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What a beautiful day

What a beautiful day

Nice, awful, strange weather, isn't it?

Do you live here?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?

Do you like it here?
I love it here

What's this called?

Can I take a photo (of you)?

That's beautiful, isn't it?

Are you here on holidays?
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Let's sing together

Let's sing together
Are there English songs?

I don't know this song
I'm not good at singing

Only if you sing with me

I'm a shy person
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Invitations


What are you doing...
...now?
...this weekend?
...tonight?

Would you like to go...
...for a coffee?
...dancing?
...for a drink?
...for a meal?
...out somewhere?
...for a walk?

My round

Do you know a good restaurant?
Do you want to come to the concert with me?

We're having a party

You should come.

Sure!

Yes, I'd love to.

That's very kind of you
Where shall we go

No, I'm afraid I can't
What about tomorrow?

Sorry, I can't...
...dance
...sing
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Arranging to meet

What time will we meet?

Where will we meet?

Let's meet...
...at eight o'clock
...at the entrance

I'll pick you up

Are you ready?
I'm ready

I'll be coming later
Where will you be?

If I'm not there by nine, don't wait for me.

OK!

I'll see you then
See you later

See you tomorrow

I'm looking forward to it

Sorry I'm late

Never mind

PP 7 and 8

May. 13th, 2010 10:50 pm
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Feelings

Are you....?

I'm....

cold
disappointed

embarrassed
happy
hot
hungry

in a hurry
sad
thirsty

tired
worried
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Mixed Emotions

a little
I'm a little sad

extremely
I'm extremely sorry

very
I feel very lucky

PP 5 and 6

May. 12th, 2010 11:51 pm
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One moment

One moment

Who's calling?
Who do you want to speak to?

She's not here
He's not here

Wrong number
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Our guide

Our guide will pay
Our guide has paid

How long is the tour?
What time should we be back?

I'm with them

I've lost my group

PP 3 and 4

May. 10th, 2010 11:16 pm
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Breakfast is served

When's breakfast served?
Where's breakfast served?
Please wake me at seven o'clock

Is there a message for me?
Can I leave a message for someone?

Is the water drinkable?
Is it coin-operated?

I'm locked out of my room.
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Can I?

Can I stay at your place?

Is there anything I can do to help?

Can I...
bring anything for the meal?
clear the table?
do the dishes?
set the table?
take out the rubbish?

Thank you for your hospitality

PP 1 and 2

May. 9th, 2010 11:19 pm
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I Need A Mechanic

I need a mechanic
I've had an accident
The car has broken down in Düsseldorf

The car won't start
I have a flat tyre
I've lost my car keys

I've locked the keys inside
I've run out of petrol
Can you fix it today?

How long will it take?
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I Have Nothing To Declare

I have nothing to declare
I have something to declare
Do I have to declare this?

That's mine
That's not mine

I didn't know I had to declare it.
 
 
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Good phrasebook poetry will appear naturally on the page. There will be no need for the reader to rearrange the phrases, their order will in all cases be correct as initially set out. The run of phrases may form a logical progression, or contain contradictions, or both.

It may amuse or seem ludicrous, but in its most accomplished form will have a note of plaintive appeal or lonely melancholy.

Phrasebook poetry is at its best when you...
...are cold / hot
...are hungry
...are tired / stressed
...cannot sleep
...are in an hotel

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