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Our dreams and ambitions follow us everywhere. It’s so important to be able to talk about them and to express ourselves in English. In conversations and other situations where you need to give reliable, fluent answers in English, these functional-language phrases will help you to keep the words flowing in a natural way.
Learn phrases used by native English speakers and memorize them to use in your next English conversation. These phrases might be challenging to translate from English to your language. We recommend leaving the translator alone and engaging in our English expressions lesson.
See how these English phrases can be used in such an easy and natural way to make you sound like you’ve been using these expressions all your life! Our native English teacher Brian Dimech will show you examples of real-life situations where you can use these English phrases in an everyday conversation.
Furthermore, our English phrases are ready-to-go functional-language, which means they need minimal changes to grammar or sentence-structure to use when you’re engaging in an English-speaking situation.
This video is perfect for English language students at the CEFR level B1+ (Intermediate) and level B2 (Upper Intermediate).
It’s OK to watch this video without writing down every word, but remember to come back and write down all the phrases that Brian teaches you. It always helps to write things down if you want to remember them!
We’ve summarised all the phrases towards the beginning and the end of the video, go and see Brian’s goodbye to find all the phrases. Scroll back to after Brian’s introduction to check the correct form for these great English phrases to express your wishes and ambitions!
English is a flexible and fun language. Now that you’ve learned the basic situations to use your new English phrases, make sure you change the verbs (see the correct forms in the video!) and find ways of applying them to a variety of different situations! Just make sure that your phrasal structure follows ours!
The English expressions being taught in these videos are used every day, all over the world. Now that you’ve learned them, you’ll be surprised to know that you’re going to be noticing other people using them a lot. Make sure to join in and use the phrases that you put so much time into learning and remembering.
Jonathan and Danielle worked hard last week to bring you 5 more great Maltalingua lesson videos. This week we have a mix of grammar and vocabulary. The lessons are about prepositions, prefixes, ‘have’/’have got’, ‘few’/’little’ and advanced phrases for ‘too much’.
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Elementary: Prepositions of Place – English Grammar Lesson
Pre-Intermediate: ‘Have’ vs ‘Have Got’ – English Grammar Lesson
Intermediate: Little/Few – English Grammar Lesson
We have lots more Intermediate level videos on YouTube.
Upper-Intermediate: Prefixes – English Vocabulary Lesson
Check out our Upper Intermediate level playlist.
Advanced: Phrases to Describe ‘Too Much’ – English Vocabulary Explanation
Find all out out Advanced level lesson videos here
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Last week our YouTube channel reached 150 subscribers so Danielle and Jonathan wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who watched, liked, shared and subscribed!
Now, here are this week’s English lesson videos. We have three lessons about adjectives, one about punctuation and one about present perfect vs past simple.
Elementary: Adjectives to Describe Food – English Vocabulary Explanation
Pre-Intermediate: Describing Weather – English Vocabulary Lesson
Watch all our Pre-Intermediate English lesson videos here.
Intermediate: Present Perfect vs Past Simple – English Grammar Lesson
You can find all of our Intermediate level English video tutorials in this playlist.
Upper-Intermediate: Punctuation Revision – English Grammar Lesson
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Advanced: Confused Adjectives – English Vocabulary Explanation
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Hello everyone! We have 5 great new videos this week including differences between UK and US English, and a lesson with a professional magician! You can also learn how to use English grammar articles, greet people and write formally and informally.
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Elementary: Greetings – English Functional Language Explanation
Pre-Intermediate: Greetings – English Functional Language Explanation
We have a lot more Pre-Intermediate level videos. You can watch them here.
Intermediate: Magic with Eddy – English Vocabulary Lesson
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Upper-Intermediate: US vs UK – English Vocabulary Lesson
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Advanced: Writing Styles – English Vocabulary Explanation
We have a collection of advanced level videos that you can find in our playlist.
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This week we have another 5 brand new English video lessons. As usual we have one for each of the 5 main English language levels.
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Elementary: ‘This’, ‘That’, ‘These’ and ‘Those’ – English Grammar Lesson
Pre-Intermediate: Adjectives ‘ed’ & ‘ing’ – English Vocabulary Lesson
Intermediate: Present Perfect for Past Experience – English Grammar Lesson
Check out our Intermediate lesson playlist!
Upper-Intermediate: Improving Vocabulary – English lesson
We have loads more Upper-Intermediate level videos. Watch them here.
Advanced: Describing a Date – English Functional Language Lesson
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This week we have one new lesson video for each level: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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Elementary: Past Simple – English Grammar Lesson
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Pre-Intermediate: Subject Pronouns – English Grammar Lesson
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Intermediate: Past Passive – English Grammar Lesson
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Upper-Intermediate: Future Perfect – English Grammar Lesson
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Advanced: Critiquing and Reviewing – English Functional Language Lesson
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CEFR English level
There are many rooms in a house, some houses are big and have many rooms. The most important rooms in a house are the ones we use every day. Here is a list of the name’s of the rooms we use every day:
In the kitchen, people cook their food and clean their plates. Some people eat in the kitchen too.
