Sep 29

English Collocations for Sleep

These are English collocations which can describe how well (or badly) someone sleeps:

Sleep deeply

Sleep fitfully

Sleep heavily

Sleep lightly

Sleep like a log

Sleep peacefully

Sleep soundly

Sleep uneasily

Sleep well


Sep 28

Learn British English Free: Phrasal Verbs with “pop” and “nip” (video lesson)

British Phrasal Verbs with “pop” and “nip” (movement / visits)


These are very popular phrasal verbs describing visits to another place, with a strong implication that the activity / visit is brief. You won’t be staying long in the place you’re popping or nipping to. The use of prepositions (or not) is key. “Pop” and “nip” are interchangeable, so this simple lesson offers your vocabulary a considerable boost.

Common to use “just” to emphasise the brevity of the activity.


Pop in / out / down / up / round / around / over / place names


Pop in

“Excuse me whilst I pop into the shop quickly.”

“I’m just going to pop in to see my mum for a moment.”

“If you’re free now, why don’t you just pop in?”

“She needs to pop into town for a bit of shopping.”


Pop out

“I’m going to pop out to the shop.”

“Do you want to pop out for a walk before we get going?”


Pop down

“Let’s pop down the pub for a cheeky pint.”

“Shall we pop down to Mike’s to see if he’s any better?”

“Please pop down when you’ve finished the report.”


Pop up

“We’re just popping up to Scotland for a short holiday.”

“Could you pop up to my room and fetch my slippers for me?”

“I need to pop up to floor five for a meeting with my manager.”


Pop over

“Do you want to pop over this afternoon?”

“We popped over to London for the day last Sunday.”


Pop round / around

“Why don’t you pop round after work?”

“You should really pop around to Lisa’s and apologise.”


Places names

“I just want to pop home after work.”

“Let’s pop to Jamie’s for dinner.”

“I’ve got to pop to Birmingham for a meeting.”


Nip in / out / down / up / round / around / over / place names


“Nip” is interchangeable with “pop”

“I just want to nip home after work.”

“Do you want to nip over this afternoon?”

“Let’s nip down the pub for a cheeky pint.”


Sep 26

English collocations with “grab” (visual lesson)

These are English collocations starting with the verb “grab”. Common themes are time and food:

Grab lunch

Grab a bite to eat

Grab a sandwich / sarnie

Grab someone

Grab some time

Grab the phone

Grab your coat / jacket


Sep 25

Learn English free: food collocations

English collocations to describe food:

Delicious food
Disgusting food
Filling food
Good food
Greasy food
Healthy food
Nice food
Nutritious food
Rich food
Scrumptious food
Tasty food


Sep 24

Learn British Slang: “Sarnie” (free video lesson)

“Sarnie” (English / British slang noun) means “sandwich”

“I really fancy a bacon sarnie right about now.”

“I’m peckish as you like, I’m going to get a sarnie.”


Sep 23

English Collocations with “Find” (visual lesson)

Please see below some of my suggestions for the most common collocations with the verb “find”:


Sep 21

Learn British slang: tenth visual (free)

Slang Term Meaning Example
Gob (noun) Mouth She’s got one hell of a gob on her.
Gobsmacked (adjective) Too shocked to speak I was gobsmacked at the news.
Kit (noun) Sporting clothes or uniform Have you seen United’s new kit this season?
Muppet (noun) Stupid person Why did you marry a man who’s such a muppet?
Skint (adjective) Penniless; broke I can’t come out on Friday, I’m proper skint right now.


Sep 19

English collocations with the word “pick” (visual)

English collocations with the word “pick”:


Sep 18

English Prepositions around the house (visual)

English prepositions around the house:


Sep 18

English collocations starting with the verb “pay” (free visual lesson)

English collocations starting with the verb “pay”:


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