English Conversations


Being Vague

Sometimes we don’t want to give a definite answer to a question. We can use some different expressions to be vague, such as “You know” (we think the…

Holiday Wishes for Christmas

English-speaking people start wishing each other a happy Christmas from about mid-December onwards. Phrases such as “Happy Christmas” or “Merry Christmas” are common. Example 2 Here’s an example…

Talking about your New Year Holidays

When people see each other after holidays such as the New Year, they often use a greeting such as “Happy New Year” and ask about the whole of…

Talking about the Weather

English-speaking people often make a brief comment about the weather when they greet someone. These comments aren’t always whole sentences. For example: “Bit chilly today, isn’t it” or…

Getting Confirmation

You can use a question tag (see our grammar page here) to get the other person to agree with you, or to confirm what you have said. For…

Talking about Christmas Preparations

From the beginning of December, British people start making preparations for the Christmas holidays. Here are some typical conversations. Vocabulary notes Christmas cards = cards with a winter…


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