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  • Hi everybody. My name is Alisha in this lesson

  • I'm going to talk about 25 must-know intermediate phrases. Let's get started

  • These are some intermediate level phrases that you can use in everyday life

  • You can use them when you travel at work in your studies. So I hope that they're helpful for you

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  • Practice your English even more. Alright, let's get started. How is it going?

  • How is it going? You'll notice with how is it going that there's an apostrophe at the end of this?

  • It's not how is it going or how is it going? If you say how is it going? It sounds too stiff

  • It doesn't sound so friendly. So we say how is it going? How's it going? How's it going means? How are you?

  • Like, how are you doing or how is your life going?

  • So it's like a friendly kind of rougher more casual way to say. How are you? How's it going? How's it going?

  • How's it going with you?

  • fine

  • See, that's the correct response. Has it done fine. Has it gone good has going not bad. How is it going?

  • How is it going? Okay, let's go on to the next expression. What have you been up to?

  • What have you been up to? What have you been up to? What have you been up to?

  • What have you been up to is a more advanced version of like what are you doing?

  • So what have you been up to means? What did you do since the last time?

  • I saw you what have you been up to? So what have you been up to? It's like ah, I've been blah blah blah

  • We're going to talk about this in the next expression. So what have you been up to or what?

  • Have you been doing is another popular variation? What have you been up to? How have you been?

  • How have you been? How have you been more?

  • Naturally, how have you been?

  • Sounds like how have you been in?

  • Everyday speech so how have gets reduced to how of how of how have you been? How have you been?

  • How have you been since the last time I saw you is what this means how have you been?

  • So that you sound also gets shorter how have you been is kind of what it sounds like if I slow it down a lot

  • How have you been? How you been? You might also hear too?

  • So this means since the last time I saw you what has your condition been like good bad

  • busy in most cases the answer is just good you

  • Fine fine. Anyway moving along. I've been blah blah blah

  • I've been this is their reduced form of I have been something something

  • This is a good response to questions. Like how have you been or what? Have you been up to numbers?

  • 2 & 3 in this episode. So if someone says what have you been up to you can say I've been busy or I've been

  • Working I've been studying. I've been planting a garden in front of my house

  • I've been looking for a new car. I've been making videos on the Internet

  • So I've been blah blah blah

  • So eyes is short for I have been so this is a present perfect tense expression

  • I've been something something you can use the progressive form. You can use an adjective here

  • You can use whatever suits your situation so

  • Yeah. Hmm. What have you been up to? I've been

  • Sleeping a lot. How about something something? How about dinner? How about drinks?

  • How about we do this later? How about something? This is a very

  • Simple and easy way to make a suggestion to someone. How about blah blah blah

  • So in fast speech how about sounds like how about how about how about we how about you?

  • How about I how about so the a sound kind of disappears? How about we see a movie later?

  • How about we go to the beach this weekend? How about we take a trip to

  • Guam how about we bake cookies? How about we go on to the next expression? Okay. Sorry

  • I can't sorry. I can't so sorry. I cannot this is a way to

  • Refuse an invitation so to say no I can do that thing and I feel bad about it. Sorry

  • I can't sorry. I can't

  • So like sorry I can't you can add

  • Like the thing you are refusing if you like you could say, sorry

  • I can't go to the beach with you this weekend or sorry. I can't meet you for dinner tonight. I have to work late

  • Sorry, I can't help you make your treehouse. I broke my leg. That was very specific

  • sorry, I can't cook dinner tonight because I don't know how to cook when you want to refuse and

  • You maybe don't want to give specific reasons. You can say sorry. I can't I use this recently

  • Sorry, I can't go sure sounds good. Sure. Sounds good. So sure sounds good. You can put those two together

  • Sure means yes, sounds good means like your idea

  • Seems to be a good thing. Like I'm hearing your idea. It sounds like a nice idea. So this is a good way to

  • Accept an invitation sure, sounds good or sounds nice. Sounds great. Sounds awesome. Sounds cool sounds

  • fantastic

  • You can change your adjective there if you like sure sounds rad

  • Do you want to something something? Do you want to something something?

  • Do you want to plus an activity? Like do you want to get dinner?

  • Do you want to go for drinks? Do you wanna ride bikes? Do you wanna make videos for the Internet?

  • Do you want to study English with me do you wanna I don't know

  • Do you want to get a Charizard tattoo already has one?

  • Do you want to is a friendly and easy way to make an invitation?

