

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Let’s bake a cake. (Cooking words) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 02, 2017)

Let’s bake a cake. (Cooking words) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 02, 2017) One thing we haven’t dealt with yet on this blog is cooking vocabulary. We’re now making up for it with two posts devoted to common … Continue reading

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When no one was looking, she opened the door: Using narrative tenses – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jul 26, 2017)

When no one was looking, she opened the door: Using narrative tenses – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jul 26, 2017) Everyone tells stories. We do it every day, even if it’s just telling our family that we met an … Continue reading

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Simple and Straightforward (Words meaning ‘clear’) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jul 19, 2017)

Simple and Straightforward (Words meaning ‘clear’) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jul 19, 2017) Recently, we published a post on words for things that confuse us. This week we’re considering the opposite and looking instead at words and phrases … Continue reading

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I was so sorry to hear your news: Expressing sympathy – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jul 12, 2017)

I was so sorry to hear your news: Expressing sympathy – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jul 12, 2017) It can often be difficult to know what to say to someone we know who has experienced loss, illness or another … Continue reading

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Salt and pepper/Rain or shine – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jul 05, 2017)

Salt and pepper/Rain or shine – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jul 05, 2017) This week, as you’ll probably have guessed from the title, we’re looking at pairs of words that are used together in a fixed order, separated either … Continue reading

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Can you do a handstand? Talking about ability – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 28, 2017)

Can you do a handstand? Talking about ability – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 28, 2017) We often need to talk about things we can do and ask other people questions about their own abilities. This post looks in … Continue reading

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New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 26, 2017)

New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 26, 2017) asperitas dark sunshine red geyser To know the definition and other details of these new words , visit About words, a blog from Cambridge Dictionary. Blog post written by: Cambridge Words … Continue reading

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It’s kicking off! (Phrasal verbs for starting things) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 21, 2017)

It’s kicking off! (Phrasal verbs for starting things) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Jun 21, 2017) This week we’re looking at the many phrasal verbs that are used to refer to things starting. Let’s begin with the verb ‘start’ … Continue reading

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