Let’s speak with phrases Part 2

Saying you are pleased:

  • I am very pleased with…
  • ……’s the best thing I’ve heard for long time.
  • It gives me great pleasure…
  • I am delighted to hear that…
  • Great! / Fantastic! / smashing.

Saying you are angry:

  • I am very annoyed…
  • What a nuisance!
  • Oh, bloody hell!
  • That’s the last straw!
  • This is extremely irritating

Saying you are relieved:

  • (Oh,) that’s a relief.
  • (Oh,) thank goodness for that.
  • I am (very/extremely etc) glad to hear about…

Saying you are disappointed:

  • (Oh,) I am disappointed.
  • I am rather/very etc. disappointed…
  • I am sorry to hear…
  • That’s too bad
  • Just out luck…

Saying you are excited:

  • …’s very exciting.
  • How exciting/marvelous/wonderful etc…
  • Fantastic! / Terrific! / Smashing!
  • I am very enthusiastic.

Saying you are bored:

  • I don’t find… very interesting, (actually)
  • How boring/unexciting
  • (I am afraid) I am rather bored by…
  • (Actually) it bores me stiff.
  • I can’t honestly say I am all that interested in…

Calming or reassuring someone:

  • (please) don’t worry
  • There’s nothing to worry about…
  • I shouldn’t worry/get upset. If I were you…
  • I am sure things will turn out all right…
  • The best thing is to keep cool…

Asking about likes:

  • Do you like…?
  • Do you enjoy…?
  • Don’t you love…?
  • May I ask me you’re fond of…?
  • What’re your feelings about…?

Expressing likes:

  • I like/love…
  • I’ve always liked/loved…
  • …’s wonderful/very enjoyable etc.
  • There’s nothing I like/enjoy more than…
  • I am head over heels/over the moon about.

Expressing dislikes:

  • (I am afraid) I don’t like…
  • I am not (really) very keen on…
  • There’s nothing I like less than…
  • I can’t stand I am overenthusiastic.

Asking about preference:

  • Do you prefer… or…?
  • Which would you prefer …? Or…?
  • Which would you prefer?
  • What are your favorites…?
  • The choice is yours.

By: SADIA RIAZ

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