Workplace Conversational English (Phrases and Sentences for Different Workplace Settings – Top 500+ Terms)/
During Class

During Class

Total: 37 words

Last time, we discussed...

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said when reviewing the previous lesson as a way to start the class

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Listen up. / Pay attention.

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used to call the attention of students when they refuse to pay attention

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Let's open (up) our books to page...

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used to instruct students to go to a specific sheet or part of a book

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Turn to page...

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used to instruct students to open their books to a certain sheet or page as part of their lesson

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Do you understand?

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asked to check if a student has clearly understood the topic, idea, or instructions being discussed

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Is that clear? / Is everything clear?

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usually asked by the teacher to check whether the topic, lesson, or instruction is understood by the class

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I don't understand. / I don't get it.

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a statement used to express one's inability to understand the topic being discussed

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Can you explain that again?

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asked when something is unclear and needs more explanation

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What does ___ mean? / What is…?

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asked to know what a word or phrase means or what an abbreviation stands for

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Can you give (us) an example?

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a polite way of asking for an example to further understand a subject or topic

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Can you help me with this? / Can you help me?

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asked when one is having a difficult time doing something, such as an activity

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What is the difference between…?

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asked to know the difference between two things or subjects

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Write your answers on...

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used to instruct students where to put their answers during an examination or test

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I don’t know the answer. / I don't know.

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an honest statement used to indicate that one does not have an answer to a question

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Raise your hand.

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a formal way of telling students to lift their hands if they want to ask or answer a question

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I need a volunteer.

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said by a teacher looking for someone who can willingly help in a specific task, project, etc.

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Would you like to read?

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used to ask if someone would like to recite something for class; also used as a way to engage students' reading skills

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Excuse me, professor/teacher. / Excuse me, sir/ma'am.

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said when a student wants to get the attention of the teacher to ask a question or raise a concern

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I have a question.

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a formal statement used to express uncertainty about the lesson

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Could you repeat that?

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asked when a question or answer is unclear

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Could you speak louder, please? / Could you speak slower, please?

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asked when a teacher or student is talking too fast or too quiet

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I'm sorry, I missed the question.

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used when a teacher or student fails to hear or understand a question during a discussion or recitation

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Is this correct?

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used to ask whether something, such as an answer or idea, is right and in accordance to the facts

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The correct answer is... / The answer is...

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said when responding to a teacher's question about the lesson

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I think...

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used to express an idea, thought, or belief about a certain topic during class

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I agree.

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said in response to someone whom you share similar thoughts or opinions with

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Stand up.

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used to instruct the students to rise to their feet

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Louder, please.

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used to instruct someone to raise their voice so that they may be heard more clearly; usually said during recitation

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Find a partner.

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said to let the students voluntarily group themselves in order to promote cooperative learning

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Be quiet. / Quiet down.

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used to command students to stop talking or being noisy

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Are there any questions?

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used to ask if anyone has any points, thoughts, or queries to add or bring up before a discussion ends

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I'm going to extend the deadline to...

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said when a teacher gives a deadline extension for an activity, homework, project, etc.

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Can I go to the bathroom? / Can I go to the restroom?

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asked when seeking permission to use the restroom during class hours

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My project is about...

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said to introduce the main topic of your project

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Do you have an extra...?

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used to ask someone if they have extra supplies to lend you, such as paper, pens, etc.

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Can I borrow...?

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used to ask whether someone is willing to let you borrow their supplies, like a pen, book, etc.

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Let's move on.

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said when one is about to end the current topic and change to a new one

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