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

2020 – English Words Of The Year

When you think about 2020, the words you associate with it are “challenging”, “difficult”, or even “unbelievable”. Most of us have never experienced such a year – and we probably never want another year like it again. There are some words that I associate with 2020 – words that I saw again and again. Some… Read More

Collective Nouns

We use many different “collective nouns” to talk about groups of animals, birds or insects. Here’s a list of ten common collective nouns. You can often use these with more than one animal, but often the animals share certain characteristics. Collective Nouns – Animals, Birds & Insects herdUse this with many animals that eat grass.A… Read More

English Christmas Phrases

We’re just a few more weeks before one of the biggest holidays in the year. Get ready for it with this list of common English Christmas phrases. These phrases are both cultural and language-related and you can see them in newspaper articles as well as hear them in conversations. Phrases with “Christmas” As you’d expect,… Read More

How To Increase Your Vocabulary

Do you always use the same words when you speak or write English? You might feel confident that the words you use are correct, but you probably also feel “stuck” that your vocabulary is limited. But there’s something you can do to increase your vocabulary so that you can speak more confidently and precisely. When… Read More

Advanced Collocations In English

One of the best ways to become more fluent in English is to learn “collocations”. Collocations are words which naturally go together, such as “pass an exam”, or “sports car”. When you know a collocation, you can speak more fluently, because you remember words in phrases. There are different types of collocations. For example: adjective… Read More

10 Signs You’re Advanced In English

How do you know that you have an advanced level of English, without taking an exam? Here are ten signs that you’ve gone past an intermediate level of English. All these ten signs are important, because they are “proof” of a high level of English and they describe how you feel (your confidence) about English.… Read More