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To make conversation
To get by in a language
To make yourself understand
To be bilingual/multilingual
Native/Non-native speaker
To master another language
Communication breakdown
To overcome communication barriers
To get an insight into another culture
To broaden cultural understanding
Cross-cultural communication
Cultural sensitivity
To increase job opportunities
To improve your career prospects
To have/give you a competitive edge
To conduct business
Personal gratification
To expand your mind
To broaden your horizons
To form friendships
To enrich your knowledge
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-11-06 23:00 | english

Travel

It's located/situated in
Of the beaten track
Hidden gem/Best kept secret
Conservation area
Picturesque villages
Unspoilt countryside
Stunning surroundings
Breathtaking views
Guided tours
Local crafts/cuisine
Distinctive cuisine
Traditional crafts/food
Cultural heritage
Rich in architecture/culture
Vibrant atmosphere/night life
Popular with the locals

More signposting
expressions
First/To begin with
Let’s begin
I’d like to start by
Let’s move on to/Turning now to
For example/To illustrate this
Firstly/Secondly/Finally
In contrast/although
To sum up/In conclusion
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-10-02 23:21

The World of Music

A piece of music
Be into ('like particular music)
To sing at the top of one's voice
To have a sign song
To listen to soothing music
To express yourself
To put you in a good mood/a good frame of mind
To raise our spirits
To unwind
To de-stress

Useful quotes
"It was once said that..."
If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing.
(Proverb from Zimbabwe)

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
(Red Auerbach)

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
(Pat Conroy)

The history of a people is found in its song.
(George Jellinek)

Without music, life would be an error.
(Friedrich Nietzsche)
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-07-21 23:44

Youth Activities

To carry out a survey
To drum up support for something
Programme of events
To set up demonstrations
To sell the idea of something
To highlight the benefits of something
To argue the case for something
To spread the word
To switch people on to something
To showcase facilities

Useful language for discussing
Exactly!/Absolutely!
I totally agree.
Good point.
I go along with your point about ...
I tend to agree that ...
I agree up to a point but ...
I (can) see your point but ...
Yes, but what about ...?
Do you think so? I'm not so sure.
I don't know. I think ...
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-06-30 02:46

Culture

The film is adapted from (book name)
An adaptation of (book name)
Award winning
A classic
A (romantic) comedy
A tearjerker
A black comedy
A (psychological) thriller
An action/disaster movie
Science fiction
Set in (time or place)
A powerful story of
The film deals with
The film looks at
The film tells the story of
Superb casting
The character is played by
The leading man/woman
Superb performances from
A gripping film
A moving story
Special effects
An exceptional masterpiece
To have a cult following
A blockbuster
To do well at the box office
To receive critical acclaim
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-06-08 20:31

Work-Life Balance

to be stuck in a rat
a nine-to-five job
to suffer from stress
to be overworked
to juggle demands
family commitments
to find a compromise
to get the balance right
flexible working
to work flextime
to take unpaid leave
to job share
to take a career break
to spend quality time
to pursue interests outside of work
motivated workforce
increased productivity
reduced absenteeism
improved recruitment and retention

Expressions for interrupting
Can I just butt in?
Sorry to interrupt but...
Excuse me but...
Before you continue...
Could I stop you just for a moment?
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-05-31 01:09

Health & Wellbeing

to have a sedentary job
to lead a sedentary lifestyle
to be desk-bound
to be out of condition
to feel run down
to take time off sick
to get into shape
to keep fit
to tone up your body
light/moderate/vigorous exercise
to take a (short) break
to take up exercise
to take a brisk walk
to go jogging
to work out at the gym
to hold/run drop-in sessions
stress-related
immune system
to burn caloties
to eat a balanced diet
to watch what you eat
to go on a (low fat) diet
to lose weight
to have a sense of wellbeing
to feel full of beans
to increase productivity
to live a healthy lifestyle
to relieve stress
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-05-31 01:02

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