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English Phrases

English Speaking: Phrases With ‘Word’

In English, many words have more than one meaning. A great way to get to advanced level – in both your vocabulary and speaking – is to start using these words in their different ways. For example, there are many speaking phrases with “word”. You can use these phrases to talk about conversations and communication… Read More

Advanced Phrases – Replying To Greetings

When people ask us “How are you?” we often reply with a standard phrase like “Fine thanks, and you?” But what if you aren’t OK? What if you want to use a more advanced phrase when you reply to greetings? Here are ten other natural phrases to say how you are – plus a fun… Read More

Advanced Ways To Talk About Your Goals

If you’ve set a personal or business goal for the year, how do you talk about it to other people? You can say “This year I want to achieve…” or “I’m working on …” but there are also some more advanced ways to talk about your goals and intentions. Check out these phrases for talking… Read More

Advanced English: The New Normal

Everything has changed with Covid-19 (“Coronavirus”). Our habits, work life, school life are all different now. Nobody knows if these changes will be permanent, but one thing is sure. Our lives will never be the same again! There are phrases that we can use to compare our lives now and our lives before, and we… Read More

Advanced Phrases For Making Suggestions

You probably know the common ways to make suggestions or give advice. Check out this page for a refresher on how to use “If I were you”, “You should”, “You ought to”, etc. But native-English speakers use many more phrases for suggestions. Here are seven advanced phrases for you to try. There’s also a section… Read More

10 Informal Phrases With Prepositions

English prepositions can be difficult to use correctly. First of all, there are lots of them (see this page for the 45 most common ones and their meanings), but also, we have lots of collocations with prepositions. We also have some informal phrases with prepositions that you’ll hear a lot in spoken English. Read on… Read More

Advanced English: Giving Directions

There are lots of ways for giving directions in English. Make sure you know the basic ways first, then check out these native expressions and phrasal verbs. They’re a little more advanced, but you’re likely to hear them in real-life conversations. The section on different roads also includes useful vocabulary. Phrases For Giving Directions Your… Read More

50 Ways To Use Just In English

We use the adverb “just” a lot in English, especially in spoken English. We can use it to mean different things (like “only”, “exactly” and “absolutely”) and we also use it in time expressions and to be polite. Get the most common meanings of “just”, with more than 50 everyday expressions using “just”. “Just” In… Read More

How To Address People In English

How can you address people in English when you meet them? What are the different greetings when you meet men, women or VIPs? What titles should you use? In British English, the greetings are different in formal and informal situations, and whether you’re greeting one person or a group. Here’s a list of greetings that… Read More