Accepting or refusing the gift?

Accepting and Refusing

  Accepting and refusing an offer, a gift or a request is not always easy in daily life conversation. In this lesson, we will learn how to accept and refuse politely. These are very useful expressions of accepting and refusing.   Would you like some cake? Yes, please. Sure. Thanks Okay. Thank you No, thank […]

talking-about-sensitive-topics

Talking about Sensitive Topics

Sometimes, we face a sensitive situation in life.  Let’s learn some useful ways of expression below: Bringing up a sensitive topic Prefacing a negative subject  Can I talk to you for a minute?  I don’t mean to be rude, but . . .  Can I ask you something?  I hate to tell you this, but […]

talking about a hypothetical situation

Talking about a hypothetical situation

The typical structure of the hypothetical speaking is “if…. would….”. Listen to the audio and practice your speaking using hypothetical form.   What would you do if . . . Suppose . . . Imagine . . .   Present Hypothetical If I were rich, I would buy a bigger house. If I had a bigger […]

asking for and giving advice

Asking for and Giving Advice

You can use the following tips and suggestions when you give advice or ask for advice from other people.   Asking for Advice What do you think I should do? What do you suggest? What would you do (in this situation)?   Giving Advice I think you should get a lawyer. Maybe you should try […]

asking for and giving permissions

Asking for and Giving Permission

When you ask for permission to use something that belongs to someone else you have to do your best to be polite. It is desirable to use the word “please.”   Modals verbs are commonly used for asking permission Can I ask you a question? May I have a piece of cake? Could I get […]

asking for details

Asking for Details

In English there are seven Wh-questions including: What, Where, When, Who, Which, Why and How. We use Wh-questions when we want to ask for more details. It is a kind of open question. We usually expect the other person to answer us with more information. Let’s listen and learn about how to use Wh-questions to […]

talking about agreeing and disagreeing in English

Talk about Agreeing and Disagreeing in English

When talking in English, people often express their opinion of agreeing or disagreeing to each other. In this lesson, we will learn some vocabulary and useful phrases and listen to the expressions how to agree and disagree in English.   Agreeing I agree. So do I. Me too. Me neither. (Agreeing about a negative idea.) […]

giving opinions in english

Giving opinions in English

How do you give your opinion on something? Is by starting a sentence with “I think…”? This expression is fine but let’s learn and listen to other expressions we also use when we want to share our views. Asking for Opinions What do you think? What’s your opinion? What are your ideas? Do you have any […]

rejoinders

Rejoinders

Rejoinders are quick responses to show that you are interested or paying attention. (Oh) Really? That’s interesting. Is that right?   Note how rejoinders are used in the following situations. 1. I just got a new job. 2. I lost my wallet yesterday. Oh really? That’s great! Oh really? That’s too bad.   Rejoinders may […]

Starting a Conversation in English

Starting a Conversation in English

How to start a conversation in English? You can speak English quite well. But sometimes you find that the hardest part is simply how to start a conversation. Now you can learn these expressions for starting a conversation in English in any situation – formal or informal, at work, school, or other contexts! General greetings and inquiries […]