Useful Language for Speaking Interactions 1 (Intermediate, Advanced)

Sentences for Organizing Events, Helping People and talking about Pros and Cons of Options

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Useful Language. The Passive 01

This episode is for Upper Intermediate or Advanced students, a kind of checking you know where you are in terms of uses for the passive!

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Useful Language. Saying You’re Sorry

This audio includes “sorry” sentences you can use in conversations and in notes and letters/emails. It also includes some language comments, like the comment about the three different “that” words you can find!

Read the sentences in this episode. More: Apologies Accepted at TP and some sorry letters at the TP Writing section.

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Elementary. Useful Classroom Language 2

An episode dedicated to my Elementary students (Básico 1, 2008-2009). It’s a revision of what we learned to use in class in our first lessons!
Read/Print the sentences in this episode. Enjoy!

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Useful Classroom Language 1

Sentences for Grammar Teams (Intermediate and Advanced levels). Listen and Repeat these sentences till you are really good at saying them. Then remember to use them in class!
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Useful Language. Letter-Writing. Requesting information 01

With this audio we’re pushing our section of Useful Language a bit further, to include… letter-writing!

Why record audios of that? Well, you can learn to read the language we may use in letters. In this way, you’ll remember it better. You’ll probably consolidate your speaking skills and you are likely to improve in terms of not making certain kind of grammar mistakes — those “silly mistakes” you always make and that you keep not fixing because you insist in NOT proofreading your work!!! ;D

Listen now to this sample letter of someone trying to find out some information about language courses abroad.
Read this letter here.
If you want me to read your own sample letters, just let me know!

Useful Language. Saying thank you 01

Read the thank you sentenceson this Talking People link
Read the thank you notes on this Talking People link
This episode contains mostly drilling (the same structure with changes in some words), so at times I won’t be repeating each sentence twice, just once. It has two sections: first, a one-page list of useful sentences to thank people different kinds of things. Then, 6 different thank you notes or letters you could learn to be fluent in! If you wish to write Thank You Notes and Letters please, post them here for correction and subsequent publication!

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Useful Language. Making requests 01

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It includes drilling with indirect questions, too. More on indirect questions here.

 

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Useful Language. Giving contact information

This episode contains sentences you can use while speaking or in writing to give contact information.
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Useful Language. Suggestions, Proposals, Recommendations

http://blog.whileyouwereaway.org/

Read those sentences at the TP Website.

 

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Useful Language. Communicative Strategies Part 3

This episode is devoted to communicative strategies, fluency and correction in conversations. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 (below).

 

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