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Useful expressions used at the Airport ✈️

Useful expressions used at the Airport ✈️


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AT THE AIRPORT ✈️
When does the next plane for London leave?
Can you confirm the time of arrival?
Can you confirm the time of departure?
Do you have any bags to check?
Everyone has to go through airport security before boarding the plane.
Fasten your seat belts, please.
Flight 800 is now boarding.
Here’s your boarding pass. (boarding pass = the paper that permits you to enter the plane)
How much luggage can I take on board?
If you leave your luggage unattended, it will be confiscated.
Immediate boarding gate 3.
Is the plane due to leave on lime?
Is there a flight to New York this evening?
Only one piece of hand luggage is allowed.
Please make your way to gale 78.
Show your boarding pass.
The 1456 flight from Chicago is on time.
The flight has been delayed.
This is the final call for flight 800.
This is the final call for flight BA476
Tum off your cell phone on the plane.
What airline are you flying with?
What is the purpose of your trip?
Where is the duty-free shop?
Would you like a window seat or an aisle seat? (aisle = corridor)
Your flight has been canceled.
Your flight has been delayed.
Your flight leaves from gate 15.
Your seat number is 8F.

 

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Essential travel phrases in English 🌎

Essential travel phrases 🌎


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ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PHRASES 🗺
Hello
Goodbye
Good evening
Good morning
Good night
How are you?
I’m well, and you?
Good, thanks
Excuse me, where are the toilets?
Excuse me
You’re welcome
Yes
No
I’m sorry
Pardon me.
Perfect, thanks!
Please
Thank you
Thank you so much.
Sorry!
Entrance
Exit
A day ticket please.
Are there any public toilets nearby?
At what time does the flight number 12345 leave?
Airport
Bus stop
Train station
Do you have the Wifi?
Can I have some water?
Can I take this on board with me?
Can you help me, please?
Could we have the bill please?
Could you repeat (that), please?
Could you speak more slowly, please?
Do you have a room available?
Do you speak English?
How does it work for the WIFI?
How much does that cost?
How much is the hot dog?
I don’t speak English very well. .
I don’t understand.
I don’t eat…
I don’t feel well
I don’t understand
I have a reservation.
I lost my passport in the train. What should I do?
I need a doctor
I would like to book room for two nights.
I’ll be here for 5 nights.
I’ll have a glass of coke. Thanks.
I’m a vegetarian
I’m going to take the pizza.
Is it possible to change my seat?
Is the tip included?
May I see the menu?
Sorry, could you repeat please? I didn’t get it. / I didn’t understand.
the bill, please
What’s your name?
Which bus should I take to go to the city center?
Which floor is it?
Call the police!
Water
Beer
Wine
Right
Left
Turn left
Turn right
Straight ahead
When?
Where is…?
Where is the subway?
Where is the bathroom?
Where is breakfast served?
Where can I get a ticket?
Where’s the gate 6?
Where’s the bus station?
Which bus do I take to get to Merridown?
Can you get there by bus?
How frequent are the buses?
Is it direct?
What time is the last bus?
This seat is taken.
SAY THAT YOUR TRIP WENT BADLY
My flight was overbooked. (overbooked = there were too many passengers and not enough seats)
My flight was delayed/canceled.
My luggage was lost.
I was jet-lagged. (= I felt tired because of the time zone difference between my origin and destination)
My hotel was in a seedy area. (seedy = possibly unsafe)
I was mugged. (= I was robbed on the street)
The weather was miserable.
I got the runs. (= diarrhea)
The place was a tourist trap. (= made only for tourists; not authentic)
I couldn’t wait to get back home.
TALKING ABOUT TRAVEL 
Have you been abroad?
Do you prefer travelling by car or by plane?
Have you ever hitchhiked?
How much luggage do you usually carry?

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Useful English phrases: Luck and misfortune

Useful English phrases: Luck and misfortune


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LUCK AND MISFORTUNE
Good luck!
As luck would have it…
As luck would have it…
Better luck next time.
Fortunately, / Luckily,
He’s down on his luck.
It must be your lucky day!
It’s a good thing (that)..
It’s just as well…
It’s lucky…
It’s very/most fortunate (that)…
Just my luck!
Lucky you!
No such luck.
Some people have all the luck.
That was a close thing / near miss
That was a stroke of luck.
That was a stroke of luck.
What rotten luck!
You lucky thing!

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Everyday expressions in English: Poverty and wealth

Everyday expressions in English: Poverty and wealth


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POVERTY AND WEALTH
He’s short on cash.
He makes minimum wage. (= he earns the minimum salary)
He’s broke. (= he has no money)
He’s just scraping by. (= he is just barely surviving on little money)
He’s pinching pennies.
He’s scrimping and saving.
His bank account is overdrawn.
She inherited a fortune.
She’s filthy rich.
She’s loaded.
She’s making a killing.
She’s quite well-off.
She’s raking in the cash.
She’s rolling in dough.
She’s very wealthy.

