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USEFUL WORDS THAT WILL PERFECT YOUR ENGLISH!

USEFUL WORDS THAT WILL PERFECT YOUR ENGLISH!

These are advanced level phrases that will help you to master the English language! Follow our vocabulary boost series HERE to achieve a C1 to C2 level vocabulary.

 

For example:

Shed light on – reveal information

Could you shed some light on what happened yesterday?

 

Eager = want

I am eager to improve my English.

 

Aware = be conscious of

I was not aware that you were our new teacher.

 

Keen (on) = like

I am keen on learning English on this website.

 

Naïve = unknowing

I wasted a lot of time when I started studying English because I was naïve.

 

Fancy = feel like

Do you fancy practising the speaking exam next week?

 

Unwind = relax

It is important to unwind after work.

 

Willing = be up for

I am willing to study every day in order to improve my English.

 

Reluctant = not intend on

I am reluctant to move to the USA until my English is much better.

 

Worth = be of value

Is it worth buying a book to learn English quicker?

 

Regret = feel bad

Do you regret having failed your exams? (Already happened and you feel bad)

I regret to inform you that you are going to fail the exam. (You will fail in the future)

 

Prevent (from) = impede

I prevented the problem from getting worse.

 

Manage = succeed in

I managed to pass the exam with ease.

 

Handle = deal with

How do you handle pressure at work?

 

Boast (about) = gloat

It is not a good idea to boast about your salary.

 

According (to)

According to my teacher, English is one of the easiest languages to learn.

 

Pick up = learn

Do you find it easy to pick up languages?

 

Bump into = see by coincidence

Last week I bumped into an old friend in the city centre.

 

Come up with = think of

My boss came up with an amazing new project at work.

 

Put up with = tolerate

I find it tedious to put up with foolish behaviour.

 

Brush up on = improve

I need to brush up on my understanding of phrasal verbs.

 

Let down = disappoint

When I fail exams, I feel really let down.

 

Mess about = use

Do you enjoy messing about with computers?

 

Hang out = spend time with

I love hanging out with friends at weekends?

 

Fit in = find your place

When you are a teenager, you normally try to fit in with other people.

 

Run out of = not have any left

We have run out of milk so we should go to the shop.

 

Drop out of = leave

I think it is a really bad idea to drop out of university.

 

Work = function

I will walk today because my car doesn´t work.

 

Take up = start doing

I would like to take up a new hobby in the near future.

 

Take to = become get into

I have taken to learning English a lot.

 

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