English vocabulary

In these blog entries you will learn the most important vocabulary in English related to a variety of specific topics. We don’t believe in enormous vocabulary lists, so our aim is that you learn English vocabulary little by little.

You will also learn English phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, and quotes to help you improve your English 

You can then use the vocabulary you learn with a native English-speaking teacher in our online conversation classes via Skype. Book a free trial class today!

25 Polite English Expressions

25 Polite English Expressions

In this lesson we are going to look at the excessive politeness that is stereotypical of the British, and you are going to learn a selection of very important polite English expressions that we use in... Read more

20 Spanish Words We Use In English

20 Spanish Words We Use In English

As an Englishman living in Spain, I often hear Spanish people telling me that they don’t speak any English at all. “Nada”… “Cero”…”Cero Zapatero”… However,... Read more

14 Reasons You Can't Understand British English

14 Reasons You Can't Understand British English

Can you understand your teacher, but not understand native English speakers when they are talking together? There's a reason for this!! In this lesson you are going to learn the meanings of... Read more

One Simple Tip to Speak Advanced English 

One Simple Tip to Speak Advanced English 

I've just made a fantastic video for you giving you one truly simple way to speak advanced English. And GREAT NEWS! If you follow this golden advice, you can be confident that you will sound more... Read more

Advanced English Conversation Class on "Secrets to Success"

Speaking Exercise: Secrets to Success

I love talking about success with our students in their English conversation classes via Skype, as everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes "success". Is it to earn a lot of money?... Read more

American English v British English

Top 10 Differences Between British English and American English

As an Englishman living in the USA, the differences between British English and American English are clear for me to see! What is interesting is that I have much less difficulty understanding them than... Read more

Conversation Class: Ways To Be Productive

Each week we publish a NEW, awesome Conversation Class eBook for our online English students, which helps them learn and use new useful vocabulary and talk about a wide variety of exciting topics! In... Read more

Happy Halloween

Halloween. Speaking exercise

In this lesson we will be talking about Halloween in English, and looking at some phrasal verbs and idioms related to the topic. "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside... Read more

War cemetery in France

War. Speaking exercise

In this lesson we will be talking about Military Service and War in English, and looking at modals of necessity (must, have to, have got to).. "I am not afraid of an army of lions led by... Read more

Gender Equality

Gender Equality. Speaking exercise

In this lesson we will be talking about Gender Equality in English, and looking at how to correctly use the verbs expect / want / need / would like. "The 2010 global gender gap report by the World... Read more

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