Thursday, June 7, 2007

Function of English


Expressing Goodwill

. . .when someone is arriving
- Welcome
- Welcome back!
- Come in.
- It's good to meet you. (first time only)
- It's good to see you again. (after the first time)

. . . when someone is leaving
- It's been nice talking with you.
- Have a good/nice day.
- Have a nice weekend.
- Have a nice trip.
- Have fun.
- Keep in touch.


- Good luck!
- Good luck on your test.
- You can do it!
- Do your best.
- Do the best you can.
- Work hard.
- Keep up the good work.


- Take it easy.
- Don't worry.
- That's okay.
- It's going to be all right.
- Everything will be fine.
- No problem.

Responses to good news

- Wow!
- That's great!
- That's wonderful.
- That's really good news.
- I'm glad/happy to hear that.
- Congratulations!
- Good for you!
- Good job!

Responses to bad news

- That's too bad.
- That's really sad.
- That's terrible!(for really bad news)
- I'm sorry to hear that. (for sad news)


hoctrobecon said...

Wow! That's great! Have a nice day! Thanks a lot, teacher...^^

QuocHuong.NguyenThuy said...

Excuse me, would you please help me to understand what "keep in touch" means? Thanks, Sir!

QuocHuong.NguyenThuy said...

Have a nice weekend, Sir! Hihi! :)

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

"keep in touch" means "contact me".

Happy time.

oilman_vn said...

Also : drop me a line,

napphuong said...

It's cool, teacher.