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16 Everyday Conversational Expressions Particular Occasions p.1

 

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* 16 Particular Occasions (p.1 of 3)

 

16.1 When you go to bed

 

I'm going to bed. Listen A I am on my way to sleep. <Its late already, Im going to bed.>

I'm going to sleep. Listen <Turn the light off, please. Im going to sleep.>

I'm off to bed. Listen <Im tired. Im off to bed.>

I'm going to crash. Listen A I am going to fall asleep. < Im too. See you in the morning.>

I'm going night-night. Listen < Sweet dreams.>

It's bedtime. Listen < Good night, then.>

It's past my bed time. Listen < Sleep tight, dont let the bedbugs bite.>

I think I'll say good night now. Listen < Good night, sleep tight, don't let mosquitoes bite.>

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16.2 When you want to take a nap

 

I'm going to take a nap. Listen A I am going to take a short sleep. <I didnt sleep well last night. I feel tired. Im going to take a nap.>

I am going to sleep for an hour. Listen <Its been a busy day today. Im going to sleep for an hour.>

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16.3 When you listen to the radio

 

What station is this? Listen <I like this music. What station is this?>

Let's find a different station. Listen <I dont like this program. Lets find a different station.>

What do you want to hear? Listen < I like music.>

Turn the radio up, please. Listen <I cant hear it. Turn the radio up, please.>

Please turn the radio down. Listen <Its too loud. Please turn the radio down.>

Turn the radio off. Listen <This program is absolutely boring. Im going to sleep. Turn the radio off.>

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16.4 When you watch television

 

What are you watching? Listen < Latest news. >

What channel is this? Listen < A news channel.>

What's on TV? Listen < A concert.>

What's on tonight? Listen < A science fiction movie.>

What's on channel eleven? Listen < A documentary.>

Is this any good? Listen < Yes, I like it.>

What do you want to watch? Listen < Lets watch some movie.>

Let's change the channel. Listen < OK. What do you want to watch?>

Change the channel. Listen < Why? Dont you like this show?>

Hand me the remote control. Listen < OK. Find something entertaining.>

Turn the TV up, please. Listen <I want to hear this. Turn the TV up, please.>

Turn the TV down. Listen <This music is too loud. Turn the TV down.>

Could you please turn it down? Listen <Im on the phone. Could you please turn it down?>

Turn the TV off. Listen <I havent seen such a boring show in my life. Turn the TV off.>

Turn it off if you're not watching it. Listen <Billy! Are you playing with your toys or watching TV? Turn it off if youre not watching it.>

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16.5 When you hear good news

 

That's really good news. Listen <The economy is turning around. Thats really good news.>

I'm glad to hear that. Listen <My mother is still at the hospital, but she is doing better. Im glad to hear that.>

That's great! Listen <My sister is getting married in June. Thats great! Congratulations.>

That's wonderful!   Listen   <“Our nephew was accepted at a college.” – “That’s wonderful! He is a clever boy. I’ve always known that.”>

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16.6 When you hear bad news

 

That's too bad. Listen A That sounds very bad. <I got fired. Thats too bad. What are you going to do now?>

That's really sad. Listen <My grandmother died last week. Thats really sad. She was a nice lady.>

That's terrible. Listen <I scratched the bosss car in the companys parking lot. Thats terrible.>

That's awful. Listen <We went for a hike, and I hurt my foot. Thats awful. Can I help you anyhow?>

What a pity! Listen <I couldnt make it to my nieces wedding. What a pity! She wanted you to be there.>

What a shame! Listen <Unfortunately, the board of directors cancelled our project. What a shame! The project was pretty promising.>

I'm sorry to hear that. Listen <My beloved dog died yesterday. Im sorry to hear that.>

I'm sorry I asked. Listen A Now that I know the answer, I am sorry I asked my question. <How is your brother doing? How is his wife? They broke up. Oh Im sorry I asked.>

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