Asking about people’s plans and opinions

March 31st, 2017 in English Learning

Use the following phrases or questions to talk about people’s living arrangements and plans.

‘How long are you planning to stay here?’ ‘I’ll be staying here for a couple of days.’

Talking about your past habits

March 30th, 2017 in Improve English

I used to + (verb)

This structure is used to talk about a person’s past habits.

I used to smoke, but now I don’t.

He used to play football at school.

Expressing your opinion

March 28th, 2017 in English Learning

I think I should + (verb)

Use this structure to talk about something that you feel strongly about doing.

  • I think I should stop smoking.
  • I think I should consult a doctor.

Asking for directions | Sample conversations

March 26th, 2017 in English Learning

Conversation 1

First speaker: Excuse me. Is this the right way for the railway station?

Second speaker: No, you’re going the wrong way. Take that road. It’s down there.

Asking about jobs

March 25th, 2017 in English Learning

Read the pieces of conversation given below.

Conversation 1

First speaker: Where are you from?

Second speaker: I’m from Kerala.

First speaker: I see. So how long have you been living in Mumbai?

And or but

March 23rd, 2017 in English Quiz

Combine the following sentences using ‘and’ or ‘but’.

1. I like fruits. I like ice-cream.

2. My sister has curly hair. I have straight hair.

Talking about weather

March 22nd, 2017 in English Learning

People often begin polite conversations by talking about the weather. That is probably because weather is a safe topic for conversation. Some examples of common weather-related conversation starters in English are given below.