American Idioms 5 with Dana

Summer quarter is done soon, but it’s not too late to start learning new things. Here are some idioms about new beginnings you can try. Dana explains what they mean in her video lesson below.

Recommended for intermediate and advanced learners (Levels 400+). You can also review Dana’s previous idiom lessons:

Dana’s American Idioms, Lesson 5 – New Beginning

Continue reading “American Idioms 5 with Dana”

Interrupting in English

Are you comfortable joining or changing a conversation in English? If not, this article Interrupting in English has very useful phrases and tips to help you. Try them in different situations like class, at work, or with friends.

Article Preview:

ACE - interrupting in eng

Continue reading here.

Browse the tags and categories for more resources.



IELTS Essentials

Get in some extra IELTS study with IELTS Essentials. Go to their website to start practice tests (click “Free Practice Tests” at the top menu). You can also read up on other test preparation information like what to expect on test day. Recommended for advanced learners (Levels 600-800/EAP).

ACE - ielts essentials

Browse the tags and categories for more resources.

Singular and Plural Words

Peach/Peaches. Book/Books. These are spelling examples of one (singular) or many things (plural). Review more words with Singular and Plural Match game app. It makes English bright, colorful, and fun! The game is available on iOS. Recommended for beginner learners (Levels 100-200).


ACE - singular plural app 1   ACE - singular plural app 2

Browse the tags and categories for more resources.

Reading Skills: Main Ideas and Supporting Details

Practice your reading skills with this quick, fun comic video. Follow the detective of the Text Analysis Unit to find multiple main ideas in this reading passage! Recommended for intermediate learners (Levels 300-500).

Browse the tags and categories for more resources.

How to Read Literature Critically

With language, we can express many different meanings. The difficult part is how to read those meanings because language can be literal and figurative. For language learners especially, it may be difficult to understand foreign literature because it goes beyond literal meanings and often conveys multiple meanings and complex ideas.

ACE - read lit critically 1

For English learners, you can practice with eNotes‘ useful 6-step method on how to read literature critically. The steps focus on the following points:

  1. Figurative language
  2. Structure
  3. Influence
  4. Archetypes
  5. Symbolism
  6. Read and reread

eNotes explains in their article:

Even if you’re taking your very first literature class, it’s easy to read critically if you follow our 6-step method. But before you get started, always keep this in mind: reading critically doesn’t mean tearing a work of literature apart. Instead, it means understanding what the author has written and evaluating the success of the work as a whole.

Get started on reading How to Read Literature Critically to understand how to use the 6 steps! Recommended for advanced learners (Levels 600-800/EAP).

ACE - read lit critically 2

Browse the tags and categories for more resources.