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Flashcards in Small Talks Deck (27):
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I see what you are [...].

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saying

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That makes [...].

sense

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That’s [...].

true

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You [...] be Susan's husband.

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must

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Nice [...], isn't it?

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weather

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What have you [...] up to?

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been

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I’ve [...] so much about you

 

in case the person you’re being introduced to is well known, this is just the right English small talk phrase to tell them during the introduction!

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heard 

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I’d like you to [...] someone! 

 

 

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meet

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It’s [...] to see you again! 

 

this is how you recognize the presence of an old friend or acquaintance when you meet them after a while.

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good

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You doing [...]?

 

asked when the person has had some tough experience recently and you want to ask politely if they’re OK.

OK

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Hi, …! Have you been [...] busy?

 

 just a standard enquiry with little or no direct meaning.

 

keeping

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OK, [...] the thing …

 

 a very handy way to start making your point if you’re not sure how to begin the sentence.

here's

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[...] for asking, I’m fine, how are you? 

 

 a typical response and counter-question to a greeting phrase ‘how are you?’

Thanks

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Hi, how are you doing? It’s [...] to see you! 

 

– a typical response to a greeting from someone you haven’t seen for a while.

good

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[...] for you!

 

– a response to someone telling you about their success in something or some good news that they’re happy about.

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[...] do you know? 

 

– a counter-question you can ask when someone surprises you with a question about something they’re not really expected to know.

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How

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That’s a [...] one!

 

– a surprise response to funny or surprising news from your chat partner.

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good

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[...] problem

 

– a typical response to a small request you’re happy to do. This one is especially used when responding to superiors’ requests and it sounds more enthusiastic than if you simply say ‘sure’ or ‘OK’.

No

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[...], forget what I just said

 

– this phrase is to be used when you said something that wasn’t important at all but your chat partner wants you to repeat it. You can also use this phrase if you feel that he/she might be slightly annoyed or offended by your question or comment so you want to end it there.

Never mind

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Well, how to [...] it in the right words. 

 

– a phrase used when you want to take your time to think over the question. This is an ideal phrase to use when you’re stuck but instead of remaining silent you can start your response with this phrase.

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put

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That [...] be great! 

 

– a response to an offer that you’re really happy about.

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good

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… you know [...] I mean? 

 

– this is quite an overused phrase but you can definitely use it at the end of a sentence if you want to emphasize what you just said.

what

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You [...], the thing is that … –

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see

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