Cheering people up
You look a bit down. Is there anything I can do to help?
Keep your head up! It’s not the end of the world.
Look on the bright side. Things are not always what they seem.
At the airport
‘May I have your passport, please?’ ‘Here you go.’
‘How many pieces of luggage are you checking in?’ ‘Two, please.’
‘Would you like to have an aisle seat or a window seat?’ ‘I prefer the window seat, please.’
‘Can you tell me how to get to Gate 55?’ ‘Yes, go straight ahead and turn left in the end.’
Words to use instead of ‘Very’
She is furious at the way she has been treated. (very angry)
He is wearing a spotless white shirt. (very clean)
I have not eaten anything since this morning. I’m starving right now. (very hungry)
It was one of the most thrilling moments in my life. (very exciting)
I am annoyed by the deafening sound of the engine. (very loud)
Idioms about animals
It’s raining cats and dogs out there. (Raining heavily)
I was trying to keep the party as a secret, but John went and let the cat out of the bag. (To reveal a secret by accident)
She will only do that for you only when pigs fly! (Something that will never happen)
I killed two birds with one stone and picked the kids up on the way to the supermarket. (To achieve two things with one action)
I was going to bungee-jumping, but I chickened out. (To decide not to do or complete an activity due to fear)
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”– Saint Francis of Assisi
“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vincent Vince Lombardi
‘Stop complaining about how you couldn’t make it. Start thinking about how you can, and work hard at it.’ – Anonymous