GE|Adults|Intermediate|Practical English 1: Reacting to what people say
1.1 What ways of expressions below are positive and negative? Explain when they are used.
— That’s right/You’re right/I know.
— I suppose (so)/I guess (so).
— I’m sorry, but…Excuse me, but…
— Absolutely not/Of course not…
— I don’t know…I take your point…That’s true, but…
Vocabulary and Reading
1.1 Learn words and expressions.
1.2 Read and learn the words of functional language.
- I (totally) agree with you that…
- I couldn’t agree more.
- Sure, that’s what I think
- I’d go along with that.
- I feel the same.
- You’re absolutely right.
- No doubt about it.
- That’s a good point / I see your point.
- I’m afraid I disagree.
- I don’t agree with you / that…
- I’d be inclined to disagree.
- That’s not the way I see it.
- I don’t think so / I don’t feel the same.
- Really? [ˈrɪəli] — Действительно?
- I see your point but…
- I kind of agree with you/that…
- I agree with you to an extent, however…
- You make a good point, but…
2.1 Read the dialogue. Find and mark the words/expressions from Ex 1.1 and Ex 1.2. Try to explain their definition/translation.
A holiday plan on the phone
3.1 Read and complete the conversation between three people. Use words/phrases from the box.
1.1 Listen to Martha and John talking. Fill in the gaps.
Martha and John
1.2 Listen to Martha introducing John to her parents. What good news does Martha have for her parents? What bad news does John have for Martha?
Martha introduces John to her parents
1.3 Here are some parts of the conversation. Listen to it again and fill in the gaps.
1.4 Listen to the dialogue after dinner. Did the dinner end well?
1.5 Answer these questions:
1. Is John creative?
2. What does John do?
3. Does Bruce have the biggest home library in the city?
4. Did John interview JoanneRowling?
5. Did Martha study at Harvard?
1.1 Reacting to what people say.
How can you react, when you hear…
Some good news
– That’s great! That’s fantastic! What a great idea!
Some bad news
– What a pity! Oh no! Never mind.
– You’re kidding! I don’t believe it!
1.2 Read the sentences and try to react.
1. I’ve just passed my English test. And I’ve got an excellent mark!
2. I lost my wallet yesterday. I’m so sad.
3. My parents met when they were only 16.
4. My cat can open the bathroom door by herself.
5. My brother is going to be interviewed tomorrow.
6. I’m going to Germany this weekend.
7. I broke up with my boyfriend/girlfriend last week.
8. I failed my driving test two days ago.
1.3 Tell some real (or invented) news about you for your teacher to react.
– Introduce yourself and other people;
– React to good news, bad news, surprising news etc;
– Use phrases, which give you time to think, e.g. I mean, you know etc.
1.1 Complete the dialogues with the phrases from the box.
1.2 Complete the dialogues. Use words and phrases from the list.
How / Never / pity / Really / kidding / news / What
1.1 Watch the learning video «Speaking English: How to express your reaction». Then test your understanding of the English lesson by answering questions below.
- Vocabulary and Reading
- Practical English
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- 3. GE|Adults|Intermediate|3. What do you like: spending or saving?
- 4. GE|Adults|Intermediate|4. Helping people
- 5. GE|Adults|Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
- 6. GE|Adults|Intermediate|5. City transportation
- 7. GE|Adults|Intermediate|6. Stereotypes
- 8. GE|Adults|Intermediate|7. A way to success
- 9. GE|Adults|Intermediate|8. Are modern manners important?
- 10. GE|Adults|Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
- 11. GE|Adults|Intermediate|9. Sports Superstitions
- 12. GE|Adults|Intermediate|10. Relationships
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