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

How To Talk About Years

If you are involved in planning – especially if you work in a company – you need to refer to years, and important times in the year. Here are essential words and phrases so that you can talk about years in English, time periods, and also historical time. Types Of Years a leap year =… 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

7 Native English Phrases That Explain British Culture

There are some phrases in every language that tell you ALL you need to know about the culture! Here are some which can help you understand British English speakers. They all describe different characteristics. Pardon me! Alternatives to this phrase are “I beg your pardon” and “Excuse me”. We use these phrases mainly to be… Read More

English Health Vocabulary

Are you healthy? Do you often get ill, or do you suffer from a particular condition? This health vocabulary will help you talk about health problems, lifestyles, cures and treatments in English. There are also common collocations to help you use the vocabulary in context. Common Health Problems high blood pressure This is very common… Read More

British Food Vocabulary

What are some traditional British dishes? What snacks do people normally eat? And what are these strange things you can see on pub and cafe menus? Here’s our guide to British food vocabulary so you can understand menus and talk about food in the UK. Common British Food Expressions We have lots of slang words… Read More

5 Secrets For Fluent English Conversations

How can you have a fluent conversation in English? Do you need perfect grammar, pronunciation or vocabulary? In fact, you can have more fluent conversations if you use a few strategies (and phrases) to help you “navigate” through a conversation. Copy these 5 “secrets” and ideas from successful English learners and your English conversations will… Read More

Personal Finance

How can you talk about personal finance in English? What phrases do you need to know? Here’s our English guide to banking, pensions, mortgages and investments, with the key vocabulary and phrasal verbs you need to talk about them fluently and confidently. What is personal finance? Personal finance means how you manage your money, and… Read More

How To Go From Intermediate To Advanced Level

A lot of people get to an intermediate level in English – and then stop. There are reasons for this, but it IS hard to continue making progress when your English is already good. Here are three reasons why making extra progress is difficult – and some ideas for helping you to go from intermediate… Read More

Fashion Vocabulary

How can you talk about fashion and style in English? What fashion vocabulary do you need to talk about how a person looks – and their personal style? Get these fashion words and phrases – and learn other synonyms for style. The difference between fashion and style Fashion is a trend that changes quickly. Something… Read More