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How to Talk about Your Habits in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

how to talk about your habits in EnglishDo you have any bad habits?

Do you have any good habits?

Do you know how to talk about your habits in English?

In today's blog post, you'll learn how to describe the things that you do regularly, in a way that sounds natural in English.



#1) Use the present tense


  • "I wash the dishes"
  • "I watch TV"
  • "I make dinner"
  • "I walk the dog"



#2) Use the future tense

how to talk about daily activities in English* The future tense is another way to talk about habits. We use this when we are making a list  of our habits, or the things that we do regularly. Try using the future tense to sound more natural when you talk about your habits.


  • "I'll let the dishes soak for a few minutes"
  • "I'll stream videos"
  • "I'll forget to take out the garbage"



#3) Key words to talk about your habits


  • "Every day I..."
  • "I usually ..."
  • "We always..."
  • "Often I...."
  • "One habit that I need to break is..."
  • "One of my good habits is..."
  • "I have gotten into the habit of...."
  • "We are in the habit of..."



Do you want to practice talking about your habits with a native English speaking conversation partner? Join our Speakative conversation program to practice these phrases in more depth!





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