Do you want to have fun while learning English?
Do you want to move from intermediate to advanced English?
This is the second book in the very popular 150 Really Useful English Phrases series.
After years of teaching intermediate students who never seemed to improve, I decided to find out what the problem was. Essentially, intermediate students get stuck because learning at this stage is a different type of learning than at the beginner stage. You have mastered the grammar and the basic vocabulary, but most textbooks just carry on like nothing has changed. What you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of words; you need to be exposed to as much "real" English as possible. This will help you start understanding what people actually say and not just "textbook" English. It will also help you to naturally get a feel for the language.
Every new phrase is introduced in the real context of a short story or an article. So, by having fun and listening to something interesting, you will be learning naturally rather than having to force yourself to study. It's a simple fact that if you are having fun, you will learn quicker and more easily.
This book is 100 percent in English, with no help from your native language. This will help you to do what advanced speakers can do, and that is: think in English. This series of books is an excellent way to be exposed to "real everyday English phrases", but with the guidance of clear explanations and examples in simple English. Basically, it uses simple language to introduce more complex phrases.
All of the phrases in this book are in common use and are the key to unlocking fluency. I have only included phrases that I have heard recently in conversation or on the radio or television. If it is in this book, it is for everyday use.