ONE HOUR English Vocabulary Masterclass: Idioms, Phrases, Grammar (Improve Your Fluency in ONE HOUR)

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JForrest English


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Welcome to this One hour Vocabulary master class to help you communicate your ideas fluently
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and confidently.
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Of course, I'm Jennifer from
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JForrest English.
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Now let's get started.
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First, in this master class, you're going to learn how to talk about your hobbies.
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You'll learn advanced C1 phrases, and you'll learn natural phrases to sound like a native
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speaker.
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Let's go.
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First, let's review the most common verbs of preference that you need to talk about
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Hobbies like enjoy, love and adore.
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Adore sounds even stronger than love.
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Now remember, with your verb a preference, The next verb needs to be in the gerund form,
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the verb with INGI like and now we need a hobby.
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I like reading reading fiction, so like plus jaron verb.
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Now, although native speakers don't always follow this rule for certain verbs, a preference,
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native speakers always use the jaron.
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So this is only flexible with certain verbs.
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Because of that, to make it easier for you, always use the gerund verb with a verb, a
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preference.
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So let's practice this.
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What do you like?
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Doing like jaron verb I like.
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And then put it in the comments.
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You need an activity, so share a hobby.
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Use that jaron verb.
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I like what?
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I can't wait to find out.
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Now of course you can use other verbs.
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A preference.
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I enjoy taking pictures of nature, taking pictures.
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Our gerund.
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I love playing piano.
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I adore playing basketball.
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Don't worry about taking notes because I summarize everything in a free lesson PDF.
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You can find the link in the description.
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Now with your verb a preference, you can also use a noun.
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I like photography.
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I like taking photos with the jaron verb or a noun.
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I like photography.
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I enjoy sports.
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I love music.
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I adore languages.
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All of these were the noun form.
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Now, of course, those are very simple statements, so let's add on to that to make it more complex.
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I like reading fiction in my free time.
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I enjoy taking pictures of nature in my leisure time.
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So you can use free time or leisure time.
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Both are acceptable.
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I would say free time is slightly more common.
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Playing piano is my favorite pastime, so using pastime is an alternative to, say, hobby.
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Playing piano is my favorite hobby, activity, pastime.
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And notice here I'm using a gerund statement.
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Playing piano that's a gerund statement.
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Playing piano is my favorite pastime.
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Instead of using the word pastime, you could say playing piano is my favorite way to pass
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the time, time, past time to past the time.
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They're the same meaning, just different structures.
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Now let me share some more advanced C1 phrases that you can add to your vocabulary.
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You will sound very advanced and professional if you say I'm an avid cyclist.
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The structure is to be an avid and then you need a noun cyclist, that is someone who cycles.
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So that's the noun form, and if you're an avid cyclist, it means you really, really,
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really love cycling.
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You could say I'm passionate about photography as the noun, or about taking photos with the
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gerund verb.
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And don't forget you need that verb to be to be passionate about noun or gerund.
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You could say I spend every chance I get in my garden or gardening.
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So here to spend time in a location or the activity which is in the jaron verb.
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You could say I recently took up cooking and now I spend all my free time trying new recipes.
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The phrasal verb here is to take up.
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When you take up an activity, it simply means you start that activity.
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But using the phrasal verb will make you sound very natural, advanced, and professional.
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Now let's review some natural phrases to help you sound just like a native speaker.
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I'm really into meditation.
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I'm really into doing yoga.
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To be into plus noun meditation or gerund doing yoga.
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This simply means you really enjoy.
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I'm really into art.
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I'm really into painting.
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You really enjoy these activities.
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I'm a huge fan of puzzles and playing word games to be a fan of plus noun or gerund.
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And you can say I'm a huge fan, a big fan.
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So you can modify fan to make it sound stronger.
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Here's a fun one.
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I live to surf.
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I live to go surfing.
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This sounds very strong.
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You spend your entire life thinking about or doing the activity, and in this case you
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don't use the gerund to live plus infinitive.
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I live to surf, but don't get confused with I live to go surfing.
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Let's talk about that structure.
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We use the structure to go plus gerund for verbs of movement like surfing.
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You could say whenever I have free time, I always go.
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So here the verb is go.
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This is the verb you're conjugating, so it might be she always goes because you need
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to conjugate it.
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But then the next verb, if it's a verb of movement, will be in the gerund form.
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I always go hiking, biking, skiing, dancing, walking, jogging, running and many other verbs
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of movement are possible.
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Another way to sound more advanced when talking about your hobbies is to add an adjective.
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So let's review some common adjectives.
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I love reading because I find it very relaxing or calming.
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Painting is a great way to be creative.
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So creative is my adjective.
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And notice this is a gerund expression.
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Painting is a great way to be creative.
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I'm into sports because I love being active or I love being social.
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I'm passionate about puzzles because I find them very challenging.
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Spending the afternoon in nature is very enjoyable.
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So instead of saying I enjoy spending time in nature, you're using enjoyable as the adjective
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and your sentence is a gerund statement.
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So that sounds quite advanced.
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Simply by changing the structure.
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Traveling and learning about the world is very fulfilling.
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Now you have a lot of vocabulary and grammar to talk about your hobbies, but what about
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if you want to ask someone about?
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Their.
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Hobbies.
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Do you have any hobbies?
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What are your favorite hobbies?
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What hobbies do you enjoy?