The Dining Room
The Dining Room is where people eat, where families and friends enjoy their food together.
The Living Room
In the living room, people watch TV and have fun with their family and friends. Some people read in the living room and some others sleep in the living room.
In the bathroom people have a shower or a bath to get clean, people use the toilet and wash their hands.
In the bedroom people go to bed, they sleep at night and wake up in the morning. Some people dream at night but some others can’t remember their dreams.
The Garage is where people keep their cars and store extra things that do not fit in the house.
The Laundry Room
In the Laundry Room, we wash our clothes to make them clean, we dry are clothes and we iron our clothes to make them look nice.
This is the room where people read, research and study for important exams or lessons.
Read the questions below and type the correct room.
There are many English language health idioms.
Read the text below and look out for the health idioms in bold.
February 6th – Britain’s sick day
A recent study conducted in Britain has discovered that February 6th is the day when most Britons take the day off sick. Professor Cary Cooper, who carried out the research, said absence due to fake illnesses is becoming more common on this day. Apparently, in early February, “many people are still feeling the need to celebrate Christmas”. The study showed that over 50 percent of 4,000 interviewees took at least one fake sick day each year. There was great regional variation, with Londoners skipping work an average three days a year, compared to 13 for workers in the northern city of Liverpool. Most people phoning in sick pretended to cough or to have sore throats to add a touch of truth to their falsification.
Reasons varied for taking a sickie. There was widespread disappointment at the lack of official and national holidays, even though British workers are considered lucky, compared to other nationalities across the Atlantic. Other reasons cited included a need to recharge batteries, perhaps they were feeling a bit under the weather after the Christmas and New Year break. Some wanted a longer weekend break and needed time to recover from a hangover or catch up on sleep.
Many people also expressed that they refused to use up a day from their official yearly holidays because most British workers prefer to take a two-to-five week block off, rather than divide the days here and there. The good news for bosses is that the rate of workers lying to take a day off is decreasing.
However, there are genuine cases of real sicknesses that happen to fall on this day. Some workers admitted to having called in sick because they felt they were coming down with something, especially if there was a bug going round. In extreme cases, people felt like death warmed up and needed to recover fully before returning to work. If a hangover was the cause of their troubles, a good rest was said to have been one solution.
Whatever the genuine reason for absence is, employers hope that within a short period the absent workers will be on the road to recovery, feeling as right as rain and as fit as a fiddle to resume normal productivity.
Please go to Health Idioms – English vocabulary lesson with quiz to view this test
No thank you, I think I’ll pass.
Saying no is never easy but even though we don’t feel comfortable declining certain things, there are times when we need to say no. Here is a list of possible ways to say no:
I’m afraid not
A polite way of saying no
You don’t care very much about something
I don’t think so/Not as far as/I know/ Not to my knowledge/ Possibly not/ Probably not
You think you know something but are not completely sure
Certainly not/Definitely not
To emphasize that your answer to a question or request is definitely no
Of course not
You think an idea is stupid or insulting
No way/Not likely
Informal: very definite way of saying no
You must be joking/Are you kidding
Shows that you think somebody’s suggestion or request is crazy
Not exactly/Not quite
You think that something is almost (but not) correct or true
I wish I could
Used to express regret that something is not possible
Not especially/Not very (much)
Used to say no to a question about your opinion of something
How are you going to decline the next uncomfortable situation you face?
Flight attendant: Can you fasten your seat belt please?
Passenger: I’m afraid not, it’s broken and I can’t fix it!
Flight attendant: OK Sir.
Look at the exercise below and choose the best way of saying no in English.Please go to Saying No – English Lesson with Quiz to view this test
Everybody enjoys a good meal in a nice restaurant. Especially when we’re on holiday! These are some common words that we can use at a restaurant:
- Menu – a list of the food and drinks with the prices (it shows you what you can order)
- Chef – this person cooks your food (not a cooker!)
- Dish – food that is cooked / prepared in a special way
- Bill – the piece of paper with all the food and drink you ordered (you pay this after)
- Order – ask for food and drink (you tell this to the waiter / waitress)
- Tip – extra money for the service
- Waiter / waitress – he/she brings you the food and drink
Now try the quiz. Fill in the blanks with restaurant vocabulary.Please go to Restaurant words – English vocabulary lesson and quiz to view this test
If you want to learn some shopping vocabulary try this lesson.
What was you score? Leave a comment to let us know. And if you have any questions about restaurant vocabulary you can ask them in the comments too!