You must log in or sign up to reply here. Show Ignored Content. Use the profiles in the Partner Files to do a role-play. Try to use phrases from the Language Box on page Seen dicen IZ Parner Fes. At some point, the person who is in charge of the meeting should signal that its time to start talking about business. So, shall we get down to business? Right, let's make a start, shall we? Note how words like well, so and right are used to show it's time to move on, 5 Talking about what you do in your free time e.
Can you add two more activities to each list? I really enjoy it. T 6 Last summer we windsurfing almost every day. Do you do any sports? A and B are waiting for a meeting to begin and are chatting until the other participants arrive.
A is in charge of the meeting. Complete these sentences from the dialogues. However, in some cultures e. If you do, the host may feel obliged to give it to you.
Getting acquainted 10 Talking about places you have visited is a common small-talk topic. Choose one line from each column to make mini-dialogues. Especially the food! No, itwas actually a business trip. But had a couple of days free. Se Actually, I was here once before, in Here are some ways to keep the conversation going.
What about you? I stayed in this great place in the old town. Late so much when was there! It's alvays nice to meet colleagues in person. Write a thank-you email.
Use the emails from exercise 12 as models. Wel there are to of things you ean tr Watch the pros Observe people who are confident speaking English. How do they talk? Contribute, of course, Dut listen, and note the questions they ask. Is it something. Listen and learn While you're at it, do more than watch: repeat what you hear the actors say. Then record yourself and play it back. Most laptops and MP5 players have built-in microphones. It might be a bit embarrassing at first, but this is the best way to become aware of your speech and how pronun tion to the one on the CD or DVD, and try again.
You'll be impressed at how quickly you improve. What has worked for you? What makes them so effective? Then ask a partner. Conversation 1 Conversation 2 Conversation 3 Read the extracts from the tourist brochure. Rolf and Jessica made three mistakes in the information they told Phillip. What were they? Rolf and Jessica are showing their American dialogues and match them to places on the map. Listen to the dialogues again if necessary. This kind of architecture is of our region.
That's the castle was you about earlier. Use the Internet if you need to check your information. UNIT4 Entertaining a visitor 33 We use the phrase used to when we are talking about things which were true past but are not true now. We use it a lot when socializing, especially when talking about our lives or the history of our town: used to live in Amsterdam. Part ofthe building used to be a brewery.
Steel used to be a big industry here in Sheffield. Use the following words and phrases to complete the sentences below. You can use some words more than once. Can you add more words to any of the lists? Now write a short text about your town or city. Home current Explore. Home English For Socializing.
English for Biomedical Scientists. English for businessmen. English for Human Resources. Oxford English for Computing. Have the two of you met before? Visiting companies in the US is always very stressful. Coming from Europe, I'm used to being offered a cup of coffee or tea when I visit someone at their company. Perhaps a juice. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Mind you, I don't know what we'll do if the Indian colleague ever visits us!
Does your counterpart introduce you to her colleagues? OK, not too bad. Does she introduce you to her boss? Listen to their conversation and correct the sentences below.
Then match them with the answers A-E. Complete them with the phrases below. Listen again to check your answers. He says hello, by the way. I can imagine. Mary Sorry, Sanne, it always takes a few minutes for everyone to arrive. Mary She took us all out on her boat the weekend before she left. It was a lot of fun. Have you heard anything from Joe recently? Should I say hello from you? Try to avoid these common m istakes: Tell Harry I say hello.
How do you do these days? How are you doing these days? Use the profiles in the Partner Files to do a role-play. Try to use phrases from the Language Box on page How long the sm all talk lasts depends on the culture - it can be as little as five minutes or as long as twenty minutes. So, shall we get down to business? Right, leVs make a start, shall we? Talking about what you do in your free time e. Can you add two more activities to each list?
I really enjoy it. Do you do any sports? A and B are waiting for a meeting to begin and are chatting until the other participants arrive. A is in charge of the meeting. Say something about the weather.
The other participants have arrived. Listen to the dialogues. Jose Maria. However, in some cultures e. If you do, the host may feel obliged to give it to you. Choose one line from each column to make mini-dialogues.
