Bill kept his eyes focused on the screen, ignoring his sister's voice in the background. - "Bill. BILL! You've been playing that game all night! When are you going to do your assignment?" - "Oh, give it a rest! It's not due for another week." … [Read more...] about “Give It A Rest!” – And Other “Give It” Phrases
English Phrases In Conversation
How and when to apologise is not just something that learners of English might have to grapple with, but also English speakers. First up, there are some questions and issues to think about before you say 'sorry': Do you genuinely believe you made a mistake? Should you say sorry if in fact you didn't do anything wrong..? Do you feel sincerely sorry? Is saying … [Read more...] about How To Say “Sorry”..?
Paul and Angela leapt out of bed. "Oh, no! We're going to be late!" shouted Angela, "It's already 12 o'clock, and the wedding starts at 1. I told you to set the alarm an hour earlier!" They raced to the car, and Angela hit the gas. Unfortunately as they turned into Brunswick Street, all they could see were hundreds of cars and trams lining up behind each other, as far … [Read more...] about “So What Do We Do Now?” – Spoken English Phrase
Sasha was at home wondering whether to stay in or go out. His girlfriend looked over to him and suggested that they head out somewhere: - "Let's go into town and catch that new film, Insurgent. I've been dying to see it! Ohh, Four.." - "Ok, that sounds like a plan. But I hope it's not one of those rom-coms, I've had enough of those!" He sighed. … [Read more...] about “Let’s Go Into Town Tonight” – Ways Of Recommending Where To Go
Articles are a common problem for many learners, especially from Slavic countries such as the Czech Republic. I'm sometimes surprised that even students in proficiency-level (C2) classes commonly miss out on 'a' or 'an' as well as 'the', 'some' and 'any' when they speak. … [Read more...] about “The” – Phrases & Patterns That Go With The Definite Article