Colloquial English can be quite difficult to understand and to incorporate into your everyday English vocabulary.
Be that as it may, we’re here to help you get to grips with some common English expressions that will help you speak English more like a native speaker.
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‘Could you be so kind as to….’
Advice and advise (pronunciation)
8 common colloquial expressions
1.Don’t hold your breath. / I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you. (Don’t expect it to happen for a very long time)
2. Take it from me. / Take my word for it. (believe me because I know what I’m talking about)
3. What’s the damage? (How much is it?)
4. It’s on me. / This one’s on me! (I’ll pay, I’ll get the bill, it’s my treat)
5. I’m off. / Scotland, Northern England, Northern Ireland – I’m offsky/offski. (I’m leaving)
6. Dig in! /Get stuck in! / Tuck in! (start eating, help yourself)
7. Be that as it may (Although that may be true)
8. In a heartbeat / At the drop of a hat (immediately)
We’re off, but before you go we think it’s your turn to practise your English.
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