Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

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.

-Get the full eBook here-


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.


-Get 100 Most Common English Phrases Here-



Academic research conducted by:

Biber, Johansson, Leech, Conrad, & Finegan (1999)

Biber, Conrad, Cortes (2004)

Special thanks to Viviana Cortes at Georgia State University

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