Hey guys, Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another Podcast English lesson. Happy Halloween! Do you celebrate Halloween where you live? Here in the USA, kids dress up in costumes and go around the neighborhood trick or treating. That’s when they knock on their neighbor’s doors and say trick or treat! And the neighbors give them candy. Total paradise for kids, right?
Well, I have no tricks today, just a treat. Today, we are going to look at 5 conversational phrases using the modal verb, would. These are stand-alone phrases that we use in everyday, English conversations. Are you ready? Let’s check it out!
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.
- TOM: Did you hear? Jim crashed his new car. / ME: Oh yeah? I never would have guessed.
- JACK: The boss fired me. / ME: Oh yeah? I never would have guessed.
- I’d say this is the best pizza in NYC.
- It’s late. I’d say we’d better get going if we want to catch our train.
- I’d say the teacher is going to be upset if you don’t hand in your report on time.
- Tom: Are you going to complain to the boss about working overtime? / Me: Why would I? He’s not going to let me go home early.
- Tom: You car is 15 years old. Aren’t you going to get a new one? / Me: Why would I? This car works great!
- Tom: Would you like to come fishing with us this weekend? / Me: Would I ever!
- Kim: Would you like another slice of pizza? / Me: Would I ever! It’s really delicious!
- Tom: Do you want a cool drink? / Me: Would I ever! It’s really hot today.
- Me: I heard Jack got fired. / Tom: No way! / Me: Would I kid you?
- Me: Did you know that Frank proposed to Jenny? / Tom: Oh really? / Me: Yeah! Would I kid you?
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