50 Smart English Sentences For Daily Use In Conversations | Become Fluent In English Faster!


Do you struggle to speak fluent English? Do you know all the Grammar rules, but still

your English doesn’t sound fluentDo you get stuck while speaking English

If your answer to all the above questions is YES, you have just clicked the right video.

In this English lesson series, I will teach you 50 smart English phrases for everyday

English conversation. This is a 5 part English lesson series and you are watching the first

part of this series. Each lesson will cover 10 smart English phrases, with example sentences

for practice so that you sound confident and fluent in English. I am Sara, A native English

speaker and my accent is the modified version of Received pronunciation that is the standard

British Accent. It would help you improve your pronunciation and listening skills. Sounds

Interesting, let’s get started

The first smart phrase I have for you is - You must learn to hold your tongue, You must learn

to hold your tongue, This phrase could have multiple meanings, first - you should learn

to remain silent. Second, you should learn to listen to and not always talk. Third, Avoid

giving unnecessary information. You must learn to hold your tongue. Here are some example


Once the customer has agreed to make the purchase, you must hold your tongue. Don’t confuse

them further. If you are into sales and marketing, this is the first rule they teach you while

dealing with customers

Why don’t you learn to hold your tongue and allow me to express my opinion? This might

sound a bit rude, but sometimes you have to be direct and ask someone to shut up when

they don’t allow you to speak. But be careful while using it

Now it’s your turn, I want you to practice using these smart phrases. Why don’t you

pause the video and write a sentence in the comments using these smart phrases, It would

help you remember them faster. I would love to read your comments

Next up is, It’s a far cry, What do you mean by  - It’s a far cry. An interesting

phrase isn’t it?. It simply means - Something is difficult to achieve. It could be a goal

that looks difficult. It could also mean that success is far away

To vaccinate the entire world's population for coronavirus is a far cry. Don’t you

think vaccinating the entire world, that’s 8 billion people, is a difficult goal, even

if we get a vaccine today? It’s a far cry

Up next is - This is awfully out of date. Something that is old and out of use is awfully

out of date. I am sure it is simple to understand. Something that is not relevant today. OR.

Something that is too old to be used.

Do you want me to use this computer, it’s awfully out of date

No wonder why your phone isn’t working, it’s awfully out of date

Moving on Next up at no 4 is - You can be an agent of change, you can be an agent of

change. This phrase is so motivating and encouraging. It means, you can be a trendsetter, OR you

can change the system with your ideas

Don’t be afraid to pitch your ideas, they are great, you could be the next agent of


The next smart phrase isYou are in the cockpit, you are…. in the cockpit. Have

you seen a plane's cockpit? Who is in charge of the cockpit, a pilot? This phrase means

you are in charge of something. Or you need to learn to control things. In short, You

are the big boss. Isn’t is a smart phrase, let’s look at some examples

With you in the cockpit, I assume we will succeed in this cut-throat market

Here cut-throat means, very competitive, I have taught you this word in the Stop Using

Very lesson series, If you haven’t watched it there’s a link in the description, I

have taught you 50 advanced English words to use instead of very, do watch it, It would

help you improve your English vocabulary

John’s in the cockpit. Well! may God save this company

 It sounds sarcastic, isn’t it? You didn’t expect John to be promoted as the next big


Next up we have - Don’t dabble around here, don't dabble around here. it means do not

mess around here or do not fool around here. Or it could also mean, just don’t be present

casually, participate or be helpfulWe are here to discuss a solution to our problems,

just don’t dabble around here

Next on the list is - Don’t get tied up with old ideas. Don’t get tied up with old

ideas. It’s pretty simple to understand. Be ready and accept the change. Adopt a new

way of thinking. Or it could mean, learn Walk with the time. Interesting phrase uh..., I

love using it all the timeIf we have to succeed in business, we can’t

be tied up with old ideas. We need to invest in online marketingOf course, as a business,

you can’t miss the online audience in this internet age

Here’s the next one - I am prepared to meet you halfwayI am prepared to meet you

halfway, this phrase is usually used in negotiations and it means - I am ready to make a compromise.

OR I am ready to make concessions for you, let’s understand it better with an example


If you make the required changes to the product design, I am prepared to meet you halfway

on the price.

They settled the divorce argument by meeting each other halfway

Next up I have - Go meet them eyeball to eyeball. Seems like a super encouraging phrase, of

course, it is, it means - be brave and fight it out. Go and face the situation, no matter

how difficult it is

Rather than covering up the mess, meet the boss eyeball to eyeball and admit your mistake.

Last but not least  - If you don’t know the answer, duck it. Have you been in such

a situation where you had to avoid answering a question? This phrase could be used as advice,

it means If you don’t know the answer, avoid answering the question. Here, to duck means

to avoid something

Be careful with what you say at the press conference if you don’t want to answer,

just duck it and move on

The actor ducked all the questions about her involvement with the co-actor

That’s all for today, I hope you found all these phrases useful and try using them in

your conversation to speak English fluently and confidently

Thanks for watching, I will see you soon, with the next part with  10 more smart English

phrases, until then, as I always say, keep learning, keep practising English. Bye