22 Everyday Conversational Expressions Personal Life and Family p.2


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


22.5 When you turn a suitor down


Maybe some other time. Listen A I am not interested now. <Do you think you will ever go with me? I dont know. Maybe some other time.>

I'm not interested. Listen <Would you like to go out with me sometime? Youre a good man, but I am not interested.>

I'm seeing someone else. Listen <Are you free Saturday evening? No, Im not. I am seeing someone else.>

You're not my type. Listen A You dont match my stereotype of attractiveness. <I was wondering if you would like to go to a dancehall with me. Im sorry. You are not my type.>

You're not my cup of tea. Listen A I am not interested. <Im going to hang out with my friends next weekend. Would you like to join me? You are not my cup of tea.>

Not if you were the last man on earth. Listen <Might you ever be interested in me? You must be joking. Not if you were the last man on Earth.>

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22.6 When you describe your spouse or lover


She's my true love. Listen <Are you happy with Sue? Yes. Shes my true love.>

She's the love of my life. Listen <She is the love of my life and my best friend.>

She's my one and only. Listen <Do you love your wife? Sure, I do. She is my one and only.>

I love her more than youll ever know. Listen A I love her more than you can suspect. <Dad, please understand. Yes, she made a mistake. But she is my wife, and I love her more than youll ever know.>

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22.7 When a woman is pregnant


She's pregnant. Listen <Would you like to spend the holidays with us in Mexico? Thank you for your invitation. My wife cant travel. She is pregnant.>

She's expecting. Listen A She is expecting a birth of a child. <My wife had a pregnancy test. She is expecting. Again? Your first child is only one year old.>

She's with child. Listen <My wife is very particular about the regularity of her daily routine. She is with child.>

When are you due? Listen < I am due in May.>

When is it due? Listen < It is due in May.>

Do you know if it's a boy or a girl? Listen < The doctor performed an ultrasound examination of the fetus. I dont know how accurate the test was, but it showed a girl.>

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22.8 When you highlight family unity


We are all family. Listen <Children, you cant fight. On the contrary, you have to help each other. We are all family.>

Blood runs thicker than water. Listen A Family is more important than trivial things. <I helped my brother to get out of his predicament. That cost me dear. I had to do that anyway. Blood runs thicker than water.>

How can you do that to your own flesh and blood? Listen < Billy, dont make your little sister cry. How can you do that to your own flesh and blood?>

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22.9 When you lead a stable life after marriage


I'm a married man. Listen <No wonder I look the way I do, well groomed and tidy. I am a married man.>

I settled down. Listen A I settled into a calm way of life. <I met my wife in Los Angeles. I settled down and started a family.>

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22.10 When you lead a boring life


I'm stuck in a rut. Listen A I am conducting a habitual life that never changes. <Im forty five, and Im stuck in a rut. Ive got to change my life.>



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