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Social expressions

  1. 1. SOCIAL EXPRESSIONSSome one sneezes. What do you say?  Bless you!You’re just going to start eating. What do you say?  Bon appetit.  Enjoy your meal!Someone says ,“Have a nice day!“ What do you say?  You, too.  The same to you!  Thank you, the same to you.Someone thanks you for something. What do you say?  Don’t mention it!  You’re welcome!  It was a pleasure!  A pleasure!  My pleasure!Refuse an invitation politely.  I’d love to come, but I’m afraid I have to …..Your friend is ill. What do you say?  I hope you feel better soon.  I hope you get better soon.You want to smoke. What do you say?  May I smoke?  Do you mind if I smoke?
  2. 2. You need the salt. It’s at the other end of the table. What doyou say?  Could you pass the salt, please?A friend has just had a baby. What do you say?  Congratulations!Great a friend on December 25th.  Merry Christmas!  Happy Christmas!It’s a friend’s birthday. What do you say?  Happy Birthday!  Many happy returns!  Best wishes / Good luck on your thirtieth (age - use an ordinal number) birthday!A friend is leaving for the airport. What do you say?  Have a good flight / trip / holiday!You’re late for a meeting. What do you say?  Sorry!  Sorry I’m late.  Excuse me!A friend spilt coffee on your best suit. What do you say?  Never mind.  It doesn’t matter.  Don’t worry.You’ve just finished chatting to a friend. What do you say?  Bye, see you soon!  See you later.
  3. 3. A friend can’t come to dinner. What do you say?  What a pity! Maybe next time.A friend offers to give you a lift home. What do you say?  That would be nice, thank you.  That’s very kind of you.A colleague gives you a birthday present. What do you say?  That’s very kind of you!  You really shouldn’t have!You want someone to pass your greetings on to another person.What do you say?  Give / Pass my regards to….  Remember me to….Wedding / Anniversary  Congratulations!  Best wishes / good luck on your tenth (number - use an ordinal number) anniversary!  Heres to many more happy years together (used when making a toast)Special Holidays  Happy New Year / Easter / Hanukkah / Ramadan etc.  All the best for a happy New Year / Easter / Hanukkah / Ramadan etc.
  4. 4. Special Occasions  Congratulations on your promotion!  All the best for your ...  Im so proud of you!