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English Communication Tips | 의사소통 팁: 영어로 유창하게 말하는 법 3 years 1 month ago #7543

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In this forum, we will provide you with a range of tips and lessons to help you sound more fluent and communicate better in English.

영어로 보다 더 유창하게 말하고 효과적으로 소통할 수 있는 팁을 공유합니다.




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포럼 업데이트를 주기적으로 확인하며 함께 공부해요. 열여섯 살 이상의 학생 혹은 성인이시라면, 회원으로 가입해 보는 건 어떠세요? 오이스터카페 의 즐겁고, 유익하고, 주제에 꼭 맞는 효율적 영어 강의를 체험해 보세요.
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English Communication Tips | How did you find ...? 1 year 11 months ago #7604

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Communication Tip: How did you find the …?

This construction is used to ask about the quality of something. It is used when you want to get someone’s opinion on something they have experienced.

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Situation: Two students are talking about OysterCafe.com's English lessons.
Adam: How do you find the lessons on OysterCafe.com?
Sally: They are fantastic! Josh and Tisha are great teachers!
Adam: I know, right? Did you know they both majored in linguistics and Josh has published research on language education and runs Joshesl.com?
Sally: Damn! That’s why the lessons are so frickin’ awesome.

Situation: Two friends are discussing a film they just saw.
Jaz: How did you find the movie?
Kimmi: I liked it, but the music was sort of lame. How ‘bout you?
Jaz: Me? I loved it!

Situation: Two friends are talking about food.
Jake: Did I tell you I went to Ben’s house for dinner?
Yun: Did you? How did you find his cooking?
Jake: Not that great, but not bad.

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English Greetings and Responding to "How are you?" | 1 year 11 months ago #7607

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English Communication Tip: Responding to – “How are you?”

In our daily lives we have to greet dozens of people each day – the barista, your work colleagues, the bus driver, your friend, etc. And, unless you know how to respond appropriately to each person, in each situation, greeting people can be a challenge.

In this English Communication Tip, you are going to learn 3 simple rules to keep in mind when people greet you.

Golden Rules: Responding to “How are you?”

1. Keep it short: In most situations, a greeting is a simple pleasantry. Say ‘Hi’ and keep on moving.
2. Reciprocate: If someone greets you, make sure you ask them how they are. This simple act of greeting someone will help you build rapport with them.
3. Be interested: Yes, it is just a greeting, but you must care about what the other person says – and respond in the correct way. Just by being interested in this person they are likely to see you in a good light.

Examples
Situation: Two people in the office.
Bill: Hey, Jeff. Having a good day?
Jeff: Yeah, how about you?

Situation: Talking to the barista.
Sara: How are you?
Ted: Me? I’m Great! I just got a new job. How ‘bout you?
Sara: I’m great also, but tell me about your new job.

Situation: A son talking to his father
Son: How you been keeping, dad?
Father: Can’t complain. How about you? Still dating Mary?

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Polite Requests: Negative statement (+modal verb) + positive question tag 1 year 10 months ago #7619

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Making Polite Requests in English:Negative Statement + Positive Question Tag
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In this English communication lesson, we are going to continue learning how to use Question Tags effectively. The focus of this lesson is using a negative statement with a positive question tag in order to sound more polite when making requests in English.

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* You wouldn’t be able to work overtime, would you? (i.e. Are you able to work overtime?)
* You can’t work tomorrow, can you? (i.e. Can you work tomorrow?)
* You wouldn’t be able to babysit for me, would you? (i.e. Can you please babysit for me?)
* You couldn’t help me with my homework, could you?

For more information on using Question Tags, check out this series of English lessons .

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Making Polite Requests in English: I don't suppose... 1 year 9 months ago #7620

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Making Polite Requests: I don’t suppose…

Learning how to make polite requests will help you appear friendly and respectful. In this lesson, you are going to learn how to use ‘I don’t suppose…” to make small or insignificant requests in English.

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* I don’t suppose you are free on the weekend (,are you?).

* I don’t suppose I can borrow your car for the weekend (,can I?).

* I don’t suppose you can close the door for me (,could you?).

* I don't suppose you can buy my coffee, can you? I forgot my wallet.

* I don't suppose you could help me for a second, could you?

Note: Did you notice the ‘question tag’ at the end of the statement? In most cases, you will use the question tag to sound more polite, but you don’t actually need to if you use the correct intonation.

Remember: “I don’t suppose…” is usually only used to make small requests; it can be used to make larger requests if you have a good rapport or relationship with the person you are speaking to.

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English Communication: Would you mind...? 1 year 9 months ago #7621

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English Communication Tip: Would you mind…?

In a previous lesson, we learned how to use “I don’t suppose…” to make polite requess. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to use “Would you mind…?” to make requests or ask for favors in a polite and respectful way.

Examples

* Would you mind closing the door on the way out?

* Would you mind helping me with my homework, please?

* Would you mind telling Bill that I can come to his party?

* Would you mind doing overtime tonight?

* Would the chef mind adding extra cheese to my pizza, please?


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