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Health English Vocabulary


Last week we covered (wrote about) some English medical vocabulary that you can use when you visit a doctor. But what words should you use for when you're sick? Having the right vocabulary to describe what you're feeling can go a long way when you pay a visit to a hospital, so we figured we would give you some more health English phrases to help you describe your symptoms.   So when you're feeling under the weather (sick, ill), here is some health English to help you describe what you're feeling and help you feel better faster.   Running a Temperature   [...]

Health English Vocabulary2019-07-18T13:04:18+00:00

English Medical Vocabulary


No one really likes going to the doctor, but it's unfortunately a fact of life. Going to the doctor is something we all have to do at one point or another, so it's important to know what you're talking about when you arrive at the office. With this in mind (thinking about this), we're covering English medical vocabulary this week.   We hope you don't have to use any of this vocabulary or these phrases anytime soon, but just in case you do, it's good to be prepared with some of this English medical vocabulary!   Allergy   Allergies can [...]

English Medical Vocabulary2019-07-15T11:02:34+00:00

Birthday English Phrases


Do you love your birthday? I sure do! It's like a little holiday just for you. Your birthday is a great time to celebrate (mark, honor) you. I know a lot of people with summer birthdays, so I thought it was time to talk about birthday English.   Here are some phrases you can use to talk about a birthday. Whether (If, in the case that) it's your birthday or someone else's birthday, these English phrases will help you celebrate in style and confidence. So read on for some birthday English phrases!   To Blow Out the Candles   It's [...]

Birthday English Phrases2019-07-04T13:10:34+00:00

Vocabulary for Buying a House in English


Last week we talked all about vocabulary to rent an apartment in English. With that vocabulary already under your belt (learned, understood), we thought we would focus on vocabulary for buying a house in English this week. Buying a house is different to renting an apartment and you're going to need some new vocabulary in order (be to able) to do so. If you're switching (changing) from renting an apartment to owning a home, be prepared for some differences across the board (from beginning to end). Here's some of the vocabulary for a buying a house in English that you may need: Open House When you're looking for a [...]

Vocabulary for Buying a House in English2019-06-20T13:43:33+00:00

How to Talk about Hobbies in English


What do you like to do in your spare (free, extra) time? What are some things you enjoy? Things you do in your spare time are called your hobbies. Hobbies are a lot of fun and help us relax. When you meet people, they may ask about your hobbies. It's important to be able to talk about hobbies in English.   Sometimes, there are set (fixed, always the same) phrases we use to talk about hobbies in English. That means that there are certain ways we can say things. Here are some of the ways you can talk about common [...]

How to Talk about Hobbies in English2019-06-17T12:35:32+00:00

6 Distinct American Phrases


As an American living abroad, I've become very aware of distinct American phrases I use on a daily basis. I have very few friends here from the United States, so when I use one of these distinct American phrases, I sometimes find myself explaining certain terms or phrases that I wouldn’t have to at home.   In a tiny effort to help bridge (close the gap, explain) some cultural misunderstandings and to help you understand your friends from the U.S. more easily, here are six distinct American phrases you may hear and what they mean.   Jump the Shark   [...]

6 Distinct American Phrases2019-06-17T12:43:47+00:00

Spoken English- Easy English Blog


Every language has shortcuts (short forms) of two words put together to sound like one word. We all use shortcuts in our mother language, not because we are lazy (not giving effort, energy) but because we sometimes put two words together so often (a lot), we say them fast. When we say it fast, it sounds like one, new word. In English, this is called spoken English.   Non-native speakers have problems understanding these shortcuts – this spoken English. That is normal! Once (after) you know what the shortcuts are, you can understand the spoken English better.   These shortcuts [...]

Spoken English- Easy English Blog2019-06-17T12:44:17+00:00

Cooking Vocabulary in English


Common Cooking Vocabulary in English Do you enjoy spending time in the kitchen? Do you like baking or cooking to relax? If this sounds like you, then you just may need some cooking vocabulary in English.   Sometimes I notice that I have gaps (whole, things I don’t know) in my German, one of which is cooking vocabulary. There are some things that they don’t teach you in class that you only learn by living in that language. This week, we hope to fill some of your language gaps with this cooking vocabulary in English.   Boil   When you heat [...]

Cooking Vocabulary in English2019-06-17T12:45:17+00:00

Talk about Family in English – Easy English Blog


Talk about Family in English There's nothing better than family time. I always love getting to spend time (be) with my family. It's especially (very) nice when you live far away. When I go back to where I live, it's good to know how to talk about family in English.   Every family is different. Some have a lot of relatives. Some have very few. No matter how many family members you have, we have some family vocabulary you can use to talk about family.   Parent(s)   Your parents are the people who raised (were there from baby to adulthood) [...]

Talk about Family in English – Easy English Blog2019-06-17T12:46:11+00:00

Angry English Phrases


Angry English Phrases- How to be Mad in English While everyone would much rather keep their cool (stay calm, not get mad), sometimes it's just not possible. Sometimes something sets you off (sparks, starts to make you get mad), or sometimes you just have a bad day and you can't help (it just happens, you have no control of) getting angry. So, is there some angry English you can use when you are mad?   Of course there is! While it's still better if you don't get angry, there are some phrases you can use when you do happen to get [...]

Angry English Phrases2019-06-17T12:46:25+00:00

Homonyms in English: Some Tricky Ones


Homonyms in English: Some Tricky Ones English has a lot of things that can trip up (confuse) English students, and one of the trickiest ones are homonyms. Homonyms in English are words that are both pronounced and spelled the same, but have different meanings. This can be particularly confusing (hard to understand) when you're reading, as you have to use the context clues in the sentence to understand what is being said.   Homonyms are a particularly advanced part of learning English, but we're here this week to help explain some of the interesting ones. Once you know what to look [...]

Homonyms in English: Some Tricky Ones2019-06-17T12:48:03+00:00

Conversation Topics to Avoid in English


Conversation Topics to Avoid in English When you're learning a new language, there are all sorts of things to keep in mind (remember, think about). New vocabulary, conversation starters, pronunciation tips... there's so much to think about when trying to form a sentence. However, there are a few things you don't have to wonder about at all! Mainly, there are a few conversation topics to avoid (not speak about) when speaking with native English speakers.   Of course, these conversation topics to avoid don't apply when speaking with good friends, but it's always good to test the waters (try) first to make [...]

Conversation Topics to Avoid in English2019-06-17T12:48:42+00:00