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The sentences below are commonly used by native speakers, so non-native speakers of English can make full use of their speeches in their daily English conversation.
 
Kate had been working nonstop on this project for a year and a half.
 
When the music started to play, Kate eased down the volume.
 
.... two's company and three's a crowd.
 
.... I just wanted to find out what I was up against. ( to have to deal with a difficult situation or fight an opponent )
 
.... This is no time for socializing.
 
Sorry Mr. Perry, we're just taking a breather.
 
Everything will be in working order by tomorrow morning.
 
Have you been waiting long ?
 
But next week the station would be up and running. ( if a new system or process is up and running, it is working properly )
 
... the excitement in the room was at fever pitch.
 
... we'll rotate in order to give shifts to as many of you as possible.
 
Flushed with embarrassment at her dismal performance, .....
 
You stumbled a little, but I could tell how nervous you were.
 
They had laid a trap, and she had fallen right into it.
 
You two sure look pretty cozy.
 
Eric didn't look as if he was in any hurry to leave.
 
 

Kate : Is Mr. Perry here, by any chance ?

Eric : He's at lunch.

 
Almost before Kate knew it, her hour was up.
 
After school, still tingling from the thrill of her success .....
 

Kate : How soon do you think we could get the phone.

Eric : Next week, with any luck. I'll check with the principal first thing tomorrow morning.

 
I thought I was going to have to hitchhike home.
 
No, I probably wouldn't have the nerve.
 
Those are beyond sappy. They'd make me lose my lunch if I'd eaten any.
 
Looks like you've got your work cut out for you.
 
I'm not really into that mushy stuff.
 
I'm sorry, I snapped at you.
 
Between the two of us, we'll have this mess straightened out in no time.
 

Kate : Or are you so cynical because you've been dumped.

Eric : Bite your tongue. What girl in her right mind would dump lovable old me.

 
I really want to know where you learned all that stuff.
 
Kate's mind suddenly clicked into high gear.
 
... she hoped she could talk him into pulling some strings and getting her into KZRP.
 
Where are you off to in such a hurry ?
 
I'm going to catch a ride home with Cheri .....
 
I didn't think football was your thing.
 
I've modeled my deejay style on his.
 
That would be really great, if you can set it up ..........
 
I have an appointment with him for two o'clock.
 
Did Jake sound a little bit patronizing ? ( someone who is patronizing talks to you as if they think you are less intelligent or important than them )
 
I'm gonna grab a cup of coffee, want anything ?
 
Gotta start cranking out the tunes.
 
That's not even close to being Dadlike, ......
 
... you know as well as I do that nothing will come of it, ....
 
Now I guess you want me to set you up on a date with him.
 
I wonder if I'll ever be able to figure him out.
 
Don't these guys have any pride ?
 
At first, I thought there was something familiar about his voice, but I can't put together with a face .........
 
He's always making goo-goo eyes ( a silly look that shows you love someone ) at you in class.
 
He's just probably holding off because he knows you'll be climbing the walls wondering who he is
 
Then as we eliminate each of them, we'll strike his name off the list.
 
Andy is short for Andrew.
 
Are you still on that kick ?
 
Okay, okay ! Your sad story wrings my heart. Where do you live ?
 
Math and I just don't mix.
 
He must think I am a total nut.
 
Startled, Kate slammed on the brakes. ( to make a car stop very suddenly )
 
If you're so nuts about Jake, chase him yourself, but leave me out of it.
 
 

Eric : Maybe we ought to call it a day. Want to catch a movie.

Kate : That sounds like fun. What's playing ?

 
Starved ! I worked up quite an appetite ( work up an appetite/thirst to make yourself hungry or thirsty, especially by doing physical exercise or waiting a long time before you eat or drink ) chasing you all over the field.
 
My life is a complete and utter disaster.
 
You're the one who got me into this mess with Alan.
 
..... get on the line and give me a call.
 
Alan found a parking place in the lot.
 
I guess I kind of overdid the cheering bit.
 
To take her mind off her troubles ...........
 
We'll be finished in plenty of time.
 
Boy, that was some speech. When is this assembly ?
 
I'll meet you by the car.
 
That's way out of my price range.
 
I'm no good at saying things like that in person, so I thought I'd disguise my voice and try it out over the phone.
 
Did you really mean what you said when you called the Love Line all those times.
 
 
 
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