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Advanced English Lesson – Stop saying ‘I work hard’ – Learn 10 Creative English Phrases & Expressions

Progressing from Basic English to advanced English lesson is always challenging for beginners in English. This Advanced English lesson will teach you 10 creative Englishh phrases and expressions to say ‘ I wonk hard’. The degree of working hard always varies, so learn new English phrases to match that degree. We are sure that you are working hard to learn English so we make sure that learning English for you becomes easier with every English lesson. Use these expressions in your daily English conversation to speak fluent English confidently.

Complete Lesson Transcript :-

Hi guys, I really appreciate all of you watching, because how hard work speaking English can be sometimes. Now some of you are working hard just to make ends meet. Some of you are studying hard as well so you are having to work and study at the same time and well I know that some of you are trying really hard to get a date with your crush. So whatever your reasons are, I think that working hard is sometimes not enough to show just how hard that you are trying. Now in today’s lesson I would like to help you to expand your vocabulary by saying this phrase in many other ways. So please stay tuned with me Kat and we can go through all the different ways of saying that you are working hard so people can really appreciate you. Now the first expression that you could use is I’m burning the candle at both ends. I’m burning the candle at both ends, now this is a way of saying that you are staying up late at night and you are getting up early to start up working in the morning, so you are burning the candle at both ends. So if you imagine you’ve got a candle and its lit at both ends, you are doing everything you can you’re working hard. An example of a conversation that you might use this phrase that could be, Uh, you look so worn out, what’s going with you? Ah, I know, it’s just that I’ve be burning the candle at both ends, working two jobs at once. Burning the candle at both ends. I hope you’ve got that. Next up is the phrase, I’ll go the extra mile. Now if someone goes the extra mile, they do more than expected of them. Now this phrase is used especially when you are in a job, taking instructions from your boss but delivering more than you are committed to. An example of a conversation that you may use this phrase in could be as follows, Ah Great you’ve finished this project in record time, plus you’ve been a great help with the new hires, you’ve really gone the extra mile here. Gone the extra mile, you have gone the extra mile. I hope that phrase is going to be useful for you. Another phrase you may want to use is He is pulling his own weight. He is pulling his own weight, now this means that you do your share of the work you don’t depend on anybody else to do your work for you. An example of a conversation you may use this phrase in could be like this I don’t think everyone on this team is pulling their weight, it seems just a few are actually doing any work. Pulling your own weight now you need to make sure that your job, you are pulling your weight and not relying on other people. Pulling your own weight. Another phrase that you may want to use is I am buckling down. Now buckling down means to focus and to put a lot of energy into a project or a task. Another way you could say is knuckle down but in this case to buckle down. An example could be, enough of goofing around, we really need to buckle down and study hard for the exam. That’s right we have got a paper in less than a week. You need to buckle down. Another hard working phrase for you is to sweat blood. Now as you know hard produces sweat and some people work extraordinarily hard so when you put extraordinary effort to complete the task, your hard work is compared to sweating blood. Now this expression is used, when you have bright success because of hard work. You are sweating blood. For example you may say it to someone, I had to sweat blood to get this business running. Sweating blood. Another phrase that you may want to use to express how hard you working is by the sweat of your brow. Now if you are doing hard in physical labor, this when you earn by the sweat of your brow. You are working so hard that your head has starting to sweat. For example immigrants have to work by the sweat of their brow, just to get into any new country. The sweat of their brow. They are working so hard. Up next is a phrase, I have my work cut out for me. Now as you now sometimes you need to work against the deadline and get those assignments on time. However the work seems to be even harder when what you are going to do is extremely difficult. So the expression, I have my work cut out for me is used to say that you have difficult work to do. I have my work cut out for me. Now to accomplish a work you’ve got only short time to do so. An example of using this phrase could be I do not wish to be disturbed I have my work cut out for me this afternoon. I have my work cut out for me. I hope that this phrase helps you. Up next is expression Swamped. Now swamped, this word means to be over swamped with work. And it can also be used to say that you have too many problems. In a sentence you could say, I am swamped with constant phone calls, there’s just so much work for me to do. You are swamped. Your work load has swamped you, you’ve got too many things to do. Another expression to show how hard you are working could be work your fingers to the bone. Now have you ever been tired at the end of a hard day’s work? Well if you have then you have probably worked your fingers to the bone. Now this is a way of saying that you have worked to the point of exhaustion. You have worked your fingers to the bone. An example of this phrase could be, As children it would break our heart to see our mother work her fingers to the bone. She is bending over back to them and working her fingers to the bone. Another phrase that you could use, so show how hard you are working is to, give it a 110%. Now this expression is used to reply how you have made the maximum possible efforts. If you are a student working of your science project, you might say I’ve given my project a 110%, I know that it’s going to be a huge success. People would usually say putting a 100% but to put in a 110% means you have gone further. Our next phrase is, Raise the bar. Now when you work hard, you strive to create something extraordinary. And the expression for raising the bar, means that you are working too hard to raise the standard of quality, for something, even higher. You have raised the bar. An example of this expression could be, we rehearsed day & night and this performance is definitely going to raise the bar. It is going to be beyond expectations and better than we thought. Raise the bar. Up next is the expression, Stay ahead of the game. Now this is an expression that is used to show, that you work harder than anyone else on the job and I’m sure some of you know what I mean. You have got more knowledge and more expertise compared to others because of your hard work. An Example of using this phrase could be, To grow up the corporate ladder, its important to stay ahead of one’s game. To stay ahead of the game you are reading into to what has expected and you are going past it. You are staying ahead of the game. Thank you so much for joining me in today’s lesson now if you do know any other ways to say you work hard, then please leave a comment in the section below, we would love to hear from you. I’ll be back next time with some more lessons but before I go, why don’t you like the video, subscribe to our channel and don’t forget to press the bell icon to make sure that you are staying up to date with the regular videos that come out. I’m Kat and thank you for joining me in today’s lesson of working hard. Take care and keep smiling

 

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