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Expressing sympathy

February 26th, 2015 in English for children

In this lesson we will learn some phrases that we can use to express sympathy.

The most common way to show that you are sad for someone is to use the phrase I’m sorry to hear that…

Making suggestions

February 22nd, 2015 in English for children

To suggest that you and the person you are talking to can do something use the phrase Why don’t we…?

  • Why don’t we get that car repaired?

Criticizing people for doing or not doing things

February 21st, 2015 in English for children

To criticize people for not doing things use the structure you could have + past participle.

  • You could have told me you weren’t coming.
  • You could have behaved more decently.

Giving advice

February 19th, 2015 in English for children

Use If I were you… to say what you would do under the given circumstances. After if I were you…, use would + infinitive.

  • If I were you, I would accept that job.

Talking about family relationships

February 8th, 2015 in English for children

Here are a few expressions you can use to talk about your family and relationships.

Brothers and sisters

To ask if somebody has a brother or sister, you can use a structure with have got or do you have.

Expressing opinions

February 1st, 2015 in English for children

To express your opinions, use an expression like I think … or I guess …

I think she is making a mistake.

I think that was a stupid thing to do.

Is, am, are (beginner level)

January 14th, 2015 in English for children

When we are talking about a singular noun or pronoun, we use is.

If the noun or pronoun is plural, we use are. With the pronoun I, we use am. With the pronoun you, we use are.