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USEFUL EXPRESSIONS in ENGLISH

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tildee tutorial imageHere are many examples of USEFUL EXPRESSIONS in English.

Below there are many examples for you to memorize and use in your everyday spoken language.

We hope you enjoy using them as much as we will enjoy hearing them.

If you try to learn five a week, it will be really helpful in buildng your self-confidence and improving your spoken English.

COME on DON'T BE SHY....

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tildee tutorial imageASKING QUESTIONS
.
Can you tell me...?
Could you tell me...?
I'd like to know...
D'you know...
(Got / Have you) any idea...?
Could anyone tell me...?
(Do / Would) you happen to know...?
I don't suppose you (would) know...?
I wonder if you could tell me...?
I wonder if someone could tell me...?

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tildee tutorial imageAPOLOGIZING

Sorry.
I'm (so / very / terribly) sorry.
Ever so sorry.
How stupid / careless / thoughtless of me.
Pardon (me)
That's my fault.
Sorry. It was all my fault.
Please excuse my (ignorance)
Please don't be mad at me.
Please accept our (sincerest) apologies.

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tildee tutorial imageTHINGS YOU MIGHT HEAR AT AN AIRPORT

What is the purpose of your trip?
Did you pack this bag yourself?
Please do not leave any bags unattended.
Do you have anything to declare?
Flight BA333 is now boarding.
Flight UA666 has been cancelled.
Flight SA999 has been delayed.
Would passenger Jo Page please come to...
This is the final call for flight BA111 to
...please make your way to Gate 99.

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tildee tutorial imagePOSSIBILITY

It's probably going to be a good day tomorrow.
There's a (good) chance it'll be really rewarding...
In all probability, it'll be successful...
The odds are I'll be an amazing parent.
I wouldn't be surprised if our class were voted the best English speakers ever...
There's a fifty-fifty chance of rain...
It's quite likely it'll be a tough day...
It may / might / could be problematic.
Maybe it'll be better tomorrow.
There's (just) a chance I can make the party before nine

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tildee tutorial imageDESCRIBING BAD PEOPLE

Unfriendly / cold
Short-tempered / quick-tempered
Lazy
Stupid / dim-witted
Mean / stingy
Boring / dull
Inconsiderate / thoughtless
Strict / authoritarian
Unreliable
Dishonest

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tildee tutorial imageDESCRIBING GOOD PEOPLE

Warm-hearted / friendly
Good-looking
Hard-working
Bright
Generous / Kind
Full of energy / energetic
Thoughtful / Considerate
Easy-going
Reliable / responsible
Truthful / honest

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tildee tutorial imageGIVING FORTH YOUR OPINION

I reckon...
I'd say...
Personally, I think...
What I reckon is...
If you ask me...
The way I see it...
As far as I'm concerned...
If you don't mind me saying...
I'm utterly convinced that...
In my humble opinion...

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tildee tutorial imageHAVE A GUESS


Off the top of my head, I think she's 26.
Knowing (the English), he likes football.
If I had to take a guess, I'd say she's 26
I'd say she's 26.
Chances are she's 26.
At a guess, I'd say she's 26.
Probably about 26.
We're talking maybe late twenties.
About 6-ish
Around about 6 o'clock

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tildee tutorial imageREMEMBERING

I remember...
I can (clearly) remember...
I'll never forget...
As far as I can remember...
As I recall...
If I remember correctly...
If I'm not / Unless I'm - mistaken...
Now I come to think of it...
I have a vague recollection of...
It's on the tip of my tongue.

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tildee tutorial imageON THE TELEPHONE

I'll call you later.
Leave a message.
Hi Simon, it's Anna.
Did you get my message?
Can I speak to Rob, please?
Hi, Jenny. Where are you?
Thanks for getting back to me.
Leave a message after the beep
What's your number?
I'm returning your call.

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tildee tutorial imageASKING SOMEONE'S OPINION


What do you think of...?
What do you think about...?
How d'you feel (about...)?
What d'you reckon (about...)?
What's your opinion of...?
(What do think about) that?
What are your views on...?
Where do you stand (on...)?
What would you say to... / if we...?
Are you aware of.....?

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tildee tutorial imageSAYING GOODBYE


Bye!
Goodbye!
Bye for now!
See you! / See ya!
Be seeing you!
See you soon!
I'm off.
Cheerio!
Catch you later!
Good night!

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tildee tutorial imageSAYING SOMEBODY IS CORRECT

Yes, that's right.
You're quite right.
Yes, that's correct.
That's spot on.
You're dead right (there).
Absolutely.
You've hit the nail on the head.
You could say so.
I'm afraid so.
(I'm) sorry to say so.

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tildee tutorial imageSAYING SOMEBODY IS WRONG


I'm afarid that's not quite right.
Actually, I think you'll find that...
I'm afraid you're mistaken.
I don't think you're right about...
Actually, I don't think...
No, you've got it worng.
No, that's all wrong.
Rubbish! / You're talking rubbish.
Where did you hear that?
If you check your facts, you'll find...

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tildee tutorial imageSAYING THINGS ARE DIFFICULT #1


It's not so easy..
It's a bit tricky..
It's not the easiest ___ in the world..
It's quite tough at times..
It's (quite / a bit) hard going..
It's nigh on impossible..
The course is quite demanding.
The course can be gruelling at times
It isn't a walk in the park
It's not a course for the faint-hearted.

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tildee tutorial imageSAYING SOMETHING IS EASY

It's not so easy..
It's a bit tricky..
It's not the easiest ___ in the world..
It's quite tough at times..
It's (quite / a bit) hard going..
It's nigh on impossible..
The course is quite demanding.
The course can be gruelling at times
It isn't a walk in the park
It's not a course for the faint-hearted.

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tildee tutorial imageSAYING THINGS ARE GOOD


It's great.
It's fantastic.
It's excellent.
It's better than average.
It's not bad.
I'd recommend it.
I'm very impressed.
It's better than I expected.
It's the best I've ever seen / tasted
I could ___ till the cows come home.

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tildee tutorial imageSAYING YOU DON'T KNOW


Sorry. I don't know.
(I'm afraid,) I've no idea.
(Sorry,) I can't help you there.
I don't know anything about..(cars)
I don't know the first thing about (cars)
I haven't got a clue.
Search me.
Don't ask me.
What are you asking me for?
How the hell should I know?

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tildee tutorial imageSURPRISE


Really?
What?
What a surprise!
Well I never! / Blimey!
That's the last thing I expected
You're kidding!
I don't believe it! / Are you serious / WTH?
I'm speechless!
I'd never have guessed
You don't say!
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