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  • So you are coming to Britain. Maybe it's for a holiday. Maybe it's a business trip. Maybe

  • it's to study. Well here are the ten basic English phrases that you need to know.

  • Alright if there is one word you need to know if you come to Britain, it's thank you. We

  • use thank you all the time. If someone opens the door for you we say thank you. When the

  • waiter or waitress brings your food we say thank you. All the time. So we've got lots

  • of different ways to say thank you. We've got thanks. We've got thanks so much. We've

  • also got cheers, that's a really nice informal way to say thank you, cheers. So make sure

  • you learn one way to say thank you at least, and use it all the time. Our next word is

  • excuse me. Now this is a brilliant word because it has loads of different meanings. One meaning

  • is to get attention, someone's attention. So you can say 'excuse me' that means you

  • want their attention. It can also be an apology or way to apologise. So 'oh excuse me' is

  • a way to say I'm sorry. It's also really good when you are walking around the city to go

  • past people. You could say excuse me if you want to kind of walk around them, make sure

  • they know you are there. So it's a word that has lots of different meanings, super useful.

  • Perhaps the most useful word in English is 'sorry'. We use sorry all the time. I mean,

  • we use sorry to apologise even when we didn't do anything wrong. For example if someone

  • bumps into me, I'll say sorry. I don't know, it's a bit weird, I know it's crazy. We also

  • use sorry to get someone to repeat something. So if we didn't understand what they said

  • we could say 'I'm sorry' and that's a way to ask them to repeat what they said.

  • Now I'm sure your English is much better than you think it is but if you don't feel totally

  • confident with your English when you are here you could say to someone 'I'm sorry but I

  • don't speak much English.' That's a great phrase to use to prepare someone for a conversation

  • and hopefully they'll be a little bit slower in their speech. They'll say things more clearly

  • to help you to understand what they are saying. Now sometimes people talk really quickly so

  • you might want them to repeat what they have just said. So you could say 'could you say

  • that again, please?' Hopefully they will repeat what they said and you can understand them.

  • A super useful phrase that we use all the time is 'I'd like...' It's exactly the same

  • as I want, we use it to do everything. To order food for example you could say 'I'd

  • like a hamburger, please.' If you are at the tube station you could say 'I'd like a ticket,

  • please.' So I'd like is a really useful phrase. The I'd is I would so I would like, we contract

  • it, I'd like. So what do we say when we want to find something, when we want to locate

  • where something is? There are lots of different phrases we could use. We use 'excuse me' maybe

  • to get someone's attention and then we could say 'Excuse me, do you know where the nearest

  • toilet is?' or 'Do you know where the nearest tube station is?' Or 'do you know where the

  • nearest ice rink is?' Ok, we got that one. You cold say 'Excuse me, do you know where

  • Buckingham Palace is?' So a nice phrase to find where something is.

  • Of course if you want to know the price of something you could say 'How much is...' so

  • 'How much is this?' 'How much is that?' 'How much is this t-shirt?' 'How much are these

  • jeans?' etc. How much, really useful phrase. Another essential phrase when you come to

  • London is 'Could we have...?' So it's a very polite way to request something so for example

  • 'Could we have the bill, please?' or 'Could we have the menu, please?' So could we have

  • or could I have is a nice polite way to request something. A little bit like earlier when

  • we looked at 'could you say that again?' Nice polite way to request something. Our final

  • phrase for today is maybe the most important although I know I've said that about every

  • phrase so far. 'Do you have wifi?' These days we always need wifi, we always need to be

  • connected so the phrase 'Do you have wifi?' The most important. You can also ask 'What's

  • the password?' So if they do have wifi you could say 'what's the password?' That's the

  • little word or number that they will give you so that you can get connected. Eat Sleep

  • Dreamers I hope that you found that useful. I hope that when you come to Britain you can

  • use all of those phrases perfectly. Remember I've got new videos every Tuesday and every

  • Friday helping you take your English to the next level. I've really enjoyed this walk

  • around London guys, I'd love to do it again sometime. until next time, this is Tom, the

  • chief dreamer, saying goodbye.

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