Shopping for a pair of shoes

January 26th, 2017 in English Learning

Here is a sample conversation between a sales assistant and a customer who is shopping for a pair of shoes.

Sales assistant: Can I help you, Sir?

Vocabulary worksheet

January 25th, 2017 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word. Choose your answers from the options given below.

(hallucination, habitual, haphazard, habitation, heterogeneous, hilarious, hackneyed, habitat, hereditary, )

Asking about personal things like jobs

January 24th, 2017 in Improve English

You can ask about a person’s occupation in several different ways. Here are some questions you can ask:

  • What do you do?
  • Have you got a job?

Shopping for shoes and clothes

January 23rd, 2017 in English Learning

Here is a range of phrases you will find useful when shopping for clothes or shoes.

‘Could you measure my chest / waist?’ ‘Of course.’

Ordering food at a restaurant

January 22nd, 2017 in English Learning

Useful phrases

Here are a few phrases you might hear when you enter a restaurant.

May I help you?

Can I help you?

How may I help you?

Apologizing in English

January 20th, 2017 in English Learning

If you do or say something that hurts or offends others, it is polite to offer apologies. In English we use several different expressions to offer apologies. The most common among them are given below. 

Good at / bad at / clever at

January 19th, 2017 in English Learning

The adjectives good, bad and clever are usually followed by the preposition at. Note that ‘in’ is not used.