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Now that the whole world is practically in lockdown without much chance to socialise and go out, if you can't get to your normal social gathering or school or University, what are you going to do?

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.