Australia is known as “The Land Down Under” due to its location in the Southern Hemisphere. Its relative isolation from other English-speaking countries (excluding New Zealand) has given rise to a fascinating accent and plenty of uniquely Australian slang terms.
Every English-speaking country has its own peculiar way of expressing the English language. Americans love to spend their time “chilling,” Australians enjoy grilling shrimps on the “barbie,” and Canadians put on a “toque” when it gets cold. But what about stereotypical British phrases?
When you need to describe things, ideas, or people in English, finding the right words isn’t always easy. Even native English speakers struggle to find the right descriptive words at times. It is especially hard when you need to describe a person, as people can have very distinctive looks, personalities, and behavior.
Idioms are a tricky part of any language. They’re known and understood by nearly every native speaker, but to ESL speakers, they can seem like gibberish. However, learning some funny idioms in English can give you the inside knowledge you need to understand a lot of conversations, especially jokes.
In every language, there are proverbs or common sayings that speakers use to impart truthful principles or give valid advice. Each proverb is usually based on an experience or a bit of common sense mixed with metaphorical language.
Along your English learning journey, you’ve probably made leaps and bounds in your vocabulary, working your way up to a level of advanced English vocabulary!
Why is it important to learn more advanced English vocabulary?
It’s important to be positive when speaking any language. The wrong words can lead to misunderstandings, confusion, or even hurt feelings.
Have you ever been in a situation when you knew what you wanted to say, but you weren’t sure you could say it correctly? If you answered “yes,” then don’t worry because you’re not alone.
Every non-native speaker needs English conversation practice, but oftentimes the hardest part of it is getting started.
If you’re reading this blog, you probably know some basics of conversation. You may know the standard formal and informal greetings and how to introduce yourself. But it’s time to expand your conversation skills even more!
If you’re feeling discouraged that you don’t know enough words in your English vocabulary, you’re not alone. At one point or another, everyone who speaks English (including native speakers) has encountered a new word that they didn’t know. This is a normal part of learning a language.