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  • You've been studying english a long time you know you're good, but then you visit an english-speaking country, and you're like

  • I know my english is good. Why don't I understand you and you I don't understand you you in the back

  • I don't understand you. Well. We have a Few English expressions

  • Which you probably didn't learn in school, but we use all the time

  • So here are five really useful really common English expressions

  • Number one is not fussed not bothered. What does it mean?

  • you want to go for dinner and your friend says where shall we go for dinner Italian food Thai food

  • what kind of food and you want to say

  • Everything sounds great. This is good. This is good. This is good. I have no preference you could say

  • I'm not fussed usually we contract it - not fussed

  • pronunciation that sounds like t fussed fussed

  • not facet no and eat the t

  • so not fussed not fussed where do you want to go not fussed or

  • Not bothered not bothered not fussed. This is a super common way to say I have no preference

  • Whatever you suggest. I'm happy with it and personally I am terrible at making decision.

  • So I use that expression all the time where do you want to go? I'm not fussed? What do you want to do today [Ali]?

  • I'm not bothered. You're really not helpful

  • Hmm. This is basically every conversation

  • I ever have with my friends number two fair enough pronunciation be careful of that end R

  • Remember British English has linking R

  • So that end [R] sound links into the next word fair enough fair enough

  • Say with me fair enough, when do we use it we want to say that's acceptable. That's okay

  • I accept that that's a that's fine

  • It's your birthday party, but one friend cannot come why because they're working. I mean it's bad, but

  • You're not going to be angry your friend for working they have to work so your response is going to be

  • That's that's fair enough. You have to work. I understand hmm now

  • The whole sentence is that's fair enough, but most commonly we lose that

  • You have to work, fair enough.

  • So in [arguments]. This is a great way to stop an argument when you don't want to continue arguing

  • Maybe you and another person have different opinions on religion politics

  • Whatever you want to stop the argument for example. I'll love Trump

  • very simply you can say

  • You love Trump fair enough fair enough

  • This stops an argument because you're saying okay your that's your opinion. This is my opinion

  • You're not going to change my mind. I'm not going to change your mind. Let's stop, done.

  • The next one is to say I suppose so commonly we lose the I

  • we just say suppose so but in conversation

  • We speak fast so it sounds like supposoyeah supposobut what does it mean?

  • One reason is when you agree to do something and you're saying hmm

  • I don't see why not, why not, okay fine.

  • for example

  • Perhaps a young boy is saying to his mum. Can we get some ice cream and the mum wants to say

  • Okay, I why not sure

  • Yeah, I suppose so. so maybe she doesn't completely want to but she's also saying I don't see a reason

  • why not

  • Remember you agree with something so it could be someone says something

  • Oh, I think he's a zombie and you want to say hmm. Yeah, I think that's true. I think you're right you could say

  • Hmm, yeah, I suppose so looks pretty zombie remember the pronunciation the u we usually drop it sounds more like

  • Spose

  • Spose

  • Suppose so. next one I'm afraid

  • Blah blah blah remember that I'm afraid means I'm scared yeah

  • But in another context you can use it to say in a polite way, I'm sorry, but Bla Bla

  • So it could be to refuse something it could be to give information, which is maybe bad news

  • if

  • Someone invites you to something. Can you come to my party? But you want to say ah I'm so sorry I can't

  • then you could say this

  • Ah, I'm afraid I can't the pronunciation

  • We've got the schwa afraid afraid I'm afraid I'm afraid I

  • can't

  • pronunciation should be very careful ah

  • stay with me ah

  • can't I'm

  • afraid I can't I'm afraid I can't

  • Remember of course in this context. I'm afraid means. I'm sorry not I'm scared

  • Now with missing word here, I'm

  • afraid that I can't but typically we don't usually put that

  • We just say I'm afraid I can't I'm afraid he can't she can't

  • Or much more simple and more versatile. I'm afraid not. I'm sorry [no]

  • Do you want to come out tonight? I'm afraid not are you feeling Super British now?

  • Well, you should after this fifth expression which is this

  • may as well or might as well this expression is super super common. You definitely need to learn it

  • So what does it mean? How do we use it ah?

  • You arrive at a party and the party is rubbish. There's like one person

  • you don't like and the music is rubbish, and you're thinking oh if

  • I had stayed at home that would have been better than here or at least no different. No more or less

  • level of fun

  • Then you can say this

  • [ah] [I] might as well have stayed at home

  • pronunciation

  • Eat the t. I might as well might as well say with me might as well. I might as well

  • Grammar have stayed we've got present perfect that is because it's a past action

  • to stay at home that will be a past action so have stayed and

  • remember of course you can say I may as well may as well have stayed at home

  • This also could be a response to a suggestion when you want to say well

  • There's nothing better to do then you can also use this

  • Should we just shall we go home?

  • He can say yeah might as well. Now this is the short version. what's the long version?

  • We might as well go home

  • So notice in the previous example. We said I might as well have stayed at home

  • Have stayed because it's a past action which was better

  • This action is a future action

  • Might as well go home in the future

  • There's no have might as well go

  • home and that verb will not change whether it's he she it doesn't matter. It's always in the infinitive

  • Now I did just say use it when there is nothing better to do. I don't mean wow

  • There is nothing better to do I don't mean it like that. I mean it like this

  • Well nothing better to do I can't think of anything

  • Like that so so be careful how you use it. Try to use those expressions in the comments and in your real life

  • That's how you're going to learn. I'll see you in the next class.

  • See you later.

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5 MOST USEFUL English expressions that you didn't learn at school!

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    Chulinqqu posted on 2019/07/18
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