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Useful english phrases: Talking about statistics

Talking about statistics / presenting a graph in English


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TALKING ABOUT STATISTICS / PRESENTING A GRAPH
The crime rate rose.
A slow but steady recovery for the Japanese economy is expected.
A steep drop in price occurred in 2006 when volumes of imports dropped dramatically.
China is the only major auto market still growing despite the global economic slowdown.
Despite a slight decline in the last few years, the number of motor vehicle thefts in Canada remains high.
Price fluctuations may affect the Company’s results.
Rates have plateaued in the last 5 years.
The crime rate dropped.
The EESC calls for a massive reduction of oil demand in Europe.
the gradual rise in the proportion of older people is expected to intensify
The sharp increase in food prices threatens to become a grave crisis.
The unemployment rate went up.
The world prices of coffee and tea have plummeted during the last decade.
There was a slight decrease in their income.
There was a spike in demand.
We reached a peak in 1984 in terms of agricultural production.

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Useful English phrases: Facial expressions

Useful English phrases: Facial expressions


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FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
She was beaming.
He looked puzzled.
He winced when the doctor gave him an injection.
Her expression was unreadable.
His eyes were glazed over.
She blushed.
She gave me a dirty look.
She grinned.
The kids were smiling from ear to ear.
Why the long face?

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Useful English sentences: Clever and idiots

Useful English sentences: Clever and idiots


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CLEVER AND IDIOTS
He’s smart
He’s stupid
He’s a bit slow.
He’s a smart cookie.
He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.
He’s really dumb.
He’s really sharp.
He’s very bright.
She’s a complete idiot.
She’s a few cards short of a deck.
She’s a genius.
She’s brilliant.

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How to tell the time in English

How to tell the time in English


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ASK FOR THE TIME

In English, there are two ways to ask for the time:

  1. What’s the time?
  2. What time is it?

Some useful expressions to ask for the time :

  • What time is it? / What’s the time? 
  • Have you got the right time? 
  • Could you tell me what time it is? 
  • What time are you leaving?
  • What time do you go to work?
  • What time do you want to get up? 
  • Are you on time? 

GIVE TIME

To give the “full” hours, we often add o’clock (= of the clock, to the clock).

  • It’s twelve o’clock. 
  • It’s one o’clock. 

To give the “not full” hours:

First the minutes (before or after the hour) are mentioned, then the hour is indicated. For everything between the hour and the half (i.e. after the hour), we use past; for everything after the half (i.e. before the hour), we use to:

  • It’s three o’clock => 03:00
  • It’s five past three => 03:05
  • It’s ten past three => 03:10
  • It’s a quarter past three => 03:15
  • It’s half past three => 03:30
  • It’s a quarter to four => 03:45
  • It’s ten to four => 03:50

tell the time in english

If we want to be very specific, we add the word minutes:

  • It’s two minutes to ten. => 9:58

For the schedules, it’s quite simple:

  • The bank close at 5:30 p.m. 
  • My plane leaves at 4:22 p.m. 

Some additional examples:

  • It’s eleven o’clock. => 11:00
  • It’s ten past eleven. => 11:10
  • It’s a quarter past eleven. => 11:15
  • It’s half past eleven. => 11:30
  • It’s twenty to twelve. => 11:40
  • It’s a quarter to twelve. => 11:45
  • It’s five to twelve. => 11:55
  • It’s time for lunch. 

In both the United States and Great Britain, morning hours are distinguished by adding a.m. (which means ante meridiem) of those of the afternoon by adding p.m. (post meridiem).

  • It’s 2 a.m. => It’s 2 o’clock in the morning (02:00)
  • It’s 2 p.m. => It’s 2 o’clock in the afternoon (14:00)

Only the European system of a clock from 1 to 24 is used for schedules (train, plane, etc.).

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How to write a Letter in English

How to write a Letter in English


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In this lesson you will learn to write a letter in English, with the polite formulas to put in a letter in English.

This course may be useful for you to write a personal or professional letter.

How to start a letter in English

If you do not know the name of the person to whom you are writing:

Dear Sir, Dear Madam, => We don’t know if the person who will receive the letter is a man or a woman, so we put both.

If you know the name of the person:

  • Dear Mr Smith, (if it’s a man)
  • Dear Mrs Smith,
  • (if it’s a woman)
  • Dear Miss 
  • Smith,(if it’s a young unmarried woman)

Note: If you hesitate between Mrs and Miss, indicate Ms Jones.

If you know the person to whom you are writing personally:

Dear Thomas, 

How to write a letter in English: useful expressions

  • Thank you for your letter of May 28th. 
  • With reference to your inquiry of 1st August, 
  • Could you possibly… ? 
  • I would be grateful if you could … 
  • Please find enclosed… 

How to end a letter in English:

If you don’t know the person you’re writing to:

  • Yours faithfully, / Yours sincerely, (followed by your signature)

If you know the person (at work):

  • Best regards, / Best wishes, (followed by your signature)

If you know the person very well (friends, family…):

  • Looking forward to hearing from you. 
  • Looking forward to seeing you. 

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How to cheer up someone

How to cheer up someone


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HOW TO CHEER UP SOMEONE
Smile!
Are you all right?
Cheer up! / Chin up!
Don’t be so upset!
Every cloud (has a silver lining).
Everything will be OK.
Is there anything I can do to help?
It’s not the end of the world.
It’s not so bad.
It’s not the end of the world.
Lighten up!
Look on the bright side……..
Practice makes perfect.
There are plenty more fish in the sea.
There’s no use crying over spilt milk.
What’s the matter?
What’s wrong?
Worse things happen at sea.
You look a bit down.

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