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English Speaking: 100+ Phrases for English Conversation

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English Speaking: 100+ Phrases for English Conversation

One Minute English, English teacher

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14 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. How to use this course

    • 2. Greetings

    • 3. Thank you

    • 4. Good and bad news

    • 5. Invite someone

    • 6. Food

    • 7. Price

    • 8. Agree/Disagree

    • 9. Apologize

    • 10. Advice

    • 11. Help

    • 12. Information/Opinion

    • 13. Describing people(good)

    • 14. Describing people (Bad)

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About This Class

This course gives you examples of what you can say in different situations in English.

Remember to repeat the new expressions out loud and try to use them in conversations in English

You will learn Expressions that you can use when talking to people. These expressions are VERY important. You need to feel comfortable in basic conversations in English before you can continue to more complicated topics.

I hope you enjoy the course and if you have any questions just let me know! 

And if you need help with grammar, check out my verb tenses course below.


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Hello, I'm Conor. I am a professional English teacher. I teach English online and I have been teaching for 10 years. I want to help students to study courses on skillshare as I love sharing how to communicate in English better!! Check out my facebook page One Minute English!

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1. How to use this course: Hello, everybody. My name is Connor, and I'm from one minute English. This new course is about and conversation skills. Okay. I just want to give you vocabulary that you could use in different situations. And maybe you might meet a native English speaker, and you need to talk in different situations. Okay, If you are a beginner learner, then you can start from the very beginning. It starts very basic. Hello. How are you that type of thing on only choose one or two expressions in each lesson. Okay. If you were an intermediate learner than the course is still good for you, you will learn lots of new expressions and new vocabulary for different situations. Okay. Like asking for help asking for information or to describe people. Okay, If you have any questions, you can just leave a comment below and I will try to help in any way I can on if there are new situations that you find it difficult to express yourself in English and even also come below and I will try. I hope you enjoy the course. Talk soon. 2. Greetings: Okay, so this is thes air. Common phrases to greet someone that just means to meet someone. So the common example is hello? We also have Hi. Hey. Which is more informal. Good morning before 12 o'clock. Okay, then. Good afternoon. Which is between 12 and six PM Good evening between six. PM and 10 PM And then sometimes we ask How are you? OK? It's just a way to greet someone. You don't really need to answer saying Oh, I have ah, pain in my head or something like that. No, it's just how are you? Fine. And you? Okay, The next one is common phrases to ask. How are you? What's up? What's the story? This one is more in the UK and Ireland. What have you been up to lately? Okay, that just means what you are doing in your life. Okay, So maybe you can say I have been studying. I have been working has going another way to say. How are you? And how are things? Okay and common phrases to respond to. How are you? I'm fine, thanks. How about you? Pretty good. Same as always. Not so great. Could be better. Okay. That just means that things are okay, but not amazing. That very good and can't complain. OK, you're happy. There's nothing wrong with you. 3. Thank you: so common phrases to say thank you. I really appreciate it. It's a very nice way to say thank you. I really appreciate it. I'm really grateful. That's so kind of you. I owe you one. Okay. That means to be in debt to somebody that you want to give them something back. Thanks a 1,000,000. Okay. And common respond Common phrases to respond to. Thank you. No problem. OK, somebody says thank you and you say no problem. No worries. Don't mention it, OK? Don't talk about it again. It's no problem. My pleasure. And the most common of all, you're welcome These air common phrases to end the conversation politely when you want to leave a conversation. Okay. It was nice chatting with you Anyway, I should get going, OK? This just means that you have something important to do and you want to leave 4. Good and bad news: Okay. So common phrases to respond to great news. Okay, Something good happens and you want to respond. That's great. Amazing. Awesome. Okay, there's more American English. Well done. Brilliant. That's fantastic. Okay, so practice them again. That's great. Amazing. Awesome. Well done. Brilliant. That's fantastic. Okay, And common phrase to respond to bad news. Oh, no, that's terrible. Poor You okay? You use this to respond to bad situations that are not too serious. So, for example, someone gets Weds or something like that. Okay, It's not so serious. And then maybe for more serious situation, I'm so sorry to hear that. 5. Invite someone: Okay. So common phrases to invite someone else. Okay. You want to go for dinner with someone, or you want to go for a drink with someone? So you could say, What are you up to on Friday? Okay, that means that you've been asked What are they doing on Friday? Andi? Then you can suggest Oh, let's go to the cinema. You can say, Are you free on Friday? Okay. That means kind of gives some interest in going out with someone. Are you doing anything on Friday? Do you want to go to the cinema a little bit more informal? Do you want to go to a restaurant on Friday? Do you want