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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...


13 qualities of a great athlete in English

A great athlete

What does it take to be a world-class athlete? What qualities do you need to have? Here are some words and phrases to use when describing great athletes in English:

  1. It takes drive.
    You have to be driven to improve every day. You can't be satisfied with your last performance. 
     
  2. It takes discipline.
    You have to be disciplined. You have to follow a strict exercise and eating...


English for talking about clothing: shirts

Shirts

Can you name all of the shirts in the image above? Scroll down to find the answers!

Things that you can do with (or without) a shirt

  • put on a shirt
  • wear a shirt
  • take your shirt off
  • change your shirt
  • change into a shirt
  • change out of a shirt
  • roll up your sleeves
  • pop your collar (some people do this to look cool)
  • tuck in your shirt
  • spill something on your shirt / spill something all down...





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