【 Useful Daily English phrases ♡ Lesson 3 】


Do you think English is a difficult language to learn?


Have you ever spoken English on the phone? How often do you practice your English? What is your favorite way to practice your English? What is the most difficult thing about English?

Why are you learning English? What do you think you will be able to do in English in the future? How do you use the internet to learn English?



Learning English requires patience.


Good Luck ♡



Lesson 3 ★


☆  The scientist devoted all his time to research.


 devote・・・give all or most of one’s time or resources to (a person or activity).




☆  There is little, if any, hope of his recovery. 


🔵  I will contact you if any problems arise.

🔴  Please let me know if any issues come up.

🔵  Correct errors, if any, in the following sentences.




☆  Not only he but (also) I am to blame for it.


🔵   You’re not responsible (to blame) for it.

🔴    I’m not  to blame for this.

🔵   The children were not to blame for the accident.




☆  What was it like to live and work with people of all those nationalities?


🔵  What is he like?

🔴  What is it like working at headquarters?

🔵  What is your new apartment like?




☆  He wishes he had gone to the concert last night.



🔵  I wish I had been there.   (= I wanted to go there, but I couldn’t.)

🔴   I wish I had seen Michael Jackson.

🔵   I wish I had bought it.




☆  A leather jacket should last for years if it’s properly looked after. 


 last・・・continue for a specified period of time.




☆  My flight was three hours late; otherwise I could have done some sightseeing of the city. 


🔵  I had a high fever; otherwise I could have gone camping.


🔴  I ran all the way; otherwise I couldn’t have caught the train.




☆  She is now on very good terms with him. 


🔵   They are on bad terms with each other.

🔴  You should keep on terms with people.

🔵  I’ve been on good terms with my father lately.




☆  We must do away with violence.


🔵   We should do away with this old custom.

🔴   If only we could get rid of [do away with]the smog in China.

🔵  My wife told me to do away with this old shoes.




☆  Philosophy is not so difficult a subject as you imagine it is.


so difficult a subject   =   such a difficult subject






 Conversation ★


A :  Ken, can you drive Jane and I to the doctor on Tuesday?

B :   I think so.

A :   We need a ride very badly, are you sure you will be able to help out?

B :   Sure. I will mark it on my calendar so I don’t forget.

A :   Thanks you are a good friend. 

B :  You can always count on me when you need help.


I’ll take care of that.






☆ Question and Answer by topic ☆  


《 Books 》


🔴  How often do you read books?

I read books almost every night before I go to bed.



🔵  What’s your favorite type of book?

I love reading about different cultures.



🔴  What can you learn from books?

Books can broaden my horizon about thousands of things around the world, and books are also my best friends.



🔵 Where do you read books?

I read books at home, sometimes in the park.


🔴 What is the most interesting book you have ever read?

I think that would be Nepal, a book written about the country of Nepal, published in 2011.



🔵  How long does it take you to finish a book?

 Well, it depends on the length of the book, but it usually takes me a week to finish a 300-page book.


🔴  Do you usually bring books with you when you travel?

Yes, I do. When I’m at the airport or bus station, I read books to kill time.



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