English phrases

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cikmet
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278481
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English phrases
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2014-07-15 13:16:06
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Daily phrases
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  1. fairy lights
    They are tiny lights that glow & twinkle.


    Fairy lights are often hung on Christmas tree

  2. They have seen the lights.
    Something that was unclear before, can now be seen VIVIDLY and can be understood well
  3. This month is proving to be a busy one for me.
    I will fix some lights to the railings above my garage.
  4. I have my hands full today
    I have a large job to carry out.

    I'm very busy right now.
  5. The name 'fairy lights' dates back to the late 1800's, and became popular after they were used as a stage prop in the opera 'lolanthe'
    The name 'fairy lights' stuck and is still used to this very day.
  6. Informal:

    She's just popped out to the shop.
    Formal:

    I'm afraid Ms Jones is not in at the moment.
  7. Informal:

    When will she be back?
    Formal:

    When do you expect her back?
  8. Inf:

    Could you get her to ring me back please?
    Frml:

    Could you please ask her to call me back?
  9. Inf:

    Sure. Who should I say called?
    Frml:

    Certainly. Who's calling please?
  10. Inf:

    It's  Jane from the tennis club.
    Frml:

    My name is Jane smith. I've consulted Ms Jones before.
  11. Inf:

     O.K. I've written that down. I'll get Lucy to give you a call when she gets back.
    Frml:

    O.K. I've made a note of that. I'll ask Ms Jones to call you back as soon as she returns.

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