Tagged: english speaking

How Often Do You …

This structure is used when you are inquiring how often somebody does something. Study the following sentences. How often do you visit your parents? How often do you go to the movies? How often...

Practice Dialogues | Spoken English Course

Practice dialogues are a great way to improve your English speaking skills. When you listen to a conversation you familiarize yourself with useful conversational structures and vocabulary. Here is a piece of conversation between...

How To Sound Polite In English?

Being polite in English Although spoken English is quite informal, formal language is used when you wish to be polite. Could you please tell me the time, please? (Much more polite than ‘Please tell...

Asking People To Repeat

If you did not hear or understand what is said, you may ask people to repeat it. British people usually say ‘Sorry?’ to request people to repeat. In an informal style you can say...

Asking About Health

When we meet people we know, we often ask politely about their health or their general situation. Some expressions commonly used are given below. How are you? How are you today? What’s wrong with...

After all

After all can mean ‘in spite of what was said before’ or ‘contrary to what was expected’. After all usually goes at the end of a clause. I’m sorry. I can’t help you after...

Talking about family relationships

Here are some useful phrases for discussing family and relationships. Parents and grandparents ‘Where do your parents live?’ ‘My parents live in Kerala.’ ‘Are your parents still alive?’ ‘Yes, my parents are still alive.’...