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Learning English as a Foreign Language Cheat Sheet

Use these helpful resources to help you speak English quickly and fluently. Build your confidence by saying the days of the week, months of the year and numbers, as well as practising common greetings and questions.

Practising Your ABCs

When you’re learning English as a foreign language, print out and keep this alphabet handy. We include a pronunciation guide to help you say the English letters correctly.


Counting in English

Counting in English, when English isn’t your native language, is easy to learn with this useful Cheat Sheet and pronunciation guide. Use this Cheat Sheet to practise telephone numbers, currency and people’s ages.


Days of the Week and Months of the Year in English

Want to learn the days of the week and the months of the year in English? Keep this Cheat Sheet handy and use the pronunciation guide to practice.


And here are months of the year:


Practising Greetings and Questions in English

When you’re learning English as a foreign language, practise these greetings and questions to sound like a British native in no time. Remember to tailor your greetings – whether formal or informal – depending on who you’re talking to.

Formal Greetings

  • Good morning

  • Good afternoon

  • Good evening

  • Nice to meet you

  • Goodnight

  • Goodbye

Informal Greetings

  • Hello

  • Hi

  • Bye

  • Bye for now

  • See you soon


  • Who: Who is that man over there? [Asking about people.]

  • When: When are you going on holiday? [Asking about times and dates.]

  • Where: Where is the nearest bank? [Asking about places.]

  • What: What’s that box for? [Asking about things / activities.]

  • Why: Why is she crying? [Asking for reasons.]

  • How much: How much is that book? [Asking about quantities.]

  • What time: What time does the film start? [Asking about times.]

  • What . . . like: What’s David’s wife like? [Asking about characteristics.]