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Agenda 1) Review of being indirect 2) Giving Information – referring – giving good/bad news By Paul Jackson Lado Management Consultants.

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1 Agenda 1) Review of being indirect 2) Giving Information – referring – giving good/bad news By Paul Jackson Lado Management Consultants

2 REVIEW OF BEING INDIRECT

3 Would it be better to ask Jennifer? --this is a simple question

4 Would it be better to ask Jennifer? Wouldn't it be better to ask Jennifer?

5 Would it be better to ask Jennifer? Wouldn't it be better to ask Jennifer? --this is a polite suggestion

6 Should we raise our prices? Shouldn't we raise our prices?

7 Contact me if you have any question.

8 I want to ask you a personal question. Do you mind if I want to ask you a personal question. Do you mind if I ask you a personal question?

9 I wonder if why you didn't attend the meeting. I wonder if (sentence) I wonder (question) I wonder why you didn't attend the meeting.

10 Driving during rush hour is inconvenient. Driving during rush hour is been more patient. Driving during rush hour is not convenient.

11 That movie was terrible! That movie was not my type. That movie was not very good.

12 Tell me why you didn't attend the meeting. Could you tell me that why you didn't attend the meeting? tell (s/one) that (sentence) Could you tell me why you didn't attend the meeting?

13 Do you mind I want to ask you a personal question? I want to ask you a personal question. do you mind if (sentence) Do you mind if I ask you a personal question?

14 You will need to work overtime tonight. Would you mind needing to work overtime tonight? Would you mind working overtime tonight?

15 Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. You can ask me any questions. Contact me if you have any questions.

16 Your report is unclear. Your report looks not so better. Your report is not very clear.

17 Will the new equipment be very expensive? The new equipment will be very expensive. Wouldn't the new equipment be very expensive?

18 A weekend meeting is very inconvenient. Is a weekend meeting very inconvenient? Isn't a weekend meeting very inconvenient? Do you think a weekend meeting is very inconvenient? Don't you think a weekend meeting is very inconvenient?

19 You should call the client. Could you please contact with the client. Shouldn't you contact the client?

20 I'm afraid we are out of time. We will be late. We are out of time.

21 The new equipment will be very expensive. Wouldn't you think the new equipment will be very expensive? Don't you think the new equipment will be very expensive? Wouldn't the new equipment be very expensive?

22 Giving Information – Referring – Giving good/bad news

23 I am writing in connection with (smthg) I am writing in connection with your application. I am writing in connection with the upcoming meeting. I am writing in connection with Mr. Wang's request. Referring

24 Task One Write a sentence referring to something.

25 Good News I am pleased delighted happy to tell inform advise you that...(sentence) I am pleased to tell you that I am available for the seminar. I am delighted to inform you that you have won the lucky draw. We are happy to advise you that we have accepted your application. Giving good/bad news

26 Task Two Write a sentence giving good news.

27 Bad News Iam sorry regret to tell inform advise you that(sentence) I am sorry to tell you that we cannot accept your credit card application. We regret to inform you that the position has been filled. I am sorry to advise you that the tickets are sold out. Giving good/bad news

28 Task Three Write a sentence giving bad news.

29 Task Four Re-write your 3 sentences so that they all refer to the same topic. I am writing in connection with the upcoming music concert. I am pleased to tell you that tickets are still available. I am sorry to advise you that the tickets are not close to the stage.


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