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Those are the three most common questions, but let's look at some more advanced C1 questions.
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What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
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How do you usually spend your free time?
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Usually is a adverb of frequency, so that's why we have the present simple here.
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What's your favorite way to pass the time?
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And notice that all these questions use vocabulary.
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You previously learned to talk about your hobbies, so you're really using this name
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vocabulary, but you're forming it in a question.
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Now let's review some natural ways you can ask someone about their hobbies.
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What are you into?
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Remember, you already learned this.
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I'm into, I'm really into.
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Now you're just asking what are you into?
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What do you do for fun?
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So instead of saying as a hobby or in your free time, it's just for fun.
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What do you do for fun?
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Do you like sports?
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This is a really great way because let's say you like sports.
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That's your passion.
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That's what you.
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Live for you can just ask the other person, do you like sports?
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And then even if they say no, I don't.
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I.
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Prefer and then they'll tell you what they like instead.
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So you'll learn about their hobby simply by asking that question.
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How do you like to unwind?
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To unwind?
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This means to relax, to destress.
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Because that's why we enjoy hobbies, right?
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To answer this one, you can use a gerund statement to sound quite advanced.
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Drawing is my favorite way to unwind right now.
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You might be thinking, but Jennifer, I'm too busy for hobbies.
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Don't worry.
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Let's talk about some phrases you can use for hypothetical or future hobbies.
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If I had, if I had more free time, I'd love to take up drawing.
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And now you already know what take up an activity means.
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I love to take up drawing.
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So this is a hypothetical because you don't have free time.
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So if someone asks you what are you into?
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What do you do for fun?
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What are your hobbies?
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You could say I wish I had time to play basketball So the person understands that you love basketball,
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but it's not currently your hobby because you said I wish I had, which means you don't
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have it right now.
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If I weren't so busy at work, I do yoga every day because I live for yoga.
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But again, it's hypothetical.
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If I weren't so busy, but you are busy.
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Or you could say once I and then present simple.
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Once I graduate, once I finish, once I complete, once I graduate, I'll definitely learn how
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to salsa.
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So again, you're sharing that you're passionate about salsa or dance, but right now you're
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focused on graduating.
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So this isn't currently your hobby, but it's a hypothetical future hobby, so these are
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great phrases to have in your vocabulary.
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Now you're going to learn all the phrases that you need to visit North America.
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Now, as a tourist, you're going to be using these greetings when you go to stores, restaurants
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or interact with service providers.
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Like when you rent a car, Oregon book a tour, you can simply say hello because for more
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in personal interactions, when you don't know the person socially, we just say hello.
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That's the standard greeting in these situations.
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You could also say hi there.
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So add there.
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Hi there.
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Hi there.
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When you go into a restaurant, a store.
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Hi there.
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Of course you wouldn't wave.
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I'm just doing that.
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I guess you could.
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Hi there.
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Hello.
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Now time is specific.
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You could say good morning, good afternoon or good evening.
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Don't say goodnight because that's what we use before you go to sleep.
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So after 4:00 to 6:00 PM you can say good evening.
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Now only for morning native speakers, we drop the good and we just say morning, morning,
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but we don't say afternoon.
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You always say.
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Good afternoon, good evening.
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But you can simply say morning morning Now after your greeting you can state your reason
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for your visit.
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So if you're at a restaurant, you can say hi there.
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We have a reservation under forest.
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Usually the reservations are made under your last name for 7:00 PM.
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You could include the time, but you don't need to because the reservation will have
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the time.
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Or you could approach Booth and say good morning.
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Could you please tell me when the next ferry to Staten Island comes?
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Notice how I use.
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Could you please?
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That's to sound more polite.
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Now don't worry about taking notes because I summarize everything in a free lesson PDF.
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You can look in the description for the link.
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How about this one?
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Excuse me, Do you carry sunscreen?
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Do you carry?
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You're asking the store if they have.
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Do you carry sunscreen?
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Now notice, excuse me, this isn't necessarily a greeting, but it's what we use to get someone's
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attention.
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So if the store person is stalking a shelf, you can say excuse me and then they will stop
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what they're doing and look at you.
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So it's used to get attention.
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Now, technically you can say, pardon me, pardon me, do you carry sunscreen?
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But pardon me isn't very common in North America in this context.
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In North America we use pardon me if we don't understand something.
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So if someone's talking to me and maybe there's a lot of background noise, I might say, pardon
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me to ask them to repeat themselves.
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But we don't really use it to get someone's attention, so just use excuse me to get someone's
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attention.
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Now let's review all the phrases you need if you don't understand someone or if you
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don't hear them because there's a lot of background noise or maybe they just spoke very quietly.
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Like I said, pardon me, pardon me.
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Now you can also say excuse me, but it's more in a questioning tone.
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Excuse me, sorry, I didn't catch that.
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Now you can always say sorry, English isn't my first language, so you're giving them the
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information they need to know so they can adjust.
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Because if you tell a native speaker, oh sorry, English isn't my first language, they'll naturally
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just try to speak slower or louder or in a different way to help you understand.
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And don't be afraid to say can you repeat that slower, please?
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The person will not be offended or upset if you say that, so don't be afraid to use it.
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Or you can say sorry, I'm not sure what means that means.
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Or if you know the specific word you can say.
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I'm not sure what a transfer means.
