Jun 282013
 

The 3rd lesson of free online spoken English is about Daily Life Expressions  which are most important for the improvement of your spoken english as well as better your conversation skill.Daily  life expressions are needed to smart your english.Finally,to be eloquent and expert like native speaker this Daily Life Expression lesson will help you a lot in a long run.

shutterstock FC00015 English spoken lessons with examples for BD Lesson 3 (Daily Life Expressions)

Greetings 

 

Starting a Conversation

1. Simple greetings

Hi!

Hello!

Hey!

2. General greetings

How are you?

How’s everything?

How’s tricks? (informal)

What’s new? (informal)

What’s up? (informal)

 

3. Greetings for various times of the day

How are you this bright morning?

 

4. Greeting a person you haven’t seen in a long time

I haven’t seen you in years!

Long time no see! (Informal)

I haven’t seen you in a month of Sundays!

 

5. Expressing surprise at meeting someone

What a surprise to meet you here!

Never thought I’d see you here!

What are you doing in this neck of the woods?

What are you doing in this part of town?

What are you doing out of the office?

What have you been up to?

You been keeping cool?

 

6. After you have greeted someone

Haven’t we met before?

Didn’t we meet at that party last week?

I’m sorry; I’ve forgotten your name.

I’ve been meaning to call you.

Small Talk

 

7. Expressing your state of health and happiness

Keeping cool.

Dandy. (informal)

Happy as a clam. (cliché)

All right.

I have nothing to complain about.

 

8. Telling how you have been doing – positive

Keeping myself busy.

Keeping out of trouble.

Been keeping out of trouble.

Been up to no good. (informal)

Been keeping my nose clean. (informal)

 

9. Telling how you have been doing – neutral

Getting by.

Been getting by.

Fair to middling. (folksy)

Plugging along. (informal)

(Just) muddling through.

Same as always.

Same as usual.

 

10. Telling how you have been doing – negative

Not too good.

Not very well.

None too well.

Crummy. (slang)

Lousy. (slang)

I’ve had better days.

I’ve been under the weather.

 

11. Explaining that you have been busy

I’m swamped.

I’m snowed under.

I don’t have time to breathe.

I’ve been running around with my head cut off. (informal)

I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. (informal)

 

12. Inviting a friend for a drink or coffee

Do you have time for coffee?

Let’s go get coffee. Do you have any time?

Let’ go for coffee.

 

 

Ending a conversation

1. Signaling the end of a conversation

Oh, look at the time.

It’s getting later.

It’s been fun talking to you.

(It’s been) nice chatting with you.

Let’s do lunch sometime.

 

2. Ending a telephone conversation

I really have to go now. We’ll talk sometime.

The doorbell is ringing.

I’ll call you back.

I won’t keep you any longer.

I’ll let you go now.

 

3. Ending a conversation abruptly

I’m all out of time. I’ll have to say good-bye now.

Look at the time. I really must go.

Sorry, but I have to leave now.

Let’s continue this another time. I really must go.

Good-byes

 

4. Simple good-byes

Good-bye.

Ta-ta. (informal)

Farewell.

Cheerio.

Hasta la vista. (Spanish)

Adios. (Spanish)

Sayonara. (Japanese)

Arrivederci. (Italian)

Au revoir. (French)

Adieu. (French)

Good evening. (Formal)

Good-bye for now.

See you later.

See you later, alligator. (Slang)

I’ll try to catch you later.

See ya. (Informal)

See you real soon.

See you around.

See you in a little while.

See you then.

 

5. Taking leave of someone

Good running into you

Running into you = meeting up with you

Nice talking to you.

(It was) nice to see you.

It was a pleasure meeting you. (Formal)

It’s been a real pleasure. (Formal)

 

6. Leaving a place

Ready to go?

Ready to roll? (Slang)

let’s blow. (Slang)

Blow = leave

Let’s get out of this taco stand. (Slang)

Taco stand = a cheap place; an undesirable place.

Let’s blow this joint. (Slang)

let’s leave this place.

Let’s beat a hasty retreat. (Cliché)

Let’s make tracks. (Informal)

Let’s motor. (Slang)

To motor = to leave by automobile

 

7. Making plans to keep in touch with someone

I’ll call you when I get home.

Don’t forget to call.