Especially the A 1 know. At least you had What about you? Was that for business Munich? V e Actually, 1 was here once before, in J E Sounds great! Do you remember the name? Pity abbut F You should. No, I haven't. What about yo u? I know. I ate so much when I was there! Sanne Dear Sanne Th an ks for your e m a il. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Write a thank-you email.
Use the emails from exercise 12 as models. O f course, in practice it can be more difficult. Or maybe - and this seems to happen to a lot o f people -y o u can talk about your job fo r hours, but feel much less secure making chit-chat. W h a t can you do to solve these problems? Well, there are a lot o f things you can try. How do they talk? Contribute, of course, what you hear the actors say.
Then record but listen, and note the questions they ask. Also yourself and play it back. Most laptops and MP3 think about their intonation - the way they use players have built-in m icrophones.
It m ight be their voice to cdnvcy m eaning. Is it som ething a bit em barrassing at first, but this is the best you can try yourself? Then ask a partner. Listen to the dialogues and match them to places on the map. What were they? Listen to the dialogues again if necessary. Prepare a short talk providing details about them such as key dates, historical facts, and interesting data. Use the Internet if you need to check your information.
We use it a lot when socializing, especially when talking about our lives or the history of our town: I used to live in Amsterdam. Part of the building used to be a brewery. Steel used to be a big industry here in Sheffield.
Use the following words and phrases to complete the sentences below. You can use some words more than once. Can you add more words to any of the lists? Now write a short text about your town or city. Visit your local tourist office or their website to see what they have. Or, if your town or city is popular with tourists, visit travel websites such as www. If you like, draw a sim ple map to use as a reference.
If we go along here, we come to The [building] is opposite the Try to avoid these common m istakes: The town hall is on your right s ide. The town hall is on your right. The museum is opposite from the cathedral. The museum is opposite the cathedral.
The theatre was designed from a Danish architect. The theatre was designed by a Danish architect. Listen and decide if the statements are true or false.
Correct the false statements. A When 1graduated d it exactly? Ask your partner some or all of the following questions to find out about their life. Make a note of the answers. I grew up in How long have you lived here?
Where did you live before that? I graduated from [institution] in [year]. What did you study? I went to university in Do you like living here? Do you ever miss [name o f place]? What do you do in your free time? Now tell the class about your partner, but include three things which are not true. Can the others guess what they are? For example: A So Suzanne was born in Paris. I think she was born in Brussels. She was born in Brussels and moved to Paris when she was ten. The words coloured and Nearo are no longer used and are considered offensive by most people.
Complete the sentences from the dialogue with the words below. Which sentences are said b y Try to use phrases from the Language Box on the next page. Now change roles. Try to avoid these common m istakes: It gives a fantastic exhibition at the castle.
It is in the near of-the town hall. Listen to four invitations and 1 9 complete the chart. Conversation 1 Conversation 2 Conversation 3 a What invitation does the host make? Now order the sentences from the conversations. If necessary, listen again to check your answers. J hat sounds great, thanks. Thank you, Id like that very much. Good idea. I h ave to g e t up e a rly to m o rrow; That would be really nice, but I'm afraid I have a m eeting first thing tomorrow and I have to g o to bed early 2 A How a b o u t so m e lu n c h?
Try to use phrases from this unit to make and turn down or accept invitations. Partner A File 4, p. Making business pezsonal Business is always good friend of mine, began taking his daughter, Laura, personal, and opening up on business trips with him so that they could spend to your business contacts more tim e together. John's contacts told him about their ships. Not only business life and your did John spend more tim e with his daughter, but she family life separate.
Work is work, and socializing is those business relationships to another level. Treating business contacts differently personal life. OK, so you might not be able to give a from personal friends is one of the most common sales presentation over dinner if your friends or fam ily mistakes business people make. Think about your business contacts who are also friends of yours. Titles in the Express Series can be used in a variety of ways: as stand-alone courses, for self-study using the interactive MultiROM, or alongside a coursEbook such as International Express.