Wanting to speak English is probably the number one thing I am asked. In fact, having the opportunity to speak English came top in a recent survey of my Get English Tips Instagram community.

So, the big question is "How can I learn to speak English" The one thing that you should remember is that some people can learn a language quicker than others. So never compare yourself.

English idioms a damp squib

A great expression for those wanting to learn British English. It means that something is a bit of an anti-climax, it's disappointing. Youve been very excited for something to happen but when it does, it was boring and not what you expected in a negative way

I had been looking forward to the party for so long but when I got there nobody showed up and it was so boring. It was such a damp squib


So you want to speak British English like a native? Here are five excellent expressions that you will need to know that British English speakers use in everyday situations.


This is quite a common questionI get and it's what is the difference between 'lots of' and 'a lot of'