Sorry to be a nuisance, but could I use your phone?
um einen Gefallen bitten
Can I ask you a favour? Would you help me with my maths homework, please?
einen Gefallen tun
I always used to do favours for my grandparents when they were alive.
My husband seems really grumpy at first, but once you get to know him, he's a very nice man.
einem auf die Nerven gehen
It really gets on my nerves when people eat noisily!
zu sich einladen
Mike and Ilene have invited us over for a cup of tea this afternoon.
für sich bleiben
I don't know anything about my neighbour – he keeps himself to himself.
sich befreunden mit
Have you made friends with many people since you moved here?
sich um seine eigenen Angelegenheiten kümmern
I never listen to people gossiping – I prefer to mind my own business.
The two armies exchanged prisoners.
I'm going to do it, regardless of what you say.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of rural life?
The latest unemployment figures are extremely worrying.
Car sales this year have dropped to an all-time low.
Her family are quite well-off.
Do you have to pay to use the car park?
Do you know how much car rental from the airport costs?
We live just outside the city centre.
Can you buy me a bottle of whisky from the duty-free shop in the airport, please?
I never buy anything from gift shops when I'm on holiday – they're so expensive!
A new bookshop has opened on the high street.
That new housing zone has destroyed a lot of animals' habitats.
Their new office is in the industrial zone to the west of the city centre.
I've just enrolled for Swahili classes at the language school round the corner from where I work.
Be careful the police don't catch you driving down a one-way street!
Markt im Freien
The outdoor market is every Sunday, and is open from 6a.m. to 2p.m.
Which primary school did you go to?
We used to live in a semi-detached house when I was a child.
What do you think of the new shopping centre they're building next to the industrial zone?
Does your city have a shopping mall?
I've just enrolled in yoga classes at the sports centre.
I'm going to the supermarket. Do you need anything?
Haus mit Terrasse
Living in a terraced house can be very noisy.
We were stuck in a traffic jam for hours.
My house is just after the traffic lights, on the left.
If you provoke my dog, he'll probably bite you.
Carl made an unkind remark about her hair.
Police have reassured the public that the area is now perfectly safe.
What do you think of that new block of flats they're building next to the river?
Can I give you some assistance?
He rescued two people from the fire.
Many people have been terrorised into leaving their homes by the army.
When I went to the fair last weekend, I won a goldfish from a stall.
My brother is training as a chef.
Mona was very grateful to Peter for his advice.
Have you fed the cats?
I called her several times but she didn't answer.
A balanced diet is essential for good health.
Do you have a problem with graffiti where you live?
The bad weather is causing serious traffic congestion.
We live just off the main road.
Public opinion is in favour of the war.
Window shopping is a cheap alternative to real shopping!
What's the best website to get accurate factual information from?
Algeria was formerly a French colony.
Dogs are very loyal animals.
Are you a member of any social networking websites?
There has been a rise in the amout of organised crime in the last twelve months.
Do you ever watch funny video clips on the internet?
Plattform für die Veröffentlichung von Videos
Have you ever put any videos on a video sharing platform?
Vitamins are necessary for a child’s growth and development.
My mum is really technology-minded – she knows more about the internet than I do!
the link between drug use and crime
Lighting performs several functions in the home.
The politician said he was unable to comment on the situation.
There was a great sense of sadness when they heard the news.
Have you seen the photos from New Year's Eve? I posted them on my blog yesterday.
LOL (laugh out loud)
LOL those pictures are so funny!
The new women's magazine wll be launched tomorrow.
I've got a brilliant app for my phone that lets me read e-books.
How many subscribers do you have to your weekly newsletter?
The internet is a fantastic information resource for students.
My sister met her partner on a dating site.
The site has too much animation which makes it very slow.
Does this website allow you to upload photos?
The website’s content comes from its users who upload photos and videos.
The site has user profile areas, where users can say who they are and what their interests are.
When I want to find something out quickly, I Google it on my phone.
When I find a new word, I look it up in a dictionary to get the definition.
Everyone I speak to recommends that I read this book!
Our shop has a new range of clothes for the spring/summer season.
You can chose from a range of different links on the menu.
Our local library has every category of book that you could imagine.
Which search engine do you use the most?
My brother-in-law lent me his camera to try it out.
sei mein Gast
‘Could I use your phone?’ ‘Be my guest!’
die Unordnung entschuldigen
Come in! Excuse the mess, I haven't finished unpacking from my holiday yet!
Come in and have a seat. The doctor will call you when he's ready.
Please help yourself to more tea and biscuits.
es sich gemütlich machen
Sit down and make yourself at home.
die Füße hochlegen
You've had a hard day – go and put your feet up!
Did your father give you permission to use his car?
How many guests are coming to your party?
The reason she loves him is because he's so sensitive.
I'm a subscriber to a website which sends me weekly photography tips.
I only wear a suit on formal occasions.
mit leeren Händen
You should never go to a party empty-handed; take a gift for the host.
Shaking hands is the typical greeting in the UK.
His official title is Doctor Jones, not Mr Jones.
My father was a professor of economics before he retired.
Who is the chairman of British Airways?
I suddenly realised that the boy was crying.
Is it OK to take a personal call during a meeting?
She's allergic to dairy products.
I accidentally set off the fire alarm.
I ripped this advert out of the local newspaper for you.
My host family were horrible and their house smelled of wet dog!
One of the most famous tribes is the Masai of Kenya.
I grew up an isolated farm in northern England.
The tribe lives in a remote village in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.
The people are very proud of their traditions.
She follows Islamic custom by covering her hair.
A tribe's customs help to bind them together.
My wife is a master of traditional Italian cooking.
The school welcomes children of all ages.
The teacher divided the class into groups.
The decision has caused a lot of anger amongst women.
What’s the population of Tokyo?
Scientists knew about global warming before the rest of the population.
In a few years, there won't be much rainforest remaining.
The Government is not doing enough to help the unemployed.
I try not to combine my work and my personal life.
Scientists say that electric cars are more environmentally friendly than petrol-powered ones.
Local residents are against the construction of a new airport.
Have you ever slept in a hammock?
There was a terrible storm last night.
The boxer swayed for a few seconds then fell to the floor.
Everyone should contribute £2 for his birthday present.
Let's vote on who's going to discuss the problem with the boss.
I got caught in the morning rush hour and was late for work.
She used to be a banker, bu tnow she's a primary school teacher.
What's the national anthem of Scotland?