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Apr 24

British English accent training lesson 30: useful words and expressions

In this lesson I explain a number of British English colloquial words and expressions that I think would be useful for you to know. Please see notes and links below.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVwpYS4HrsU

 

Greetings

How are you?

How’s it going?

What’s up?

What’s new?

How are you keeping?

What’s going on?

 

Farewells

See you (later)

Later

Have fun

Cheers (for now)

In a while

In a bit

Take care

 

Don’t worry

It’s all right

Take it easy

Chill out

Calm down

Stay calm

That’s OK

Never mind

 

Weather (temperature)

Freezing

Nippy

Chilly

Balmy

Toasty

Boiling

Visual vocabulary: http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=748

 

Words

Ain’t

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=634

Aye

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=571

Cheeky

Cheers

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=738

Fine

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=356

Grand

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=597

Keen

Loo

Reckon

Pretty

Rubbish

 

Miscellaneous

Not a happy bunny

Not my cup of tea

See the glass half full / half empty

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=591

All right

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=583

Not too bad / shabby

That’s nice / interesting

That’s sweet of you

Let’s get cracking

Crack on

Plug away

Play it by ear

Visual summarising some of the above:

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=791

 

British translation guide and video

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=210

 

Ten British English words you need to know!

http://www.learnbritishenglish.co.uk/?p=163

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