Phrase Lists

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

English phrases for the holidays!

The Holidays 

The end of December in the U.S. is known as "the Holidays".

The word "holiday" can mean any holiday, from religious holidays to national holidays. However, "The Holidays" means the time around the end of the year. 

One reason that English speakers call...

How to describe a funny person in English (Part 2: talking about humor negatively)

Unfunny clown

In the last article, I presented some phrases that you can use to describe a funny person. Of course, there are a lot of ways that humor can go wrong. Here are some things that you can say about people who try to be funny but fail, or who joke about bad things.

Unfunny humor

  • Corny jokes...

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...

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...

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...


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