I’ll be in touch.

Let’s keep in touch.

Agreeing

 

8. Simple agreement

Yes.

Yeah.

Yep.

Right you are.

Sure.

Absolutely

By all means


English Speaking Basic ONE :
Sl Basic usages Example
1 I’m( It is used in combination with other words to tell someone about yourself or to describe something you are doing) “I’m so tired.”"I’m confused.”"I’m happy.”"I’m twenty three years old.”"I’m hungry.”"I’m nervous.”

“I’m excited.”

“I’m leaving work.”

“I’m thirsty.”

“I’m from Seattle.”

I’m( descriptive words) “I’m extremely tired.”"I’m very happy.”"I’m terribly hungry.”"I am super excited.”"I’m very nervous.”
I’m( entering a physical location ) “I’m in the shower.”"I’m in the lobby.”"I’m in a car.”"I’m in a house.”"I’m in a school.” 
2 I’ am (Good at informs someone what you excel at and are comfortable doing. “I’m good at drawing.”"I’m good at video games.”"I’m good at swimming.”"I’m good at driving.”"I’m good at reading.”"I’m good at sports.”

“I’m good at writing.”

“I’m good at math.”

“I’m good at dancing.”

“I’m good at chess.”

3 I’ am ( By adding a verb to ‘I’m’ this lets you express an action or occurrence about yourself) “I’m eating lunch.”"I’m brushing my teeth.”"I’m scared.”"I’m driving to work.”"I’m crying.”"I’m typing an email.”

“I’m cooking dinner.”

“I’m combing my hair.”

“I’m hanging a picture.”

“I am texting.”

“I am dancing.”

“I am interested in the job.”

“I am exercising.”

“I am sad.”

“I am learning.”

4 I’ am and ‘getting’ you are telling someone ‘you’ are gaining possession, being affected by or have plans to seek out and obtain a particular thing. “I’m getting better.”"I’m getting ready for bed.”"I’m getting a tooth ache.”"I’m getting a cold.”"I’m getting married.”"I’m getting tired.”

“I’m getting good at reading.”

“I’m getting a new car.”

“I’m getting a job.”

“I’m getting a puppy.”

5 ‘I am trying’ informs someone that you are attempting to accomplish something using bodily, mental, or spiritual strength. By adding a verb to ‘I’m trying’ you are pointing out exactly what it is you are attempting to do. “I’m trying to get a job.”"I’m trying to call my family.”"I’m trying to enjoy my dinner.”"I’m trying to educate myself.”"I’m trying to explain myself.”"I’m trying new food.”

“I’m trying to eat healthy.”

“I’m trying to understand.”

6 You may also hear the word ‘trying’ used to express a way someone is feeling. In this manner, it expresses strain or distress. “Learning new things can be trying on you.”"That marathon was very trying on me.”
7 The word ‘gonna’ is incorrect grammatically. The equivalent in proper grammar would be ‘.’ going to When using the word ‘gonna’ you are telling someone what you are planning to do at that moment or in the near future. “I’m gonna have some coffee.”"I’m gonna go to work.”"I’m gonna eat some cake.”"I’m gonna send out my resume.”"I’m gonna run a marathon.”"I’m gonna ask her out for dinner.”

“I’m gonna stop smoking.”

“I’m gonna help my friends.”

“I’m gonna take swim lessons.”

“I’m gonna read a book.”

8 By using the words ‘I have’ you are informing someone of something you have possession of or have acquired. “I have a cat.”"I have a nice car.”"I have a house.”"I have a computer.”"I have a headache.” 
You may hear the words ‘cannot’ and ‘won’t’ used with ‘I have.’ By adding these you can express what you will not put up with or allow. “I cannot have that behavior in my house.”"I cannot have you over tonight.”"I won’t have anything to do with that.”"I won’t have it any other way.”
9 ‘I have’ shows possession or something acquired. By adding a past participle you are informing someone of a past or completed action done by you. “I have done it.”"I have heard that before.”"I have driven a car.”"I have forgotten the words.”"I have read that book.”"I have eaten at that restaurant before.”

“I have flown in an airplane.”

“I have forgiven you.”

“I have seen you before.”

“I have written a letter.”

10 ‘Used to’ expresses something that was done in the past, and is not usually done now.

