Leaning English as a foreign language: false friends and idioms

Avoiding false friends and using idioms correctly make learning English as a foreign language challenging, and not just for German native speakers. During President Macron’s recent trip to Australia, the French president called the wife of the Australian Prime Minister “delicious” (lecker). Certainly not what he wanted to say. Test your knowledge of some Business English idioms with an online quiz from Spiegel

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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