Master 320 Common English Phrases
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Master 320 Common English Phrases

Listening and Speaking Practice in 16 Daily Situations
4.6 (124 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
988 students enrolled
Created by Minoo Short
Last updated 6/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 11 mins on-demand audio
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Exclusive downloadable content (not available on my YouTube channel) to help you to:
  • understand over 300 daily phrases easily when you hear them;
  • use these phrases fluently and confidently when you speak;
  • review and activate important basic structures;
  • improve your listening, pronunciation and fluency.
View Curriculum
  • Before you can start this course, you need to know the following basic structures:
  • All pronouns and possessives (I, me, my, mine etc.)
  • Verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • The three ‘Simple’ Tenses: Past, Present & Future in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms
  • Past Simple and Past Participle forms of irregular verbs

Are you studying English at an elementary or pre-intermediate level?

Do you need to improve your listening and speaking skills?

Do you want to be able to use daily phrases and expressions reflexively?

Then join me in this course to practise and activate 320 basic phrases and begin to speak more fluently and confidently in many daily situations such as introducing yourself, eating out, telephoning, checking in at a hotel, going to the bank, etc.

Course content:

The course contains two hours of exclusive downloadable content (not available on my YouTube channel) comprising:

- 8 video lessons with 320 common daily phrases in 16 different situations;

- 8 audio files of dialogues for further listening practice.

You will also have:

- 8 Gap-filling exercises to test your assimilation;

- Transcripts of video lessons and audio files;

- A step-by-step study guide;

- A Discussion Forum where you can post your questions for me.

Course structure:

Before you can speak well, you have to be able to understand easily. That is why, for each phrase, we will:

1. Work on your listening comprehension (listen & write);

2. Work on your speaking and fluency (listen & repeat);

3. Test your listening comprehension (listen & understand);

4. Test your assimilation (fill in the gaps).

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for elementary and pre-intermediate students.
  • Whether you are just starting to hold conversations in English (elementary), or already speak English with others but lack confidence and fluency (pre-intermediate), this course will help you to learn or review and fully activate 320 important basic phrases that are used in many daily situations.
  • This course is not suitable for complete beginners.
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
Try lesson 1 Free: Introducing yourself, Greeting people, Welcoming Visitors
4 Lectures 13:57
Course Handbook
3 Lectures 00:00
Course guide: Content & Structure
2 pages

Course guide: Study Method
2 pages

Transcripts for lessons 1 to 8
24 pages
Lesson 1: Introducing yourself, Greeting people, Welcoming visitors
3 Lectures 13:57
Video Lesson 1

Dialogue 1

Gap Filling Exercise 1
2 pages
Lesson 2: Inviting someone out, Eating in a restaurant
3 Lectures 14:09
Video Lesson 2

Dialogue 2

Gap Filling Exercise 2
2 pages
Lesson 3: Telephoning
3 Lectures 14:28
Video Lesson 3

Dialogue 3

Gap Filling Exercise 3
2 pages
Lesson 4: Making or changing an appointment
3 Lectures 14:28
Video Lesson 4

Dialogue 4

Gap Filling Exercise 4
2 pages
Lesson 5: Checking into a hotel, Reporting a problem
3 Lectures 15:26
Video Lesson 5

Dialogue 5

Gap Filling Exercise 5
2 pages
Lesson 6: Asking for directions, Buying a train ticket, At the airport
3 Lectures 15:08
Video Lesson 6

Dialogue 6

Gap Filling Exercise 6
2 pages
Lesson 7: Going to the bank, Going to the post office
3 Lectures 14:53
Video Lesson 7

Dialogue 7

Gap Filling Exercise 7
2 pages
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About the Instructor
Minoo Short
4.6 Average rating
567 Reviews
4,082 Students
4 Courses
Head Tutor at Anglo-Link Languages

Minoo has been an EFL teacher, teacher trainer and course director for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in teaching both General and Business English to students of all ages and nationalities. 

She started teaching English in 1980 after passing her Cambridge Proficiency exam in Iran. In 1984, she moved to the UK where she became a CELTA-qualified EFL teacher and teacher trainer. In 1987, her career took her to Belgium where she worked as an EFL teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer and course director at a residential English language school. In 2002, she moved back to the UK to set up her own one-to-one immersion programmes, which she still runs today.

She founded Anglo-Link Languages in 2008. The Anglo-Link website offers its members the possibility of booking online lessons with Minoo as well as a variety of audio and video lessons and exercises for self-study. Anglo-Link's YouTube Channel was launched in 2011, enabling Minoo to share her passion for the English language and her teaching experience with a wider and more global community of EFL students and teachers. Her channel currently has close to 750,000 subscribers.