These are groups of useful phrases, organized around different topics.
The English language has a lot of words for talking about farm animals. You probably already know the names of the most common Western farm animals – horses, cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, and so on. But we also have specic words for male animals, female animals, the young ones, groups of animals, and so ob. Let's learn about those terms:
Most English speakers just call an...
Knowing what to say when someone dies is difficult, for native English speakers as well as for learners. You may have strong emotions when someone has died, but you also have to think about how other people feel about it. So there are lots of things to take into consideration.
What to say when you find out that someone has died
First, what would you say if you heard that someone famous has...
This is the second article in our series on describing your place in society. In the last article, we presented ways to talk about wealth. This time, we'll be talking about a person's occupation.
We use different phrases to describe different kinds of jobs.
Blue collar and service jobs
A "blue collar" job is one that involves some kind of physical work. Some examples of "blue collar" jobs...
How would you describe your place in society?
Your "place in society" includes a few different aspectes:
- how much money you have
- your level of education
- the kind of job you have
- your ethnic background
It can be tricky to talk about these issues politely, but it's something that people discuss from time to time.
An academic term for someone's wealth and income is "socioeconomic status"....
You probably already know how to talk about your immediate family in English. Your immediate family includes your mother, father, sister, sisters, brothers, husband, wife, and children.
But you might have some questions when it comes to your extended family and some complicated family relations. Let's look at how to describe those people.
Grandparents and great-grandparents
As you know, your...