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  • Welcome to EnglishClass101.com's English in Three Minutes. The fastest, easiest, and

  • most fun way to learn English.

  • Hey everyone, I'm Alisha!

  • In this series, we're going to learn some easy ways to ask and answer common questions

  • in English. It's really useful, and it only takes three minutes!

  • In this lesson, you're going to learn some ways to get in touch with someone after you've

  • met them once already.

  • In a lot of textbooks, you've probably seen the question:

  • What's your phone number?”

  • What's your phone number?”

  • It's a very useful question, but there are two problems with it.

  • First, it can sound a little too direct, especially when talking to members of the

  • opposite sex.

  • And second, people use the phone a lot less these days than they used to. Instead, they

  • might prefer to connect by email, or on a social network like Facebook.

  • To start, though, a simple variation onWhat's your phone number?” that sounds a little

  • less direct is:

  • Could I get your number?”

  • Could I get your number?”

  • We start the sentence withCould...?”, which softens the request.

  • Next say, “I”,

  • thenget”,

  • and finally, “your number?” which is short foryour phone number”.

  • This question is slightly casual, but it can be used in almost any situation.

  • Recently, many people prefer to use email rather than the phone to communicate. Asking

  • someone for his or her email address is also a little less direct than asking for their

  • phone number.

  • Could I get your email address?”

  • Could I get your email address?”

  • We just tookCould I get your number?” and replacednumberwithemail address”.

  • It's that simple.

  • Could I get your email address?”

  • If someone asks you either of these questions, you can reply by saying:

  • Sure, my phone number is...”

  • Sure, my phone number is...”

  • orSure, my email address is...”

  • Sure, my email address is...”

  • orSure, it's...”

  • And then say your phone number or email address at the end.

  • By the way, if you're having any trouble with numbers, check out EnglishClass101.com's

  • core word lists for these and other key vocabulary words. Each word comes with a picture, audio

  • samples so you can perfect your pronunciation, and sample sentences and phrases so you can

  • master its use in a sentence.

  • Recently, many people use social networks like Facebook or Linkedin, or an online chatting

  • service like Skype, to communicate. People might ask you about these, especially if they

  • are younger.

  • If someone wants to connect with you through one of these services, they may simply ask:

  • Are you on...?” followed by the name of the service.

  • Are you on Facebook?”

  • Are you on Facebook?”

  • Are you on Linkedin?”

  • Are you on Linkedin?”

  • Are you on Skype?”

  • Are you on Skype?”

  • To answer, you can simply say:

  • Yes, I am.”

  • orNo, I'm not.”

  • If you respond withYes, I am”, the other person may ask how they can connect with you

  • on one of these services.

  • Of course, if you're not on one of these services, they won't be able to contact you.

  • If you still would like to stay in touch with the person, though, you can say,

  • No, but my email address is...”

  • orNo, but my phone number is...”

  • And then say your email address or phone number.

  • By telling the other person a different way they can contact you, you'll show them that

  • you want to hear from them.

  • Now it's time for Alisha's Advice!

  • If you ask someone for their phone number, their email address, or some other form of

  • contact information, they will usually give it to you if you've gotten to know them

  • a little beforehand. If you ask too early in the conversation, though, they may be hesitant

  • about sharing that information.

  • The key is to make sure you talk for some time before requesting this kind of personal information.

  • In this lesson we learned how to ask for a person's contact information. But

  • what's the best way to ask someone to meet you later?

  • Find out next time in the seventh English in 3 Minutes lesson! See you next time!

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