The useful English phrases are helpful in growing knowledge of English. Try to discover a new phrase each day to use in your English! These are some incredibly useful phrases which are not available in English course books.
If you have a conversation partner, ask him to say the phrases while you record them on a smartphone, computer or recording device. That way you can listen to the recording and practice the pronunciation at home. Build 1 list and check off each phrase as you learn it.
Basic English Phrases for Beginners
These phrases can be used in many different situations and are useful for the beginners.
1. Thanks so much.
This is a very simple sentence you can use to thank someone. For examples,
Thanks so much for your cooperation.
Thanks so much for presenting me a gift.
2. I really appreciate…
You can also use this phrase to thank someone.
I really appreciate your cooperation.
3. Excuse me.
When you need to get someone’s attention, say “Excuse me.”
Excuse me sir, do you know what time it is now?
Following are also useful phrases in English speaking
4. Don’t mention it.
5. You are welcome
6. I understand
7. What do you think?
8. That sounds great. (word great can be replaced with synonyms like perfect, excellent etc., depending upon the situation).
9. (Oh) never mind.
10. I’m learning English.
11. What do you mean?
12. Hi! I’m Sophie. And you?
13. Nice to meet you.
14. Where are you from?
15. What do you do?
Phrases to be used at Work Place
Following are some phrases which can be used at the workplace.
16. How can I help you?
If you work in customer service, you’ll use this phrase a lot which is used commonly while using a phone.
Hello, this is Sophie speaking. How can I help you?
17. I’ll be with you in a moment.
If somebody wants to see you, you can use this phrase.
Good morning! I’ll be with you in a moment.
18. What time is our meeting?
You can use this question’s structure to ask the time of any event: “What time is [event]?”
What time is our meeting on Monday?
19. I’m just about to [verb].
When you’re going to start something very soon, you’re “just about to” do something.
I’m just about to send those faxes.