“I used to develop websites.”"I used to jog every day.”"I used to paint.”"I used to smoke.”"I used to work from home.”"I used to live in California.”

“I used to go to the beach every day.”

“I used to sing in a choir.”

“I used to like vegetables.”

“I used to start work at 6 o’clock.”

11 The words ‘have to’ describe something that needs to take place soon. It expresses certainty, necessity, or obligation. “I have to switch schools.”"I have to use the telephone.”"I have to go to the bathroom.”"I have to leave.”"I have to unpack my bags.” 

 

You can also add the word ‘don’t’ to suggest that. someone is not required to do something “I don’t have to switch schools.”"I don’t have to use the telephone.”"I don’t have to go to the bathroom.”"I don’t have to leave.”“I don’t have to unpack my bags.”
12 The word ‘wanna’ is incorrect grammatically. It is equivalent to ‘want to.’ When combined with the word ‘I’ it helps communicate something you want to do. “I wanna talk.”"I wanna search for a job.”"I wanna order some food.”"I wanna marry her.”"I wanna listen to that song.” 

 

By adding the word ‘don’t’ you can change the meaning of what you are saying to something you ‘want’ to do to something you ‘do not’ want to do. “I don’t wanna talk.”"I don’t wanna search for a job.”"I don’t wanna marry her.”"I don’t wanna listen to that song.”"I don’t wanna order some food.”
13 ‘I gotta’ is grammatically incorrect. It is more of a spoken form. If you want to say this with proper grammar, the equivalent would be, ‘I have got to’ or ‘I’ve got to’. In the spoken form, ‘got to’ is shortened to ‘gotta’ and the word ‘have’ is dropped. “I gotta manage my money.”"I gotta obey the laws.”"I gotta move to a bigger house.”"I gotta impress my boss.”"I gotta brush my teeth.” 

 

 

By adding the word ‘have’ you can change what you are saying to express something that needs to be done in the near future. “I have got to be on time to work.”"I’ve gotta try harder at school.”"I’ve gotta tell my wife I’ll be late.”"I’ve gotta learn more about the laws.”"I’ve gotta clean my house today.”
14 This sentence lets someone know what you would be interested in doing. This can be a physical, mental or verbal action. “I would like to answer that question.”"I would like to compete in a cooking contest.”"I would like to explain myself.”"I would like to invite you over.”"I would like to practice.”"I would like to become a doctor.”

“I would like to see you more often.”

“I would like to thank you.”

“I would like to learn about animals.”

“I would like to meet the President.”

15 ‘Plan to’ describes something that you would like to do in the near future. “I plan to find a new apartment.”"I plan to relax on vacation.”"I plan to surprise my parents.”"I plan to wash my car.”"I plan to adopt a child.”"I plan to impress my boss.”

“I plan to watch a movie.”

“I plan to save more money.”

“I plan to read a book.”

“I plan to learn new things.”

16 ‘I’ve’ is short for ‘I have’ and including the word ‘decided’ you are stating that you have made a decision or come to a conclusion. “I’ve decided to accept the job.”"I’ve decided to complete my degree.”"I’ve decided to change my bad habits.”"I’ve decided to extend my membership at the gym.”"I’ve decided to form a chess club.”"I’ve decided to hand over my responsibilities.”

“I’ve decided to help you move.”

“I’ve decided to interview for the job.”

“I’ve decided to increase my work load.”

“I’ve decided to manage a store.”

17 When stating ‘I was about to’ you are informing someone that you are going to be doing something at that moment or in the very near future. “I was about to go out.”"I was about to go to dinner.”"I was about to go to bed.”"I was about to go to work.”"I was about to say the same thing.”"I was about to call you.”

“I was about to send you an email.”

“I was about to mow my grass.”

“I was about to order us some drinks.”

“I was about to watch television.”

18 The word ‘didn’t’ is a contraction of the words ‘did not’. When using it in a sentence with the words ‘mean to’ you are informing someone that you did something you regret or are sorry for. This could have been a physical, mental or verbal action. “I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.”"I didn’t mean to call you so late.”"I didn’t mean to lie about what happened.”"I didn’t mean to embarrass you.”"I didn’t mean to stay out so late.”"I did not mean to say those things.”

“I did not mean to leave you out.”

“I did not mean to make you confused.”

