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【Useful Daily English phrases ♡ Lesson 2 】

 

To help beginning learners build basic English skills,

 

I will focus on learning idiomatic and everyday expressions to help you deal with daily conversational situations.

There are a number of expressions which we can use to ask questions, asking questions is the best way to practice English conversation.

 

Good Luck ♡

 

 

Lesson 2 ★

 

☆  I’m going to pick you up at the airport. Will that be convenient for you?

 

🔵  Lifestyles will become more convenient.

🔴  It has become a convenient world.

🔵  Around what time is convenient for you?

 

 


 

☆  People greatly differ in their views of life.

 

🔵  It differs in that respect.

🔴  I agree with you on that point.

🔵  He is great in many ways.

 

 


 

☆  She got a bruise on her arm; otherwise she was uninjured.

 

otherwise  =   in other respects, apart from that

 

 

🔵   I think otherwise.    =    My idea is different from yours.

 

🔴    Some are wise, some are otherwise.

🔵  Hurry up, otherwise you’ll be late for lunch.

 

 otherwise   =   in circumstances different from those present or considered; or else.

 

🔴   Keep your word: otherwise you’ll end up losing face.

 

 


 

☆  Wait and see. She will change her mind.

 

 

🔵  I’ll wait and see what happens.

🔴  There is nothing for it but wait and see.

🔵  All we should do is wait and see what he’ll do.

 

 


 

☆  If you have any questions about tomorrow’s picnic, be sure to let me know.

 

🔵  Be sure to come to me by five o’clock!

🔴  Please be sure to lock the door every time.

🔵  Be sure to microwave your dinner before you eat it!

 

 


 

☆  He didn’t do his assignment even though he could have.

 

🔵 I could have had more fun talking if only I could speak English.

 

🔴  I wished you could have drink too.

 

🔵  There was nothing else I could have done.

 

 

 

 


 

☆  My grandmother is still alive, but she has been in hospital for two years.

 

🔵  He has been dead for three years.

 

🔴  I have been waiting for two hours!

 

 


 

☆  I don’t like soup which tastes of onion.

 

🔵  He is a man of no taste.    (= he has no hobby)

🔴  Her clothes are in very good taste.

🔵  What kind of taste does this have?   (  = What does this taste of?)

 

 


 

☆  He reminded me to see the doctor.

 

🔵   I want to remind you why I said that.

🔴  Before we begin, I’d like to remind you that flash photography is not allowed.

🔵  I’ll buy something to remind me of my visit to Japan.

 

 


 

☆  These books do young people great harm.

 

🔵  This book will do you good.

🔴  A sweat will do you good.

🔵   Traveling will do you good.

 

 

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★ Conversation ★

 

A :  Would you like to go out to dinner or to a movie?

B :   Either one, it’s up to you.

A :   What would you prefer?

B :   I really don’t care. I just want to get out of the house.

A :   Well, then how about dinner and a movie?

B :  That’s a great idea!

 

 

 If you say that it is up to someone to do something, you mean that it is their responsibility to do it.

 

 

 

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☆ Question and Answer by topic ☆

 

《 Restaurant 》

 

🔴  How often do you eat out? Who do you go with?

I often eat out on weekends, when I hang out with my friends.

 

 


🔵  What restaurant do you usually visit?

Well, there are not many restaurants in my neighborhood, so my best choice is the deli in convenient stores like Mini-stop.

 

 


🔴  What type of food do you enjoy to eat? Western or Asian?

I’m interested in Asian food, Western food is not my thing.

 

 

 


🔵 How much do you usually pay when you eat out?

It’s not very expensive, just around $ 10 for each meal.

 


🔴 Do you enjoy spicy food?

Yes, I do, especially on cold days.

 


 

🔵  Are the servers there friendly to you?

 Yes, they are. Most of them are really helpful.

 


🔴  Have you ever tried Italian food?

Yes, at least once, when I was in my friend’s wedding party.

🔵  Are you concerned about calories when eating out?

Yes, I am. I’m on diet now, so this really matters to me.

 


🔴  Are fast food restaurants like KFC or McDonald’s famous in your country?

Yes, they are. The youth in my country are big fans of fast food.

 

 

 


🔵  Do you often drink alcohol when eating out?

No, not often. Just when I have parties with my friends.

 

 

 

Did you have a good time? ☺️