Talking about Advantages and Disadvantages

Do yourself a favour and add these expressions to your English vocabulary. Here are some useful expressions and phrases to help you do the talking about the advantages and disadvantages of different things and features.

Rhyming Words Expressions

Speak English like a native! Here are 10 rhyming words expressions to make your English even more natural. Remember that they are to be used in an informal context only.

Be Used to & Get Used to

Many people get confused over “be used to” and “get used to”. They don’t know when to use which construction. Well, here is the explanation

Phrasal Verbs Related to Thinking

Although not suitable for formal context, phrasal verbs are essential in spoken English. Here are 12 phrasal verbs related to thinking

How to Use WOULD in English

Would is a modal and auxiliary verb and the past form of "will". We can use it in several ways in English

9 Expressions with the Word “Big”

Here are some expressions with the word "big" to make you sound smarter: big brother, big decision, big deal, ...

10 Expressions with “Imagine”

The verb "imagine" means to form mental pictures or ideas in your head. It is widely used in the English language to build various phrases and expressions. Here are some commonly used ones

10 Expressions about Success

Here are some useful expressions about success to help you on your English learning journey

Other Ways to Say “Fit” (Synonyms)

The adjective "fit" has more than one meaning but in this lesson, we will discuss its meaning as "be in good physical condition", which is related to "fitness".

MADE OF / FROM / OUT OF / WITH

Sometimes, it can be pretty hard to tell whether something is "made from" or "made of" or even "made out from". Let's look at the explanation

Things Happening One After Another

Improve and enrich your vocabulary. Learn five different ways to describe actions happening one after another

10+ Expressions Related to Habits

In today's lesson, we will be discussing expressions related to habits. Let's define the word habit first. What is a habit? It is a pattern of behaviour that you do on a regular basis; like taking a walk in the evening, eating your soup cold, exercising, etc. We all have habits. Let's learn how to talk about them. Here are 10 essential expressions related to habits that will make your English much more interesting and smart.

Newspaper Expressions

Here are some common expressions related to newspaper

Arrive in or Arrive at?

It is not always clear whether to say "arrive in" or "arrive at" although it is not too complicated. Here is the explanation

9 Phrasal Verbs with “Up”

Here are 9 easy commonly used phrasal verbs with "up" you must know

Expressions with “Money”

Here are some word combinations with the noun "money" that often go together

Phrasal Verb “Make up”

Phrasal verbs tend to have more than one meaning. The phrasal verb "make up" is certainly one of them. Here are four meanings of this phrasal verbs you can easily adopt.

Commonly Used Holiday Collocations

Whether you're going to the seaside, lakes or mountains, or have some other plans, I'm sure it'll be useful to look at these holiday collocations:

Using Can and Could

'Can' and 'could' are modal verbs used in a few different ways.

Ways to Say “Another”

Boost your vocabulary with this post. Stop using the same words, use its synonyms. Learn other ways to say "another".

Phrasal Verb Pick Up

As a rule, phrasal verbs usually have more than one meaning. Let's look at the meanings of the phrasal verb "pick up":

Will and Would

In case you have any doubts or insecurities about using 'will' and 'would', then this post is for you.

Other Ways to Say ‘Useful’

Here is a great opportunity to enrich your vocabulary. Learn different ways to say "useful".

Expressions with the Noun “Story”

Enrich your vocabulary with these 5 interesting expressions with the noun "story". There may be similar expressions in your language,

23 Ways to Use the Verb “Meet”

Here is a great chance for you to improve and enrich your vocabulary by learning 23 ways to use the verb "meet".

Phrasal verb: Work Out

Like many others, phrasal verb 'work out' has more than one meaning. Let's look at a few of them: Work out 1 Meaning: to think of a solution for dealing with a problem. Ex: We have to work out a way to fit this shelf here. Environmentalists are trying to work out a solution for … Continue reading Phrasal verb: Work Out

Commonly Mistaken Words: Taste and Flavour

Words "taste" and "flavour" are not interchangeable, as many may think, and we use them differently. The word TASTE refers to flavours we can feel with our senses: salty, sour, sweet or bitter. The word FLAVOUR refers to the quality of something which affects the sense of taste. Taste and flavour are both verbs and … Continue reading Commonly Mistaken Words: Taste and Flavour

Phrasal Verbs with “Hand”

Have your grandparents ever handed down something to you? Learn what it means here. Here are four phrasal verbs with the word "hand"

Farther vs Further

Farther and Further are mostly interchangeable, but there is a major difference between them.

Collocations with ‘Age’

Collocations are natural expressions and as such they are essential when learning a language. Here are some typical collocations with the word 'age': For ages - for a long time Ex: It took us ages to get out of the traffic! Look (one's) age - appear as old as you are. Ex: You don't look … Continue reading Collocations with ‘Age’

10 Idioms Starting with “DON’T”

How many times have you heard these ‘don’t’ expressions on TV or on the Internet and you couldn’t understand their meaning? Here is the chance to learn more about them.

20+ Collocations with “Give”

When you learn a language, you should try to memorize collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other important phrases and expressions, because they make the essence of a language. In that sense, here are 20+ natural expressions using the verb “give”

8 Phrasal Verbs with ‘Over’

In todays lesson, you will learn 8 must-know phrasal verbs with "over"

Comparison of Adjectives with as … as, not as … as, etc.

