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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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Top 10 Basic English Phrases To Visit Britain

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Yukiko published on July 25, 2018
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