Do you always know how to respond in English? Even if you have been learning English for a while, you may not know useful phrases for every situation. Here are 24 phrases you need to know if you want to speak natural English.
Today's post is about a typical French mistake:
When someone is talking to you in English and tells you “Hey I just got a new job,” what do you say?
b) A new job? That's great. When do you start?
How do you introduce* other people in English? It's very easy and here's a nice video to help you. Sorry, the picture quality is not great, but the sound is good and whoever made it also added subtitles to help you. (And there is Joey, who is always funny.)
So watch and write down 3 expressions to introduce someone, and 2 questions you can ask someone you've just met.
*in English we use the verb to introduce when we meet someone. You can introduce yourself or introduce someone. Do not use the verb to present. This is a false friend in French and English. In English it means to introduce a topic, or make a presentation.
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