Beginner phrases For Spoken English

Beginner phrases

5 ways to say hello & goodbye

  • Hello
  • Hi
  • Bye-bye
  • Take care
  • Have a good one

5 informal ways to say yes and no

  • Yeah
  • Sure
  • Nope
  • No way
  • Yup

5 ways to ask how someone is

  • What’s up?
  • How are you?
  • How’s life?
  • How’s your family?
  • What’s new?

5 ways to say how you are

  • Not bad.
  • Same as always!
  • I’m fine, thanks. How about you?
  • Great!
  • Could be better!

5 ways to say thank you

  • Thank you so much.
  • I really appreciate it.
  • I’m really grateful.
  • Thanks a million.

5 ways to respond to “thank you”

  • My pleasure!
  • No problem.
  • No worries.
  • Don’t mention it.

5 phrases for apologizing

  • It’s my fault….
  • I should have….
  • Oops sorry…
  • I’m sorry that….
  • I’m really sorry…

5 ways to respond to an apology

  • That’s ok.
  • Don’t worry about it.
  • It happens.
  • I forgive you.
  • No problem.

5 phrases for introductions

  • I’d like you to meet.
  • It’s pleasure to meet you.
  • I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m….(your name)
  • I’d like to introduce you to.
  • And you?

5 ways to show interest

  • Right
  • Sure
  • Really
  • Goatcha
  • That’s interesting.

5 ways to end a conversation politely

  • Anyway I should get going.
  • It was nice chatting with you.
  • Sorry, but I am afraid need to.
  • Well, it’s getting late.
  • I’m sorry to cut off, but i actually gotta run.

5 phrases for telephone calls

  • I am calling about…..
  • Could you ask him to could me call back?
  • Hi, this is Jane.
  • I’m returning your call.
  • Thanks for calling.

5 phrases for asking for information

  • Do you have any idea?
  • Could you tell me?
  • Would you happen to know?
  • Do you know?
  • Can you tell me?

5 ways to say “I don’t know”

  • I’m not really sure.
  • I can’t help you there.
  • I have been wondering that, too.
  • I have no idea/clue.
  • I have no any information about it

5 phrases for asking for someone’s opinion & giving your opinion

  • What’s your opinion?
  • How do you feel about?
  • In my opinion
  • What are your views on?
  • The way I see it

5 phrases for not having an opinion

  • It doesn’t make any difference to me.
  • I’ve never given it much thought.
  • I have no opinion on the matter.
  • I don’t have strong feeling either way.
  • Whatever

5 phrases for agreeing

  • That’s so true.
  • I couldn’t agree with you more.
  • Absolutely
  • That’s for sure.
  • Exactly

5 phrases for disagreeing

  • I’m not so sure about that.
  • I’m afraid i don’t agree.
  • That’s not how i see it.
  • I don’t think so.
  • Yes, but…..

5 phrases for responding to good news

  • How wonderful!
  • Congratulations!
  • Awesome!
  • That’s great!
  • I am so happy.

5 phrases for responding to bad news

  • I’m sorry to hear that.
  • That’s terrible.
  • Oh no….
  • I am sorry for your loss.
  • Poor you.

5 phrases for invitations

  • I’d love to…
  • Are you doing anything?
  • Sounds great!
  • Let me check my calendar.
  • Are you free?

5 ways to make & respond to an offer

  • Can I get you something to eat?
  • No thanks’… I’m ok
  • Would you like a drink?
  • Do you want some water?
  • That’d be great thanks.

5 phrases for talking about future plans

  • I might…./ I may…
  • I am going to…
  • I hope to
  • I’m thinking about it…
  • I’m planning to…

5 ways to talk about likes & dislikes

I’m crazy about…[Soccer]

I love….[Soccer]

I live for…[Soccer]

I don’t really care for..[Modern art]

[Soccer] is my thing.

5 ways to make a suggestion

May be we should… [Do more research]

How about… [Trying something new]?

I’d recommend… [Going to the doctor]

Why don’t you… [Talk to your boss]

Have you thought about…? [Buying a new computer]

5 phrases for asking/talking about jobs

I work at [Microsoft]

What do you do? / What do you do for a living?

I’m looking for work.

Where do you work?

I run my own business.

5 phrases for describing relationships

We’re engaged (=going to get married)

I’m single.

We’re getting married in June.

I’ve a boyfriend/ girlfriend.

I’m widowed.

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