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Can you explain it a different way?
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Can you give me more information?
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Can you help me understand?
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Or simply you can say sorry I don't understand.
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English isn't my first language and they will naturally know They need to speak slower,
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louder or explain it a different way.
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Can you repeat that please?
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I'm sorry, I didn't catch that.
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As a.
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Tourist.
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You're going to be spending money at stores, so let's talk about the phrases you need when
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you go into a store or when you take all of your items to check out.
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When you're ready to pay, you can just say hi there or any of the other greetings.
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Now, previously the stores would ask you cash or credit, but this isn't common in North
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America today.
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It's assumed you're going to pay with a credit card, so they generally don't ask you about
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the payment method.
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They will probably just point at the machine and then you can tap your card.
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Cash credit.
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Now there are some St.
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vendors.
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A street vendor would be a small shop or something that isn't a physical store.
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It is possible that they only accept cash, but this is becoming less and less common.
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Basically everywhere you go in North America you can pay with your card.
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Even the smallest St.
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vendors because they have.
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A little device they put.
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On their phones and then their phone turns into a payment processor and you just tap
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your card on the phone.
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So even at very small vendors, you can likely pay with your card, but of course bring a
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little cash with you.
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You can ask how much is this for one item?
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How much are these for?
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Two or more items now.
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After you pay, they might ask you do you need a bag now?
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They might say need a bag or simply bag with a rising intonation to show it's a question.
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Plastic bags are not used at most stores in North America.
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They are banned for environmental reasons.
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So if you need a bag, most likely you have to pay for that bag.
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Instead of plastic stores, use paper bags and they're probably about $0.15 per bag.
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Or you can get a reusable bag depending on the quality 1 to $3.00.
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A lot of smaller stores, convenience stores, markets.
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They still use plastic bags, but the bigger stores generally don't.
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But you can always ask them, can you give me a bag please?
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Or I need to buy a bag?
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Now sometimes I hear students say please I need to buy a bag and they put please at the
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beginning of a statement but that is not common in North America and it sounds a little awkward.
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So put please at the end.
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I need to buy a bag.
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Please please commonly comes at the beginning when it's the imperative.
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So you're giving an instruction, please put the receipt in the bag.
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Put the receipt in the bag is the instruction and you can add please at the beginning to
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sound more polite.
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You could also add it at the end after you pay, they might say do you need want a receipt?
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Again, to try to be more environmental and safe Paper.
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They don't automatically print receipts.
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They might just say need a receipt.
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Want a receipt or receipt?
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You can say no, it's OK no thanks, yes please.
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Now, right before you pay, they might say something really long that you don't understand.
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They may be asking you for a donation, which is very common.
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Do you want to donate $1.00 to the Children's Hospital?
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They might ask you if you have a Points or Rewards membership with that store.
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Or they might ask you if you want to sign up for something like a Walmart MasterCard
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or a Points card or a membership.
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If you don't understand, just say no thanks.
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No, thanks.
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Because they're probably just trying to give you something additional.
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Now if you go into a clothing store or a larger store, they will greet you and they'll ask
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you if you're looking for something specific.
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You can say I'm just looking, I'm just browsing, But in North America, looking is more common.
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I'm just looking.
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Thanks.
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Well.
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Thanks.
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I'm just browsing.
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Oh, I'm just looking.
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Thanks.
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Or if you are looking for something specific, you can say I'm looking for a small backpack.
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Where can I find men's socks?
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Do you carry sunglasses?
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If you're buying clothing, you can ask where can I try this on?
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Where are the fitting rooms, the changing rooms, which is where you try things on?
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You can also ask them what's your return policy to know if the item is returnable or exchangeable.
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Now let's talk about dining out at restaurants.
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When you go to a restaurant, you can use your greeting.
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Hello.
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Hi there.
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Good afternoon.
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Table for two please.
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Or you can state we have a reservation under and then your name.
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Generally just your last name under forest.
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Or maybe you want to make a reservation.
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Can we make a reservation and they'll ask you when or what day, how many people and
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what time?
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Table for two.
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Please Now if you're staying at the restaurant, you can ask them, do you have any tables outside?
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Do you have any tables on the patio?
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So they mean the same thing.
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The patio or outside is an area that is outside.
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So you have inside or outside.
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Outside is on the patio.
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And if you're inside and you see this really nice table by the window, you can say can
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we sit by the window please?
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Are there any booths available?
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So maybe they're putting you at a table with chairs, but you want to sit it in a booth.
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Just ask them.
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Are there any booths available?
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If you have any allergies, you can tell your server I'm allergic to.
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I'm allergic to shellfish.
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Or maybe you see an item, a stir fry with chicken, and you want to know, can you make
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that vegetarian?
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Can you make that vegan?
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Can you make that gluten free to order?
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Just say all have I'll have the stir fry with shrimp please.
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Alternatively, I'd like I'd like the stir fry with shrimp please but I'll have is way
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more common now.
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You may want to modify your order.
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I'll have the stir fry with shrimp please, but no onions.
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Hold the onions without onions.
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They all mean the same thing.
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Can you add Pickles?
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So if you want something additional, can you add Pickles?
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Can you make it extra spicy?
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This is something my husband asks every time.
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Can you make it extra spicy?
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Can you put the sauce on the side?
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So maybe if they put a sauce over top, can you put it on the side?
