18 июн. 2017 г.

Relationships phrases

1. Learn the phrases.

2. Write a story about a couple you know:

fancy smb                get divorced            fall in love                    ask smb out
go out with smb       chat smb up            get married to smb       chat smb up
get back together      fall out with smb    make up

13 апр. 2017 г.

Useful language for hotel check-in

Полезная лексика, которая поможет при поселении в отель:

Types of accomodation
Types of rooms
Things and services at the hotel
Useful phrases
Receptionist's questions.

9 апр. 2017 г.

About tsunamis

Listening practice for upper-intermediate  

In this video from National Geographic you will learn more about tsunamis:
-what causes them and what can be done to minimize their impact
- how they start and develop
- which tsunami in history caused the most deaths

The video will stop and the questions of the quiz will appear.
Answer the question and press 'Continue'.
You can press ' Rewatch' and watch the bit again if you can't answer the question.

Useful words from the video:
a natural disaster
to be flooded
floating debris
to strike with little warning
to be triggered by
volcanic eruption
to break and crest (about waves)
to crash over the coastline
to drag everything back to the ocean
to alert vulnerable coastlines

10 янв. 2017 г.

Inviting and making arrangements

To be able to invite your business partners or arrange meeting with foreign friends you need to learn some phrases.

1.Learn the phrases:

Checking someone is free
Are you free?
Are you doing anything?
Is (Sunday) any good for you?

Making invitations
Would you like to…?
Do you fancy + verb + ing?

Accepting invitations
Sounds great!
Yeah, I’d like/love to…
That’s be lovely!

Refusing invitations (apology + reason)
I’m afraid I can’t make it because…
I’m really sorry, but I can’t … because…

Suggesting a time/place to meet
Shall we meet outside the restaurant at eight?

Suggesting a different time/place to meet
How about +  ing… instead?

Could we meet… instead?

2 янв. 2017 г.

Nationality idioms

 Sometimes English people use the name of nationalities in their common everyday phrases.

1. Learn these idioms:
to go Dutch
=everyone pays for himself in a pub or a restaurant.

Dutch courage
= confidence gained after you drink some alcohol