Saying what you want to do

To say what you want to do, use I’d like to… or I want to…

I would like to meet the manager.

I would like to take you out for a meal.

I would like to apply for that job.

I would like to visit France.

I would like to buy a new mobile phone.

I would like to move into a bigger house.

I would like to find a better job.

I want to leave before 6 o’clock.

I want to discuss this matter with him.

I want to invite you for dinner.

I want to get my car repaired.

I want to improve your English speaking skills.

I want to find a good job.

To ask someone to describe something, use What’s …like?

What’s your new apartment like?

What’s your home town like?

What’s your college like?

What’s your course like?

What’s your country like?

To ask where someone works or lives, use Where…?

Where is your office?

Where do you live?

Where do you work?

Where are you staying?

To ask when something happened or is going to happen, use When…?

When did you meet Mary?

When is the party?

When are you going to get a good job?

Making suggestions

Use We could… to suggest something to your friends or people at work.

We could ask him to help us.

We could hire a taxi.

We could meet at the library.

We could meet another time.

We could meet on Monday.

If you want to do something with your friends or colleagues, use Let’s…

Let’s go for a drive.

Let’s buy something to eat.

Let’s have a drink.

Let’s watch a movie.

Let’s go to the park.

Let’s go to the beach.

To see if other people agree with your suggestion, use Shall we…?

Shall we buy something to eat?

Shall we take a short break?

Shall we give him another chance?