Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today get five phrases you can use to be sure you keep the connection when you need to get someone to move faster in English.

When you want to encourage someone to hurry and move faster you need special phrases because you don’t want to sound rude to people or offend them.


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Phrases to encourage someone to move faster:

  • Hurry up: Be careful with this one. It could sound rude. You might want to save it for people that you know well or times when you are speaking in a lighthearted manner or joking around.
  • “Let’s hurry up” or “Let’s hurry”: This would make the first phrase more polite. It means that you and the other person are moving faster together.
  • “Let book it”: This is a very local, natural expression. You will never find this phrase in a textbook.
  • “We gotta get moving”: Another way to say that we need to hurry up.
  • “We really gotta run”
  • “Let’s get going”


*Listen to the conversation between Lindsay and Michelle to see how these phrases are used in a real conversation.

Bonus phrase from the role play:

Michelle said “look alive!” and this means wake up, pay attention, let’s get moving.


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