Can you tell me...? Could you tell me...? Could anyone tell me...? I'd like to know... Do you know...? Do you have any idea...?
When to use the verbs ‘make’ and ‘do’
When to use the verbs ‘make’ and ‘do’. To make bread, war, peace, love, conversation, amends, progress, someone happy.
Useful phrases about criminals
A mugger attacks and robs people on the street. A robber steals from people and places by force. A burglar breaks into houses to steal.
Useful phrases about time
You’re right on time. We’ve run out of time. I do it in my spare time. I spent some time there. Only time will tell! Well, that saved some time! Well, that was a waste of time! Slow down! Take your time! It’s only a matter of time. This is the first and last time! Did I catch you...
Fish vs Fishes
In biology "fishes" is used to refer to multiple species of fish. Ichthyology is the study of fishes.
Useful phrases about money
It cost me a fortune. It cost me an arm and a leg. That’s a total rip-off. I can’t afford it. That’s a bit pricey. That’s quite reasonable. That’s a great deal.
How to introduce rumours into a conversation
Rumour has it that…. I’ve heard that… They say… Just between you and me. Keep this to yourself. Apparently, The grapevine says, I heard this on the grapevine. Have you heard? I shouldn’t say this, but… This shouldn’t be passed around, but… I shouldn’t be telling you this, but…...
Useful phrases about a bad trip
My flight was delayed/canceled. My flight was overbooked. My luggage was lost. I was jet-lagged. I was mugged. I lost my passport The weather was miserable. The place was a tourist trap. My hotel was in a seedy area. I couldn’t wait to get back home. I missed my...
Chickens vs Chicks
All roosters, hens, cockerels, pullets and capons are chickens. They are subcategories of age and gender, but all the same species.
Useful phrases about love
I’m mad about you. I’m crazy about you. I’m smitten with you. I have a crush on you. You are my sunshine. I love being around you. You take my breath away. Thank you for being in my life. I’m head over heels for you. You are the light...