When you go to bed

16.1   When you go to bed

I’m going to bed.   Listen   A “I am on my way to sleep.”   <“It’s late already, I’m going to bed.”>

I’m going to sleep.   Listen   <“Turn the light off, please. I’m going to sleep.”>

I’m off to bed.   Listen   <“I’m tired. I’m off to bed.”>

I’m going to crash.   Listen   A “I am going to fall asleep.”   < – “I’m too. See you in the morning.”>

I’m going night-night.   Listen   < – “Sweet dreams.”>

It’s bedtime.   Listen   < – “Good night, then.”>

It’s past my bed time.   Listen   < – “Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.”>

I think I’ll say good night now.   Listen   < – “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let mosquitoes bite.”>


16.2   When you want to take a nap

I’m going to take a nap.   Listen   A “I am going to take a short sleep.”   <“I didn’t sleep well last night. I feel tired. I’m going to take a nap.”>

I am going to sleep for an hour.   Listen   <“It’s been a busy day today. I’m going to sleep for an hour.”>


16.3   When you listen to the radio

What station is this?   Listen   <“I like this music. What station is this?”>

Let’s find a different station.   Listen   <“I don’t like this program. Let’s find a different station.”>

What do you want to hear?   Listen   < – “I like music.”>

Turn the radio up, please.   Listen   <“I can’t hear it. Turn the radio up, please.”>

Please turn the radio down.   Listen   <“It’s too loud. Please turn the radio down.”>

Turn the radio off.   Listen   <“This program is absolutely boring. I’m going to sleep. Turn the radio off.”>


16.4   When you watch television

What are you watching?   Listen   < – “Latest news.” >

What channel is this?   Listen   < – “A news channel.”>

What’s on TV?   Listen   < – “A concert.”>

What’s on tonight?   Listen   <– “A science fiction movie.”>

What’s on channel eleven?   Listen   < – “A documentary.”>

Is this any good?   Listen   < – “Yes, I like it.”>

What do you want to watch?   Listen   < – “Let’s watch some movie.”>

Let’s change the channel.   Listen   < – “OK. What do you want to watch?”>

Change the channel.   Listen   < – “Why? Don’t you like this show?”>

Hand me the remote control.   Listen   < – “OK. Find something entertaining.”>

Turn the TV up, please.   Listen   <“I want to hear this. Turn the TV up, please.”>

Turn the TV down.   Listen   <“This music is too loud. Turn the TV down.”>

Could you please turn it down?   Listen   <“I’m on the phone. Could you please turn it down?”>

Turn the TV off.   Listen   <“I haven’t seen such a boring show in my life. Turn the TV off.”>

Turn it off if you’re not watching it.   Listen   <“Billy! Are you playing with your toys or watching TV? Turn it off if you’re not watching it.”>


16.5   When you hear good news

That’s really good news.   Listen   <“The economy is turning around.” – “That’s really good news.”>

I’m glad to hear that.   Listen   <“My mother is still at the hospital, but she is doing better.” – “I’m glad to hear that.”>

That’s great!   Listen   <“My sister is getting married in June.” – “That’s great! Congratulations.”>

That’s wonderful!   Listen   <“Our nephew was accepted at a college.” – “That’s wonderful! He is a clever boy. I’ve always known that.”>


16.6   When you hear bad news

That’s too bad.   Listen   A “That sounds very bad.”   <“I got fired.” – “That’s too bad. What are you going to do now?”>

That’s really sad.   Listen   <“My grandmother died last week.” – “That’s really sad. She was a nice lady.”>

That’s terrible.   Listen   <“I scratched the boss’s car in the company’s parking lot.” – “That’s terrible.”>

That’s awful.   Listen   <“We went for a hike, and I hurt my foot.” – “That’s awful. Can I help you anyhow?”>

What a pity!   Listen   <“I couldn’t make it to my niece’s wedding.” – “What a pity! She wanted you to be there.”>

What a shame!   Listen   <“Unfortunately, the board of directors cancelled our project.” – “What a shame! The project was pretty promising.”>

I’m sorry to hear that.   Listen   <“My beloved dog died yesterday.” – “I’m sorry to hear that.”>

I’m sorry I asked.   Listen   A “Now that I know the answer, I am sorry I asked my question.”   <“How is your brother doing? How is his wife?” – “They broke up.” – “Oh… I’m sorry I asked.”>

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