500 Really Useful English Phrases

Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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This book is volumes 1-3 of the very popular series 150 Really Useful English Phrases.

Do you feel stuck in the intermediate English level?

Do you want to break out and start improving quickly?

Then this is the perfect book to help you move up to the advanced level and start using everyday English fluently.

What made me want to write this book?

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. However, what you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of vocabulary but to be exposed to as much real English in as many real-life situations as possible. This will help you start to understand what people are actually saying and not just textbook English. It will also help you to naturally get a feel for the language. Because I couldn't find a book that introduced everyday English phrases in a fun and engaging way, I decided to write one myself.

How will this book help you?

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 more quickly and easily.

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, so you are eased into a more advanced level.

©2015 Isaac Perrotta-Hays (P)2015 Isaac Perrotta-Hays

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unfortunately the narrator is annoying

struggle to finish was terrible

A good narrator can make good writing even better, but not this one

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Great to learn how natives talk!

I am not a native English speaker but lived in the States for years. I've found 1/4 of phrases in this book that I had not fully grasped, so love the fact that the book could bring my English up to speed and strengthen my speaking skills in workplace. I recommend buying both Kindle and Audible so that you can read out aloud following the narrator. Practice is key.

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Great book

Really helpful book . I’m confident when speaking in English and when bought this book I thought let’s check out. When I listened to it I was really surprised by the amount of phrases that are used by natives but I never used them. So I started incorporating these phrases in my daily conversation. Example : just in the nick of time this is really used a lot by natives to say that something is happening just on time.

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What made the experience of listening to 500 Really Useful English Phrases the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a wonderful job and it made it really run to listen to.

What other book might you compare 500 Really Useful English Phrases to and why?

This is a self help book but with lots of good narrations now it maybe a little basic for some but I like the examples that are given. I even shared this with my wife who just recently immigrated to the US and really loves how this audiobook because it gives her a better understanding of how the phrases works.

What about Jus Sargeant’s performance did you like?

Loved the accent, it definitely made the narration better.

Any additional comments?

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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PERFECT!

Very practical and high-quality learning material! It helped me in my studies. Thanks, Jenny and Jus! Great job!

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I really enjoyed listening to the narrator.

“The narration was excellent. The narrator’s accent lends a magical feel to the plot thread that I found hilariously subtle. Five Stars.”

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One of the best for me

Can't say for others, but this book is one of a few that really impress me.

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good book for me

I think it is good for some nuns english speaking people.I really like this book

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This Is what I want - from A mediumn level student

It's simple and perfect materials to middle level English majors. Practice listening and learn more about the phrases. But for English-major undergraduates, it May be too easy and no challenge.

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Excellent Tips and very resourceful

Would you listen to 500 Really Useful English Phrases again? Why?

Yes, the narration was good. The book had its intended effect and was quite resourceful.

Any additional comments?

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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  • Georgi Vladkov Petkov
  • 04-01-16

Instructive

Great story that helps you to immerse yourself in everyday English while giving you the nitty -gritty of the language.

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  • Endzella
  • 08-06-19

so good!

Really amazing book, I have been practising new phrases and there are so many!
I also bought a kindle version and keep reading and listening at the same time, helps memorising phrases better.
I love that texts are interesting and I find it useful to hear not just the phrases and their explanations, but the whole story, as even the story itself contains useful sentences, which can be used in the day to day conversation. many thanks!

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  • vesna
  • 03-13-19

Great book with lots of interesting stories

All Jenny Smith's books are full of interesting and realistic stories which keep attention of audience all the time .Narrator is big contribution to these serie of books; one of the best which I had oportunity to listen.

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  • Suresh Devesan
  • 02-20-19

Very much useful. Worth buying .

Interesting to hear again and again. I think this is the best audio book available for studying phrases.

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  • Alix
  • 08-05-16

Very useful and easy to listen to

What made the experience of listening to 500 Really Useful English Phrases the most enjoyable?

I brought this audiobook to refresh my english and acquire some new vocabulary. I was listening to it in my car or while cooking sometimes, and I must say it worked very well and effortlessly, as you can listen to it as much as you want. The narrator has a very pleasant voice and a clear accent, which helps a lot. I would definitly recommand this audiobook to anyone who whishes to go back on tracks with English!

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  • Yisha
  • 01-25-18

The title says it all

Useful. I recommend it to friends who want to better their English out of the classroom or before, or while, adventuring into the realm of books, audio or not.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-19

Love it! Very useful!

My English is good. This book was the perfect complement. I'll listen to it again and again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-19

Very useful and applicable

I love the content and the way that it presents. It is a massive book and needs to be practiced frequently. It offers loads of benefit.