Useful Expressions: Giving an opinion

  1. I reckon…
  2. I’d say…
  3. Personally, I think…
  4. What I reckon is…
  5. If you ask me…
  6. The way I see it…
  7. As far as I’m concerned…
  8. If you don’t mind me saying…
  9. I’m utterly convinced that…
  10. In my humble opinion…
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Useful Expressions: Excuses for being late

  1. Sorry – I didn’t hear the alarm clock.
  2. The alarm didn’t go off.
  3. I slept right through the alarm.
  4. I had to wait ages for a bus.
  5. The bus was late.
  6. The traffic was terrible.
  7. I couldn’t find a parking space.
  8. The roads were chockablock.
  9. I got lost coming here.
  10. It’s not an easy place to find.

Useful Expressions: Asking for approval

  1. Do you think it’s all right to do it?
  2. What do you think about (me doing that)?
  3. Do you think / reckon I ought to (do it)?
  4. What would you say if I (did it)?
  5. Would you approve of (doing something)?
  6. What is your attitude to the idea of…
  7. Are you in favour of (me doing something)?
  8. You are in favour of … aren’t you?
  9. Do you think anyone would mind if I…
  10. Do you think it would be really awful if I…