Archive for the ‘English Learning’ Category

Talking about speaking habits

February 19th, 2017 in English Learning

People have different sleeping habits. Some can’t stay up beyond 11 pm. Others won’t hit the bed until 2 am. Here are some questions you can use to ask about sleeping habits.

Talking about family and occupation

February 18th, 2017 in English Learning

Sample conversation 1

First speaker: What do you do?

Second speaker: I’m working.

First speaker: Which company do you work for?

Second speaker: I work for a multinational shipping company.

Asking about education

February 14th, 2017 in English Learning

Here are some questions you can ask about a person’s education.

‘Are you a student?’‘Yes. I’m studying engineering.’

‘Are you studying?’ ‘No, I’m working.’ / ‘No, I left school last year.’

Some common conversational structures

February 7th, 2017 in English Learning

I’d rather + (verb)

This structure is used to suggest that you would like to do one thing more than another. In informal speech I would is pronounced as I’d.

English phrases for every day situations

January 31st, 2017 in English Learning

When you are late

Here are some phrases you can use when you are late or can’t come at all.

Sorry I’m late.

Sorry to keep you waiting.

Ordering food at a restaurant

January 29th, 2017 in English Learning

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?

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?