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Asking about a place

What’s your apartment/house/place like?

How many rooms are there?

Is there a yard/laundry room?

Describing a place

It’s very convenient.

It’s small, but convenient.

There are four rooms.

Yes, there is a yard.

No, there isn’t a laundry room.

Asking for suggestions

Where can i find a used sofa?

Is there someplace I can buy shelves?

Where’s a good place to get a TV?

Giving suggestions

Why don’t you look in the newspaper?

How about looking online?

You can go to Manning’s.

I would go to Manning’s.

A great place to get a TV is Electric City.

The best place to buy it is Electric City. 

Asking about locations

Where’s the nearest post office?

Is there a mall around here?

Is it far?

Describing locations

There is one near here.

There’s one on King Street.

It’s across from the park.

Yeah. It’s too far to walk.

Not really. You can walk there.

Giving directions

  • Go up/down First Avenue.
  • Take a left /right at the corner.
  • Turn left/right at the corner.
  • Go straight.
  • Go past the stadium. 
  • I’m at 122 Pine Street.
  • I’m in 14C.

Asking for clarification

  • Is that near the park?
  • What’s it near?
  • Is that 14 or 40?
  • Did you say 14C?

Asking for prices

  • How much is a cup of coffee?
  • How much does a cup of coffee cost?
  • What’s the price of a cup of coffee?
  • What does a cup of coffee cost?
  • How much are movie tickets?
  • How much do movie tickets cost?

giving prices

  • A cup of coffee is 6$.
  • A cup of coffee costs six dollars.
  • Movie tickets are about 13$.
  • Movie tickets cost around thirteen dollars.

Bargaining for a lower price

  • Will you take 20$?
  • Would you accept 20$?
  • Will you give it/them to me for 20$?
  • How about 20$?

Suggesting a different price

  • I can give it/them to you for 30$.
  • I’ll give it/them to you for 30$.
  • You can have it/them for 30$.

Asking about frequency

  • Do you ever buy magazines?
  • How often do you buy magazines?

Describing frequency

  • Yes, I often/sometimes do.
  • No, I never/rarely do. I buy them every day/twice a week/ once a month/ three or four times a year.

Describing features

  • My phone is light.
  • It’s thin.
  • My bike is fast.
  • It’s expensive.
  • My car is black and white.
  • My phone has a cool design.
  • It has a big screen.
  • It’s got a nice camera.
  • My phone has some cool apps.

Asking about quantities

  • Do you eat many vegetables?
  • Do you eat a lot of vegetables?
  • Do you eat much fruit?
  • Do you eat a lot of fruit?

Describing quantities

  • Yes, I eat a lot of vegetables.
  • No, I don’t eat many vegetables.
  • Yes, I eat vegetables all the time.
  • Yes, I eat a lot of fruit. 
  • No, I don’t eat much fruit.

Asking about needs

  • What do we need?
  • What do we need to get?
  • What else do we need?
  • Do we need any onions/tomatoes/juice?
  • Do we need anything else?

Describing needs

  • We need some onions.
  • We need to get some tomatoes.
  • Yes, we need some juice.
  • No, we don’t need any potatoes.
  • No, we don’t need anything else.

Describing what I eat

  • I usually have eggs and toast for breakfast.
  • I love noodles for lunch.
  • I like to have a sandwich for lunch.
  • I always have a salad or a sandwich.
  • I’m having beef stew and potatoes.

Talking about eating habits

  • I like/prefer a small breakfast.
  • I try to have a healthy breakfast.
  • I try not to eat a lot of meat.
  • I don’t like to snack between meals.
  • I’m having a light/heavy lunch.

Talking about food

  • What’s this?
  • What’s this called?
  • What’s in it?
  • What are the ingredients?
  • How does it taste?

Describing food

  • It’s called paella. It’s a Spanish dish.
  • Rice, seafood, and spices.
  • It’s a little spicy. 
  • It’s not too salty.

Talking about past events

  • I had a great weekend.
  • The weekend was OK.
  • It was just so-so.
  • I worked all day on Saturday.
  • On Sunday, I met some friends.
  • We went to the mall and had lunch. 
  • After that, we saw a movie.
  • I stayed home and studied for today’s test. 
  • I didn’t go shopping.
  • I didn’t do anything special last weekend.

Asking about past events

  • Did you finish the homework?
  • Were you home last night?
  • What did you do last night?


  • Yes, I did. /No, I didn’t.
  • Yes, I was. /No, I wasn’t.
  • I went to a movie.

Introducing news

  • You won’t believe this. I saw a shark.
  • You won’t believe what happened. I saw a lion.
  • You’ll never guess what happened. Sara got married.
  • Listen to this. My dog talked today.

Reacting to news

  • That’s fantastic.
  • How amazing.
  • Incredible.

Asking about future plans

  • What are your plans this weekend?
  • What are you doing this weekend?
  • What are you going to do this weekend?
  • Are you doing anything fun tonight?

Describing future plans

  • I’m watching sports. 
  • I’m planning to watch sports.
  • I’m going to watch sports.
  • I’m not sure.
  • I don’t have any plans.
  • No, not really. 
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