Learn Useful Expressions in English

Check out IH Bristol’s extensive list of over 1000 of the most useful expressions in English, available for free for Beginner/Elementary students to Advanced speakers.

Learning English is one of the best ways to improve your life and the prospects of getting a good job. English is used all over the world as the language of education and business and it is becoming normal to expect everybody to be able to speak it. IH Bristol has more than 30 years’ experience of teaching English as a foreign language, of helping students to pass Cambridge Exams, to achieve the right score in IELTS or OET or just to learn to communicate more effectively in the language. Whatever your reasons for learning English, we know the kind of language you need to learn. We want to share our expertise with students of all ages from every corner of the planet. All you need is a desire to be better at speaking or writing in English.

However, not everybody can come to Bristol to learn in person. So, IH Bristol has created hundreds of pages of Useful Expressions in English at three different levels, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. These are free to anybody using our website and can help you to improve your English. Check out IH Bristol’s extensive list of over 1000 of the most useful expressions in English.

How to use the Useful Expressions
1. Choose the level you want to work at
2. Click on the expression you are interested in
3. Read the expression and the explanation
4. Try to use the expression in a sentence
5. Use one of our other free online areas to test your English or to practice by doing Grammar or vocabulary exercises: Free Exercises, Phrase of the Day and Test your English level
6. Sign up for one of our Face-to-Face English courses or one of our Online English courses!

We’ve covered a wide range of everyday situations, and for each one there are 10 common phrases with explanations of how or when you would use each one. Context and cultural understanding is important: for example, some phrases are more polite/formal than others, while some are more colloquial and should be used in informal situations with friends. Learning these frequently used expressions and the will help you sound more natural when speaking to native speakers of English.

The more you use them, the more you will improve! IH Bristol offers courses and social events online – contact us for more information, and don’t forget to check out our phrase of the day, too.




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