Commonly Used English Phrases in Conversations and Small Talk

Questions, phrases and expressions that you can use to confidently start conversations with native English speakers...


1. Requests and Questions

2. Greetings

3. Emotions

-> I'm depressed.

  • I feel sad. 

-> She's pouting.

  • She's moping. 

-> It's disgusting!

  • It's revolting! 
  • It's repelling! 
  • It's nauseating! 
  • It's gross! 

-> You make me sick.

  • You repel me. 
  • You make my stomach turn. 
  • You disgust me. 
  • I can't stand you. 

-> Calm down, everything will be OK. 

  • Take it easy. 
  • Relax, it will be OK. 
  • Relax! 
  • Everything's all right. 
  • Don't worry. 
  • Don't be worried. 
  • Don't be nervous. 
  • Cool it! 
  • Cool down, all will be fine. 
  • Chill! 
  • Cheer up! 
  • Calm down. 
  • Breathe deeply. 
  • Be happy! 

-> What a pity!

  • What a shame! 
  • That's too bad! 
  • That's terrible! 
  • Such a shame! 

-> I don't believe it.

  • Wow! 
  • That's unbelievable! 
  • It's incredible! 
  • It can't be true. 

-> What a surprise!

  • I had no idea! 
  • I didn't expect this! 
  • I didn't expect it! 

-> You must be kidding!

  • You're pulling my leg. 
  • You can't be serious! 
  • Surely you're joking! 
  • I don't believe you. 

-> Go away!

  • Leave! 
  • I want you out. 
  • Get out! 

4. Thanks

5. Apology

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