Useful Expressions and Common Questions

  • Introductions 
  • My name is ….. Nice to meet you!
  • Hello, pleased to meet you. My name is ….
  • I’m ….(name). Good to meet you.

Saying Goodbye 

  • It was good to meet you, I hope to see you again soon.
  • Thanks for taking the time to meet with me.
  • It was lovely to meet you. Let’s stay in touch! 
  • Great to meet you! See you again soon.
  • Give me a call
  • Call me
  • Send me a text / an email
  • Text me / email me
  • Drop me a line (letter/email)
  • Keep / Stay in touch
  • I’ll be in touch

Making general comments

  • On the whole,/Typically, I do…
  • Often/frequently/sometimes/generally/usually I …

Natural fillers

  • I suppose …
  • I guess …
  • Hmm, let me think …
  • Well …
  • I’m not sure …
  • I don’t really know, but …

Adding more reasons / examples

  • In addition (to) …
  • Furthermore, …
  • As well as …
  • Also …
  • not only … but also
  • both … and …
  • besides …

Sequencing ideas

  • Firstly / First of all, …
  • Secondly, …
  • Thirdly, …
  • Then …
  • Another point / reason / example is …
  • Lastly / Finally, ….
  • Overall, …

Explaining causes

  • caused by
  • due to
  • because of
  • a result of

Explaining effects

  • leads to
  • results in
  • causes

Commenting

  • Of course,
  • That makes sense, I understand/agree

Giving examples and explanations

  • For example/For instance …
  • Actually / As a matter of fact, / In fact, I …
  • To be more specific / precise, I …
  • I suppose …
  • What I mean is …