Archive for January, 2017

Asking about personal things like jobs

January 24th, 2017 in Improve English

You can ask about a person’s occupation in several different ways. Here are some questions you can ask:

  • What do you do?
  • Have you got a job?

Shopping for shoes and clothes

January 23rd, 2017 in English Learning

Here is a range of phrases you will find useful when shopping for clothes or shoes.

‘Could you measure my chest / waist?’ ‘Of course.’

Ordering food at a restaurant

January 22nd, 2017 in English Learning

Useful phrases

Here are a few phrases you might hear when you enter a restaurant.

May I help you?

Can I help you?

How may I help you?

Apologizing in English

January 20th, 2017 in English Learning

If you do or say something that hurts or offends others, it is polite to offer apologies. In English we use several different expressions to offer apologies. The most common among them are given below. 

Good at / bad at / clever at

January 19th, 2017 in English Learning

The adjectives good, bad and clever are usually followed by the preposition at. Note that ‘in’ is not used.

What does Yankee mean?

January 18th, 2017 in Words

The noun Yankee or Yank is used to refer to a US citizen. While it is sometimes used disparagingly, most US citizens do not hesitate to call themselves Yankees.

Talking about one’s job

January 17th, 2017 in English Learning

Here are some English phrases for talking about jobs, which will allow you to discuss the type of job you do and where you work.

Asking about a person’s job