Phrase Lists

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

How to describe a funny person in English (Part 1)

Funny boy

How do you describe someone who's funny in English? Of course you can say something like:

She's funny.

He's hilarious.

But there lots of different ways that a person can be funny. They may tell funny stories, act silly, say odd things, tell jokes that they've heard, etc. So how do you explain exactly how someone is funny?

Talking about a normal funny person

First, let's learn how to talk...


English phrases for describing elections

Voting box

How can you describe what happens in an election in English? Here are some phrases to help you talk about them.

People cast their votes for their preferred candidates in an election. Most candidates belong to a political party. In the United States, the two main parties are the Republican Party (Republicans) and the Democratic Party (Democrats).

For each government position, called a "...


25 more famous English movie quotes

The previous week's post on the 25 most famous English movie quotes was quite popular, so here are a few more.

These movie lines are not quite as well-known as the first group, but a lot of people will recognize them. 

  1. “I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries (Monty Python and the Holy Grail).

    These are just silly...


The 25 most famous English movie quotes

Bond, James Bond

This is a list of the most well-known movie quotes in American culture.

You should definitely learn and memorize these quotes. Not only are they useful as English sentences to practice; they're also useful because English speakers quote them all the time! It's common for someone to drop a famous movie quote in the middle of a conversation.

The list is below. Each quote has a YouTube clip to go...


The 50 most important English proverbs

Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs".

It's good to know the really common English proverbs because you hear them come up in conversation all the time. Sometimes people say the entire proverb to give advice to a friend. More often, someone will say just part of a proverb like this:

You know what they...





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