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.
★ 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.
☆ 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?
🔴 Do you enjoy spicy food?
🔵 Are the servers there friendly to you?
🔴 Have you ever tried Italian food?
🔵 Are you concerned about calories when eating out?
🔴 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?
Did you have a good time? ☺️