Try this tool called WordHippo. It can help you with word choice in many ways. Enter a word to find its opposite or other words that rhyme with it, or to find a different form of it (like the past tense of it). The tool can also give you examples of sentences containing the word. Try typing in a phrase that has you suddenly wondering “Can you say that in English?” For example, can you “take confidence” or can you only “have confidence”? (You can.)
Find out with this online test, part of a linguistics research project that compares English language native speaker learning rates with English language learner rates.
What time is supper—I mean, dinner? When I lived in the Midwestern United States, I drank “soda pop,” wore “sneakers” and ate “supper.” Here in California, people don’t do that. They order a “soft drink,” wear “tennis shoes” and cook “dinner” instead. Watch this video by Mental Floss for a fast rundown of more words and phrases for everyday things that differ by region within the country or within the English-speaking world.