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Five Ways to Make Your English WOW

It’s time to give your English a makeover. Use these five expressions to make your English go from dull to fascinating.

There's the way you learn English. And then there's how English is really spoken.

You need to start speaking English naturally and these five expressions will help you get started right now.

1. I can't even

Use this instead of “I can't believe that.”

That’s crazy that he damaged her car without telling her. I can’t even.

2. What the heck?

Use this instead of “What are you talking about?”

What the heck? I didn’t agree to that change to the contract you made.

If you really want to make it strong, you can say "what the hell?" or "what the fuck?"

3. My bad

Use this instead of “I’m sorry” or “my mistake.”

My bad for not realizing that was your drink. I’ll get you a new one.

Sometimes my bad is used sarcastically.

You don't like that I told you the truth? My bad.

4. No biggie

Use no biggie instead of it's not a problem.

It’s no biggie that you spilled water on my rug. It’ll dry in a few minutes.

No biggie is short for no big deal. That's a good one to use, too.

We're going to be late for dinner but it's no big deal. They won't start eating until much later anyway.

5. Hang out

Use hang out instead of spend time with friends or family.

Instead of going out tonight, do you want to grab some dinner and just hang out at home?

You can also use chill. Think of Netflix and chill. It just means let's watch Netflix and relax.

If you like these tips, then join my private Facebook group Business English All-Stars to practice with fellow English learners and native English speakers.


Jackie Donaldson is the founder and director of Amidon Studios Language Studies. She started Amidon Studios in 2017 after managing a language institute in Lima, Peru for six years. She's taught students from all over the world while living in Peru, Mexico, and the U.S. When she's not working or studying, you'll find her gardening, playing with her cat Frankie, swimming, baking, and exploring the globe.


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