Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Phrasemix is a great site for English learners who want to speak real English. Created by Aaron Knight, who has a BA in English Education and has taught English to a variety of students (native and non-native), the site's methodology revolves around natural English phrases.

Rather than learning single vocabulary items and boring grammar points, all lessons on Phrasemix (1,400 and counting) are presented in the form of common everyday phrases accompanied by illustrations showing real-life situations. Explanations are then provided for the vocabulary and grammar appearing in the phrase, together with some cultural information when relevant. 

If that weren't enough, you can also read blog posts, lists of words for certain topics (with their explanations), featured answers, etc.

Still want more? Well, Phrasemix offers a Premium service which lets you listen to the description of each situation and the example sentence that follows, spoken by native speakers. How about that!

I find Phrasemix a useful and motivating site for English learners because of its natural phrases based on English collocations, colloquialisms and idioms; these are complemented by beautiful illustrations which engage the reader's attention and interest. A new lesson is added every day so you will probably come back for more!

To visit the site, click on the image below.

Have you visited Phrasemix before?


  1. It's true, Francisco! I find it very useful too. I read Phrasemix two years and I strongly believe that now I have a lot of benefits from these everyday lessons. I note new information and I already have three notebooks with my notes which I can read everywhere.
    But the reading of interesting blogs improves our English as well as learning new phrases. So thank you for your stimulating reviews. I think your blog feeds us different ideas and additional information.


    1. Yes, I visit it every day and it helps me revise vocabulary as most of the time I already know the vocabulary and grammar on that site.

      But it is also interesting for the cultural information which Aaron, as a native speaker, can provide.

    2. Yes, I completely agree with you! Communication with the native speakers is always interesting for the cultural aspects and traditions.