2 Everyday Conversational Expressions Parting p. 2


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* 2 Parting (p.2 of 2)


2.5 When a person leaves on a journey


Have a good trip! Listen A Have a pleasant and safe journey. <Well, the cruise ship is leaving soon. Have a good trip!>

Have a nice trip. Listen <Have a nice trip. Call me from your hotel. I will. See you in a month.>

Have a safe trip. Listen <It will take you three hours to get to Los Angeles by car. Have a safe trip.>

Have a safe journey. Listen <Well, you have your passport and ticket. Youll be in Paris in ten hours. Have a safe journey.>

Have a nice flight. Listen <The flight attendant checked on my safety belt and said, Have a nice flight, sir.>

Bon voyage! Listen <The cruise ship gave a signal, and the people on the pier shouted, Bon voyage! >

I’ll miss you.   Listen   A “I will feel your absence while you are on a journey.”   <At the airport she kissed me on the cheek and said, “I’ll miss you.”>

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2.6 When you welcome a returning person


Welcome back! Listen <When I returned home from an overseas trip, my sister greeted me, Welcome back!>

Welcome back, stranger! Listen A You have been away for such a long time that it is almost strange to have you back. <Welcome back, stranger! We havent seen you around here in ages.>

Its nice to have you back! Listen <Im so glad you made it home. Its nice to have you back.>

I missed you. Listen A I felt your absence while you were on a journey. <Upon my arrival, she kissed me on the cheek and said, I missed you.>

We missed you around here. Listen <The family greeted the returning soldier, We missed you around here.>

Weve missed you around here. Listen <There was a big sign on the pier for all arriving passengers to see, Weve missed you around here.>

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2.7 When you ask polite questions to a person who has just returned


How did it go? Listen < My trip was OK.>

How was it? Listen < It was great. I liked my vacation very much.>

How was your flight? Listen < The flight was awful. We got into a storm. I felt like I was dying.>

Did everything go OK? Listen < Yes, more or less. The airline lost my luggage, though.>

Did you have fun? Listen < - We had lots of fun! Ill tell you the details later.>

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2.8 When you signal your partner that you are ready to leave a place


Are you ready to go? Listen < Anytime youre ready.>

Are you about ready? Listen < Yes. Actually, Ive been waiting for you.>

Are we ready to leave? Listen < I am. How about you?>

Are you ready to part company with these people? Listen A Are you ready to leave these people? < Yes, lets go.>

Lets go. Listen < OK. Im ready.>

Lets get going. Listen < Lets stay for a while. I would like to mingle in this crowd for another hour.>

Lets get out of here. Listen <Its too crowded in this restaurant. Lets get out of here.>

Lets hit the road. Listen < Did you see my car keys?>

We should be on our way. Listen < Yes, its time to go.>

Lets go somewhere where its more quiet. Listen A Lets move to a place where there is less noise. <I would like to continue our conversation. Its crowded here. Lets go somewhere where its more quiet.>

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2.9 When you are concerned about safety


Call when you get there. Listen <Its already dark outside. Drive safely. Call when you get there.>

Dont forget to call. Listen < Yes, Ill call you as soon as I get there.>

Give me a call. Listen < Dont worry. Ill be all right. Ill call you from my destination.>

Ill call you when I get home. Listen < Yes, please. We are concerned about your driving.>

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2.10 When you want to keep in touch with a person


Keep in touch. Listen A Maintain communications with me. <Good-bye. Keep in touch. Take care. Be sure to write.>

Lets stay in touch. Listen < OK. Ill communicate with you over the Internet.>

Ill be in touch. Listen <Good-bye, my dear. Ill be in touch. I miss you already. Call me on the phone.>

Ill touch base with you. Listen A I will contact you. <My flight is boarding now. Ive got to go. Good-bye. Have a nice flight. Ill touch base with you.>

Remember to write. Listen <Good-bye, Jane. Remember to write. I will, Fred. Take care.>

Write me. Listen <Dont forget about me. Write me. How can I forget about you? Ill write you.>

Let’s write.   Listen   < – “Oh, that’ll be fun. I know your e-mail address. Look for my messages.”>

Dont forget to write. Listen <Good-bye, old friend. Dont forget to write. I will. See you.>

Drop me a line. Listen A Write me a short message sometime. <When you get there, drop me a line. I sure will.>

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