In Hawaiʻi every time you get on The Bus you automatically ask for a Transfer, "Transfer, please." "Mahalo."
(Politely one would say, "Excuse me, Driver, may I please have a transfer?" But you wouldn't get one. The driver would have pointed to a sign that reads, "Don't Talk To Driver.")
Nobody can speak Effective English without the basic action vocabulary.
This works for all language leaning.
I used it to learn Japanese.
You could live a rich, full and fun life with these 20 verbs. Remember - the typical American native English Speaker uses ONLY about 400 words - all day long!
Top 20 most common English verbs (they all have "to" in front of them to add a chance to lose points in a test):
1. is / are 11. see / look
2. have / has 12, come
3. do 13. want
4. say 14. use
5. go 15. find
6. get 16. give
7. make 17. tell / ask
8. know 18. work
9. think 19. call
10. take 20. try