How often do you interrupt people while they are talking? Are there polite ways to interrupt someone? I get this question a lot. Well, it may be rude sometimes, but also useful because you may want to interrupt someone who’s been talking for too long and you don’t see a point in listening; or simply because they’ve started talking about irrelevant matters. So, before you interrupt someone, think about your reason. Is it justified? If it is, and you decide to go ahead, always try to interrupt politely. Here is how to interrupt politely in English.
It is not a secret that if you want to master the English language, you have to be acquainted with a wide range of phrases you can use to express something. The English language has a very developed phraseology and in this blog post, I will try to help you learn some very useful phrases for making, accepting and refusing invitations in English so that your English gets even closer to native.
Talking about seasons is a very common small talk topic, so I suppose it is a perfect time to look at some winter vocabulary since the winter started in most parts of the northern hemisphere. Although winters are no longer as they used to be due to climate change, we can only hope for the best and put a lot of effort into being environmentally friendly residents of our one and only planet.
When do we need to ask for permission? I m sure you have to ask for or grant permission on a daily basis at work, at home, while you commute, etc. How do we ask for permission in English? Well, there are all kinds of different phrases you can use. They can be formal if the situation is formal or less formal or informal if you are talking to your friends and family. An important thing is to always be polite when asking for and giving permission.
We all know what the problem is. It is a more or less difficult situation that is causing us inconvenience and stopping us from doing what we want. Here are different ways for talking about problems in English, including collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs, synonyms, and conversation questions to help you remember the new vocabulary.
How often have you come across a situation when you had to ask for advice? It’s probably daily. I suppose your friends and relatives ask you for advice all the time, as well. And I’m sure you get by with these phrases in your native language. But do you know how to ask for and give advice in English? Let’s look at some useful phrases which can help you do that.
If we don’t understand what someone is telling us or if we are not quite sure what they meant, we can ask them for repetition or ask them for clarification. To do that, you need to know some commonly used phrases, so that you sound natural. In other words, we’ll learn how to ask for clarification in English.