The Polish phrase that will help you through tough times.

|Wordlist| In Poland, the concept of „Jakoś to będzie” is acting without worrying about the consequences. It’s reaching for the impossible. It’s taking risks, and not being afraid. Words like „hygge” (Danish), „gezelligheid” (Dutch) and „lagom” (Swedish) have become very popular in recent years. But fans of these fuzzy-sounding concepts often miss the point that[…]

Keep calm and study PHRASAL VERBS #9 ‚DRAW’

draw back to resign from fulfilling a promise wycofać się z obietnicy Although my sister had promised to help us, she drew back at the last minute. draw back to move backwards cofnąć się He drew back when the dog barked. draw in arrive at a station (of a bus/train) wjechać na stację The train[…]

Keep calm and study PHRASAL VERBS #8 ‚DO’

do away with to get rid of something pozbyć się, znieść coś We did away with the old bed and bought a new one. do (somebody) down to speak badly of somebody źle mówić o kimś I don’t like John because he’s always doing people down. do (somebody) in to kill zlikwidować kogoś, zabić The[…]

What’s your company’s English proficiency?

|Wordlist| English across countries and industries. In today’s globalized economy, language skills can play a crucial role. Miscommunication in the aviation industry can prove fatal. No doubt about it. It is reported that more than 1,000 deaths in plane crashes have been caused by communication failures. But lack of communication might have disastrous consequences in[…]

Should I say ‚excited’ or ‚exciting’?

-ed / -ing adjectives – basic rules VERB – czasownik ADJECTIVE which describes how you or somebody else feels – przymiotnik – cecha opisująca jak ty lub ktoś inny się czuje ADJECTIVE which describes what kind of person/thing somebody/something is – przymiotnik – cecha opisująca jakim ktoś lub coś jest interest interesować interested zainteresowany interesting[…]

Keep calm and study PHRASAL VERBS #7 ‚CUT’

cut across take a shorter way pójść na skróty If you’re in a hurry, cut across the park. cut down on reduce ograniczyć We must cut down on eating out in restaurants – we simply can’t afford it. cut in to move suddenly in front of another car zajechać komuś drogę Suddenly a car cut[…]

Keep calm and study PHRASAL VERBS #6 ‚COME’

come about to happen, to start to happen wydarzyć się, stać się How did this situation come about? come across (something) to find by chance natknąć się (na coś) When I was tidying up the attic, I came across my old diary. come across to give an impression sprawiać wrażenie My boss comes across as[…]

Keep calm and study PHRASAL VERBS #5 ‚CARRY’

carry away to move or excite greatly poruszyć kogoś I was carried away by his fantastic speech. carry (sth) off to handle successfully poradzić sobie z czymś It was a difficult situation but Tom carried it off on his own. carry on to continue kontynuować Please carry on with this exercise until I come back.[…]

I had a black dog, his name was depression… (video)

|Wordlist| There are millions of people around the world who live with depression. Many of them and their families are afraid to talk about their problems, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression can be treated. Recognizing the illness and looking for help is the first step towards recovery. The films “I[…]

Neuroscientists Discover Most Relaxing Song

|Wordlist| „Weightless” by Marconi Union can dramatically reduce anxiety by 65%; listening to „Weightless” can slow heart rate, reduce blood pressure and decrease cortisol levels. According to the National Institute of Mental Health in the U.S. approximately 10% of teenagers and 40% of adults in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders, which costs the[…]

Keep calm and study PHRASAL VERBS #4 ‚CALL’

call after to name someone after somebody else dać imię po kimś She was called Jessica after her mother’s best friend. call back to call someone who has called you before oddzwonić Please call me back as soon as you hear this message. call for (something) to require, need wymagać Leaving your country calls for[…]

Valentine’s Day advice – kids know better! (video)

|Wordlist| Ladies …would you like to go on a date with Idris Elba? Gentlemen …would you like to organize a perfect date? YES? We have a real treat for you: watch the film below and either learn how to win a date with the famous actor or write down useful tips for an unforgettable date.[…]