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Sauce on the side again, please.
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Just know that modifying your orders is extremely common and accepted in North America, so don't
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be shy.
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If you want something specific, just ask.
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They will do it for you.
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And don't forget to ask for water, because as a tourist you need to drink a lot of water.
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Can you bring us some water please?
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They might ask you sparkling or still bottled does say tap water.
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Tap water is fine.
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Sometimes the restaurants try to sound more fancy and say house water, but it's the water
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that comes out of the tap which is drinkable in all of North America.
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So if you don't want to pay for water, just say tap water is fine and know that water
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is free everywhere you go.
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In North America, you can go into any place and ask for.
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Water.
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For free, you might ask them where are the bathrooms or restrooms?
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Either word choice is fine.
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Where are the bathrooms?
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Where are the restrooms?
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Just don't say where are the toilets because we don't use that word for restaurants.
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Now if you had a big meal and you didn't finish it, all you can say can I have A to go box
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please And they'll bring you a box and you put your leftovers and then you take it with
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you.
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Can I have A to go box please Or you can say can you wrap this up so they will take your
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food put it in A to go box and bring it back to you.
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Can you wrap this up?
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Can you pack this up?
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They mean the same thing.
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If they try to offer you dessert or coffee and you don't want it, say just the check
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please.
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You can say check or bill.
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Just the check please, just the bill please.
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Can you bring me the check or bill please?
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Or you can simply ask where do I pay?
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Just the check please.
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Where do I pay?
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It's 25.
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Dollars, right?
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In North America, tips, gratuity are rarely added to the bill automatically, so it's your
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choice to leave it.
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When you pay, there'll be an option on the machine.
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It's not required, but it is highly expected and a 10 to 20% tip, depending on the formality
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of the restaurant and the level of service is expected.
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But again, it isn't required.
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Now at any restaurant, cafe or store, you can ask them do you have Wi-Fi or is there
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Wi-Fi here?
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And if you know there's Wi-Fi because there's a sign, you can ask them what's the Wi-Fi
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password.
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Now sometimes the Wi-Fi passwords are just random letters or numbers and maybe you you
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didn't hear it, you couldn't understand it, You can just give them your phone.
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Can you put it in for me, please?
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Can you write it down, please?
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Can you repeat that slowly, please?
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Now let's talk about getting around so how you move from one location to another.
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You don't really need to know how to ask for directions anymore because your phone has
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GPS and will tell you exactly where to go.
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But let me share some common phrases with you.
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Excuse me, Do you know how to get to the Empire State Building?
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Excuse me, which way is Central Park?
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Excuse me, does this train go to Central Park?
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Excuse me, which train will take me to Central Park And noticed I used Excuse me for all
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of them because that is the most common standard in North America to get someone's attention.
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You could also say, excuse me, do you mind taking our photo?
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Because that is the one thing that people still ask other people for.
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Not directions anymore.
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But excuse me, do you mind?
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Do you mind taking with that ING?
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Do you mind taking our for photo?
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Excuse me, could you please take our picture so you can say photo or picture interchangeably?
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And as a final tip, before you pack your bags and head to North America, just remember that
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North America is incredibly diverse and we interact with non-native English speakers
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every single day.
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Every time we leave the house, we go to stores, restaurants, our work environments, our social
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environments.
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We interact with non-native English speakers.
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N Americans in general are friendly, open and accepting.
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So don't feel any bit of nervousness or shyness because you have an accent or make grammar
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mistakes.
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It will not impact your experience as a tourist, but of course you do need to be able to communicate
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in a way that a native speaker understands, and all of these phrases will help you do
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just that.
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Let's do something different.
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Now you're going to learn natural phrases to help you sound like a native speaker, but
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you're going to do that by listening to fast English, so you improve your listening skills
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at the same time.
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Let's get started.
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Here's how this.
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Lesson will work.
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I'm going to say a sentence three times at a natural fast pace, and you need to write
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down exactly what you hear in the comments.
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And the examples are going to go from beginner A1 to more advanced C2.
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So let's see if you can complete this whole lesson, our first listening exercise.
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I'll say it three times.
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Thanks for your help, you rock.
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Thanks for your help.
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You rock.
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Thanks for your help you rock.
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Did you get this one?
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I said thanks.
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For your help.
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You.
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Rock Very easy right at a natural.
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Pace native speakers, we reduce sound.
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So for becomes Fer.
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Thanks.
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For.
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Your.
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Becomes your.
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Thanks for your thanks for your help, your help.
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Thanks for your help.
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Now let's review a common.
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Mistake that I hear.
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Beginner students make and sometimes even advanced students.
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You can say thank you or thanks.
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You cannot say thanks you or thank and notice in our example we have thanks.
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For your help.
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Thanks for your help.
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What is your help?
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This is a noun, so we have things for plus noun.
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You can also use things for plus gerund because four is a preposition.
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So what would things for your help be in the gerund form?
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Do you know?
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Thanks for helping me.
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Thanks for your help.
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Thanks for helping me.
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And you rock.
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This is a.
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Very natural.
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Way to say, you're great.
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You're.
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Awesome, I use this in the comment section to.
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Reply to your.
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Lovely comments all the time, but don't.
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Say you are rock.
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It is not to.
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Be rock it is to rock.
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You rock.
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You rock.
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You're awesome.
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You're.
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Really great.
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You rock put that.
