A. Expressing feeling
1. Expressing surprise:
· No. I don’t believe it.
· Are you serious?
· Are you joking?
· Are you kidding?
· You must be joking.
· Oh, no. that’s not true.
· It’s surprising that…
· What a surprise!
· This is really a surprise!
Rifa’I : Could you tell me about Islamic boarding school Babussalam?
Rama : well, let me tell you. The Islamic boarding school Babussalam is the goodness boarding school ever known. Every student in Babussalam study for memorize Al Quran. Student Babussalam study about technology too.
Rifa’I : Wow, that’s amazing fact.
B. Expressing warning
When we are going to give warnings to other people, we can use these expressions:
1. Informative notices
· Out of order (for a machine that is not working)
· No vacancies (there are no more rooms to rent in a hotel, there are no jobs in a office)
· Sold out (the tickets are sold out)
2. Do this
· Please queue other side.
· Keep right.
3. Don’t do this
· No smoking.
· No littering.
· No parking.
· No exit.
· Don’t lean out of the window.
· Please do not disturb.
· Please do not feed the animals.
· Keep of the grass.
· Silence. Examination is in progress.
· Don’t leave bags unattended.
4. Watch out
· Watch your head.
· Fragile (be careful, this will break easily)
· Watch your step.
· Beware of pickpockets.
· Beware of fierce dog.
· Watch out. The train is coming.
· Look out behind you.
· Take good care of yourself.
· Be careful.
· Take care, please.
Mirza : Hey!
What are you doing here?
Bram : Singing
Mirza : What!
Look at the whiteboard “Examination is in progress”
So, silence please
Bram : Ok!
I will not sing again
Good bye (shouting)
Mirza : Go out!
1. Asking for advice
· Do you think …
· What do you think …
· Do you have any ideas about …
· Should I try to talk with him about …
· If you were in my situation, would you forgive me?
· If you were me, what would you tell her?
· Do you have any advice for me?
· Can you give me some advice?
· Do you have any recommendations about …
· Can you recommended a …
2. Offering advice
· I think you’d better start looking for a new job.
· If I were you, I’d stop writing her.
· It would probably be a good idea to send this mail by express mail.
· Why don’t you try calling her tonight?
· How about taking the bus instead of driving?
· Try ignoring her for a while.
· I’d say that you’d better quit the team now.
· I advice you to talk with your lawyer.
· My advice is to be careful doing business with them.
· I suggest that we go out for dinner tonight.
· Let me suggest that we buy a new copier.
· I recommend that you cancel your appointment.
· My recommendation is that we begin the sales program in May.
Mirza : Friend, today I couldn’t met her. I was sad.
Do you have any advice for me?
Rama : Why don’t you try calling her tonight?
Mirza : well, I was thinking of that, but I am hesitate to do that
Rama : Believed yourself
Mirza : Ok!, thanks
D. Expressing permission
Study the following expressions
1. Asking permission
· Can I close the window, please?
· Please let me have the car tonight.
· May I close the door, please?
· Do you mind if I smoke?
· Would you mind if I went with her?
· May I have your permission to marry your daughter?
2. Giving permission
· Sure, go ahead.
· It’s okay with me.
· No. I don’t mind.
· Why not?
· You have my permission.
· I won’t stop you.
3. Denying permission
· No, you may not.
· You can’t.
· Yes, I do mind.
· I don’t think so.
· I will not permit you to.
· I absolutely forbid you.
Mirza : Hey, Zaira. Are you going home now?
Zaira : Yes.
Mirza : Can I bring you to home, please?
Zaira : Why not?. That’s nice of you!
Mirza : Ok. Come on.
A. Expressing relief, pain, and pleasure
Study the following expressions.
1. Expressing relief
· Oh, that’s a relief.
· Thank goodness for that.
· Thank heavens!
· Oh, good!
· Oh, marvelous!
· Oh, what a relief!
· That’s alright, then.
· Thank God for that.
· I’m very relieved to hear that.
· I’m extremely glad to hear that.
· What a relief!
· Good for you.
· I’m glad it’s done.
· I’m glad everything is running well.
· I feel so relieved.
· This ointment relieves my pain.
· It’s very relaxing.
