In today’s 100th episode we are going to tell you what they are and how you can use them in your conversations!
Today you will hear a few of the phrases used but you can get the full eBook with all 100 phrases including examples of how to use them.
Situation 1: How to Check In at a Hotel:
A: Hi miss, how are you today? Are you checking in?
B: Yes, I had a room reserved under the name “—”
A: Oh ok, let me check. Oh great I found your reservation, you are in room 207.
B: Great so here are your keys and we have a complimentary continental breakfast between 7am and 10am in the lobby. Would you like a hand bringing those bags up to your room? Our bellhop can take those for you.
A: Sure, that would be great.
B: Enjoy your stay with us.
Situation 2: How to Introduce Yourself to an American in Your Home Country:
A: Hi, what’s your name?
B: I’m Jenny. You?
A: Oh I’m Akiko. It’s great to meet you. So where are you from?
B: I’m from New York. I am in Tokyo for a 10-day work trip.
A: How do you like Japan so far?
B: Oh my gosh, I never imagined the food would be this great and I’m having a blast.
A: Cool! Are you getting a lot of time to explore outside of work?
B: Yeah, I am in the office during the day, we have a Tokyo office but I get out around 5pm every evening so I have been going all around the city on my own.
A: Well some friends and I are having a cherry blossom party this weekend at Yoyogi Park. Would you be interested in joining us?
B: That sounds awesome. Do you want to send me a text later in the week and let me know the time and the address?
A: Will do. See you this weekend!
Situation 3: How to Ask for More Information:
A: Lindsay, what are you doing?
B: Oh I’m trying to figure out how to make this microphone work better. It sounds kind of strange.
A: What do you mean? I think it sounds fine.
B: Do you know what my friend said? He’s an audio expert and he said that we need to improve it. I don’t know, what do you think?
A: I think it’s OK.
Academic research conducted by:
Biber, Johansson, Leech, Conrad, & Finegan (1999)
Biber, Conrad, Cortes (2004)
Special thanks to Viviana Cortes at Georgia State University