🔹 What do you do? What is your job?
I work at + место / as + должность / for + компания
I’m unemployed-безработный at the moment.
I run-веду my own business.
I’m retired-на-пенсии now.
🔹 Are you married? Do you have a boyfriend / girlfriend?
Yes, I’ve been married for five years now.
Yes, I’m in a relationship-отношения.
No, I’m single.
🔹 Why are you studying English?
So I can communicate when I travel.
I love learning new languages.
Because I’d like to immigrate to the U.S.
I’m thinking of studying in England.
🔹 Where / How did you learn English?
I took classes-уроки for three years.
I did an intensive course.
I’ve been studying on my own.
My boyfriend taught me.
I picked it up from movies and songs.
* If you PICK UP something such as a skill or an idea, you get it without effort over a period of time. Пример: Where did you pick up your English?
🔹 How is it going?
Great! Couldn’t be better!
Fine. How are things with you?
I can’t complain-жаловаться.
Do you really wanna know?
* Normally when people ask “how are you?” they expect a positive response like “fine” or “good.” If you say “Do you really wanna know?” it means that things are going badly, but you are not sure if the other person wants to listen to your problems or not.
🔹 How are you feeling?
Great! Never better.
I’m all right.
Like I need a vacation.
A little depressed.
* We ask "How are you feeling today?" if we know they have been sick or have been having problems. “How do you feel (about the Lakers winning)?” is a general question, we don't expect any detailed answers to this question.
🔹 How was your day?
A total nightmare-кошмар.
🔹 What do you do in your free time?
I don’t have any free time!
I work out in the gym. Качаюсь в фитнес-зале
I do volunteer work.
I like reading and relaxing at home.
I usually hang out-зависаю with friends.
* If you HANG OUT in a particular place or area, you go and stay there for no particular reason, or spend a lot of time there. Пример: We can just hang out and have a good time.
🔹 Did you like the movie?
It was fantastic.
It was terrible.
It wasn’t bad.
It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.
No, a real bore-скука.
🔹 How was the party?
There was hardly anybody there.
Boring – I couldn’t wait to get outta there.
It was a good time.
Small, but fun.
Crazy – it was absolutely packed.
* PACKED means it was crowded,
there were very many people there.
🔹 What have you been up to lately?
* This question means “What have you been doing recently?”
I’ve been working a lot.
Planning my summer vacation.
I’ve been taking it easy.
* TAKING EASY means relaxing,
not doing anything intense or stressful.
🔹 What’s the matter?
* This means “What’s the problem?” – you can ask it to someone who appears sad or upset.
Oh, I’m just having a rough-грубый-тяжелый day.
I’m not feeling so good.
I just found out my mother is in the hospital.
I’d rather-лучше not talk about it. = I’d prefer
Nothing, I’m fine.
🔹 What’s the weather like? / How’s the weather?
Hot and humid-влажно.
It’s pouring-льёт – take an umbrella.
A little chilly-прохладно, you might wanna bring a jacket.
Fine – a perfect summer day!
It’s quite cold.
🔹 What time is it?
It’s ten o’clock.
It’s half past four. – 4:30
It’s a quarter to twelve. 11:45
It’s eleven forty-five.
Let me check my phone.
Sorry, I don’t know.
🔹 Can I help you? / Do you need any help?
No thanks, I’m just browsing-осматриваюсь.
Yes, do you have this in a larger size?
Yeah, can you tell me how much this is?
Yeah, I’m looking for something under $30.
Yes, where are the try-on rooms?
* TRY-ON rooms are the place where you can put on the clothes to see if they are the right size and if you like them.
🔹 Can you give me a hand?
* This means “can you help me?” – often with a physical task like carrying a box.
I’d be glad to.
Will it take long?
Sure – just a sec.
Sorry – I’m a bit busy at the moment.
🔹 What would you like to drink?
Iced tea, please.
Just water for me.
What do you have?
Could we see the wine list?
Nothing for me, thanks.
🔹 Are you ready to order-заказывать?
Not quite – I think we need a little more time.
What are the specials today?
Yes, I’ll have a Caesar salad and then the baked chicken with potatoes.
Almost – I just have a couple of questions.
Uh-huh. To start off, we’ll split an order of nachos.
* TO START OFF means you are ordering an appetizer (small amount of food eaten before the main meal).
* SPLIT means that two or more people will share / divide just one order of food.
🔹 Is everything OK?
* While you are eating, the waiter / waitress will often come to your table and ask this question to check if you need anything.
Yes, everything’s fine, thanks.
It’s all delicious!
Could we have some more water, please?
To be honest, my food is kinda cold. Could you heat it up?
Actually, I’m still waiting for my side dish.
* A SIDE DISH is a small portion of
food that accompanies the main meal.
🔹 Can I get you anything else?
Two coffees, please.
Could I have a look at the dessert menu?
I’ll have a slice of apple pie.
No thanks – I think we’re just about-почти done.
Just the check, please.
* A SLICE is a single piece of a pie, cake, or pizza.
* The CHECK is the list of items and the total price to pay.
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