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In the comments.
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You rock.
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You rock.
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Thanks for your help.
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Thanks for helping me.
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Thanks Billy.
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You Rock.
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You rock.
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Thanks honey.
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Let's try this again a little more.
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Difficult, I'll say it.
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Three times she's starting to rub off on you.
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She's starting to rub off on you.
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She's starting to rub off on you.
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Did you get this one?
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I said.
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She's starting to rub off on you.
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She's is our contraction.
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She is.
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She's.
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She's starting.
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To so instead of two.
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You can use an unstressed tub.
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She's starting to.
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Rub off because rub off is a phrasal verb.
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They go together.
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I can take that B sound and connect it to the next word, but I have to combine them
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together.
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I have to say them as one word.
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Rub off, boff, rub off, rub off.
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I can also take that on and add it together, so I'm saying those.
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3 words as.
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One rub off Fawn.
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So here I'm taking the F from off and I'm adding it on fawn rub off, fawn rub off on
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rub off on you what?
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Does this.
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Mean to rub off on someone is when someones behavior or personality effects someone else.
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Let's take Janice and let's say Janice loves helping other people.
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Now let's say Fernando spends a week working with Janice, and now Fernando starts helping
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other people.
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You could say Janice rubbed off on Fernando.
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Here we have it in the past.
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Simple.
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Rubbed, rubbed, rubbed.
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Off on Janice rubbed off on Fernando.
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Now, you could also take the specific personality trait or characteristic, in this case Janice's
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helpfulness, which is a noun janice's helpfulness, because the helpfulness belongs to Janice,
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so it's possessive Janice's helpfulness rubbed off on Fernando, so that specific character
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trait of Janice transferred to Fernando because they spent time together.
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Marcus is really rubbing off on you.
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Finally, I'm rubbing off on you.
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My deviousness has finally rubbed off on you.
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Let's try this again.
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I'll say it three times.
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He rubs me the wrong way.
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He rubs me the wrong way.
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He rubs me the wrong way.
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Did you get this one?
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I said he rubs me the wrong way.
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Notice this expression uses the verb.
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To.
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Rub and our last.
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Expression used.
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The verb to.
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Rub.
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But they have completely different meanings and that's why this is a more advanced listening
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exercise.
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Because maybe you understood the words, but you don't know what this means to rub someone
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the wrong way.
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This is to annoy someone, but without intending to.
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Remember Janice from our last example.
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And she was very helpful, but maybe for some reason she just rubs you the wrong way.
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She annoys you, but there's nothing that she does to annoy you.
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Just maybe your personalities clash, they don't go together.
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So if you're planning a social.
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Gathering.
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You might say, is it OK if we don't invite Janice?
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She rubs me the wrong way.
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Now an entire person like poor Janice can rub you the wrong way, but it also could be
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something specific that someone said.
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Or did and overall you like?
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Janice, but just that one.
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Thing she said or did.
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Rubbed you the.
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Wrong way.
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For example, your comment just rubbed me the wrong way.
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So maybe she said something in a meeting that really annoyed you, but you know she did not
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intend to annoy you.
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So here your comment.
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This is a noun.
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Your comment rubbed the past Simple.
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Of the verb to rub and notice that soft D.
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Rubbed.
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Rubbed me, Rubbed me the wrong way.
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Absolutely.
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Wait, is it me?
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Like do I rub you the wrong way?
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Not Jay.
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Guy rubs me the wrong way.
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She rubs everyone the wrong way.
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But pop.
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Our final listening exercise and the most advanced.
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I'll say it three times.
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I had a hunch he'd quit.
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I had a hunch he'd quit.
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I had a hunch he'd quit.
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Did you get this one?
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I said I had a hunch he'd quit.
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Notice.
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For pronunciation, I had a.
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I had a had a, so I combine had a together as one word.
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I had a hunch he'd quit now.
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Did you hear that?
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Duh.
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He'd he'd quit.
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Well, that D represents what word would he would quit?
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He'd quit.
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He'd quit.
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Very difficult for students to hear native speakers understand it based on context and
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based on grammatical structure.
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It would sound awkward without it, so we know it's there even though we can't really hear
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it.
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Either.
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When you have a hunch, A hunch is the noun, and then the verb that goes with it is have.
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So to have a hunch, this is when you think or predict that something is going to happen.
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But it isn't based on facts.
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It's based on your intuition, your feelings.
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So you could say.
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I have a hunch she'll accept our invitation now if someone replies back and says why.
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All you would say is.
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Because I have a hunch, I have a feeling.
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I have a gut.
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Feeling and notice the grammar here.
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I have a hunch this is the present simple.
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And then she'll accept.
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She will accept.
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That's the future simple.
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I have a hunch she'll accept our invitation because you're making a prediction about.
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The future, but you could use this.
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In the past, like our listening exercise, I had a hunch last week.
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In the past, So that's the past.
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Simple.
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Last week I had a hunch that he.
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Would quit, so would is the past simple of the verb.
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Will.
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I had a hunch that he'd quit, and using that is.
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Optional.
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You don't need it.
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You could simply.
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Say I had a hunch he'd quit.
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I had a hunch.
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Just a hunch.
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I had a hunch, but I wasn't certain.
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Now let's do an imitation exercise so you can practice speaking fast.
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Just.
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Like a native, I'll say each.
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Sentence again three times and this time I want.
