AEE 418: Why Time Is “Of the Essence” When You Start a Conversation + A Special Thank You

English phrases- time

Time, time, time!

It’s such a commodity in American culture!

You can’t waste people’s time in the US, especially in the large cities like Boston, New York, or Los Angeles.

It’s important to let people know when you start an English conversation with them that you won’t take much of their time.

It’s a solid way to start the conversation when you show that you respect their time.

Phrases to use:

  • “Hey, real quick…” or “Hey, really quick…”
  • “(hey) one quick thing…”
  • “I’ll be brief with this but….”
  • “Just one thing…”
  • “This will only take a second…”

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