B1 Dialog #43 Everyday words and phrases in English

Today we are going to have a small talk and share with you some common words and phrases for everyday English. As always you can read the text in PDF, which you can find in the description. Follow our podcasts on iTunes and Yandex Music. For more new dialogs subscribe to our channel.

How to work with the dialog?

  1. Listen to the dialog and read the PDF transcript. Turn on subtitles if necessary.
  2. Listen to the dialog again, repeating the questions and answers aloud (!!!).
  3. Come up with your own answers to the questions. Use PDF vocabulary if needed.
  4. Listen to the questions and answer them aloud (!!!), with a correct intonation, pronunciation and rhythm.
  5. Go back to the video from time to time and repeat the exercise.

Everyday English

R: Hi Anya! How are you? 

A: Hi Rinat! I am good! How are you doing? I haven’t seen you for ages!

R: Everything is fine, thanks! Yeah, that’s right. Long time no see! Would you like to have some coffee with me? There is a good place nearby. 

A: I would love to! Thank you.

R: So how is it going? Do you still work in that insurance company?

A: Yes I do. It’s going OK, but I have too much work sometimes and it really drives me crazy. What about you?

R: I’ve left my old job. Now I’ve been looking for a new one.

A: Are you kidding? You had such a good job! What happened?

R: I couldn’t stand our new CEO any longer. He just broke everything we were building for years together with my team. He decided to create something new, but I told him it was not going to work. He didn’t listen. So I made up my mind to leave the company. 

A: I see. Yeah I understand your decision. Don’t worry. I’m sure you will find another job. You’re good in this market and have so much experience!

R: Thank you. I hope so too. To be honest, I’m not very active in searching. I need some rest now.

A: Sure! Will you go somewhere for a holiday?

R: Now I won’t. I have some things to do here. Moreover it’s Summer! The weather is awesome. So I really enjoy the city. What about you? Do you have any plans?

A: I do! In July we are flying to Cuba!

R: Wow! Congrats! What is the weather like there? I’ve heard it might be windy in Summer?

A: Yeah that’s true, but we are not going to spend much time on the beach. We want to travel around the country and visit different cities. First of all Havana of course! 

R: I see. Yes I remember you like activity holidays!

A: Right. By the way! Would you like to come with us?

R: Hmmm I don’t know…Do your friends mind?

A: I’m sure they don’t! We are going with Olya and her boyfriend Dima. Do you remember them?

R: Oh yeah of course! Nice guys! Are they still together?

A: Yes. Everything is serious! 😊 So? Are you with us?

R: Thank you Anya! I appreciate it! Of course I am! If something changes, I will let you know! Ok?

A: Alright great! No problem! So thanks for coffee, I need to go now.

R: Ok sure. It was awesome talking to you! Have a nice day! I’ll contact you shortly.

A: Same to you and see you soon! Bye bye!

R: Ok bye! 

Other words and phrases

PhraseTranslation
I don’t mind.Ничего не имею против.
I think so.Согласен.
You’ll make it.У тебя получится.
That’s the whole point.В этом-то все и дело.
Easy!Полегче. Не лезь на рожон. Успокойся.
Calm down.Успокойся.
Don’t worry. Relax.He волнуйся. Успокойся. Расслабься.
It makes things easier.Так легче (переживать / переносить боль).
I haven’t given it much thought.Я пока / еще не думал об этом. (насчет планов на будущее)
It serves you / smb. right.Так тебе / кому-либо и надо.
You’ll hear from me.Я дам вам знать / сообщу о себе.
It’s going to be all rightВсе будет хорошо.
You bet!Еще спрашиваешь!
Sounds good to me.Это меня устраивает.
Time’s up.Время вышло.
Hear me out!Выслушайте меня!
I couldn’t reach you.Я не мог дозвониться до тебя.
Let happen whatever would happen.Пусть будет, что будет.
It never crossed my mind (that)…Мне никогда не приходило в голову, что …
Don’t mention that.Не надо об этом.
I don’t give a damn / a shitМне до лампочки, безразлично
Get out of my way.Уйди с дороги.
Get lost.Исчезни. Мотай отсюда. Проваливай.
You have a point there.Тут вы правы. / Тоже верно.
I mean it.Честное слово. / Я говорю искренне.
Let’s get to the point. Let’s hold to reason.Давайте ближе к делу.
So far so good.Пока что все идет хорошо.
It’s not that I don’t…He то, чтобы я не …
Don’t be silly.Не глупи. Не дури.
You know better than that.А ты не так прост (как кажешься).
Don’t worry, I can make it on my own.He волнуйтесь, я сам справлюсь.
Not likely. Unless …Скорей всего, нет. Если только …
No reason in particular.Просто так. Без особой причины.
Suit yourself.Как хочешь. Воля ваша. Делай, как знаешь.
It never occurred to me that…Мне никогда не приходило в голову, что …
I meant only the best.Я хотел только как лучше.
Tend to your own affairs.Лучше займись своими делами.
Think it over.Подумай хорошенько.
Coffee? — If it is no bother.Кофе? — Если не трудно.
You are on the right track.Вы на правильном пути. Вы правильно мыслите.
Come on. Let’s get this over with.Давай закончим с этим делом.
Whatever is to be will be.Чему быть, того не миновать.
Here’s what we’ll do.Мы сделаем вот что.
It beats me.Это выше моего понимания.
We are getting nowhere.Так мы ни к чему не придем.
I don’t hold with that.Я так не считаю.
It’s the big idea!Вот именно! Вот это мысль.
There is no doubt about it.B этом нет никакого сомнения.