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English Functions and Phrases

English Functions  and Phrases

When dividing most common English phrases into topics, it is wise to know how important it is to learn what a “language function” is. Namely, functions in English are phrases used to express a specific purpose. They are different from phrases based on a topic, because they are much more general, and can be used in any situation (e.g. phrases for tourists). Let me give you the  list of most commonly used English functions : Asking for and … Read entire article »

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English Expressions – 1

English Expressions – 1

Common English Expressions in Songs The best and most enjoyable way to memorize the most common English expressions is certainly by singing songs Recently I came across this awesome Youtube channel dedicated to teaching English with songs! List of Common English Expressions Before you listen to this beautiful song, let’s check if you are familiar with the following phrases: as far as I am concerned if you can remember = don’t forget keep smiling count on someone that’s what … are for good … Read entire article »

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English Phrases with SAY

English Phrases with SAY

How to pronounce English Phrases with SAY   Before proceeding with the most frequently used English phrases with SAY, it’s of utmost importance to learn how to pronounce this word correctly: What English Phrases with SAY are SAYING?   Now, that you feel more confident HOW to say SAY, let’s learn WHAT to say: I must say + sentence – explanation Let’s say that – explanation What someone … Read entire article »

Renting a car

Renting a car

If you are in a situation to rent a car and you have to do it in English, here are two superb video lessons covering this topic. I’ll make a few exercises based on these dialogues, so you can practise spelling and predicting which word is missing. … Read entire article »

Talking About Your Family in English

Talking About Your Family in English

There are so many interesting video lessons covering this topic, such as talking about your family, describing your family members etc., so I  decided to create a few exercises covering this set of commonly used phrases in English: A new baby in the family Talking about your family A family reunion A small family   … Read entire article »

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

So many great videos covering such a simple and commonly used topic: Saying Goodbye!   There is a list of phrases and and an exercise you can do to practise writing them – simply click on these words! … Read entire article »

At the Chemist’s

At the Chemist’s

If you need a set  of commonly used English phrases to use at the chemists’s, I’m sure you will find the following video lesson very insightful: For more exercises check out the page called English phrases at the Chemist’s … Read entire article »

Idioms Expressing Disappointment

Idioms Expressing Disappointment

Besides a few common phrases to express disappointment, here comes a great video with a lot of examples used in different contexts to teach you how to use “Damp Squib” See how this idiom is used:   The magic show last night turned out to be a damp squib. It was a damp squib. But then the rain came and turned the party into a damp squib. The whole … Read entire article »

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