Use just the right phrases and master the art of conversation like a native speaker of English How do you share an experience from your home country? What should you say to start a conversation? How do you offer someone your advice? This handy reference will help you navigate social and business situations, with hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases that will help you converse with friends, collaborate with co-workers, and engage those around you.
Inside find examples of Perfect Phrases for ... Introductions - Let me introduce myself. Invitations - How about going to dinner on Friday? Decisions - What are our options? Disbelief - You're pulling my leg! Gifts - That's very thoughtful of you.
Diane Engelhardt has been an ESL instructor for more than 20 years and began her career as an instructor at Berlitz. She has taught conversational and business English to a wide variety of students in Canada and Germany. She also has prepared students for the TOEFL, Cambridge First Certificate, and London Chamber of Commerce (English for Business and Commerce, Intermediate Level). She currently teaches at Royal Roads University International Student Centre in Victoria, Canada.
Part I: Phrases for Conversation 1. Small Talk 2. Past Experiences 3. Likes, Dislikes, and Interests 4. Objects and Processes 5. Problems and Advice 6. Decisions and Goals Part II: Phrases for Discussion 7. Opinions 8. Group Discussions 9. Serious Subjects Part III: Afterthoughts 10. Special Occasions