  • For some kind of activity when we say this expression. We kind of put the sounds together

  • so not do you want to but do you wanna do you wanna do you wanna

  • Do you wanna so it's you can imagine it's like Dee

  • ' why a

  • waa and and aadya wanna do you wanna not do you want to but do you wanna do you wanna

  • Go to the next one. I do. What do you call this? What do you call this? So when you don't know the

  • Vocabulary word for something or you just forget it. You can use this expression. What do you call this?

  • So again that do you becomes reduced. Do you becomes dia? What do you call this?

  • So to call something is like to name something. What is the name you use for this thing?

  • So what do you call this? Like? What do you call?

  • This what do you call that? What do you call these? What do you call this?

  • So you can use that when you don't know the word for something when you find something new as well. How do I get to?

  • Location. How do I get to so how do I get to for example the station? How do I get to this hotel?

  • Means what is the path I should take to arrive at that destination?

  • How do I get to the beach room here?

  • How do I get to my house from here or how do I get to the bar from here?

  • How do I get to work from here? So how do I get to is a much more natural way to ask for directions?

  • to some place so don't use how do I go or how do I

  • Travel I guess but how do I get to a location?

  • and don't forget your to also remember we use that preposition to

  • Before the specific place name so a problem that I hear a lot is how do I go to there?

  • So we don't use to before there because there is not a specific place

  • How do I get to the station a station is a specific place or a hotel is a specific place?

  • There is not a specific place so we cannot use to with there. So, how do I get there?

  • It's fine. No to how do you get to the next one by scrolling down on the iPad?

  • alright

  • Let's go to the next one have a nice evening have a nice evening have a nice evening is a way to say

  • Goodbye at the end of the day learners use. Goodnight

  • At the end of the day like with coworkers or maybe leaving a restaurant like goodnight

  • We use goodnight when we're like saying goodbye to our kids or like when we're actually in bed

  • Like with a spouse or like your partner, or maybe you say it to your children or something like that?

  • Goodnight, just before you go to sleep when you want to say goodbye at the end of the day

  • Use have a nice evening. Have a good evening

  • That's a much more like natural and polite way to say goodbye at the end of the day. Have a nice evening

  • Have a good one. Have a good one. Have a good one. Have a good one means. Have a good day

  • So one here, it means day. Have a good day, or have a good time or like have a good experience

  • Until I see you again. Have a good one, or have a nice one

  • I think have a good one is probably the most common have a good one so friendly

  • Kind of polite ish. I suppose you can use this with your coworkers with your friends with your family members

  • But it does help there's a little bit of distance there. I think have a good one. Okay onward

  • Can I have item, please? Can I have item please? Can I have something please?

  • So when you're shopping you can use this to request something from the person working at the store

  • So can I have that shirt please? Or can I have for example?

  • 200 grams of beef please or can I have that pack of cigarettes, please?

  • So you can use any item in this pattern

  • Can I have that thing, please?

  • You can use singular you can use plural you can use a number here if you want

  • But can I have and to make this more natural not can I have that thing, please?

  • But can I have can I have can I have is kind of more natural? Can I have sounds like can I have

  • Can I have?

  • this iPad

  • Yes, oh I got an iPad today number of the noun please

  • This is used again when shopping and maybe specifically when you're buying things in

  • quantity, so that means for example, like when you're shopping for food

  • You maybe need to buy like fresh meat or a fresh fish

  • for example and you want a certain quantity a certain amount of something you can use number of

  • The noun please so I used the example before like 200 grams of the beef

  • Please so you're buying things in bulk when you're buying in bulk

  • It means you're buying a lot of stuff at one time. You can use an expression like this

  • Of course, even if you're not buying in bulk, you can use this like two of the blue ones

  • Please you can use that as well

  • So this is just a simple pattern to use when shopping number of that noun

  • Please how do I plus your verb phrase? So we talked about the expression?

  • How do I get to a place this is how do I?

  • Something so not yet. But how do I and then use a verb here?

  • so one thing I hear learners do when they don't know how to do something is they use an expression like

  • please teach me this thing or

  • I don't know this

  • So to make a request

  • For someone to show you something you can use this pattern

  • How do I use this computer or how do I turn on this car? How do I sell my kidney on the Internet?

  • How do I learn English that's what a lot of people say just do it. It's the answer

  • So, how do I plus your verb? So that's a much better way than please teach me use

  • How do I learn English? How do I study grammar? How do I read books?

  • so use just the simple present tense form of the verb in this what again another point to your

  • Pronunciation point how do I becomes how do I how do I how do I do this? How do I do that?

  • How late are you open? How late are you open?

  • This is very useful when you're visiting

  • Restaurants or bars or like retail shops as well the most natural way to ask what time a store or other?

  • Establishment finishes is how late are you open? How late are you open?

