Do you know the common English communication sentences from the beginning of studying English process like:
• How are you?
• I’m fine. Thank you. And you?
• Where do you come from?
These are very familiar sentences, but do you know that in a common English conversation, these sentences are quite rarely used. In daily communication, the indigenous people will use sayings and structures that are different from what we have learned through books.
Let’s learn the most common English sentences for daily use with “Learn English Fun Way” so that you will become more creative in English communication!
Common English sentences for greetings
- Are you Canadian?
- Where are you coming from?
- Glad to meet you
- I don’t understand English well
- Please speak more slowly
- Can you repeat?
- What is this called in English?
- What does this word mean?
- Can I help you?
- Hey, how’s it going?
- It’s been so long
- How do you do?
- What’s up?
- Wait a minute
- Come with me
- I know it
- I have forgotten
- I don’t think so
- I am afraid…
Common English sentences for family topics
- Do you have any brothers or sisters?
- I’m an only child
- Have you got any kids?
- I’ve got a baby
- Where do your parents live?
- Are you married?
- How long have you been married?
- I’m divorced
- Could you tell me about your family?
- How many people are there in your family?
Common English sentences for restaurant topics
- We haven’t booked a table yet, can you fit us?
- I booked a table for two at 7pm. It’s under the name of …
- Can we have an extra chair, please?
- Can we have a look at the menu?
- What’s special for today?
- What do you recommend?
- A salad, please
- Can you bring me a spoon, please?
- That’s all, thank you.
- Could you pass me the ketchup, please?
- Excuse me, I’ve been waiting for over an hour
- Excuse me, but my meal is cold
- It doesn’t taste right
- Can I have my check?
- Can I get this to-go?
- Can I pay by credit card?
- I think there is something wrong with the bill
Common English sentences for travel topics
- How was your trip?
- Are there any interesting attractions there?
- How much luggage can I bring with me?
- How many flights are there from here to Hanoi every week?
- How much is the fare?
- How much is the guide fee per day?
- How much is the admission fee?
- What is the city famous for?
- What’s special product here?
- Is there any goods restaurants here?
- I’d like to buy some souvenirs
- We took a lot of pictures
Common English sentences for shopping topics
- Excuse me, can you help me please?
- I’m just looking
- How much is this?
- Can I have discount for this?
- What size is it?
- Do you have this in a size L
- Have you got that shirt in a smaller size?
- Can I try this on?
- It doesn’t fit
- It’s a little too big
- I’ll take it
Common English sentences for asking the directions
- Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to …?
- Where is the cinema?
- Excuse me, do you know where the B building is?
- Sorry, I don’t live around here
- Are we on the right road for?
- Do you have a map?
- Excuse me, can you tell me where am I
- Please show me the way
- I don’t remember the street
- Where should I turn?
- What is this street?
- You’re going the wrong way
- Go down there
- Turn left at the crossroads
- Straight ahead for about 100m
- You’ll pass a big supermarket on your left
- It’ll be on your left
- How far is it to the bus station?
Common English sentences for business topics
- How long have you worked here?
- I’m going out for lunch
- I’ll be back at 1.30
- How long does it take you to get to work?
- The traffic was terrible today
- How do you get to work?
- Here’s my business card
Dealing With Customers
- He’s with a customer at the moment.
- I’ll be with you in a moment.
- Sorry to keep you waiting.
- Can I help you?
- Do you need any help?
- What can I do for you?
In The Office
- He’s in a meeting
- What time does the meeting start?
- What time does the meeting finish?
- The reception’s on the first floor.
- I’ll be free after lunch
- She’s having a leaving-do on Friday
- She’s resigned
- This invoice is overdue
- He’s been promoted
- Can I see the report?
- I need to do some photocopying
- Where’s the photocopier?
- The photocopier’s jammed
- I’ve left the file on your desk
Dealing with IT Problems
- There’s a problem with my computer
- The system’s down at the moment
- The internet’s down at the moment
- I can’t access my email
- The printer isn’t working
Common English sentences for schooling topics
- Who is absent today?
- John is absent today
- John and Tracy are absent today
- Nobody is absent today.
- Sorry, I’m late
Beginning the lesson
- Hurry up so that I can start the lesson
- Is everybody ready to start?
- I think we can start now
- I’m waiting for you to be quiet
- Let’s start now
- I’m waiting for you quiet
During the lesson
- Give out the books, please
- Close your books
- Open your books, page 34
- Turn to page 10
- Look at exercise 1 on page 10
- Would you mind speaking louder?
- Could you explain it once more, please?
- Listen and repeat after me
- Don’t open your book, please
- Don’t talk in class!
- Don’t sleep in class!
- Stand up, please!
- Thank you! Sit down, please!
- Keep quiet/silent, please!
- Be quiet, please!
- Do the exercise number 10
- Talk about the topic
- Have a break
- Take a break
Reminding the students when they make mistakes
- Be careful / Look out / Watch out
- Mind / watch the step
- You will be in detention next week
- I’ll send you to see the headmaster
- Sorry about that
Finish the lesson
- End of lesson
- It’s almost time to stop
- I make it almost time. We’ll have to stop here
- All right, that’s all for day
- We’ll finish this next time
- We’ll continue working on this chapter next time.
- Please re-read this lesson for Monday’s
- You are supposed to do this exercise for homework
- There will be a test on this next Monday
- Remember your homework
- See you again on Monday
Above is the summary of the most common English sentences you can apply immediately in your daily communication in your topics. In order to improve your English communication skills more effectively, practicing listening to English through movies or music and other forms of entertainment, etc. may be a way for you to have a strong vocabulary as well as practice speaking and communicating.
Keep making efforts, and all your attempts will be paid up.
Good luck! Thank you for reading, and see you in the next writing.