Postcard English

We all write postcards - here are some popular phrases to use.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. Wish you were here.
  2. Arrived safely.
  3. Having a great time!
  4. The food is wonderful.
  5. The people are so friendly.
  6. Just lying on the beach - fantastic!
  7. The weather's lovely.
  8. Met some nice people.
  9. We're off to the mountains tomorrow.
  10. This is the life.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. 1 is a typical sentence to a friend who didn't go on holiday with you.
  2. Note that it's common to leave out pronouns like I/we. 2 means We arrived safely - and is used when you've flown somewhere a long way away.
  3. 3 is one of the most common things to say you're really enjoying your holiday. You can also say wonderful/fantastic/super/brilliant instead of 'great.'
  4. We often mention the food - and 4 is a simple way of showing your general appreciation.
  5. 5. We can also say 'the locals' or, humorously, 'the natives.'
  6. 6 Beach holidays are popular - this is what we say when we are doing nothing, just relaxing on the beach.
  7. All British people talk about the weather, and 7 is a typical comment. You can also say brilliant/wonderful/great instead of 'lovely.'
  8. 8 may imply you met some local people, or that you met other tourists.
  9. 9. we often use the structure
  10. 10 is a useful expression to say you are enjoying the lifestyle you have on holiday.
Intermediate