Paul is Anne’s husband and Sarah and Jack’s father.
Anne is Paul’s wife and Sarah and Jack’s mother.
Anne and Paul are Sarah and Jack’s parents.
Sarah is Anne and Paul’s daughter.
Jack is their son. Sarah is Jack’s sister. Jack is Sarah’s brother.
Henry is Sarah and Jack’s grandfather. Diana is their grandmother.
Henry and Diana are Sarah and Jack’s grandparents.
Sarah is Henry and Diana’s granddaughter. Jack is their grandson.
John and George are Sarah and Jack’s uncles.
Amelia and Sandra are Sarah and Jack’s aunts.
Sarah is Amelia and John and George and Sandra’s niece.
Emily and Peter are Sarah and Jack’s cousins.
|CALLER:||What facilities are there in the resort?|
|RECEPTIONIST:||Well, all rooms have satellite TV and air conditioning.|
|CALLER:||I see, And is there a restaurant?|
|RECEPTIONIST:||Yes, there are two restaurants.|
|CALLER:||Good. And is there a swimming pool?|
|RECEPTIONIST:||Yes, there is a big swimming pool at the club house.|
|CALLER:||Ok. What about money? Can I change money in the hotel?|
|RECEPTIONIST:||Yes, there’s an exchange bureau in reception.|
|CALLER:||And is there any information desk?|
|RECEPTIONIST:||Yes, it’s in reception too.|
|CALLER:||Good, and can I park my car?|
|RECEPTIONIST:||Yes, there is a spacious car park.|
|WOMAN:||Could I have the bill, please?|
|WAITER:||(HANDING HER THE BILL) Thank you, madam.|
|WOMAN:||Excuse me, I think there’s a mistake. There are a lot of items here but I didn’t have much wine or any extra dishes. This looks too much.|
|WAITER:||I’m sorry, madam. This isn’t your bill. It’s table seventeen’s. One moment, I’ll get the right bill for you. (HE GOES AND RETURNS) Here we are. I’m sorry about that.|
|WOMAN:||Ah. That’s better, Here’s my Visa card.|
|WAITER:||Thank you, madam…|
|MR. BRUNO:||Hello. I’m in room 653 and I’d like to settle my bill.|
|RECEPTIONIST:||653. Here we are, Mr. Bruno. Are you paying by Visa?|
|MR. BRUNO:||Yes, but just a moment. What are all these items? How much is the mini bar bill?|
|MR. BRUNO:||Forty dollars! Amanda, how many drinks did you have?|
|AMANDA:||Oh, just a few… and some snacks…|
|MR. BRUNO:||And look at the phone calls! We didn’t make many calls. This amount is ridiculous.|
|RECEPTIONIST:||One moment, I’ll just check for you. No, you didn’t make many calls but there was one very expensive call to Athens on Tuesday evening.|
|MR. BRUNO:||Tuesday evening? Amanda…|
B. Look at this text about politics in the UK. Fill in the missing words.
Example: Parliament in the UK consists of two ___________________ (1): the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
In the House of Commons there are 650 ___________________ (2),
each representing one ___________________ (3).
The ruling party in the Commons is the one which gains a ___________________ (4) of seats.
The main figure in that party is called the ___________________ (5).
The Commons is elected for a maximum period of 5 years although the Prime Minister may call a general ___________________ (6) at any time within that period.Exam
|Abstract nouns||Person nouns||verb||Adjective|
A. Our basic five senses are sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. What is sometimes referred to as a ‘sixth sense’ is a power to be aware of things independently of the five physical senses, a kind of supernatural sense. The five basic verbs referring to the senses are modified by an adjective rather than an adverb.
He looks dreadful. The trip sounds marvellous. The cake tastes good.
It felt strange. The soup smelt delicious.
|In Country A, managers are usually easy to talk to – accessible and approachable – and there is a tradition of employees being involved in decision-making as part of a team of equals.
This company is not very hierarchical, with only three management layers.
|In Country B, managers are usually more distant and remote. Employees may feel quite distant from their managers and have a lot of deference for them: accepting decisions but not participating in them.Companies in Country B tend to be more hierarchical than those in Country A, with more management layers.|
Police officers have one of the most important jobs in the world: to serve and protect the people. While fighting crime and handling emergencies they probably come across many English speakers. Some may commit crimes, while others may be victims of crime. In both cases, they need to ask and answer questions in English. Their job may also require them to speak to English witnesses. Time can be a key factor in solving a crime or saving a life. The police cannot always wait for an interpreter.
One of my colleagues taught English not only to school students and hotel staff, but also to the Thai police. For this she got them to act out dialogues involving traffic officers, tourist police, crime detection officers, police administrators, financial crime officers, border patrol officers, marine police, the narcotics suppression bureau and prison officers.
In the next chapter we look at how we may have done some police out of a job, by encouraging prisoners to learn English and other skills for when they leave prison.