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These are groups of useful phrases, organized around different topics.

The 100 most important acronyms in English, Part 1

We're starting an article series on the 100 most important acronyms that are used in the English language.

How to describe someone's facial hair in English

Ever see a man with hair on his face and wonder how to describe it in English? Here's how!

Facial Hair

Facial hair actions

First, you should know that we usually say "___ has a ___." For example,

My dad has a beard.

When someone's facial hair isn't complete yet, you can say that they...

Phrases for talking about commonly discussed political issues

By Emily Hitz, contributor


If you’re interested in politics, you may want to try talking about them in English. However, it’s a difficult topic in any language, so the more accurate your vocabulary is, the better. Here are some words and phrases to get you started.


How to talk about T.V. shows in English

By Emily Hitz, contributor

T.V. Remote

How much did you watch? 

An episode is a single segment of a tv show. An episode will usually last 30 minutes or an hour. Most tv shows put out one new episode each week, with occasional breaks in between.

Some weeks there isn’t a new episode,...

English for talking about makeup and cosmetics

By Emily Hitz, contributor

Girl putting on makeup

For many people, talking about makeup is like speaking another language. If you're a fan of makeup, or perhaps an expert, you might use some of these phrases to describe the science and art of cosmetics (another word for makeup).

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