MAKING SUGGESTIONS

📗INTERMEDIATE

In this text you can find some useful expressions to make suggestions. Watch the video and read the text.

 

Allie: I got a message this morning. It’s from Jacques.

Jacques: (on the answerphone) Allie, it’s Jacques. I’m in Rome. My return flight’s been cancelled. There’s a small problem. Scarlett Scarpino is in Paris for her concert this evening. I was going to look after her today. Could you possibly take care of her? Thank you. And ...

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How to Get There

📗INTERMEDIATE

Here you have some useful expressions when giving directions. Watch the video and read the dialogue.

Mark: Where exactly is it? I’m sorry, I didn’t catch that. OK. How far is it? OK, OK. Merçi. Au revoir.

Jacques: Any luck?

Mark: I think I’ve found an apartment. How do I get to Belleville?

Jacques: The easiest way is to get the metro at Pyramides. Take Line 14 and change ...

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Requests and Permission

📗INTERMEDIATE

Watch and read the following conversation in which people make requests and give permission.

Jacques: Mark? Would you mind sending me those concert dates?

Mark: Of course not. Ben, are you busy?
Ben: Me? Never.

Mark: Could you help me? I can’t open this document.

Ben: Sure.

Mark: Thanks.

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Allie: Hi, Nicole.

Nicole: Could you sign these, please?
Allie: Sure.

Nicole: Is it OK if I take tomorrow afternoon off?

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Introductions

📗INTERMEDIATE

Let’s practise some useful expressions when introducing people or meeting people again.

Listen and read the following dialogue: 

Mark: Hi. I’m Mark Ryder.

Nicole: Ah, you’re the new marketing director.

Mark: That’s right.

Nicole: I’m Nicole Delacroix. I’m Allie’s personal assistant. Welcome to Paris!

Mark: Thank you.

Nicole: I’ll just tell Allie you’re here. Allie? Mark Ryder’s here. OK. You’re from San Francisco, aren’t you?

Mark: Yes, I am.

Allie: Hello, Mark.

Mark: Allie, It’s good to see you again. How are you?

Allie: Very ...

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Advice vs. Advise

📘ADVANCED

What’s the difference between advice and advise? Let’s see!

Advice with c is a noun meaning recommendation or information given to someone with regard to a future action. Example: I need advice from an expert.

Advise with s is a verb meaning to give a recommendation about what should be done. Example: I advise you to go to class.

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H

H is pronounced at the beginning of a word.

It is aspirated, that is to say it sounds like a breath made in the mouth.

It is not like Spanish jota.

There are some English words in which H is not pronounced:

heir- heredero

heiress

honour

hour

honest

 

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green jokes

What’s a green joke ?

Is it one that is so old and going mouldy? NO

Is it one about environment? NO

It’s what we call in English a blue  or dirty joke .

In Spanish, a viejo verde is an old dirty man .

Astrologically speaking, green men  (usually little green men) come from planet Mars or somewhere else in space.

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future

Spanish speakers seem to see a variety of different futures and can say what will happen on of them.

Some people say that something will happen in “un futuro próximo .” This is very strange for English-speakers because there is really only one future. So, we have to talk about the near future .

 

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