2. Interjection (a sound in English to express pain)
· Ouch! It hurts me so much.
· Ouch! Stop pinching me.
· Oh! What shall I do if he’s already married?
· Ooh! My head aches! And my back hurts!
· Ah! What is it?
· Aw! The pain hurts me very much.
· It’s very painful. I can’t stand it.
· I can’t stand it. The pain is getting worse and worse.
3. Expressing pleasure/pleased
· I’m very pleased with this room.
· Oh, how marvelous!
· Oh, it’s wonderful!
· It’s good news.
· I’m very delighted.
· It gives me great pleasure.
· I can’t say now pleased I am.
· I’m glad you like it.
· This is great, isn’t it?
· I can’t say how delighted I am.
B. Expressing feeling scared
1. Expressing scared
· I’m scared
· You scare me.
· It’s frightening.
· It’s horrible.
· The sight terrified me so much.
· I can’t forget that terrible experience.
· The fear is creeping into my heart.
Rama : Oh. What that?
Ronald : Where?
Rama : behind the school.
Ronald : I don’t know.
Rama : That, that, that a ghost.
Ronald : What!
Are you kidding?
Rama : No, I am serious.
Look, the hair on my neck is standing up.
Come on. Let’s going here.
Ronald : Ok!
A. Expressing opinion
1. Asking other people’s opinions
· What do you think of …
· Is that right (true) that …
· Do you think it’s going …
· Why do they behave like that?
· Do you have any idea?
· How do you like …?
· Please give me your frank opinion.
· What’s your opinion?
2. Expressing opinions
· In my opinion, …
· I personally believe …
· I personally think …
· I personally feel …
· Not everyone will agree with me, but …
· To my mind …
· From my point of view …
· As I see it …
· I think …
· I believe …
· I feel …
· I am certain /sure /positive /convinced.
· I agree.
· I disagree.
· It seems that …
· Well, personally …
· If I had my way, I would …
· What I’m more concerned with is…
· In my case …
Ega : Look. Our class is so dirty. What’s can we do?
Winda : I think we must to clean it.
Ega : I think so.
Winda : Ok. Let’s we start to clean it.
Ega : Yes.
B. Expressing agreement and disagreement
1. Saying that you agree
· Yes. I agree with you.
· I’m sure you’re right.
· That’s right (quite true).
· I think so too.
· I absolutely agree.
· That’s exactly what I think.
· Yes, I suppose so.
· I don’t have any objections.
2. Saying that you don’t agree
· We will never agree.
· Not at all/not really.
· I disagree.
· I think that’s nonsense.
3. Saying that you don’t agree politely
· I see your opinion, but …
· Yes, may be, but …
· I don’t entirely agree with …
· You may be right, but …
· Do you think so?
· I see what you mean, but …
· To some extent, yes, but …
· I don’t think so.
· I don’t agree with you.
· I’m not sure I agree with you.
· I don’t like the idea.
4. Making a conclusion
· In conclusion,
· To conclude,
· On the whole,
· From the statement
· From the facts above
· On this basis, we agree that …
Mela : I think our dormitory is clean today. What’s happen?
Yati : I think so too.
Maybe, because Mr. Def will check our dormitory today.
Mela : Oh. That’s good idea.
Yati : Yes, I agree with you.
C. Expressing satisfaction and dissatisfaction
1. Asking about satisfaction/dissatisfaction
· How do you like your room?
· It’s everything O.K.?
· Is everything satisfactory?
· Are you satisfied?
· Did you find our service satisfactory?
· Do you want to complain about something?
· Was something not to your satisfaction?
· Are you dissatisfied with something?
2. Expressing satisfaction
· I really like my new haircut.
· I’m completely satisfied with everything you’ve done for me.
· It was satisfactory.
· Everything is fine, thank you.
· Everything was just perfect.
· I’m happy enough with it.
· It was okay. Not too bad.
· Good enough.
3. Expressing dissatisfaction
· I am a little dissatisfied with the service here.
· I am a bit disappointed with the program.
· The food was lousy.
· I’m tired of working here.
· I don’t like the color.
· I have a complaint.
· I’m very dissatisfied with the condition.
· I want to make a complaint.
4. Responding to dissatisfaction