Let’s speak with Phrases

Asking for information:
• Could you tell me please…?
• Excuse me! Do you know…?
• Could any one tell me…?
• I wonder if you could tell me…?
• I wonder if someone could tell me…?
• Do you know about…?
• Could you please tell me anything about…?
• Have you got any idea about…?
• Can you give me any information about…?
• Are you aware of…?

Saying you know about something
• Yes, I know…
• Someone has told me about…
• So I hear is…
• That’s what I know…
• Only this I have been told…

Saying that you don’t know
• I am sorry, I don’t know…
• I am afraid I don’t know anything about…
• I am afraid I’ve no idea…
• I don’t know the first thing about…
• Sorry, I am not able to help you with your inquiry/request…

Reminding
• Please don’t forget…
• Can I remind you…?
• I’d like to remind you about…
• Don’t forget about…
• Please don’t forget…
• Can I remind you…?
• I’d like to remind you about…

Asking about remembering
• Do you remember…?
• I wonder if you remember…
• Perhaps you’ve forgotten…
• You must remember…
• You shouldn’t forget…
• Could I ask if you remember…?

Saying you remember
• I remember…
• I’ll always remember…
• As I could remember…
• As far as I can remember…
• If I am not mistaken…
• What I shall never forget is…
• I couldn’t miss it…
• How could I forget it?
• It’s still in my mind…

I remember everything clear…

•Saying you’ve forgotten
• I’ve forgotten, I am afraid…
• Sorry I don’t remember…
• Sorry my mind’s gone blank/complete blank
• Sorry I have no recollection of…
• I am sorry but I appear to have forgotten…

Asking if something is correct
• Is ………right, please?
• Am I right?
• Is everything alright?
• Anything wrong with…?
• Am I right in thinking/supposing?
• Is it true to say…?

Saying something is correct
• Yes, that’s right.
• Yes, that’s correct.
• Nothing wrong with that.
• You’re dead right.
• Absolutely

Saying something is not correct
• (sorry) ………’s not right

•I am not sure you’re right about…

•No, that’s all wrong.

•Nonsense/rubbish

•I really do have to correct you…

Asking how someone feels after something happens
• How do you feel?
• What were your feelings about?
• Are you all right?
• Hey, what about that?
• What‘s you reaction?

Expression of surprise
• Well, that’s very surprising
• My goodness
• Are you sensuous?
• You must be joking
• Incredible

By: SADIA RIAZ

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