English Lessons

English Lesson: Listen, do you mind if I crash on your couch for a night or two?

You're visiting another city. You can't afford to stay in a hotel, so you call a friend who lives there. After explaining your situation, you say this to ask if you can stay at your friend's apartment.

English Lesson: Can you believe the nerve of these airlines charging a fee for checking a suitcase?

You flew to another city recently. You brought two suitcases, but you were only allowed to carry on one. The airline charged you $25 for the other one. You're angry because that used to be free. You're complaining to a friend about it.

English Lesson: When you factor in the time it takes to travel to and from the airport, it's almost a 24-hour trip.

You often have to fly from Korea to the east coast of the U.S. for work. The flight is very long. You're complaining about how long it is to a colleague and you explain to him this.

English Lesson: Can you follow up with Jay later this week?

You're at a meeting at work. Your group has asked someone from another group, Jay, to make improvements to a computer program that your group uses. He hasn't done it yet, but you want to make sure he does it. You're telling one of your employees t...

English Lesson: I don't see what the big deal is.

Lots of people are talking about the new iPad tablet computer device. You go to a store with your girlfriend to try one out but you aren't impressed by it. You don't understand why everyone is so excited. You say this to your girlfriend express yo...

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