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Encouraging someone in English

We can use the expression Hurry up! to encourage someone to do something more quickly. Hurry up! They’re all waiting for us. Hurry up! We’re already late. Hurry up! We’ve got to be there...

Making suggestions in English

Making suggestions One way of telling people what they should do is to use the phrase I think you should… I think you should consult a doctor. I think you should change jobs. I...

Small talk – Sample conversations

Conversation 1 Ram: Hi Krishna, how’re you doing? Krishna: Fine, thank you. And you? Ram: Oh, I’m alright. Krishna: What terrible weather! It hasn’t stopped raining for days. Ram: Yes, awful. If it continues...

How to greet people in English?

When meeting people When meeting people, we usually say an expression like Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening. This is relatively formal. In a very informal style, we can say Hello or Hi. When we meet...

Introducing yourself

Here are some phrases you can use to introduce yourself. My name is … I’m… Glad to meet you. My name is Gautam. Nice to meet you. I’m Meera. In a more formal style,...

Direct and indirect speech worksheet

Rewrite the following sentences changing the direct speech to indirect speech and indirect speech to direct speech. 1. The maid said, ‘All the windows have been washed thoroughly.’ 2. The mother told the children...

Combine using so…that…

The subordinating conjunction so…that… is used to indicate result. Study the example given below. He looked very ill. I felt sorry for him. We can combine these two sentences into one. He looked so...

Volitive future

Study the following sentence. You shall hear your father’s story. The tense used in the above sentence is not simple future but volitive future. In volitive future, shall takes the place of will and...