Phrase Lists

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

Containers

English has lots of words for different containers of different sizes, shapes, and uses. Sometimes containers are defined by what they look like. For example, a "roll" is cylinder-shaped (round and long).

But there are other containers which are hard to specifically define. A "carton", for example, can be made out of a variety of materials and can be several different shapes. You simply have to...


Questions you might be asked in an English job interview

Meeting Room

In a job interview, an employer usually wants to learn a few basic things about  you: your experience, your goals, and your personality. How they find out this information can vary quite a bit, though. It's useful to expose yourself to some of the kinds of questions that interviewers might ask.

Below is a list of different categories of questions that you might be asked in an interview....


Phrases for talking about a dirty house

My room

If someone's house or apartment is messy, here are some phrases that you can use to describe it:

  • There are clothes strewn all over the floor.
  • There's food splattered all over the microwave.
  • There are crumbs all over the counter.

(As you can see, we use the phrase "all over ___" to talk about things that are discorganized and messy.

  • There's moldy food...


15 ways to say "Goodbye" in English

Woman waving goodbye.

English speakers like a lot of variety in their everyday language. We have lots of different expressions for saying simple things. Previous articles have covered lots of ways to say "Hello" and "Thank you." This article does the same for different ways to say "goodbye".

Formal goodbyes

  • Goodbye.
    "Goodbye" itself is actually one of the most formal ways to say goodbye to someone. Here are some...


The most famous American TV catch phrases (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I introduced 10 of the most famous catch phrases from American TV shows.

As I wrote in that article, a "catch phrase" is something that a certain character repeats again and again. Learning some famous catch phrases can be useful if you're an English learner because they come up in conversation sometimes.

Here are another 10 of the most famous TV catch phrases in...





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