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You to repeat each.
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Sentence out.
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Loud.
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Here we go.
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Thanks for your help you rock.
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Thanks for your help you rock.
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Thanks for your help you rock.
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She's starting to rub.
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Off on you.
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She's.
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Starting to rub off on you?
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She's starting to rub.
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Off on you.
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He rubs me the wrong way.
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He rubs me the wrong way.
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He rubs me the wrong way.
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I had a hunch he'd quit.
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I had a hunch he'd quit.
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I had a hunch he'd quit.
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You have already learned so much.
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Now let's keep going.
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And you're going to learn 20 idioms that native speakers love using #1 to break a leg.
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Do you know this one?
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What if I said to you break a leg?
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Do you know what that means?
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I'm saying good luck.
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And we generally use this when someone is about to perform in an exam or a presentation,
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a job interview, or within the theatrical world if you're an actor.
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So I might say you're going to do great on your presentation.
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Break a leg.
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Good luck and you can simply use those 3 words break a leg break.
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A leg break A leg.
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Don't worry about writing these down, because I summarize everything in a free lesson PDF,
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and you can find the link in the description #2 to spill the beans.
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Oh, this means to reveal a secret.
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So you tell your friend about this surprise party you're planning for another friend,
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but then she spills the beans.
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She tells that friend, Hey, we're planning you a surprise party, you can say.
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I can't believe you spilled the beans about the surprise party.
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So what about you?
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Can I trust you with a secret?
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I'm going to tell you a secret, But first you have to promise to not spill the beans.
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So put in the comments.
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I won't spill the beans.
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I won't spill the beans.
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And then I'll reveal my secret.
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Spill the beans.
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Spill the beans #3 to hit the hay.
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Well, I'm going to hit the hay.
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Do you know what this means?
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It means I'm going to bed.
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I'm going to sleep.
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So you might tell your family.
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I have an early meeting tomorrow, so I'm going to hit the hay now.
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You can also use sack.
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Hit the hay, Hit the sack.
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They mean exactly the same thing.
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Let's hit the hay, I.
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Hit the.
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Hay.
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#4 to bite the bullet.
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This is when you face a difficult situation with courage.
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So let's say you made a mistake at work.
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That's a difficult situation, but you're going to face it.
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So you're going to walk into your boss's office and you're going to say I made a mistake so
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you could tell your Co worker I have to bite the bullet and tell my boss about the mistake.
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Bite the bullet.
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Guess it's.
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Time to bite the bullet.
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#5 to hit the jackpot.
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I hope this happens to you.
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This is when you experience a significant success or gain.
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You could say winning the contract felt like hitting the jackpot for our company.
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So maybe the contract was for a very large amount or it was with a really prestigious
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client.
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So it was a big success, a significant success.
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We hit the jackpot.
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Number six to catch someones eye.
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This means to attract someones attention or simply be noticed.
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Her impressive presentation caught the CEO's eye.
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So no, it is that possessive.
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Catch someones eye, the CEO's eye.
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So it's possessive.
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How about this one?
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His resume caught the hiring managers eye, so notice the possessive is after the S because
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there's more than one hiring manager.
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The hiring managers it's plural.
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So you add the possessive after for a plural, so it belongs to the hiring managers.
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But notice I is always singular.
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We don't add the S to I.
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Pick whatever catches your eye.
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#8 to hit the nail on the head.
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This is when you describe precisely exactly what is causing a problem or situation at
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the nail on the head.
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To give you a compliment.
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I could say you really hit the nail on the head with your analysis, but I could reverse
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that and say your analysis of the situation really hit the nail on the head.
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Both of them are correct and have the same meaning.
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You hit the nail on the head.
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#9 to burn bridges.
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You don't want to do this.
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This is when you damage relationships or you close off opportunities, and most people will
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do this when they end a relationship.
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In a business context, this would be when you quit, when you end your professional relationship
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with the company.
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But you should never burn bridges when you quit.
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Because if you damage that relationship by quitting in a outrageous way, in an unprofessional
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way, well then you can't use that employer as a reference.
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And you never know when you might need that employer again in the future, or when you
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might even work for that employer again in the future.
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So you don't want to burn bridges?
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Burned all my bridges and.
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Burn that bridge?
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No.
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#10 to jump on the bandwagon.
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This is a fun one.
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This is when you adopt A popular activity or trend.
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In the YouTube world, a popular trend is YouTube shorts.
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Now, after a year of not making YouTube shorts, I decided to jump on the bandwagon.
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I decided to make YouTube shorts because they're popular and they're trendy.
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Every studio is jumping on the bandwagon.
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I wish I had bit the bullet.
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Remember this one bit.
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That is the past.
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This is the past perfect.
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I wish I had bit the bullet sooner #11 to be in the same boat.
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One of the most common idioms.
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This is when you face the same challenges or are in a similar situation, the same boat.
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Julio is nervous about public speaking.
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Kezia is nervous about public speaking.
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They're in the same boat when it comes to public speaking.
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We're in the same boat.
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Looks like we're in the same boat.
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***** and span.
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I love this one.
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This means neat, tidy and clean.
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I always keep my office, ***** and span.
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How about your office?
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You can use this for anything.
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An entire room or maybe even just a desk.
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She always keeps her desk.
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***** and span.
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***** and span.
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I want them ***** and.
