English phrases used in everyday situations.

Making suggestions

Making suggestions When we have an idea to do something together we can use one of the following forms: Let’s go to the beach! Shall we go to the park? What about watching a film? How about ordering a pizza? Why don’t we go swimming? Responding When we think something is a good idea we can respond with one of the following expressions: That’s a […]

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Introductions

Introducing yourself: John: Hi, I’m John. Ann: Hi John. I’m Ann. John: Nice to meet you, Ann. Ann: Nice to meet you too, John. At the end of the first meeting: John: Well, it was nice meeting you, Ann. Ann: Nice meeting you too, John. Introducing other people: Peter: John, I’d like you to meet Ann. Ann, this is John. John: Hi, Ann. Nice to meet you. Ann: Nice to meet you too, […]

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Language to use when giving and receiving

Giving When we give something to somebody we can use one of the following expressions: Here you are. There you are. Here’s your drink. There’s your change. Receiving When we take something off somebody we can use one of the following expressions: Thank you. Thanks very much (indeed). Cheers. (Informal) Replying Not everybody responds when you thank them, but it […]

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Expressing opinion

You can introduce your opinion or show that you agree or disagree wth someone by starting your sentence with one of the following expressions: Introducing opinion (Personally), I think (that) In my opinion… In my view… I’d say (that)… If you ask me… I believe (that)… I’m sure (that)… I reckon (that)… To my mind… I feel (that)… As far […]

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Asking someone to do something

When we ask somebody to do something for us we can use the following forms: Could you help me please? Can you lend me five euros, please? A more polite form has the following construction: Would you mind -ing form of verb Would you mind opening the window, please? Would you mind passing me the salt? Would you mind not smoking?

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Agreeing and Disagreeing

Agreeing Look at these sentences: I like music. So do I. I live in California. So do I. This is the same as saying “Me, too“ but in British English especially this form is more common. Because the first sentence is in the present simple, the auxiliary verb is do: So Auxiliary verb Subject So do I Look at this sentence: I worked yesterday. So did I. The verb is in […]

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