There are many ways to learn English, but certainly one the best and most effective is listening to native speakers. As much as you think you already know, there will always be some peculiar phrases that only native English speakers really use and understand.

Here is a small selection of those “useful” everyday English phrases. Get them into your vocabulary and start sounding like a native. Tune in and enjoy!

 

 

To have an axe to grind
An expression for when someone’s got a strong opinion.

 

Get somebody’s goat
A phrase about something annoying

 

Shedloads
Just another way to say “lots”

 

Hangry
I’m sure you all know someone who gets angry when they don’t eat.

 

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