how to give bad news in english using alas, unfortunately

AEE 1016: How To Introduce Bad News Using Alas, Unfortunately, and More

Have you heard somebody try to convey disappointment in conversation? Have you ever heard the word “alas” used in this way? If you have heard such words then you know that they aren’t used often, but they tend to convey negative feelings in some way…. Read More

English phrase make my day

AEE 1015: What Would Make Your Day? How to Use This Phrase to Describe What Brings You Happiness

Do you have something that really makes your day? Have you heard people say that something makes their day and felt unclear about what this meant? This is one of those common phrases in English, but you want to be sure you understand it. We’re… Read More

american culture street donations

AEE 1014: The Culture of Street Donations in the US and What to Say

Do you feel as if there are a lot of places looking for donations in the United States? Do you often feel like you’re asked to donate to several charities all on the same day? It seems that when you walk around town,  there  are… Read More

English nosy person what to do when someone pries

AEE 1012: Mind Your Own Business! How to Respond When Someone Pries

Have you ever been around someone who asks you personal questions that really aren’t appropriate for the level of your relationship? Have you ever felt uncomfortable when these questions come up in conversation? Knowing how to handle these situations and what to say in English… Read More

what to say in English when you have met someone before

AEE 1011: Surprise! Have We Met Before? What to Say In This Situation

Have you ever run into somebody that looked familiar to you? Did you ever realize in the middle of conversation that you did in fact know them? Is there a way to get out of this situation and say the right thing in English? This… Read More