Category Communicating

Podcast #128 Conversation Helpers – At a Social Gathering

 Published in the category Communicating, General Practice

Hi, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Jang. I’m from Shanghai, China. I’m from a town near Shanghai, China. I’ve only been in Boston two months. I’ve been here in Boston just two months. Where are you from? I’m not familiar with that city. Oh, that’s a long way from here. You’re a […] Read More

Podcast #118 Conversation Helpers – School Meeting

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Excuse me. This is my first time at a school meeting. Have you been to these meetings before? What grade is your child in? How does he like the school? How do you like the school? What do you think about the school? Are you happy with the school? Are you satisfied with the school? […] Read More

Podcast #100 Giving Compliments

 Published in the category Communicating, General Practice

A compliment is an expression of praise or admiration that you say in order to tell a person you recognize some special quality. Here are some examples of compliments: You say to someone at work: The suggestions you made at the meeting today were outstanding. You say to a child after a soccer game: You […] Read More

Podcast #84 When Someone is Angry with You

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I’m very sorry about what happened. I’m truly sorry about what happened I’m sincerely sorry about this situation.   This situation should never have happened. I agree that this kind of mistake is unacceptable. What happened is unacceptable.   You have every right to be angry. I don’t blame you in the least for being […] Read More

Podcast #77 Telling People to Wait or Saying You’re Late

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Just a second. Just a minute. I’ll be with you in a couple of minutes. I’ll be with you in a second. Just give me a couple of minutes. I just need a couple of minutes. Can you give me just a couple of minutes? I need just a moment. I’ll be with you in […] Read More

Podcast #49 Spelling Clearly

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C as in cat H as in happy U as in uncle N as in Nebraska G as in George E as in every S as in Samuel L as in long A as in after L as in long O as in other U as in under D as in David A as in […] Read More

Podcast #47 Disagreeing

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I can’t really agree with that. I can’t go along with that. I don’t see quite eye-to-eye with you on this. I have a slightly different take on this issue. I have to disagree with you on that. I have to disagree with you. That’s not how I see it. That’s a good idea, but […] Read More

Podcast #3 Expressing Obligation

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You must arrive here no later than 5 o’clock. You have to arrive here no later than 5 o’clock. You have got to arrive here no later than 5 o’clock. You must be careful what you say around children. You have to be careful what you say around children. You have got to be careful […] Read More

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