  • So if you ask this question, you will get the closing time as the answer

  • Like, how late are you open? 8, how late are you open 10?

  • How late are you open midnight or how late are you open or open? 24 hours. The internet is open forever

  • We have no closing time here in English class 101 we're accessible

  • Always, how late are you open? So how late are you so that ru is reduced. How late are you open?

  • Are you sounds like how late are you open? We do not say how late are you closed?

  • We don't say that you could say when do you close? That's also okay. When do you close?

  • But how late are you open? Do you have any plans for?

  • Point in time. Do you have any plans for?

  • Point in time. Do you have any plans for this weekend? Do you have any plans for tomorrow?

  • Do you have any plans for tomorrow night? Do you have any plans for dinner?

  • so choose a point in time or kind of like I did with dinner you can use meals here to

  • Choose a point in time to ask about another person schedule

  • Don't forget for in this example. Do you have any plans for?

  • Point in time. Do you have any plans for Sunday afternoon? Do you have any plans for Monday?

  • So this is a quick way to ask about a schedule very nice and it's kind of polite as well

  • Okay on to the next one my body part hurts my body part hurts

  • This is an important and natural expression to use when you are not feeling well

  • So instead of like I have a pain in my arm or something or I have a pain somewhere

  • I hear many learners use that pattern instead use my plus your body part hurts

  • For example, my arm hurts my head hurts my finger hurts. My stomach hurts my back hurts my face hurts

  • Because I got punched in it this morning

  • It's not true. Have you ever punched yourself in the face myself? Yeah, I did it once and I'm never gonna forget

  • Yeah, I was trying to pull like the blankets up. It was like 6:00 in the morning. I was cold

  • It was winter

  • I tried to pull the blankets up and my blanket was kind of like

  • shiny and slick and I was like half awake and I was like

  • Damn, so my body part hurts my body part hurts

  • That's the quickest way to explain that you do not feel well in some way my body part hurts

  • Don't forget that s my body part hurts my eyeball hurts

  • My ear hurts my throat hurts, how much is this? How much is this?

  • This is a cost related expression when you are shopping. How much is this?

  • How much is that?

  • You probably don't need to use this so much because in most cases the price is clearly written in stores

  • but every once in a while you do need to ask or you need to like talk to someone about a price in a

  • Conversation. So how much is this or how much is that? You can change that?

  • Of course, you can use the plural here. How much are these how much are those in present tense?

  • And you can also ask about past tense information. How much was that?

  • For example, how much was your car or how much was this apartment or how much were those donuts?

  • It's a very important question. How much did your sandwich cost you could ask that as well?

  • How much does something cost is another expression you can use but yeah, how much did your sandwich cost?

  • It looks good

  • Or how much for a dozen burgers to be sent to my office tomorrow at one o'clock?

  • What did you say? What did you say?

  • native speakers use this all the time you can use this to please its

  • Importance probably more important for you to use this expression and don't feel bad about it

  • What did you say naturally? What did you say? What did you say?

  • What did you say is a question about the thing the other person in the conversation?

  • Just said like you couldn't catch it or you think you misheard something

  • Or maybe you didn't understand something. They said what did you say?

  • It's a little more polite than just what so what did you say?

  • Yeah, anytime you need to confirm something that someone else said you can use

  • What did you say try to use a nice intonation with this also? What did you say? What does that mean?

  • What does that mean and native speakers use this too? Like we don't understand everything like sometimes everybody needs an explanation

  • So what does that mean is a great way to ask for it. What does that mean in fast?

  • Speech is what does that mean? What does that mean?

  • So the th in that becomes like an S or a Z sound, what does that mean?

  • So it connects to that sound it does what does that mean? What does that mean? So what does that mean?

  • it's like you don't understand something that's written or maybe you don't understand the implications implications means like the

  • Like the background information of a situation. So what does that mean or you don't understand something someone else said?

  • But they're gone

  • So you can't say what did you say?

  • You asked someone else. What does that mean? What that person just said? What does that mean?

  • So what does that mean is another really important expression for learners, especially I don't feel so good

  • I don't feel so good

  • So if you don't want to specifically say like my stomach hurts or my arm hurts or my head hurts

  • You can say I don't feel so good

  • So this tends to be used more for like stomach problems. So I don't feel so good. I ate a huge lunch

  • I don't feel so good. Or maybe you ate something bad. I don't feel so good. We often use

  • I don't feel so good when we actually feel very bad very suddenly like in the examples

  • I mentioned when we eat something and our body is not happy with it. And we suddenly feel sick. We might use the expression

  • I don't feel so good. I need to go home

  • So you can use this to talk about like a sudden and unpleasant feeling in your body. I don't feel so good