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Span #13 to cost an arm and a leg.
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This means to be very expensive.
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So there's a problem with your car.
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You could say, oh, getting my car repaired is going to cost an arm and a leg.
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It's going to be very expensive.
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Air conditioners cost an arm and a leg, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg.
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You could also say cost a pretty penny, which is our next idiom #14, and it means exactly
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the same thing, very expensive.
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So the same example as before, but now you can say getting my car repaired is going to
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cost a pretty penny.
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You can use either one.
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Because it cost a pretty penny it.
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Cost me a pretty penny today.
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How about #15?
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Dirt cheap?
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Dirt cheap.
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This means very cheap, very inexpensive.
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So let's say I see my best friend with this new designer handbag.
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I can say, wow, that Gucci handbag must have cost an arm and a leg or must have cost a
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pretty penny.
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But then she can say actually it was dirt cheap.
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So I could say really, how?
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And that's our next idiom, #16A knockoff.
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Do you know what a knockoff is?
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This is a copy or imitation of a product, so my friend does not have a real Gucci handbag.
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It's a knockoff.
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So when you buy a Rolex, make sure it's not a knockoff.
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It's.
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Just a cheap knockoff.
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#17 to hit the road.
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I love this one.
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I use it a lot.
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This is when you begin a journey or simply leave a place.
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So to begin a journey, you can say I'm packed, let's hit the road, let's begin our journey.
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Or you could say, oh, it's getting late, let's hit the road.
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Yes, hit the road.
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Let's hit the road.
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#18 to break a sweat.
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This is when you exert physical effort.
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So at the gym, if you run really fast, you're going to break a sweat, which means you begin
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sweating to break a sweat.
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But it could also be when you work really hard, you could break a sweat.
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But we also use this in the negative.
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Oh, this lesson was too easy, Jennifer.
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I didn't even break a sweat.
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Well, I'll have to make the next one.
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Harder for you?
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#19 to be under the weather a Moss.
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No idiom.
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This simply means to be or feel sick.
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So you might send a message to your team and say I'm going to work from home today.
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I'm a little under the weather and I don't want to get anyone sick.
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Well, they're under the weather.
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And finally, #20 to call it a day, this is when you decide to stop working on something.
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Well, this is the 20th idiom, so let's call it a day.
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I'm going to stop working on this video.
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I'm going to end the video and you can stop as well.
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Well, in just a few minutes.
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Now, notice the expression uses day.
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Let's call it a day.
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If it were 8:00 at night, you could say, well, it's eight, so let's call it a day or let's
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call it a night.
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So at night you can choose to use night, but you can also still use day.
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So you can just use day for all situations.
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Call it a day.
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We're gonna call it a day.
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I've saved the best for last.
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Now you're going to learn 50 common phrases that I use every day.
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So if I use these expressions and you use these expressions, you're going to sound just
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like a native speaker.
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Let's get started.
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First, let's start with some greetings that you must know to understand native speakers
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and to sound natural yourself.
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How's it going?
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How's it going?
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How's it going?
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This is how a native speaker will say, how are you to a friend, a colleague, a family
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member, How's it going?
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And if two people haven't seen each other for?
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A longer period of time.
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You can add on.
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How's it going?
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Long time no see.
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Long time no see.
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You can reverse them.
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Long time no see.
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How's it going?
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Long time no see.
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Here is one that native speakers love, but it confuses students.
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What have you been up to lately or recently?
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This is in the present perfect.
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What have you been up to?
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Up to just means doing.
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What have you been up to lately or recently?
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And you can use all of these together.
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How's it going?
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Long time no see.
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What have you been up to lately?
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You will sound so natural.
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Now let's talk about how to answer these greetings.
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How's it going?
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It's going.
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And then your adjective.
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It's going great.
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Long time no see.
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You can confirm this by saying I know.
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Too long.
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I know it's been a long time since we last saw each other.
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I know.
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Too.
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Long it's.
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Been too long.
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Now, although what have you been up to lately?
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Recently is a long question.
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Generally, native speakers will answer by saying not too much, not too much.
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And then for all of these you can add on and you and you to get the reply from the person
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you're talking to.
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Now let's talk about how to say thank you like a native speaker.
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Thanks so much.
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Now notice instead of thank you, I'm saying thanks you need that S It is required grammatically.
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Thanks so much.
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Thanks a million.
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Thanks a bunch.
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These are simply alternative ways to say.
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Thank you very much.
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Thanks a bunch.
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Two of my favorite ways to say thank you are simply by saying you're the best, You're the
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best, I also say.
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You rock.
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You rock.
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You rock.
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So if you want to sound very natural, you can use those two.
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You can also say I really appreciate it.
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Or you could say that's so nice of you, that's so kind of you you can use nice or kind, it
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doesn't matter.
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So if you're enjoying this video, why don't you show appreciation right now?
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Use one of these expressions, whichever one is your favorite, and put it in the comments.
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Thanks a bunch, Jennifer, you rock.
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Jennifer, you're the best.
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Jennifer put that in the comments.
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To show appreciation for this video and to sound very natural.
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How about to say you're welcome?
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My favorite, and one that's very common, is simply no worries, no worries, no worries
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at all.
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No worries.
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You could say happy to help or my pleasure or you could say anytime notice it's one word,
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anytime, anytime, anytime.
