Unit | Two Saying Thanks or Sorry
Unit Goals: What You Should Learn to Do What You Should Know About
1. Express pleasure and thanks 2. Send a message of congratulation and respond to it 3. Express regrets and ask for forgiveness 4. Write and reply to: a thank-you note a gift card a congratulation message What You Should Know About 1. Feeling thankful and sorry is part of your culture 2. Being serious when saying sorry 3. Use of articles
Contents Talking Face to Face Appreciating Culture Tips Being All Ears
Section Ⅰ Talking Face to Face Section Ⅴ Appreciating Culture Tips Section Ⅱ Being All Ears Section Ⅳ Maintaining a Sharp Eye Section Ⅲ Trying Your Hand
Section Ⅰ Talking Face to Face
Imitating Mini-Talks Speak and Recite Acting out the Tasks Speak and Perform Studying Gift and Congratulation Cards Study and Imitate Following Sample Dialogues Imitate and Perform Speak and Complete Putting Language to Use Speak and Communicate
SECTION I Talking Face to Face
Imitating Mini-Talks Speak and Recite 1 Work in pairs. Practice the following mini-talks about expressing thanks and other feelings. Window on Key Words 1) Giving Thanks to People A: Thank you for the happy time. B: It’s nice to have you with us. A: I shall never forget this weekend. B: Me, too. It was / has been so pleasant. 2) Congratulating People on Winning a Prize A: Congratulations on winning the first prize! B: Thank you very much. A: We all feel very proud of you. B: Thanks. Let’s go and have a drink. 周末 祝贺 赢得；奖 自豪的
3) Expressing Thanks for Others’ Help
Window on Key Words 3) Expressing Thanks for Others’ Help A: Professor Smith, thank you very much for your advice on my paper! B: It’s my pleasure to be of some help. A: I could never be so successful without your help. B: I always know that you can do well. 4) Making Apologies to Others A: I’m so sorry for being late again. B: Never mind, but it’s a lesson for you to learn. A: Please forgive me one more time. B: Oh, just see it doesn’t happen again, will you? 5) Expressing Regret A: I’m sorry I didn’t send the yesterday. B: Forget it. That’s OK. A: I wish I could make up for it. B: I don’t think it’s your fault. 建议 成功的 道歉 原谅 遗憾，后悔 电子邮件 错误 Back
Acting out the Tasks Speak and Perform
2 Work in pairs and act out the tasks by following the above mini-talks. 1 Task: Give thanks to your hostess (女主人) for a happy New Year’s Party. 2 Task: Congratulate your friend on being admitted to a nursing school. 3 Task: Express thanks to your teacher who has been helping you. 4 Task: Apologize for not being able to offer help to a friend of yours. 5 Task: Express regret for making a careless mistake. Back
Studying Gift and Congratulation Cards
Study and Imitate 3 Gift cards / notes and congratulation cards / letters are very useful for expressing thanks and good wishes on some social occasions. It is also important for us to learn how to reply to them properly. Read the following cards carefully and try to use the information to practice short dialogues.
Following Sample Dialogues
Imitate and Perform 4 Read the following sample dialogues and try to perform your own tasks. 1) Thank You for the Beautiful Flowers Joyce: Hello, Mary! Mary: Hi, Joyce. How are you feeling now? Joyce: Oh, much better. Thank you. And thank you very much for the roses. They are so lovely! Mary: I’m glad you like them. They are from my own garden. Joyce: Yes, I know. Some of the flowers opened this morning. So beautiful and sweet! Mary: I know you love flowers, and I hope you’ll enjoy keeping them. Joyce: I sure will. You are always so thoughtful, Mary. Mary: I’m glad you like the flowers.
2) Congratulations on the Promotion
John: Congratulations, Mr. Alright! I’ve got the good news that you were named Outstanding Manager. Bill: Thank you, Mr. Black. John: I really feel happy for you. I know you deserve the honor. Bill: It’s very kind of you to say so. John: I have visited one of your branches and I was very much impressed. Bill: I owe much to your kind help and support to our company, Mr. Black. John: I’m sure you and your company will be more successful in the coming year. Bill: Thanks for your kind words. I’m looking forward to our continued cooperation in the future. Back
Putting Language to Use
Speak and Complete 5 Imagine you are writing your term paper. You’ve just received a very useful reference book as a gift from Professor Smith. You meet him and express your thanks. Read aloud the following dialogue with your partner by putting in the missing words. You: Good morning, Prof. Smith. 1 ____________ for the book you sent me. It is 2 ____________ to my term paper. Smith: 3 _______________ it is helpful to you. You: Yes, it’s indeed a very good reference book. I don’t know how I shall express 4 __________________________. Smith: It’s 5 ____________________. You: And I’m 6 ___________ for all the help and encouragement you’ve given me. Smith: I’m happy to be 7 _____________. Please don’t hesitate to let me know whenever you need me. You: I will, Professor Smith. You are so 8 ________. Thank you very helpful I’m glad / happy my gratitude / thanks to you nothing / my pleasure very grateful of any help Back kind Unit | Two
Speak and Communicate 6 Imagine you are Sue, and your partner is Ken. Your English teacher, Linda has been in hospital. Now she is fully recovered and will leave the hospital today. You want to meet her there. You ask your friend Ken to give you a lift. Fill in the blanks according to the clues in the brackets. Then act it out with your partner. Sue: 1 (打招呼) ______________! Could you give me a lift? Ken: Hi, Sue. 2 (表示歉意) ______________, but I don’t have a car right now. Sue: Oh, 3 (表示遗憾) ______________! I want to go to the Central Hospital. Ken: Why? Are you sick? Sue: No, I’m all right. My English teacher Linda is there. She has just recovered and is to leave the hospital today. Ken: 4 (表示理解) ____________! Why not take a bunch of flowers with you? Sue: 5 (感谢他想得周到) _________________________________________. I have already prepared some flowers fresh from my mother’s garden. Hello, Ken I’m terribly sorry that’s too bad I see That’s very thoughtful / considerate of you
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