Courteous expressions

 

Helpful little words

 

Could you (please)...

You might want to…

Might I have …

May I suggest …

I would be delighted to …

It’s a great pleasure to …

We are honoured to …

If you don’t mind I suggest that…

I would like to invite you to …

My pleasure!

With respect I would like to say …

Please be seated!

I’m afraid we are not very happy with …

I would be very pleased to … / if you could …

May I have everybody’s attention please!

What would you say about …

Let’s have a drink, shall we?

Shall we say ….?

 

- Please!

- All right …

- I see.

- I know.

- So …

- Well …

- Right.

- Why not?

- Really?

- Let’s see now …

- Of course!

- Certainly!

- How nice, awful, intriguing, disappointing, interesting …

- That’s funny.