Conversational Responses in English Conversations 2

Conversational Responses in Daily English Conversations

Idioms which use in order to put emphasis on conversational responses (answers):

time-flies

possible stimulus: Its nearly the end of the holiday already.

you say: How time flies!

you mean: You are surprised at how quickly time has passed.

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possible stimulus: you can borrow my car tonight

you say: Thanks a million!

you mean: thank you very much indeed.

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possible stimulus: did you get the job you wanted?

you say: No such luck!

you mean: you are disappointed you were not able to do something.

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possible stimulus: Can I go skiing with you and your friends this weekend?

you say: The more, the merrier.

you mean: You are happy for others to join your group or your activity.

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possible stimulus: She is a great teacher!

you say: You can say that again!

you mean: You totally agree with someone.

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possible stimulus: Come on the roller coaster with me!

you say: No way!

you mean: You do not want to do something.

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possible stimulus: I don’t know how you can drive a car in London traffic!

you say: There’s nothing do it!

you mean: You think something is easy.

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possible stimulus: you could become a model.

you say: Don’t make me laugh!

you mean: You think something is unlikely.

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possible stimulus: We bumped into John’s teacher in Venice!

you say: It’s a small world.

you mean: you are surprised at coincidence, e.g. meeting someone unexpectedly or discover mutual friends.

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