Chapter 2- 10 useful phrases to Improve Daily English communication
Hello friends, We are back with second chapter of common phrases which is used in daily life to easy conversation in English. We hope, you like previous chapter and share with your Friends. Let’s go through one by one through each phrase from the 2nd chapter.
10 useful phrases to Improve Daily English communication
1) Tied Up: It means, you are busy in any work at this time and you can’t stop doing at work.
E.g: A calls to B. But, B was busy in office. So, She picked call and respond that I’m tied up right now. Please call back later.
2) When is a good time ? : This phrase is commonly used when we have to take appointment from anyone. In common language, It means When is a convenient time for you.
E.g: If A wants to meet B. So, A will call to B and ask ‘ When is a good time to meet you.
3) held up: This phrase has more than one meaning. Mostly, It is used when you are delayed for some work or delayed due to inevitable things.
E.g: You were late for meeting due to traffic. So, you have to say to boss that I was held up at traffic for 2 hours.
4) Upside Down/Right Side up: If you are using ‘Upside Down’ Phrase, It means You are referring to top part at bottom. While, if you are using ‘Right Side Up‘ phrase, you are referring top part at top. This phrase is little bit complicated, We will make you understand via pictorial representation.
5) ‘On Me’ : If you want to offer treat to someone, you will say; treat is on me today.
E.g; Drinks are on me today.
6) It slipped my mind: it means you are referring that you forgot to do.
E.g; GF to BF: Where is my Birthday Gift ?
BF to GF: Ooops, It slipped my mind.
7) ‘Drop Something Off’ : It means To take something from a place and leave it there.
E.g: Could you drop my shirt at Tailor to stitch ?
8) ‘Get Through’: It means, you are trying to call someone by phone.
E.g; You are calling to your friends from half an hour. But, No. is out of range.
So, you will say; I tried to call you, But I couldn’t get through.
9) Right Away: It is used to refer, Emergency.
E.g; A to B: Someone waiting for you at reception.
B to A: I’ll get it right away.
10) In the same boat: It is used to refer to someone if you both are in same situation.
E.g: Anjali to Purnima: Hey, My Boyfriend is always busy with office Work.
Purnima to Anjali: So is Mine. We’re in the same boat .