Congratulating Greeting and Wishing Well

When something good happens to someone we congratulate them to express our pleasure.

We congratulate a person on, passing his/ her examination, his/ her birthday, engagement, wedding, wedding anniversary, getting on oppointment, promotion, winning o prize, and on other achievements.

Here are some language expressions used for congratulating and appreciating a person.

1. Congratulations!

2. That’s marvelous I

3. Well done; keep it up I

4. Oh, that’s wonderful I

5. That’s splendid I

6. Oh, what an excellent performance!

7. That’s great I

6.   Oh, it’s fantastic!

9. How clever of you!

10. That’s really brilliant I

Offering to help to others

Offering to help

1. Yes, con I help you?

2. Hello, May I help you?

3. Shell I carry your bog for you?

4. Do you want me to open the door?

5. Would you like me lo call ‘he doctor?

6. Hi. How can I help you?

7. Do you need my help?

8. Do you want me to give you a hand?

9. What shall I buy for you?

10. Please ask me if you want anything.

Responding lo offers – (Positively)

1.Yes, please.

2. Yes, I’ll have some.

3. It’ll be o pleasure it you help me.

4. I would rather have some cool drink.

5 Yes, I think I’ll hove some more.

6 Yes, I don’t mind.

7. Mm… I won’t say no to it.

8. Yes. I enjoy biscuits and milk.

9. Oh, that’d be nice.

10. Well, alright, just one/some more.

Responding to offers – (Negatively)

1. No. thanks.

2. No, I’m not hungry.

3. No, I’m full.

4. No, I don’t like it.

5. No, thanks. I don’t smoke/ drink.

6. Yes, please, it is too heavy.

7. Yes, I’ll be pleased if you don’t.

8. Don’t worry.

9. No thanks, it is very kind of you

10. That’s really very kind of you .I don’t want to put you to too much
trouble, (apologetic tone)


H – Henry       D-Dad       M- Mary

H -   Mary, this is my father. Dad this Is Mary.
D -   Pleased to meet you Mary.
M – Nice to meet you.

W – Wife       H – Husband

W – Hello darling! Welcome back. Are you tired?

H – Yes I am, and cold…

W – Yes, sit down and have a cup of coffee

H – Mmm… Thank you. I’m hungry too.

T-Teacher        C – Children

T – Good morning children.

C – Good morning, sir.

T – Can I have your home work, please?

C – Here they are sir.

T – Thank you.

A – Good morning. Chandru

B- Good morning. Babu

A – Did you enjoy your week-end?

B – Oh yes. We had a nice time. We went swimming, fishing

and boating It was very interesting
A – Then I think you’ve reamed enough to restart work this Monday

B – Of course, actually I’m recharged for the next five days.

K – Hi. Good evening. Murali

M – Hi. Good evening, Krishna.. Jogging?

K – Yes to bum some more calories. I want to lose a kilo or two

M – That’s not easy, Murali.

K – I know. I know, but nothing like trying

M – My advice you to go on diet…

K – I’m afraid I can’t agree with you because dieting kills your stamina as well.

MD – Managing Director       S – Mrs. Siva

M – How do you do Mrs. Siva?

S – How do you do?

M – You’re from our office in Delhi, aren’t you?

S – Yes, that’s right.

M – Welcome to Chennai.

S – Chennai is really nice. It’s really very big

M-Mahesh        B – Balu        A-Anita        R – Rangan

M – Hello everybody!

B – Meet Anita, Rangan. Anita, this is Mahesh.
A -   Glad to meet you.

M -   Glad to meet you too. Shall I order some ice cream?
R -   That’s marvellous! Is it okay for you Anita?

S- Soorya       V-Vijay
S -   Hello, Vijay. How are you?

V -   Fine. How are things with you?

S -   Not too bad. I haven’t seen you for sometimes.

V -   I know I’ve been busy at office.

S -   How about dropping in at my house one day next week?

V -   Yes. Let’s make it Saturday or Sunday.

S – Saturday is a good day for me. Come for dinner.

V – Good I’d be there at 7.00 o’clock. See you there.
S – See you on Saturday. Bye.

V – Bye

Saying Goodbye in English conversation

There are a number of ways of saying Goodbye.

We often say ‘Bye’ or ‘Bye…Bye..’ instead of  ‘Goodbye’.

It’s always nice to use a rising or tall rise intonation.

As you can sec in the following episodes
saying Goodbye is often spread over several turns.

