Advanced English Phrases 7 – Speak English Naturally

Advanced English Phrases 7 – English Fluency Bits – Speak English Naturally

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In this video, learn a bunch of useful, conversational English words and phrases:

aim – a purpose or intention; a desired outcome

angst – a feeling of deep anxiety or dread

animated – full of life or excitement; lively

anxious – experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness

apology – an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret

aspiring – to have a great ambition or ultimate goal

confidence – a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something

creative – involving the imagination or original ideas

creative outlet – an activity like painting, music, etc., that allows a person to relieve stress and frustration

effort – physical or mental activity needed to achieve something

emotional content – things that you have strong feelings about

energy – the power and ability to be physically and mentally active

exclamation – something which is suddenly expressed; used to show significance, interest, or contrast

fashion – the prevailing style of dress during a particular time

for hours on end – a native and conversational way to say “for a long time”

full on – there’s a lot of that thing

goal – an aim or desired result

greenback – dollar

I’m no authority on X – to say that you aren’t very knowledgeable about something

impressive – something that’s very good

inspiring – to make someone feel that they want to do something and can do it

international – between or among nations; involving two or more nations

jaded – worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse

killer – slang for really cool or great

looks good on a résumé – some activity or experience you’ve had that when it’s on a résumé people will find that impressive

looks good on paper – a phrase often used to describe something that has good credentials or qualifications, but that thing may not be actually as good as it appears

make time for X – find an occasion when time is available to do something

max – to the greatest or furthest degree

maximum – as great, high, or intense as possible or permitted

melancholy – feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits; sad or dejected

monotonous – dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest

more bang for your buck – more value for your money spent

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no worries – a native way of saying it’s okay or it’s not a problem

not your thing – you don’t really like to do it

odds – likelihood of something happening

opportunity – a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something

outlet – a pipe or hole through which water or gas may escape

particular – individual member of a specified group

prefix – added in front of a word and often changes the meaning of it

pro and con – positives and negatives

proficient – skilled in doing or using something

relationship – the way in which two people are connected

situation – a set of circumstances in which one finds oneself; a state of affairs

suffix – added at the end of a word to form a derivative

sweet – slang for very cool, very exciting

Thanks for taking the time to do X. – A way to recognize that people are busy, and that you appreciate that they took some time for you.

That’s what I do. – phrase to identify something that you do regularly

this and that – various unspecified things

to be over with X – to be emotionally finished with something

to be skilled – to be good at something

to be tired of X – phrasal verb meaning to be bored or impatient with something because of overuse

to dribble – to bounce a basketball

to get a grip on X – keep or recover one’s self-control

to get a handle on X – to find a way to understand a situation in order to control it

to get out – phrasal verb meaning to do something outside literally or figuratively outside your comfort zone

to get the hang of X – to learn to handle something with some skill, through practice

to grip – to hold something

to make the most of X – to do your best; use to the best advantage

to motivate – to provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something

to move around – phrasal verb meaning to not stay in one place

to panic – to feel sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety

to pick someone up – phrasal verb meaning to get someone by car and take them somewhere

to stick with X – phrasal verb meaning to be persistent; don’t give up

to synchronize – to occur at the same time or rate

trend – general direction in which something is developing or changing

What are the odds? – Phrase used to mean what are the chances of something like that happening? This is used for unexpected or unlikely results.

Simply listen and repeat until you feel more confident. Once you do, mute the audio on the video and try to speak as the video goes. Give it a try and have fun!

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