AEE 100: Top 100 Most Used Phrases in English Conversation

100 most common phrases in English conversation All Ears EnglishWhat are the 100 most used phrases in English conversation? Do you want to know??

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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  • Kiki Shen

    This is an awesome podcast! It’s very helpful for me! Keep on going!

  • Hi @kikishen:disqus Thanks so much! Could you leave us a review in the iTunes store so that we can keep the podcast going? Thanks for listening and by the way, what’s your biggest English challenge?

  • these three situation are very interesting and the vocabulary and phrasal verbs very useful. In most hotel don’t use key otherwise cards which you use to open the door. Is it correct to say: Here is your card?.
    This is the first time I hear about meetup. I think there isn’t in Spain neither in Peru.
    I have seen the couchsurfing web. somebody has experience about it?

  • Hi @joseantoniovelarde:disqus – yes there are probably couchsurfing meetups in Lima. There is a huge backpacking (traveling) community in Lima. Check that out.

    Also, yes, you could say “here is your card.” That’s a good point. Hotel keys aren’t used much anymore. Thanks!

  • @joseantoniovelarde:disqus- by the way, if you like articles, would you please share them on Facebook? Thanks

  • Mnes Blue

    Hi Gabby and Lindsay,
    First of all I wanna thank you for the podcast, I’m sure a podcast like that; it’s very important to speaking english in a right way.
    I hope you continue this work, through offering a podcast which is talking about 100 or more (according to the possibilities) about “the most common idioms and expression!” It will help us a lot!
    This gives a great benefit in a short time and with less effort.

  • Hi @mnes_blue:disqus Thanks for your message! We are happy that you found the eBook helpful! That’s awesome! Thanks for being a listener of AEE and if you get a chance, would you mind leaving us a review in iTunes? That would help us a lot! Thanks and have a great day!

  • jill

    grammar is all what i like to talk

  • Hi @disqus_DswQlra4dl:disqus thanks for your comment and thanks for listening to AEE!

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  • Wasim Akhtar

    it’s too much helpful , Thank you very much.

  • @disqus_0470B9aVpF:disqus Thanks for being a listener of AEE!

  • Wasim Akhtar

    Ma’am when do we use “would have been”, please explain precisely. thanks

  • amar

    hiiii lindsay. my grammer is good but my speaking isn’t good so plz help me.

  • @disqus_225KKXjDG9:disqus you need to practice your speaking with a native and you need to listen to AEE 4 days per week. Try speaking at

  • amar

    okk. i will try hard. thanx.

  • Tato Kiladze

    I’m enjoying your podcasts)) thanks

  • Anna Startseva

    Hi! Thank you for your work. It`s very helpful and so funny podcast! But the page with eBook unavailable now. How can I get it? Thanks!

  • @annastartseva:disqus thanks for letting us know. It’s available now. Thanks

  • @tatokiladze:disqus Great!

  • pratik

    its nice

  • Harsh

    Are these Phrases? Can u please tell how to differentiate between idioms and phrases? Can u giv me some examples of idioms and phrases please!!! Thanx u

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    great ideas they’r very helpfull

  • Noor Khalid Maken

    am happy I’ll for sure use them in my daily life 🙂

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    great job !! go ahead many thanks 🙂

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  • Mad Nomad

    Sup? Why for IELTS? Aren’t u american, it should be TOEFL, u know what I mean.

  • souhail

    thanks for helping us with this valorous informations

  • Muhammad Javed

    its very good

  • Anthony

    I like it and i want to say WOW

  • Sumit

    It’s great where can I find more of such examples?

  • Rostam

    Is there flashcards of these phrases available by any chance?

  • anand

    Hi I understand English.
    I can also speak but I feel shy
    Can you please help me ?please

    What I want to do for that.

  • anand

    I understand English .I can also speak but I feel shy to speak . so what I want to do for that. Can you tell me ?

  • Irosh De Silva

    Lindsay, what is that AEE???

  • Charlie

    Awesome…you girls rock! I’ve had a wonderful time listening, you make it sound so welcoming, nice, appealing…in a very friendly way. Thank you tons!!

  • Muruganantham

    I’m happy for This conversation

  • TruthShallPrevail

    What would you like our interests at which country on month years stay from speaking second when did you studying before elementary high schooling?

  • Aabid Khan

    I love you ma’am

  • bhan

    u guys have been oustanding with u r accent and u guys made it look so easy that even one can acquire proficiency in english alone with these podcasts

  • Esti

    They’ll say “here’s your keycard” or “here’s your key”.

  • Esti

    All Ears English.

  • jami

    free Ebook of phrases. I am not able to download, is it a trap to get email and name?

  • no it’s not a trap. I will email it to you now.

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  • Alexandre Negredo

    Hey Lindsay,
    Is there any other way to help you? Cus I dont have iTunes to leave you the 5 stars review :/

  • Hi! You can leave a review in the podcast player that you are using- maybe it’s Stitcher or Tune IN radio? Also you can share the show by telling people about it! Thanks so much!

  • zubeyir

    hello gerat job great conversations great understanding accent.
    i loved you.

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