Learn Real English. One World of English vocabulary sections. Useful English vocabulary divided into groups. Sports vocabulary, work vocabulary, free time vocabulary.

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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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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Expressing likes/dislikes

When we want to say how much we like something or dislike something, we can use one of the following expressions: Positive Normal Negative I love it. I quite like it. I don’t like it at all. I really like it. It’s ok. I hate it. I like it very much. It isn’t bad. I really don’t like it

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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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Asking and Giving Directions

Train station

Asking for directions – Could you tell me the way to the train station, please? – Could you tell me how to get to the nearest post office, please? – Is there a cashpoint near here? – How far is it to the airport? Giving directions – Go straight on for 50 metres until you get to the fire station, then turn […]

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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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