Happy Friday! Once again, we’ve searched for you to find some of the most useful videos, audio recordings, and blog posts about English.

Using a Collocation Dictionary to Improve Your English

Collocations are words that go together, and this article from About.com has some fantastic ideas about how to learn collocations for your major or career field. (If you don’t have a collocation dictionary, you can try searching the Internet for “collocations with [insert word]”.)

English Conversation – Meet Stoney!

If you haven’t checked out Rachel’s English, do it now! She makes fantastic video lessons for teaching American pronunciation. This video focuses on reduction (like “gonna”). Go to her blog post for notes on the video.

2,000 New Words and Senses Added to Merriam-Webster Unabridged

English is always growing and changing, and one of the best-known dictionaries has added a lot of new words and meanings. Learn more about words like FOMO, athleisure, and microlending.

Demonstrating How To Use Demonstratives

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Image via VOA Learning English

If you get confused about this, that, these, and those, get some help from this read-and-listen lesson by VOA Learning English.

Saying “It’s a Thing” is Now a Thing

Have you ever heard this phrase? It describes something that is a new trend. ESL Podcast explains more in this post.

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