to go for a drink on Friday? Okay. Just means do you want to go for a drink on Friday and then a little bit more formal, but it's okay to use. Would you like to go out on Friday? Would you like to get a beer? Would you like to go for a coffee? Okay. These are different ways to say to invite someone out. Okay. If you don't want to go out and somebody invites you, and you can say Oh, sorry, I'm busy on that day on, the other person will maybe ask another day or maybe forget about it. Okay? 6. Food: Okay. So common phrases for food. Okay, when you're at the restaurant, you can say things like I'm starving. Okay? It just means I'm very hungry. Let's grab a bite to eat. Okay? Maybe you want to invite someone for food. This is a typical way to ask someone. How about eating out tonight? Okay. He did is to eat at a restaurant. Let's try that one a bit slower. How about eating out tonight? How about eating out tonight? We use this at the restaurant, okay? And you can say I'll have the steak. Okay. In a more formal restaurant, you use the article, the I'll have the spaghetti Bolognese. I'll have the fish. Okay, But if it's just a normal, typical informal restaurants, then you just say I don't have a burger. I'll have some chips. I'll have ah, pizza. 7. Price: Okay, so now some common phrases for price Okay, The cost of something. It costs a fortune. Okay. This is the past, right? It costs a fortune. It was a lot of money. Okay, think about a car, something like that. That's a rip off. Okay. That means it's way more expensive. It's very expensive compared to the value that's reasonable. Okay, It's It's good value. It's a good price related to value. Okay, so you think that's it's a good price? Yeah, that's reasonable. That's a good deal. Similar. It was a really bargain. Okay, this one that you think it's cheaper. The price you paid is cheaper than the value. Okay, Maybe you get a good discount or something like that. Let's repeat those. It cost a fortune. A lot of money. That's a rip off. It's a very, very expensive thing, and it shouldn't be expensive. That's reasonable. OK, it's a fair price. That's a good deal. It was a real bargain. It was dirt cheap. OK, this is really cheap 8. Agree/Disagree: Okay, So now we have common phrases for agreeing. Okay. When you agree with someone you think they are right and you have the same opinion. So you can say exactly So Barcelona are the best team. Exactly. So that means you agree? Absolutely. I agree. Ah, 100%. I couldn't agree with you more. You've got a point there. I think so, too. That you can say I think Barcelona are the best football team. I think so too. I suppose so. Okay. This time you a greedy, but maybe you're not 100% sure. But you say okay, I suppose so. And common phrases for disagreeing. I'm not so sure about that. Okay, this is a polite way to say that. And you don't really agree with the person. That's not how I see is been been stronger. Not necessarily. Okay, so maybe you agree with some part of their point, but they don't see the whole thing. They don't see the whole truth. You could be right. But again, you want to add something that the other person doesn't see. That's an interesting idea, but okay, again, that's kind of a nice way to to show that the other person and is not completely wrong. Okay, You don't want to offend someone and something like that, okay? 9. Apologize: Okay. So, common phrases for apologizing. Okay. You apologize when you do something bad and you want to say sorry. Right? So sorry is the most common way to apologize. You can say I'm so sorry. I'm very sorry or I'm terribly sorry. Has stupid of me. How careless of me have thoughtless of me. Okay, careless is when you don't think about the other person and or think about the activity that you did and thoughtless you don't think about And the other person's feelings. Maybe something like that. Part of me is a little bit more formal. That's my fault. OK, you can just admits the guilt, Okay, that you were the problem. So the most common one is sorry. Okay. Oh, I'm sorry for doing that. And I didn't mean to do something like that, right? That means that you didn't think about it before him, and you made a mistake 10. Advice: Okay. So, common phrases for giving advice. Okay? Advice is something that you help. You help someone. Okay. So you want to give advice? That means you want to help this person. They have a problem. And you want to help this person, for example, you shouldn't smoke. Okay, So you don't agree with the person smoking, So you want to give them advice? You shouldn't smoke. It's bad for your health. Don't do that. Okay? That's a bad thing to do. Don't do that. It might be a good idea to try something else. So, for example, with smoking, it might be a good idea to stop smoking. Okay. And then common phrases for asking for advice. Okay, This time you want advice, you have a problem. And you want advice? You want help? What do you think about this? So maybe you could say, What do you think about giving up smoking? It's bad for my health. And what do you think I can do? And if you want to see what the other person would do, Okay. Would is this hypothetical situation. What would you do if you had my problem? Do you think it's a good idea to stop smoking 11. Help: so common phrases to ask for help. Okay, help is more. Something maybe dramatic. That's happening right now. Yeah. Advice is a more complex problem. Could you help me for a second? Okay, maybe you're holding something very heavy, and you need help. Can you give me a hand? Okay. This is an exactly for when you're holding something very heavy and you want somebody to help you to give you a hand. Okay. But it can also be for amounts problem or something that, you know, maybe it's just a little bit complicated. And you need a hand. Okay. For example, advice is more. Do you think I should study Max or English? Okay, it's It's more, you know, general and on and a life decision. Help is more at the moment. Can I ask a favor? Okay. Maybe you want somebody to help you and to look after your Children for while you go to a restaurant. I wonder if you could help me with this. So that's a nice way to say maybe the mats problem again. I wonder if you could help me with my math homework. 