These are groups of useful phrases, organized around different topics.
Being able to explain how you feel in English is extremely important if you live or travel in an English-speaking country. You need to be able to tell a doctor exactly how you feel. For example, is your pain sharp, dull, excruciating? Is it a burning pain, or do you feel sore? All of these different kinds of pain may be signs of very different health problems.
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It's summertime, and for a lot of people that means it's time to take a vacation at the beach. (Notice that we often call it "the beach" unless you're talking about a specific one.) Here are some phrases that you can use to talk about all the things that go on at the beach.
- build a sandcastle
- gather seashells
- take a long, romantic walk on the beach
- wear a bathing suit
- wear swim trunks
I have to admit that I'm not much of a sports fan myself. But here are a few phrases that are so common that even I know them:
- They have the home team advantage.
- They're tied for third.
- They had a 20-game winning streak.
- This is their fifth straight losing season.
- The season kicks off in 3 weeks.
- He's a naturally gifted athlete.
- She always gives a hundred and ten percent.
- He was traded to the...
Here are some phrases that describe what you do every morning:
- I'm up bright and early.
- I'm up at the crack of dawn.
- I wake up to an alarm.
- I'll usually hit "snooze" a few times.
- I roll out of bed at about 8:00.
- I tend to sleep in.
- I've got to have my coffee first thing in the morning.
- Then I jump in the shower.
- I'll grab something to eat on the way to work.
- My wife gets the kids dressed.
Do you know these English phrases for talking with young children? Words that English speakers use with kids have a lot of repetition ("no-no", "pee-pee", etc.) and often end in the "i" sound ("doggie", "yucky", etc.)
Here are some common examples of things people say to young children.