If someone says ‘I’m dying for a coffee,’ it doesn’t mean they will actually die to get a coffee. It[…]Read more
Using ‘shadowing’ to improve pronunciation
Do you know what ‘shadowing’ is? Shadowing is repeating what a speaker says just after they say it. You try[…]Read more
What does ‘to ghost someone’ mean?
It doesn’t mean to make them dress up as a ghost ? It means to suddenly stop contacting someone. It[…]Read more
What does ‘I’m leaving for good!’ mean?
The word ‘good’ usually has a positive meaning, for example, high quality, favorable, enjoyable, kind, or correct. But in the[…]Read more
Using TV sitcoms to build your conversation skills
Do you know what a TV sitcom is? It is a kind of comedy you watch on TV. Sitcoms are[…]Read more
What does ‘It’s on my bucket list’ mean?
The idiom ‘bucket list’ means a list of things that you want to do before you die. So if somebody[…]Read more
How can I manage awkward topics?
What do you think good conversation topics are? Be careful with topics when talking with people you don’t know well.[…]Read more
Four phrases you need for casual conversations
Causal conversations can be difficult for language learners. One reason is they often use short phrases that you may not[…]Read more
What does ‘Do you get the picture?’ mean?
If someone asks you ‘Do you get the picture?’, they are checking if you understand something. So, here, ‘picture’ isn’t[…]Read more
How can I interrupt without being rude?
Have you ever tried to say something in a conversation but couldn’t? Maybe the other speaker didn’t stop talking? Maybe[…]Read more