12. Information/Opinion: so common phrases to ask for information. Okay. You want to know where is something? So can you tell me where is the church? Can you tell me where is the museum? Can you tell me who on the World Cup Could you tell me who won the world cook? It is just a little bit more polite. I'd like to know who won the world cook. Do you know who won the World Cup? Okay. We kind of put these words together. It's Do you know? Do you know? Do you know who won the last world? Cook? Do you know where the churches? Okay. And common phrases to ask someone's opinion. So what? What do you think of? And this color? Okay, someone's opinion. This is a bit different from information rights. What they think about something. What do you think about this color? How do you feel about this color? What do you reckon about this color? So it's what do you reckon? Recognises similar To think So what do you reckon? Practice that together. What do you reckon? What do you reckon about this? What's your opinion off this person? What's your opinion of John 13. Describing people(good): Okay, So now I would like to give you some more vocabulary to help to describe people. So these are good words. Okay. Good qualities that people have friendly. Okay. Somebody is friendly. They're happy and the they want to help you. Good looking. It means that somebody is beautiful. Hard working. Okay, That means they work a lot. Okay? It's a good thing. Toe toe. Work hard. So you can say John is very hard working. I am very hardworking. If you have an interview, these words have similar meanings. Bright, clever and intelligent. So you can say my sister is very bright. She is very clever. Okay. It's intelligent or smart. Is another one generous and kind. Okay, these airboats and good things. When you you offer the things that you have, maybe you could be you could give and 10 year old to your friend when he needs it. Full of energy. Energetic, enthusiastic. That's practiced that last one. Enthusiastic. Okay. That means you have a lot of energy. And you really You were really passionate about something energetic. You have lots of energy. You can play football for hours and hours and hours. Let's look at some more now. Thoughtful and considerate. Okay. Considerate and thoughtful. They both mean that you think about other people and you care about them, and you say, Okay, I would like to buy and my girlfriend necklace for her birthday because she loves jewelry. Easy going, OK, It kind of means relaxed, right? You don't get angry very easily. Reliable and responsible. Okay. Reliable means that you can trust that person. If you say you need to start work at 9 a.m. That person will be there every day at 9 a.m. They are reliable. So think about a car that is reliable. It doesn't break responsible. Okay. You take on a lot of and responsibility. Truthful. Honest. Okay. You tell the truth. You are an honest person. You don't lie humble. That means that you do not think that you are very important and that you have a big heads writes you are modest and humble and tolerant. Okay, That means that other people's beliefs are okay in your eyes, you don't get offended by other people's beliefs on patient. Okay? That means you have m time to think about it. And when other people maybe are different to you, you are patient 14. Describing people (Bad): Okay. Now, let's describe some people that are bad so they could be unfriendly. Okay? They don't really want to talk to you. They seem a bit serious. Lazy. Okay. They don't want to do anything right. They just lie on the couch to sleep a lot. Don't want to go out stupid. Okay, Is the opposite of intelligent. Okay, Be careful calling somebody stupid, okay? That's not a nice thing to say. Mean or stingy. Okay, this means the opposite of generous. So especially with money, right? Oh, John is so stingy. He doesn't want to spend any of his money boring or dough. Okay, That means the opposite of exciting and interesting case of somebody. They just do the same thing all the time. Maybe they don't like going out. And they're not interesting people. Inconsiderate and thoughtless. OK, basically, you don't think about the other person. Strict. Okay. You need to follow the rooms. This could be a good thing as well. Maybe, but usually when we say somebody is very strict, could be a bad thing. Unreliable. Okay. We saw reliable in the good goods description. So unreliable means you can't trust that person. They're unreliable. So, like the example for work, right? They will not be there nine o'clock. They will be late all the time or they won't be there. Okay, Dishonest. They don't tell the truth. Messy, disorganized. Okay. And so maybe your desk is messy. Okay, there things everywhere or your bedroom is messy. You don't make your bed route, OK? That's kind of the opposite of polite rights. You just say something and you don't really care about what about the other person have. The other person feels stubborn. Okay, practice this one. Stubborn. Okay, this is when you think something and you will never change your mind. You just think this is the best way to do this on. Do you know you won't listen to somebody else? That may be the other person has a good way to do something. You are stubborn. You say no. This is the best way to do this by tempered and aggressive. Okay, But tempered means you get angry, OK? And I had a bad temper when I was a child. Okay, You get angry and then aggressive is you want a physical confrontation. Okay. You want to get angry and hit somebody or punch somebody on gels? Okay. Jealous is when other people have something that you want