1. Bye mum. See you soon.

2. Well, goodbye son. Look offer yourself

3. See you guys. Bye.

4. Cherio. Bye

5. Bye… Bye.

6. Goodbye. Good night mum.

7. See you tomorrow bye.

8. Bye, See you.

9. Well, goodbye Lara, safe tourney.

10. Cheerio, Haran. Look after yourself.

11. All the best. Have a good flight

12. Well, goodbye. Don’t work too hard.

13. Goodbye everyone. Thank you for everything
14. Goodbye- Don’t forget to write.

15. I won’t (forget). Bye

16. Goodbye darling. I’ll miss you very much.
17. Goodbye. Give my love to everyone

18. Thank you goodbye.  Come again.

19. Thank you for your help. Goodbye.

M – Mother        D – Dinesh                               L-Leela
M     – Are you ready Dinesh?
D     – Yes, mum.

M     – Don’t yes mum me all the lime
D       – No mum.

M     – Right, Leela, Are you ready?

L     – Where’s my school bag and .my…Water bottle?

M      – I don t know, it is your bag and your bottle

L     – Ah. Here it is.

M     – Right, see you later. Give me a kiss Bye – see you
L+D – Bye – see you.

how to make offering in English


Here are some language expressions used to make offerings. They are used for making offers to eat and drink and also for offering to help of hers.

Offering to eat and drink

1. Would you like some tea?

2. Try one of these chocolates.

3. Help yourself to more coffee.

4. Shall I give you some apples?

5. Do you want some sandwich?

6. Would you like to have anything to eat?

7. Have another slice of cake please.

8. Would you like eggs or fish?

9. What drink do you like sir?

10. How about/ what about o drink?

how can we offer our service to others, example sentence

Here are some types.

Type A Shall I                           verb (….)?

Do you want me to+      verb (….)?

Would you like me to       verb (….)?

A – Shall I carry your bag for you?

B – Yes, please. It’s too heavy. I can’t carry it

A – Do you want me to buy the tickets’?

B – Yes, please. I’ll look alter my bags and wait for Ravi here.

A – Would you like me to call the doctor?

B – No. thanks. I will wait till this evening if I don’t get better
I’ll call myself.  Don’t worry now.

Type B Would you like

Do you want

A -   I’m thirsty

B -   Would you like some Fanta?

A-    No. thanks.

B-    Would you like some apple juice?

A-   Oh, yes please.

A –   I’m hungry. Is there anything to eat?

B –   Do you want some biscuits?

A –   No. thanks. I’d like some sandwich.

B -   Cheese or ham?

A –   Cheese and ham please.

Type C Imperative + noun phrase

A -   Have another slice of cake. Help yourself.
B -   Ok, just one slice.
A -   Try one of these chocolates
B -   Yes please. They’re really tasty.
A -   Help yourself to more coffee.
B -   No thanks. I’m, full I think.

Type B structures are also used in offering a choice between two (or more) things.

A -   Would you like tea or coffee?

B -   I’d like some coffee, please.

A – Black or milk?

B – Milk please

A – Do you want your coffee sweet?

B – Not too sweet, please.

A – Would you like a drink?

B – Yes please. Some Coke is nice.

A – Would you like to have some cakes?

B – No, thanks. I’m not hungry,

A – Would you like a cigarette?

B – No. thanks, I don’t smoke.

A – Are you ready to order your meal sir?

B – Yes. I’d like a roll, please.

A – Have some jam with your bun.

B – No, thanks. I don’t like it. I wouldn’t like it too sweet.

A – What drink do you like sir?

B – We’d like a glass of lime juice.

A – Here’s the lime juice sir.

B – We’d like a glass of lime juice with soda.

A – Have another cream cake my dear. They are delicious!

B – I couldn’t, I’m full.

A – Oh…. Go on man!

B – Well, all right, just one more. That chocolate one

Expressing Emotions in our conversation – example sentence

A -   What a beautiful saree!

B -   Good heavens’ Seven thousand rupees for a saree like that’

C -    My goodness!

A -   I saw the ‘Titanic’ last week

B -   Wasn’t it marvellous?

C -   Great! The music and photography were superb!

A -   Hello, what a surprise! Fancy seeing you here! I’m just going up the cliff

B     Oh dear! How terrible! He’s going to fall!

A -   Ooh   Help! Help!

C -   OK, we’re coming. Don’t worry.

Example conversation

A-Ajit   B-Balu   J – Jothi   M – Mean

A- Cold drinks will make you hotter and give you hiccups

B- Yes. I think Ajit is right. Can I offer you some fruit instead?

J- A good idea! Shall I give you some graphs?

M – Yes, please.

