COMMON PHRASES AND EXPRESSIONS Level 2: Advanced Beginner

1. IT’S AN EMERGENCY!
Come here!
What is it?
That’s terrible!
As soon as possible.
I can take care of that.
How much do you charge?
$75 an hour.
Can you come now?
I’m on my way.
I’ll be there in 15 minutes.
Can you fix it?
You did a great job.
Here’s a check for $60.

 

2. APPLES FOR LOUIS
Are you going shopping?
Could you get some apples?
What kind of apples do you want?
I don’t care.
I like all kinds.
Bye-bye.
Don’t forget the apples!
They’re all gone.
I’m afraid I have some bad news.
What happened?
No apples?
I can’t believe it.                                    .

 

3. FIRST DATE
What do you recommend?
It doesn’t cost much.
Are you ready to order?
We’ll have spaghetti.
Anything to drink?
Just some water, please.
Are you enjoying your dinner?
I’m not very hungry.
How about some dessert?
No, thanks.                                                  .
Can I have the check, please?
I’ll be right back.
Is it OK if we share the bill?
Well…I guess so.
I want to go home.

 

4. DR. FEELGOOD
What’s the matter?
I have a terrible pain
in my arm.
I need an appointment
with Dr. Feelgood.
Can you come in at three?
Yeah, that’s fine.
How are you feeling?
Not so good.
My arm hurts every time
I do this.
Don’t do that!
Are you serious?
No, I’m just kidding.
It’s not funny.
I’m sorry to hear that.
Can you help me, Doctor?
You’ll be OK.
I hope so.

 

5. CORA BENTON
Do you know Cora Benton?
Yes, I know her very well.
We went to school together.
Was she popular?
Yeah, Cora had a lot of friends.
We lived on the same street.
So you grew up together?
That’s right.
We were like sisters.
Is Ms. Benton hard-working?
Nobody works harder than Cora.

 

6. PETER AND FELIX
You look tired this morning.
What time did you go to bed?
I went to bed at 10:30.
That’s not very late.
I got up at six.
Did you have breakfast?
I ate an apple.
That’s all?
I wasn’t very hungry.
Besides, I was in a hurry.
It doesn’t take you long to
get here.
Are you having car trouble?
I made a big mistake…
Don’t feel bad.
7. COMPUTER EXPERT
I’m glad to see you.
How’s it going?
Do you want to see my
new computer?
Not now.  Maybe later.
Let me show you.                                      .
I’m not interested.
What’s wrong with that?
It’s boring.
For you, maybe.  Not for me.
See Dennis over there?
What about him?
He makes people laugh.
I didn’t mean to hurt your
feelings.
No, you’re right.
You really think so?
There’s no doubt about it.
Let’s talk to Jane.
I think she’s into computers.
Come on.
I’ll introduce you.
Well…all right.
Jane, meet Simon.
How interesting!

 

8. LOOKING FOR A JOB
Are you busy?
Not at all.
That coffee smells good.
How much sugar do you want?
Just a little.
You’re welcome.
How many guests are there?
Just a few.
Do you like working here?
I know what you mean.
So…how can I help you?
I hope it’s not expensive.
I don’t have much money.
That sounds good.
What brings you to Leadville?
I’m looking for a job.
Good luck.

 

9. SAN FRANCISCO
What are you thinking about?
Are you going to drive?
We’re going to take the train.
It’s better.
I agree with you.
We’re crazy about Chinese food.
You aren’t the only ones.
When was the last time you were
in San Francisco?
I can’t remember.
It was a long time ago.
Would you like to come with us?
I’d love to, but I can’t.
I have too much work to do.
That’s too bad.
There’s nothing I can do about it.

 

10. THAT’S A TERRIFIC IDEA!
How’s college?
What do you plan to do…?
I’m not sure yet.
Are you going to get a job?
Not right away.
I’d like to travel first.
Where would you like to go?
That would be great.
How’s work going?
I can’t stand working in an
office all day.
Why don’t you try something
different?
I’m thinking about it.
You love to cook.
And you’re really good at it.
You’re going to do very well.
Nobody can cook like you can.

 

11. PRIVATE LESSONS
Please come in.
Make yourself at home.
How old is this vase?
It’s 200 years old.
You have good taste.
That doesn’t make sense.
Why don’t you play the piano?
I don’t know how.
You must be a good teacher.
Good for you.
Oh, that’s so exciting!
12. BUSINESS LUNCH
May I speak to Mr. Garfield?
He’s not in at the moment.
May I ask who’s calling?
Can I take a message?
Did anyone call me?
You got a call from Mr. Stubbs.
Did he leave a message?
I have to go to the dentist.
Let’s meet for lunch next week.
Good idea.
Are you free on Tuesday?
See you then.

 

13. CAR TROUBLE
Your car doesn’t look very safe.
Are you sure?
What are you going to do?
I don’t know.
There’s something wrong with
my car’s engine.
How far is the nearest garage?
About two miles from here.
Can you repair the engine?
It’ll take a few days.
When will my car be ready?
Next Tuesday…around 4 pm.
You must be joking.
Will you take me home, please?

 

14. SATURDAY NIGHT
What’s up?
Maybe some other time.
After that l’ll be free.
Do you have any plans for
Saturday night?
No, I’m not doing anything.
A friend of mine is having
a party.
That’ll be fun.
Who’s coming to the party?
Should I dress up?
It’s up to you.
I’ll think about it.
I’ll pick you up at 7:30.
Take care.

 

15. A PICNIC IN THE FOREST
How was your weekend?
We went for a picnic.
Did you take a lot of food?
What was the forest like?
You can’t imagine.
We were the only ones there.
It was so peaceful.
It’s good to get out of the city.
Anyway…
I bet you were hungry.
That’s incredible!
Then what happened?
You did?
Just then it started to rain.
When we got home, we were
exhausted.
I’ll bet…after all that.
But it was worth it.

 

16. YOU’RE THE BOSS
Is something wrong?
I don’t want to talk about it.
Come on.
You can tell me.
Well, to begin with…
I don’t like the way she dresses.
What does she wear?
I can’t even describe it.
Is there anything else?
Wait!
That’s not all.
That’s ridiculous!
That doesn’t do any good.
She doesn’t listen to me.
You want my advice?
You have to let her go.
You mean…I should fire her?
I’m afraid so.
I don’t know.
It’s very hard for me to do that.
You don’t have any choice.
This woman is a problem.
Tell you what.
I’m going to give her one more
chance.
And that’s it!
You’re the boss.