Unit 2 Appointment
It means to arrange a time and a place with people in advance for a specified activity.
- It is polite to make an appointment ahead of time
- If you make it, keep it! If you need to cancel, give as much notice as possible.
- Be clear about the WHERE, WHAT and WHEN aspects of the appointment when scheduling with the other party.
- Check that the other party understands the above.
- Be punctual. It is basic manners. Notify if you potentially will be late.
- If you are invited to a party at someone's house, it is polite to be late. This is to give the guest enough time to be fully prepared and to avoid being the awkward situation of being the first one to arrive.
- A white lie is a polite way to decline an invitation without directly hurting the other party's feelings
Making an Appointment
Page 130. Phrases such as:
- What time is convenient for you?
- What's the best place to meet?
- What about Saturday morning?
- Would tomorrow morning suit you?
- I'll meet you at five, ok?
- I was wondering if you'd like to see a movie.
- I'm going to see the film with a group of my friends. Would you like to join us?
- I'm awfully sorry that I have to postpone my appointment with the dentist on Saturday.
- I'm afraid I wont be able to see you today.
- Something urgent happened. I'd like to change our appointment to the day after tomorrow.
Seeing a Doctor
Page 132. Phrases such as:
- What's the matter (with you)?
- What's troubling you / the trouble with you?
- What seems to be the trouble / problem?
- I don't feel like eating.
- How long have you been like this?
- I've been sick for a day.
- It hurts me when I breathe.
- I feel feverish.
- I'd like to run / do / perform some tests
- I'd like to take a blood sample.
- Have you had this problem before?
- How's your blood pressure?
- Give up smoking and keep doing exercise.
- I'm going to write a prescription.
- What medication are you on now?
- Are you on any medicine now?
- Take these pills every four hours.
- He is conscious now / He just woke up.
Making Telephone Calls
Page 131. Phrases such as:
- May I speak to …?
- (Yes,) Speaking.
- Is Roger there?
- I'm a little busy, can I call you back?
- Can I call you back? Something came up.
- I'll get back to you in a minute.
- Should I tell him you'll call back or do you want him to call you?
- If you leave your name and number, I'll have him call you back as soon as possible.
- Can you put me through to?
- He's on his lunch break. Would you like to leave a message?
- My other line is ringing. / I've got another call.
- Hold on a moment / a second.
- Would you mind holding / like to hold?
- Hold the line, please.
- He's not here now / at the moment.
- Can I take your number and call you back?
- Can I take a message?
- When he comes back, can you have him call me
- May I leave a message?
- John is on another line now. Can you hold on?
- Can I have your name and telephone number?
- I'm afraid / sorry. You have the wrong number.
- Just a moment, I will get a pen and paper.
Dialogue Rehearsal Recording (page 16-17)
Please find the homework for this lesson, here; http://shaoguan.withme.us/t1864-unit-2-appointment-homework
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