As…as We use as + adjective + as to make comparisons between the things which are equal: Sarah is as pretty as her sister. You have to pack it as carefully as you can. It’s fragile. We worked as hard as we could. Not as … as We use not as … as to make … Continue reading Comparison of Adjectives with as … as, not as … as, etc.

6 Phrasal Verbs with ‘Ask’

In this lesson, you will have an opportunity to learn six phrasal verbs with 'ask': ASK FOR – to request to see or speak to someone. Bob asked for you while you were at work. ASK AFTER SOMEBODY – ask about someone’s health. Milly asked after your dad. ASK AROUND – to ask different people … Continue reading 6 Phrasal Verbs with ‘Ask’

How to Use “So” and “Such” Correctly

In today’s post, I will try to explain the difference between “so” and “such”. “So” and “such” both mean “very”. They are used to strengthen the meaning of adjectives.

Collocations about BOOKS

Be absorbed in a book - be totally focused on reading. Ex: Derek didn’t hear me because he was absorbed in a book. Bedtime reading - reading in bed. Ex: Would you recommend horror stories for bedtime reading? Compulsive reading - so interesting that you can’t stop reading. Ex: More and more people are indulging … Continue reading Collocations about BOOKS

15 Travel Phrasal Verbs

This post looks at the phrasal verbs used to talk about things when travelling. Here are 15 travel phrasal verbs you should know.

7 Tips to Help You Improve Your Listening Skills

It can be pretty hard to take notes when the teacher is speaking English in ‘light’ speed, watch a film without subtitles or even listen to a podcast. You may find yourself struggling to concentrate or getting nervous because it’s ‘too fast’. It’s frustrating. You've been studying English for so long and you still have … Continue reading 7 Tips to Help You Improve Your Listening Skills

28+ Expressions with “Change”

Here are 28+ commonly used expressions with "change" you might use to make your English sound more natural. I'm sure you'll like some of them as well as use them frequently.

Any Longer vs Any More vs No Longer

Any longer and any more (or anymore) are synonyms. Unlike any longer and any more, no longer is used in positive sentences because it makes the sentence negative.

Also, as well or too?

Also, as well and too are adverbs that have a similar meaning but they do not go in the same position in a sentence.

Expressions with “Keep”

"Keep" is one of the most common verbs in English, and it forms lots of phrasal verbs, collocations and idioms. Here are some of them to help you express yourselves more naturally

Personal and Impersonal Passive

Here is an overview of personal and impersonal passive constructions in English

How to Express Your Opinion in English

When we give our opinion, we say what we think about something. We can express our opinion in many different ways, but we should take care of the way we’re expressing it. The thing is that we should try not to be too direct as it may be contradictory to someone else’s opinion

How to Make Polite Requests in English

We make requests when we ask someone to do something for us. Therefore, we should be polite and try not to be too direct. For example, we shouldn’t say: “Lend me your car for the weekend” because the person we’re asking for a favour will most probably not lend us the car because we sound rude.   

Mistaken Words Like and As

There is a lot of confusion about these two words because they are similar in meaning. Here are some important differences between them:

Collocations about Physical Appearance

If we want to speak a foreign language properly, we need to learn the words that ‘collocate’ (go together) to sound natural. Here are some commonly used collocations about physical appearance:

Phrasal Verbs with “Go”

Many verbs make phrasal verbs. One of the most common ones is the verb “go”. Here are 46+ phrasal verbs with “go” you should try to learn in context and incorporate into your everyday speech.

Words Related to Work

In this post, we are going to focus on vocabulary related to work in English so that you can get a greater knowledge of this specific vocabulary. Below are some words that you may come across when searching for a job or on the job altogether with example sentences

4 Tips to Stop Translating in Your Head and Start Thinking in English

If you are a foreign language learner, then you probably often find yourself translating words and sentences from your native language to the language you’re learning or vice versa.  As a matter of fact, it is a natural thing to do. Yet, you could add to your fluency if you stopped doing it.   Here … Continue reading 4 Tips to Stop Translating in Your Head and Start Thinking in English

Expressions with ‘SAVE’

Here are some common English expressions which could be useful in many different situations: Save a bundle – save a lot of money.Ex: I saved a bundle by buying things on sales. Save one’s breath – it’s no use talking to someone if they’re not listening.Ex: Save your breath! They can’t hear you because of … Continue reading Expressions with ‘SAVE’

Had Better

“Had better” is normally used with infinitive without to to give advice about specific situations or make recommendations.We use the same form for the present, past or future without changing the “had” into “have”.

How to Write a Formal Letter

A formal letter is a letter written to someone you do not know, therefore you should generally use more formal language than in letters you write to your family or friends, avoid phrasal verbs and involve more complex sentence structure

Wishes and Regrets In English

We use "wish" and "if only" to express regret about situations in the present, future and past which are impossible to happen.

Idioms Using Animals

The English language has a very developed phraseology. Idioms make a great part of it. Here are 8 idioms using animals which are impossible to be understood unless you know their meaning.