These are groups of useful phrases, organized around different topics.
For whatever reason, English speakers like to come up with creative ways to talk about being drunk. This is a review of some of the most common phrases.
Talk about someone who's a little drunk:
These are phrases to use for someone who's had a few drinks and has started to feel the effects:
I'm a little tipsy.
I was a bit buzzed.
Ithink he's had one too many.
Talk about someone who's very...
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 on. 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"....