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And I will reply back to your comment saying thank you with one of these natural expressions
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saying you're welcome in a very natural way.
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Now, when it's time to say bye, you can say take care.
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Take care, take care.
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If someone is getting into a vehicle, you can say drive safe or drive safely.
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Drive safe.
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Now technically, grammatically you need the adverb which is safely.
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But native speakers use drive safe more than drive safely.
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So you will absolutely hear both.
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Drive safe, drive safely, you can say talk soon, talk soon or see you soon.
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See you soon.
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Now let's say someone offers you something like a drink or a piece of cake, but you want
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to say no.
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You want to decline it, but you want to do it politely.
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You can say I'm good, I'm good, but thanks anyway.
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It's nice to add appreciation.
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I'm good, but thanks anyway.
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Nothing's I'm good.
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None for me, but thanks anyway.
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I'll pass, I'll pass but thanks I'll pass.
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So definitely add on that, but thanks or but thanks anyway.
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To.
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Sound very polite when you're requesting help, you can say.
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Can you give me a hand?
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Give.
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Me a hand give.
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Me a hand.
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You can say Do you mind?
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And then you need a jaron verb.
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Do you mind helping me?
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Helping me out?
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Native speakers like to turn help into a phrasal verb, help out.
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Do you mind helping me out?
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One I use a lot is Got a sack.
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Got a sack.
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Sack is short for second, which represents a small amount of time that you can make available
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for me.
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Got a sack?
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You got a sack?
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So let me try these expressions with you.
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Got a sack?
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Do you mind helping me out by liking this video, sharing it with your friends and subscribing?
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It would really help me out.
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Now if you're offering help to someone else, you can say need a hand, but notice you do
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the rising intonation to make it sound like a question.
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Need a hand?
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Need a hand or you can say it as a statement and you can say I can give you a hand with
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that and then you can give them a hand.
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You can help them out or as a statement you can say let me help you with that, let me
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help with you with that and then you can pick up that heavy box and help your friend out.
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Let.
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Me help you with that.
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It's Friday, so let's talk about the weekend.
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You can ask someone what are you up to this weekend?
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Again?
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Notice that up to at the beginning.
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What have you been up to lately or recently?
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And now I'm asking you, what are you up to this weekend?
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So what are you up to this weekend?
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It's very common to ask any plans this weekend and again rising intonation to show it's a
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question.
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So do you have any plans this weekend?
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I love the expression on the go.
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Anything on the go this weekend?
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It's simply an alternative to plans.
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Now if you want to arrange social plans, you can ask are you free?
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Are you free on Saturday?
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You can make a statement and say we should hang out soon.
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We should hang out soon.
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Hang out is when you interact with someone socially.
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We should hang out soon.
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Native speakers love using the verb grab.
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Do you want to grab coffee?
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Grab dinner.
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Do you want?
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To grab dinner sometime.
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And then you can add your time reference tonight.
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Do you want to grab coffee tonight?
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Now if you're.
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Arranging a business meeting you can still use Are you free?
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You might add the verb to me.
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Are you free to meet?
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And then a specific time, because a meeting takes place at a very specific time on Thursday
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at 2:00 PM.
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You could say I'm available on Thursday at 2:00 PM.
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And then ask, does that work?
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Does that work for you?
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Or you could ask what works best for you, What works best for you?
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Well, whatever works best for you, Bill.
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Now let's say you want to ask for clarification.
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You could say sorry, I didn't catch that.
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I didn't catch that, sorry, I didn't catch that, sorry, what does X mean?
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And then X is whatever the word is that you don't understand or you could clarify by saying
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sorry, what do you mean by X?
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If you're having trouble understanding someone, you need to be honest.
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You can say could you speak up a little?
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Speak up means speak louder.
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Could you speak up a little?
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I'm having trouble hearing you.
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Could you speak up please?
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If they're speaking too quickly, you can say could you slow down a little?
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I'm having difficulty understanding you.
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Slow down, Slow down, Slow.
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Down Now let's say you want to confirm understanding of either something you've said or something
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the other person has said.
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You can say do you know what I mean?
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So you explain something and then say Do you know what I mean you?
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Know what I mean?
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No, I know what you mean.
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Does that make sense to you?
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Does that.
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Make sense?
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Or you can simply shorten that and say make sense with a rising intonation.
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These two you need to put in your vocabulary.
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Does that sound good to you?
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Does that sound good to you?
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And then native speakers will often shorten that just to sound good.
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With a rising intonation, sound good sounds great.
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There's one idiom you could use, and that's to be on the same page.
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So you could say are we on the same page and this is used to say that you agree or that
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you have a shared understanding.
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For example, I could say J Force English is a great resource to help you become fluent.
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Are we on the same page?
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Do you agree?
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Do we have a shared understanding now?
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If you do agree, you can say we're on the same page.
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We're on the same page, Jennifer, so put that in the comments to show that you agree we're
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on the same page.
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They're 100% on the same page.
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Amazing job with this master class.
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Now do you want me to make more master classes?
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If you do, then put master class.
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Put master class in the comments below.
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And of course make sure you like this video, Share with your friends and subscribe so you're
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notified every time I post a new lesson.
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And you can get this free speaking guide where I share 6 tips on how to speak English fluently
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and confidently.
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You can click here to download it or look for the link in the description.
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And I have another master class that I know you'll love, so make sure you watch it right
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now.
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