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Lesson 2 Business

Business English

Getting to know each other.

What can you tell me about yourself and your hobbies?


Who are you?
Where do you come from?
What do you study?
Tell something about your family, your hobbies, your plans for the future.


Lesson 1 Grammar : When to use capital letters?


Lesson 1 Idiomatic: Idiomatic Expressions 1

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HOMEWORK:
1. Write a short essay about your hobbies or your plans for the future and submit it.
2. Do the lesson Grammar Section and do the Multiple Choice exercises.
3. Learn the Idiomatic Expressions and do the Multiple Choice exercises.

Hobbies

Some guidelines to your essay.
You do NOT need to cover all the questions.

  1. What are your hobbies?
  2. What do you find so fascinating about your main hobby?
  3. What caught your interest in that hobby?
  4. Do you consider yourself an expert in that field?
  5. Is it an expensive leisure acitvity?
  6. Do you sometimes spend too much money on your hobby?
  7. Do you sometimes spend too much time on your hobby?
  8. What do other people think about your hobby?
  9. Can one make money with your hobby?
  10. Is is possible to make your hobby your career?
  11. Would you like to make your hobby your career?
  12. Anything else about your hobby?

About
Who writes that letter?

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

A couple sits in the lounge and argues about who has to write a letter to complain about a broken TV.

Slide 1
Who writes that letter?

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ABOUT:

ABOUT:

Peter and Heidi sit in the lounge. Both look bored and look at the switched-off TV.

PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

Have you written that letter?

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

What letter?

Slide 2
Who writes that letter?

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

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PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

The one about our TV!

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

No, not yet.

Slide 3
Who writes that letter?

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ABOUT:

ABOUT:

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PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

If you don't do it now, you can just as well leave it.
It'll be too late.

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

I know. But I just don't have the time.
Can't you do it?

Slide 4
Who writes that letter?

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

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PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

Why must I do everything?
You bought that piece of junk.
I told you not to buy it over the internet.

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

But it was such a bargain.
At the local shop it would have cost twice as much.

Slide 5
Who writes that letter?

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ABOUT:

ABOUT:

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PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

Yes, you and your bargains.
It drives me crazy.
And I always have to sort out the......

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

Ok! Ok. I'll write that letter.
Can you get the invoice for me?

Slide 6
Who writes that letter?

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ABOUT:

ABOUT:

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PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

Invoice? You had it!
Don't tell me you lost it again.

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

It must be somewhere in that pile on the desk.

Slide 7
Who writes that letter?

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ABOUT:

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PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

You find it.
I'm going to watch football now.

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

Hahaha. And how are you going to do that without a TV?

Slide 8
Who writes that letter?

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

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PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

Damn it!
Oh no, not that as well.

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

You never help me with anything.

Slide 9
Who writes that letter?

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

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PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

Yeah yeah! And who phoned that shop and spoke to that guy about the TV?

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

You see, he'll remember you. Those guys only do something if men contact them.

Slide 10
Who writes that letter?

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

But Peter remains firm.

PETER:

PETER:

PETER:

Don't give me that crap..
Passing the buck are you!
Not this time.
You sort it out.

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

HEIDI:

Well, I guess I have to do it then.

Slide 11
Who writes that letter?
Homework

Write a letter and complain about that TV.
State that-

1. you bought it on the internet and where;
2. what you already did to solve the problem;
3. what you want from them.

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Multiple Choice