2Expressions of Short Messages When you have to welcome and serve guests, what do you do?What if they cannot meet the person they want to meet and want to leave a message?Do you know how to do themvery well?Learn them in this unit.
3Words appointment (kb) contact (kkt) great (ks) greet (kkt) Listen to your teacher pronouncing the words below and repeat after him/her with a good pronunciation. Then, find their meanings in your dictionary.Wordsappointment (kb)contact (kkt)great (ks)greet (kkt)guess (kki)guest (kb)offer (kkt)over (kk)provide (kkt)serve (kkt)Meaning…
41. Does Mr Siregar want to meet Fitri? You will listen to a report. After listening to it, answer the following questions. The listening script is in the appendix. Number one is done as an example.1. Does Mr Siregar want to meet Fitri?(No, he doesn’t. He wants to meet Mr Assegaf.)2. Does he have an appointment with Mr Assegaf?3. Does Fitri let Mr Siregar keep standing?4. Does she offer something to drink to Mr Siregar?5. Is Mr Assegaf in his room?
5Listen to the report again and answer the questions below. 1. Who is the guest?2. Whom does the guest want to meet?3. What time is the appointment?4. What does Fitri say to greet the guest?5. What does she say to ask the guest to sit?
6Study the following expressions. There are some particular expressions usually used in handling guests. Here are some of them.In an officeGreetings (Good morning/afternoon/evening).What can I do for you, Sir/Ma’am?Could I take your name, please?Just a moment, please. I’ll see if Mr./Mrs….is free/available.Have a seat, please.Would you like something to drink?I’m sorry, Sir/Ma’am. Mr/Mrs…is not in.Would you like to leave a message?
7In a hotel Welcome to our hotel. Hope you enjoy your stay. Have a nice rest, Sir/Ma’am.Would you like some help with your luggage?Here is your key.Please, check your bill.
8In a restaurant In a shop Welcome to our restaurant. Can I help you? May I take your order, please?Are you ready to order, Sir/Ma’am?Can I take your coat, Sir/Ma’am?Hope you enjoy the food.In a shopCan I help you?May I help you?Which one fixes you?Which one do you like?
9Guests Could I leave a message? How to Take a Message through Direct Interaction Do you remember how the secretary takes a message from the guest? It is quite similar to when you have formal phone calls. Here are some expressions to take a message through direct interaction.Guests Could I leave a message?Secretary/front officer Would you like to leave a message?
10Responses Yes, Sir/Ma’am. With pleasure, Sir/Ma’am. All right, Sir/Ma’am.I’ll give him/her your message.
11Example: NON-FORMAL FORMAL We are generally quite formal when we are welcoming visitors to a company, Act out the conversations with your partner using the formal language.Example: NON-FORMAL FORMALGuest : I want to see Mr Aji Pratama I’d like to see Mr Aji Pratama,Receptionist : Tell me your name Could you tell me your name, please?Guest : Fahrur Regan. Tell him I’m in I’m Fahrur Regan.a hurry Please, tell him I’m in a hurry.Receptionist: He’s busy. Sit down there I’m sorry, Sir. He’s busy and wait right now.Would you like to take a seat and wait, please?
12:Sign the visitor’s book. :OK. Give me your pen. :All right. Coffee? ReceptionistGuest:Sign the visitor’s book.:OK. Give me your pen.:All right. Coffee?: I don’t drink coffee. I want tea.………………………..ReceptionistGuest:I can help you.:Good. Apryan Siregar from Horasindo Oil Company wants to meet Mr Assegaf.:Sit down there. I’ll check if :he’s free.:OK.:He’s busy until lunch. Any message?:Tell him I’ll be back after lunch.OK.………………………..
13MESSAGEIs a piece of written or spoken information which one person gives to another.Short message is used to send an important message to other people, friend or family.Some tips to write a shirt message.Clear addressee (someone who receives the message)Staight forwardIf it is an instruction state it clearly.
14Example:Dear Juan The dance performs start at on Saturday and it costs rupiahs. Would you like to meet outside the hall at 07 o’clock? Then we can go for a drink. Best Wishes, Kemang
15To: SophieI’ve just got the news that our grandfather passed away one our ago.We are going to leave for Klaten soon to attend the funeral.Please be here before 7 p.m.RonieWhat kind of the text above?Who is sent the message above?What does Ronie tell to Sophie?Who passed away on that text?