F – Father       S – Soorya       R – Raja

F- what’s wrong with the TV? The pictures are not coming.

S – Is it the power cable?

R – I’m not sure.  Anyway I’ll check if Ah’ I’ve got it. It’s the
cable from the antenna… It’s snapped. I can fix it in no lime
that’s marvellous! How did you detect it?

R- Don’t you know that I’m a student of electronics…

A – Oh dear! You’ve hit the ball too hard.

B – It’s gone right over the fence and it’s broken the office window

A – Now you’ve had it! Look! The Principal has come out and seen us.

B – We’re now in real trouble.

A – Do you like the countryside Neela?

B – It’s wonderful here! Cool and quiet. Oh! Look at that bird over there! How very         beautiful it is! What a long bright tail it has!

A – Sec what I have here for you Neeta!

B – Ah! How lovely…! The red roses are gorgeous! Thank you…
Mmm… I love these. They smell very nice.

Expressing Likes and Dislikes in conversation

There ore o number of ways of expressing  our likes and dislikes and preferences.

The following language expressions are widely in use to perform this function.


1. I like/Father likes.

2. I love / Mother low.

3. I am found of.

4. I am crazy.

5. I prefer.

6. I’d like to have

7. I d rather have

8. Yum I

9. It is interesting.

10. I want some…

11. I have a taste for….

12.I enjoy.


1. I don’t like…

2. I hate

3. I’m fed up with…

4. It is disgusting.

5. Yuk!

6. It is boring.

7. I don’t want

6. I wouldn’t like.

9. I’m not interested.

10. I don’t have the taste for it.

11. I don’t have the inclination

How to greet customer and in office

A – Hello.

B – Hello.

A – How are you feeling?

B – All right. Thanks

A – And how are you?

B – I’m very well. Thanks.

A – Good evening. Can I help you?

B – Good evening We’re just looking round your store.

A – Okay.

B – We’ll come to you if we decide to buy anything

A – You’re welcome.

A - Hi, Manisha.
B - Hi, Vijay.
A - Did you enjoy the film last night?
B - Yes, it was quite good.
A - How was the music?
B - I think it is remarkable. Rehman has scored well.
A - What about story and screen play?
B - Mmm… Not bad… I feel it could have been done better.
A - What else .. or… photography?
B- That I’d say is the most striking feature at the mm
Mani Rathnam has done a wonderful job.

M – Manager       8 – Sales Promoters

M – Good morning gentlemen

S – Good morning sir.

M – Can l have your sales report, please?

S – Yea. They are ready sir. Here you are.

M – Thank you everyone… I’ll bo pleased If you clarify things as
I have a glance at your reports.

S- Yes, sir… that’s easy.

S – Seller        C – Customer

S – Good afternoon, madam. Can I help you?

C – Good afternoon. Mmm   I’m looking for some souvenirs.

S – Would you like to have a look at our handicraft goods, Here
are some hand loom dresses…. Some ivory carvings and
metal carvings, we have some beautiful bed spreads and
some lovely shawls…

Greeting or congratulate other some sample scenrio

On one’s passing his/her examination.

A -   Congratulations Kamal. I hear that you have passed with top marks.
B – Thank you Ajit.
A – Well done: keep it up. AH the best.
B – Thank you once again.

On one’s birthday.

A - I’m 16 today, Roshan.

B -Well, Congratulations. Banu.

A- Thank you very much.

Happy Birthday. Banu.
Yes. Many Happy Returns.
Thank you all tor coming to the party.


On one’s engagement or on one’s wedding.

A -   Kavitha. I’m engaged to Vinod.

B -   Oh. Congratulations Prabna When is the big day?

A -   You moan our wedding?

B -   That’s right

A – I m no! sure yet; but we hope to marry sometime m March

On one’s appointment to a new Job or on one’s getting his/her promotion

A – Hello. Sunder. Congratulations. I hear that you’ve been promoted as the Manager of IClCI Bank.
B – Thank you Ramesh.

A – You deserve ft for your talent and your hard work. My best wishes. Good luck with your new position
B – It’s very nice of you. Ramesh.

On one’s wedding anniversary.

A – Hello, is it Aysha /

B – Yes, Aysha speaking. /

A – Hello Aysha, it’s me, Meena.

B – Listen! I’m having a party on Saturday Can you come?

A – Why. What’s the special occassion ?

B – Us my third wedding anniversary. Aysha.

A – Oh. Congratulations. Meena.” But I’m sorry I can’t come. I’m
going to my cousin’s wedding in Cochin.

B – Never mind. Perhaps next time Bye

A – Bye