Functional language lists

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Updated 7 July 2020 

35 ways to say hello in English – NEW

41 ways to say goodbye in English – NEW

The big list of social English phrases (in this e-book)

The big list of turn taking language (by function, at the end of this article)

222 checking/ clarifying phrases (A to Z, at the end of this article)

List of giving advice phrases by level

List of making requests phrases by level

List of apologising phrases by level

List of giving bad news phrases by level

List of agreeing phrases by level

List of disagreeing phrases by level

List of disagreeing strongly phrases by level

List of offering phrases by level

List of asking for opinions phrases by level

List of giving opinions phrases by level

Hedging/ Generalising words and phrases list (scattered through this article)

Likes and dislikes language list (in order of usefulness, at the beginning of this article)

List of phrases for talking about experiences (near the beginning of this article)

Related pages

Most useful phrases for business communication lists

Functional language games/ worksheets page

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