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Hello everyone and welcome back to English With Lucy.
Today I have got fifty phrases for you
that you can use in conversation.
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Right, let's get on with the lesson.
Firstly, let's discuss some common phrases
for asking how somebody is.
Firstly we have, what's up?
What's up?
This is quite informal and you're likely to receive
an informal answer.
Number two is what's new?
What's new?
This is asking for an update on what's been happening
since you last saw that person.
Number three, how's it going?
How's it going?
You might be wondering what it refers to,
it refers to everything which brings me on to my next one,
how's everything?
How's everything?
You can also ask, how are things?
This is very casual and very vague in general.
Or how is life?
How's life?
A slightly more formal one is,
how's life treating you?
How's life treating you?
Or what have you been up to recently?
Now, let's talk about common phrases
to respond to all of these to say how you are.
The most common one, I'm fine, thanks.
How are you?
If you are okay, not amazing
then you can say something like, pretty good.
Yeah, pretty good.
Or number 11 if nothing's changed,
everything is just the same as usual you can say,
same old really.
If things aren't going well then you can use number 12.
Not so great really.
Not very good.
Or number 13, could be better.
Could be better.
Or number 14, if everything's going very well
but you don't want to show off,
you can say something that's very popular now
which is, can't complain.
I can't complain.
Meaning others have it much worse than me
so I'm not going to say anything negative about my own life.
Now, let's talk about some phrases that you can use
to say thank you.
Number 15 we have, I really appreciate that
or I really appreciate it depending on the context.
This is quite heartfelt.
It's slightly more formal.
Another formal one number 16, I'm really grateful.
I'm really ever so grateful.
That's even more formal.
Number 17, if someone has shown you an act of kindness
you can say, that's so kind of you.
Or if you want to imply that you are also
going to return the favour then you can use number 18
which is I owe you one or I owe you big time.
Now, let's talk about some common ways
to respond to thank you.
Now, I have got a whole video on this
which I'll link in the description box
but just a couple to get you started.
Number 19, you're most welcome.
I much prefer this to your welcome which I think
is so overused but I talk about that in the video.
Number 20, very casual, no worries, no worries.
21, another favourite of mine, my pleasure
which can also be shortened down to pleasure
which is very very casual.
And number 22, any time, any time.
Now, let's talk about some common phrases
that you can use to ask for information.
You can say, do you have any clue?
Or do you have any idea?
Those are interchangeable.
Do you have any clue where the supermarket is?
Or do you have any idea about the homework this evening?
Or number 24, this one's lovely,
you wouldn't happen to know X, would you?
So, you wouldn't happen to know about geometry, would you?
Or you wouldn't happen to know William, would you?
Or number 25, I don't suppose you'd know something?
For example, I don't suppose you'd know
where the taxi rank is?
And if people ask you for information
and you don't know how to respond you need to know ways
to say I don't know.
So, here are some common ways of saying
that you don't know something.
26, very easy, I have no idea or I haven't got any idea.
Number 27, very similar is I haven't got a clue
and you will also hear British people say, I haven't a clue.
Sorry, I haven't a clue.
It's even the name of a radio programme, I think.
28, sorry, I can't help you there
or sorry, I can't be any help.
Number 29, oh, I'm not really sure or I'm not so sure.
And number 30, actually, I've been wondering the same thing
or I've been wondering too.
Now, let's talk about some common phrases
for agreeing with people.
You can have number 31 which is exactly, exactly.
Or number 32 which is absolutely, absolutely.
I love this one I use it far too much, I think.
Number 33, usually said with a agreeing finger,
that's so true.
That is so true.
Or an alternative 34, that is so right,
you're so right.
Number 35, if you completely agree
with something someone says, I agree 100%
sometimes shortened down to I 100% agree.
I 100% agree.
That's very slang.
That's only in spoken English.
We wouldn't write that.
36 this is very British,
I'm sure it's used in American English
but it's something we say a lot, couldn't agree more.
I couldn't agree more.
Sometimes we're getting rid of that first I,
couldn't agree with you more.
Or number 37, very informal, tell me about it.
Tell me about it, totally agree.
It's funny 'cause we're not asking you
to tell us about anything
but it's a common way of saying, ah, yes!
I feel the same way.
Now naturally, we need some phrases
for disagreeing with people
and we usually like to do this in quite a polite way.
So, these are some polite common phrases of disagreement.
We have number 38 which is, oh, I'm not so sure about that.
I'm not so sure about that.
The so there is very important.
Or 39, that's not how I see it.
I don't quite see it like that.
Or number 40, we normally stretch this one out,
not necessarily, not necessarily.
That's a great one.
Or number 41, I can't really agree with you there.
No, I can't agree with you there.
Now, one of the most difficult things
that we have in English,
this is a huge problem for British people
is ending a conversation
because normally the other person wants to continue it
and it's very hard to convey that you want to leave.
Well, I have three lovely phrases
to help you with leaving and ending a conversation
in a polite way.
Number 42, a great one to say is
well, it was lovely chatting to you.
Well, it was nice chatting to you.
Normally started with well.
Well, it was lovely to talk to you.
Or 43, a word we always use is, right
and then followed by I'd better be going
or I need to get going.
Or number 44, right, I must be off.
I must be off, normally looking at your watch.
And it's a bit awkward now that we have phones
because we often look at our wrists.
Oh, look at the time I must go.
No, watch here.
And now let's talk about some common phrases
for saying goodbye.
You've ended the conversation now you need to go.
Number 45 is speak to you soon or speak soon.
Number 46, if you know their family or their partner
or somebody they live with you can say,
Oh, send my love to your family
or send my love to Margaret.
That's a really nice one.
We don't actually expect them to go and say,
oh so-and-so sends his love.
Well, we might but it's just a nice sentiment,
a nice gesture.
Number 47, very basic, bye bye or bye.
That's probably the most common way
that we say goodbye to people.
Goodbye really isn't that commonly used.
I've made a video about this topic as well
with loads and loads of options for you for saying goodbye.
Again, linked down below.
48, a very American one but we're starting to use it
more and more is you take care now.
You take care now.
Probably in Britain were more likely to say, take care
and the you and now isn't so necessary.
49 this one has exploded in popularity
it's have a good one.
What is the one?
No one will ever know
but you make sure it's a good one.
And number 50 is talk to you later, talk to you later
and it can be made as an acronym which is TTYL,
talk to you later.
No, you don't have to say it like that,
just say, talk to you later.
Right, that's it for today's lesson.
I hope you enjoyed it.
I hope you enjoyed learning your 50 common phrases
that you can use in conversation.
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