40 English phrases to know

Master a language, I already told you, it is not to translate it systematically, nor know the meaning of each word.

Master the English language, it is knowing how to express oneself in a fluid way, comprehending generally what you are told, and make beautiful sentences.

You can learn and memorize vocabulary efficiently through the app Mosalingua. Mosalingua allowed me to learn more than 3,500 words in a year, in 15 minutes a day.

THE technique that worked for me

One of the techniques that has worked the best for me is tolearn whole sentences by heart. It allowed me to:

  • Memorize vocabulary in its context
  • Integrate grammatical structures sometimes complex
  • Memorize thetime use
  • Respond spontaneously basic questions
  • Reinvest this stock of sentences by changing nouns or verbs to adapt to the conversation.

And all that, without repeating boring grammar points, and without learning a word list!

So obviously it depends on the context in which you practice English and your goal. If it’s for a job interview, or to spend a weekend in London, you won’t need the same sentences !!

So I give you a list of 10 sentences for each context : travel, job interview or professional meeting, an informal discussion with an English speaker and basic phrases for great beginners.

10 phrases to know when traveling

  1. I’m looking for the Tower of London. I’m looking for the Tower of London
  2. Do you have a map of the town ? Do you have a city map?
  3. At what time is the bus / plane / train to New-York ? What time is the bus / plane / train to New York
  4. I would like to book a room for 4 days. I would like to book a (hotel) room for 4 days.
  5. I would like to rent a car for a week. I would like to rent a car for 1 week.
  6. Could I have some water / a coffee / a tea, please ? Can I have water / coffee / tea, please?
  7. May I have the bill ? May I have the check ?
  8. How much does it cost ? I would like to buy it. How much does it cost ? I would like to buy it.
  9. Can I pay with credit card ? I don’t have cash. Can I pay by card? I have no cash.
  10. Where can I find a supermarket ? Where is the supermarket ?

For a job interview or a professional meeting

  1. Hello, I am here for an interview with Mr and Ms Jones. Hello, I am coming to have a job interview with Mr. and Mrs. Jones (I couldn’t resist…).
  2. I have an appointment at 4 pm. I have an appointment at 4 p.m.
  3. Nice to meet you, I’ve heard lot of things about your company. Nice to meet you, I’ve heard a lot about your business.
  4. I have already managed teams of two or three people. I have already managed a team of 2 to 3 people.
  5. I think I have the skills and attitude you need, to make your team more successful. I think I have the skills and the attitude you need to make your team perform better.
  6. I have the time management skills and efficiency you are looking for. I have the skills you are looking for when it comes to time management and efficiency.
  7. I have a lot of experience working with the type of clients you have. I have a lot of experience with the type of clients you deal with.
  8. My team had the best sales results two years running. My team has had the best sales results two years in a row.
  9. I am hardworking and always punctual. I work hard and am always on time.
  10. My level in my TOEIC Test is 7. My TOEIC level is 7.

For an informal discussion between English speakers

  1. Good Morning / Good afternoon / Good evening / Good night. Hello, from morning to night.
  2. How are you ? How do you do ? How are you ? How is it going ?
  3. Really pleased to meet you / Glad to meet you ! Nice to meet you / nice to meet you
  4. Goodbye, hope to see you soon. I hope to see you soon.
  5. Many thanks for your help. Mthank you for your help.
  6. You are welcome / it’s my pleasure. De nothing / it makes me happy.
  7. I am so sorry ! I’m so sorry I beg your pardon ! I ask you (or you) for forgiveness.
  8. Please let me apologize for this mistake. I apologize for this mistake.
  9. I can’t stop thinking about you ! I can’t stop thinking about you!
  10. I am falling in love with you … Ji am falling in love with you …

And the basics for very great beginners

So that your interlocutor understands that you don’t speak english yet but that you are full of good will !

  1. Hello, how are you ? Hello, how are you / are you?
  2. I’m sorry, I don’t understand. I’m sorry, I don’t understand.
  3. Where is the bathroom ? Where are the toilets ?
  4. What time is it ? What time is it ?
  5. I’m french, I need some help. I am French, I need help.
  6. I’m sorry to bother you. I’m sorry to bother you.
  7. Could you repeat that more slowly please ? Can you repeat more slowly?
  8. How do you say … in english ? How do you say in english ?
  9. I’m just here for holidays. I’m here on vacation.
  10. Can I have some water, please ? Can I have some water please?

There you have everything you need to get by in a simple situation. Again, no secret: learn these 10 sentences by heart!

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You can learn and memorize vocabulary efficiently through the app Mosalingua. Mosalingua allowed me to learn more than 3,500 words in a year, in 15 minutes a day.

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