Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles (upbeat music) - Hello everyone and welcome back. Lipstick, lipstick, lipstick, lipstick. Hello everyone and welcome back to English With Lucy. Today I have got fifty phrases for you that you can use in conversation. Before we get started I would just like to thank the sponsor of today's video, it's Lingoda. Lingoda is an online language school where students can study English, business English, Spanish, French, and German. You can take classes 24 hours a day, seven days a week in their virtual classrooms from anywhere in the world with native qualified teachers. Prices start from just eight euros for group class and you can choose from over 1,000 classes as part of a structured curriculum and work towards gaining a CEFR recognised certificate. You can use this certificate on job applications, university applications, on your CV, it can be very useful to have. 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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.