Perfect Phrases for ESL: Conversation Skills, Second Edition (2nd ed.)

by Diane Engelhardt

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  • 9781260010701
  • 9781260010718

Have the confidence to converse like a native English speaker with just the right phrases

How do you start a conversation? What should you say to express disagreement? How do you offer someone your advice? This handy reference will help you navigate social and business situations, with hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases and example dialogues that will help you converse with friends, collaborate with co-workers, and engage those around you.

Perfect Phrases for ESL: Conversation Skills is filled with hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases to help you navigate your way through social and business situations. There are phrases for talking with friends, offering opinions, collaborating with co-workers, addressing misunderstandings, and more. The book also includes common slang expressions you can use to sound more like a native speaker. And the new edition of this bestselling guide includes phrases for making contact, setting appointments, and leaving messages by phone.

Inside find examples of Perfect Phrases for . . .

Introductions: May I introduce myself?
Invitations: Would you care to join us for a drink?
Decisions: What are our options?
Determination: I’m not budging an inch on this.
Complaining: I have a lot on my plate right now.
Interrupting: Sorry, I didn’t catch that.
Making contact: I just wanted to touch base.


  • McGraw-Hill Education; June 2017
  • ISBN: 9781260010718
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Perfect Phrases for ESL: Conversation Skills, Second Edition
  • Author: Diane Engelhardt
  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill Education
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781260010701
  • 9781260010718

About The Author

Diane Engelhardt is an ESL instructor with more than 20 years’ experience teaching conversational and business English to a wide variety of students in Canada and Germany.