Common English Phrases and Sentences Lesson 1

Common English Phrases and Sentences – Lesson 1

If you’re looking to begin speaking English now and begin your experience with the language of everyday life You’re at the right place. Learn common English phrases and sentences that are commonly used in more advanced conversations! Enhance your communication skills and master advanced techniques to speak with confidence!

It can be difficult to communicate effectively with a new language like English. There are a lot of new terms that you need to learn, grammar rules to be aware of, and little nuances that are learned after years of practicing and growing. In particular, for those who are shy and scared of failing using these brand new phrases and words can trigger an anxiety attack!

We will start off with greetings phrases that we hear all the time. First on the list is “how`s it going?”

The idiom how’s it going is another way to say how are you, how are things progressing, or what’s up. The it can refer to life in general, a project, or your day.


It should be noted that this idiom is said in many countries with the answer expected to be fine or good. This is not usually what a person says when he or she truly wants details of her life or day. Often this is said as a continuation of the greeting for example, Hi, how`s it going.

How are you (doing)?: Are you well? How are things? In informal language, you can also say How you doing? or How you doin’? I hope you’re doing well: I hope that you’re fine, well, good, in good health

1How are you doing?
2How’s life?
3How are things?
4What are you up to?
5What have you been up to?
6Working a lot.
7Studying a lot.
8I’ve been very busy.
9Same as usual.
10Do you have any plans for the summer?
11Do you smoke?
12I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name.
13Do you know each other?
14How do you know each other?
15We work together.
16We used to work together.
17We went to university together.
18Through friends.
19I was born in Australia but grew up in England.
20What brings you to England?
21I’m on holiday
22I’m on business.
23Why did you come to the UK?
24I came here to work.
25I came here to study.
26I wanted to live abroad.
27How long have you lived here?
28I’ve only just arrived.
29A few months.
30Just over two years.
31How long are you planning to stay here?
32Another year.
33Do you like it here?
34I like it a lot.
35What do you like about it?
36I like the food.
37I like the weather.
38I like the people.
39When’s your birthday?
40Who do you live with?


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