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English Conversation – Manners and Etiquette

Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about manners and etiquette.  Etiquette is a code that rules how everyone is expected to behave, according to the social conventions and norms in society. Because they are a product of the society's culture and history, the rules of etiquette are very different from one place and social group to another. Many people believe that manners and etiquette have deteriorated over time and that people are not as polite as they used to be.  read more

English Conversation – Customer Service

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about customer service.  Customer service is providing a service to customers before, during and after a purchase.  It is designed to increase the level of customer satisfaction – that is, the feeling that a product or service has met the customer’s needs and expectation. Many stores have a special desk or area where people can complain if they are not happy about a service.  Good customer service is when a company offers solutions to help a customer get over their bad experience.   read more

English Conversation – Music

Thursday, August 2, 2012 @ 05:08 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Music.

Music is an art that puts sounds together in a way that people like or find interesting. Most music includes people singing with their voices or playing musical instruments, such as the piano, guitar, or drums.  People can enjoy music by listening to it. They can go to concerts to hear musicians perform. Classical music is usually performed in concert halls, but sometimes huge festivals are organized in which it is performed outside, in a field or stadium, like pop festivals. People can listen to music on CDs, Computers, iPods, television, the radio, cassette/record-players and even mobile phones. People can learn to play an instrument such as the piano, the guitar, the bass, the trumpet, the drums, or the flute. Anyone can make up his or her own pieces of music. It is not difficult to compose simple songs or melodies (tunes), but it's easier for people who can play an instrument themselves. read more

Phrasal Verb – Crowd Around

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 @ 08:08 AM
posted by Jo

Crowd Around

The phrasal verb 'crowd around' describes when people surround someone or something, especially because they want to see what is happening.

People usually 'crowd around' when someone has been injured, if there is something interesting or exciting to see, or if they are trying to hear someone speak.

Here are some example sentences:

The children were crowding around the small mouse, trying to see whether it was still alive or not.

The followers crowded around their leader to hear him speak.

The noun 'crowd' is a group of people who have gathered together to do something.

Phrasal Verb – Put Away

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:07 AM
posted by Jo

The phrasal verb 'put away' means to return something to its proper storage place. Examples:

When you have finished with those tools, please put them away.

Please put away all your toys Toby, they are making a big mess.

'Put away' can also mean to be incarcerated - to be confined to a mental health facility or prison. Examples:

The judge put him away for 5 years for robbing a bank.

Following a psychotic episode, he was put away for 2 months.

 

Phrasal Verb – Catch Out

Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 06:07 AM
posted by Jo

Catch Out

The phrasal verb 'catch out' means to cause someone to be out in a game such as cricket by catching the ball after it has been hit.

Example: He was caught out on his first hit.

It also means to discover that someone has made a mistake or is not telling the truth.

Examples: She had been caught out for lying on more than one occasion.

He asked her some questions to see if he could catch her out.

 

 

Phrasal Verb – Single Out

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 09:07 AM
posted by Jo

Single Out

To choose one person from a group for special attention, praise or criticism.

Examples: Who would you single out as the most talented musician of the year?

I was singled out at school for having orange hair.

She was singled out for her outstanding performance.

Phrasal Verb – Stay Away

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 01:07 PM
posted by Jo

Stay Away

The phrasal verb 'stay away' means to not go to a place, usually because it is harmful or dangerous.

We often use this phrasal verb with the preposition 'from'.

Example: Stay away from that beach, I have heard there are sharks there.

We also use 'stay away' to say not to spend time with a particular person.

Example: Stay away from the new boy in school, he's trouble.

The phrasal verb 'stay away' can be shouted as a warning to somebody to not come any closer.

Example: Stay away! If you come any closer I will call the police.

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