“I did not mean to think you were involved.”

“I did not mean to cause trouble.”

19 The word ‘don’t’ is a contraction of the words ‘do not.’ When adding ‘have time to’ you are simply stating that you have other obligations and all other things considered must wait. “I don’t have time to explain.”"I don’t have time to eat.”"I don’t have time to exercise.”"I don’t have time to watch my favorite TV show.”"I don’t have time to talk.” 

 

You can also use the phrase ‘I don’t’ to express things you do not like, things you do not understand, or things you do not do. “I don’t eat meat.”"I don’t like the rain.”"I don’t understand Spanish.”"I do not understand what you are saying.”"I do not like scary movies.”"I do not like sports.”
20 When using the word ‘promise’ you are giving your word that what you are saying is true. You might also be assuring someone a guarantee that you will follow thru on what you are saying to them.When using ‘promise not to’ you are stating you will not do a particular thing. “I promise not to tell.”"I promise not to leave without you.”"I promise not to be so late.”"I promise not to hurt your feelings.”"I promise not to wake you up.” 

 

You can also just use the word ‘promise’ to assure someone of your intentions. “I promise I am telling the truth.”"I promise to practice my math.”"I promise to call you.”"I promise I will tell you.”"I promise I will come to your party.”
21 ‘I’d’ is a contraction of the words ‘I had’ or ‘I would.’When using it with the word ‘rather’ you are suggesting you would like to do or prefer one thing more than another. “I’d rather talk about this later.”"I’d like to eat at home than go get fast food.”"I’d rather ski than snowboard.”"I’d rather stay late than come in early tomorrow.”"I’d rather handle the problem myself.”"I had rather go home than stay out too late.”

“I had rather listen to my parents or get in trouble.”

“I would rather exercise than sit on the couch all day.”

“I would rather complete my task early.”

“I would rather know the answer.”

22 Here you are expressing to someone something you would enjoy doing. “I feel like going for a bike ride.”"I feel like going to the beach.”"I feel like having a snack.”"I feel like talking.”"I feel like dancing.”"I feel like having friends over to my house.”

“I feel like watching TV.”

By adding ‘don’t’ or ‘do not’ you can change what you are saying to express something you would not enjoy or express a concern about something. “I don’t feel like leaving yet.”"I don’t feel like explaining.”"I don’t feel like going to bed.”"I do not feel comfortable talking about it.”"I do not feel like we are going in the right direction.”
23 The word ‘can’t’ is contraction for ‘cannot.’ Combined with ‘help’ you are communicating something you are unable to control or having a hard time gaining a grasp for. This can be a physical or mental action. “I can’t help thinking about it.”"I can’t help shopping so much.”"I can’t help working all the time.”"I can’t help smiling when I see her.”"I can’t help eating so much.”"I can’t help loving you.”

“I can not help biting my nails when I am nervous.”

“I can not help smoking when I have been drinking.”

“I cannot help feeling so sad.”

“I cannot help remembering the things you did.”

24 When using the word ‘was’, you are referring to something in a past tense, or something that happened before. Combining it with the word ‘busy’ you can express something that was occupying you in a past time. “I was busy thinking.”"I was busy working.”"I was busy cooking dinner.”"I was busy talking on the phone.”"I was busy cleaning the house.”"I was busy studying for my test.”

“I was busy thinking of ideas for our website.”

“I was busy entertaining our neighbors.”

“I was busy completing my housework.”

“I was busy learning new things.”

 

 

By changing ‘was’ to ‘am’ you change your message from past tense to present tense and refer to something you are doing ‘now.’ “I am busy working.”"I am busy cooking dinner.”"I am busy studying for my test.”"I am busy completing housework.”"I am busy talking on the phone.”
25 Here you are using ‘not used to’ to inform someone that you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with a topic at hand. “I’m not used to talking English.”"I’m not used to studying so much.”"I’m not used to being around new people.”"I’m not used to talking in front of groups of people.”"I’m not used to having so much stress.”"I’m not used to traveling so much.”

“I’m not used to working so early.”

“I’m not used to having so much responsibility.”

“I’m not used to drinking so much.”

Sabbir Sarkar

CEO, sabbirsenglishworld.com ; Co-ordinator, Chief Presentation Coach at S@ifurs

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