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COULD YOU PLEASE TALK SLOWER?

Native speakers can speak quite quickly, which makes it difficult to understand. This is a simple phrase to ask the person to slow down. (Note: This phrase is often used in spoken language, but it is not grammatically correct. The correct wording should be “Could you please talk more slowly?”) A: You can give us […]

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WHAT’S YOUR PHONE NUMBER?

If you intend to stay in touch with the person you’ve just met, you can use this phrase to ask them for their phone number. You can also use email instead of a phone number. Similarly, you can use the more informal “Can I get your …?” “Can I get your phone number?” It would […]

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WHAT DO YOU DO?

This phrase is typical of adults who are assumed to already be working somewhere. So we ask what the other person does for a living, what their job is. Another way to ask is e.g. “What do you do for a living?” or “What is your job?” A: What do you do, Betty?B: I work […]

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