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22 Everyday Conversational Expressions Personal Life and Family p.1

 

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* 22 Personal Life and Family (p.1 of 2)

 

22.1 When you describe an attractive woman

 

She's really beautiful. Listen <Look at the cover girl. Shes really beautiful. Magazines often put photos of good-looking women on their covers to catch readers attention.>

She's really attractive. Listen <I like the actress who plays in this movie. Shes really attractive.>

She's really lovely. Listen <My sister works as a photographers model. Shes really lovely.>

She's really pretty. Listen <The woman in the picture is my grandmother. Shes really pretty.>

She's really gorgeous. Listen <The bride is the crown jewel of the evening. Shes really gorgeous.>

She's really cute. Listen <This is my brothers little daughter. Shes really cute.>

She's really a doll. Listen <She looks great in jeans. Shes really a doll.>

She's a real doll. Listen <His wife is blue-eyed, blond, tall, and slender. Shes a real doll.>

She's a real babe. Listen <Shes a real babe. Her mother is a Latina and the father is a mulatto.>

What a doll! Listen <Look at the lady he is escorting. What a doll!>

What a babe! Listen <A saw your sister at the reception. What a babe!>

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22.2 When you describe an attractive man

 

Hes really handsome. Listen <I saw your fiancé yesterday. Hes really handsome.>

He's really cute. Listen <There is a new boy in our class. His parents recently moved into our town. Hes really cute.>

He's really my type. Listen A His looks match my stereotype of attractiveness. <Ive been dating a guy for a few months. Hes really my type.>

He's a real doll. Listen <Do you remember the actor who played the main character? Hes a real doll.>

What a good-looker! Listen <Look at this new TV anchorman. What a good-looker!>

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22.3 When you ask a person for a date

 

Would you like to go out to dinner with me? Listen < What kind of food do you prefer?>

Would you like to go to dinner? Listen < Maybe. Sometime.>

I was wondering if you'd like to go out. Listen < If I want to go out with you, Ill let you know.>

I was wondering if you'd like to see a movie. Listen < What movie do you want to watch?>

If you are not doing anything, would you like to go to a party with me? Listen < Who are your friends?>

What are you doing this weekend? Listen < I dont have plans yet.>

Are you free Saturday afternoon? Listen < As of now, yes, I am.>

Can I see you again? Listen A Do you mind if we go out on another date sometime? (used with can or may or could) <I had a marvelous time with you tonight. Can I see you again? Maybe in a week or two.>

Will I see you again? Listen A Is there a chance we go out on another date sometime? Are you interested in me? <I had a pleasant time with you tonight. Will I see you again? That would be nice. Call me some time.>

Can I call you? Listen A Do you mind if I call you to ask for another date sometime? (used with can or may or could) <I had a wonderful time. Can I call you? Call me next week.>

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22.4 When you profess love

 

I'm falling in love with you. Listen <You are such a wonderful girl. I am falling in love with you.>

I have fallen in love with you. Listen <I have fallen in love with you. It is a love at first sight.>

I love you. Listen <My dear Cecily, I love you. I love you more than youll ever know.>

I really love you. Listen <I really love you. And I love you more and more every day.>

I love you madly. Listen <I love you madly, and I cant live without you. Need I say more?>

I love you passionately. Listen <I love you passionately, and I want to marry you.>

I love you with all my heart. Listen <I love you with all my heart. I have always loved you.>

I'm in love with you. Listen <I am in love with you. Please be my wife.>

I'm madly in love with you. Listen <I am madly in love with you. Lets get married.>

I'm passionately in love with you. Listen <I am passionately in love with you. I have had a crush on you for years.>

Be my love. Listen <I am fortunate to have met you as my other half. Be my love.>

Be my sweetheart. Listen <I cant let you out of sight for a single instant. Be my sweetheart.>

Be mine. Listen <I am so intoxicated with tenderness, with affection, and with ardor. Be mine.>

Be mine always. Listen <Be mine always. Will you marry me?>

Where have you been all my life? Listen A I have been waiting for you all my life. <Im twenty seven years old. Where have you been all my life?>

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