Archive for July, 2017

Scheduling Meetings

July 19th, 2017 in English Learning

Conversation 1

I would rather stay in

Mary: Hi Sara, would you like to go out tonight?
Sara: No, I don’t feel like going out. I’d rather stay in.
Mary: It’s okay. No problem. Would you like to watch a DVD?
Sara: Yes. That would be nice.

University Education | English Speaking Practice

July 13th, 2017 in English Learning

Asking for information

Here are some questions you can ask about a person’s education.

‘Are you a student?’ ‘Yes. I’m studying medicine.’

‘Are you studying?’ ‘No, I’m working.’ / ‘No, I left school last year.’

Talking about duties and freedom to act

July 7th, 2017 in English Learning

These ideas can be expressed using modal auxiliary verbs.

Strong obligation

To show strong obligation use must.

  • You must reach here before 5 o’clock.
  • She must quit her job.

How to Make an Order Sound More Polite

July 2nd, 2017 in English for children

Instead of using an imperative, you can use an introductory phrase to make an order sound more polite. Here are some common ways of rephrasing an order.

Would you mind…?