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Vocabulary Enrichment

Listening Development

Assignment 1. Listen to the recording to Unit 1. Jot down the words and expressions, which the speakers define and exemplify after their dialogue. Find the Russian equivalents.




Assignment 2. Listen to the recording to Unit 1 again. Summarize in 3 sentences what the dialogue was about using the words and expressions you jotted down while doing the previous assignment.



Vocabulary Enrichment

Assignment 1. Which of these expressions are used for the purposes specified in the table below? Complete the table with these expressions. Then add other expressions you know.

Itís a pleasure to meet you. I have to be going now. Hello, Bill. Bill Ė Mike. Mike Ė Bill. Will you excuse me for a moment? Later. Iím afraid Iím running late. Have you two been introduced?   Iím delighted to make your acquaintance. Same here. Hi! How do you do? How are you doing? Nice / pleased to meet you. (It was) nice meeting you.
to introduce a person to another person:   to respond to an introduction: extremely formally:   less formally:    
to greet a person:     to ask how a person is doing:
to finish up a conversation:     to say goodbye to a person:  

Assignment 2. Put the following conversations in the right order. Write numbers in the boxes.

Conversation 1

o M r. D a l o m i. How do you do, Mr. Thompson? Where are you from? You have an accent I canít quite pin down.

o M r. T h o m p s o n. How do you do, Mr. Dalomi? Iím Jack Thompson, Jane Santanaís deputy.

o M r. D a l o m i. Welcome to Oxford. It's nice to see you again.

o M r. T h o m p s o n. Itís great, absolutely great! There so many things you can do here, so many places you can see. And career opportunities are just amazing!

o M r. D a l o m i. Excuse me, I donít think weíve met before. My name is Joe Dalomi.

o M r. T h o m p s o n. Iím Australian-born, but I have spent over a year working in London for Begerbird.

o M r. D a l o m i. Oh, I see. How do you find London?


Conversation 2

o F r a n k. How do you do, Ms. Prime?

o S t e l l a. Of course, itís much warmer than back at home. And the rain has never stopped since I arrived!

o S v e n. Hi, Frank. Have you met Ms. Prime from our office in Toronto. Stella, this is Mr. McCabe from our Sales Department.

o F r a n k. The famous, or Iíd rather say the infamous British rain! They say itíll clear up by the weekend though.

o S t e l l a. Please, call me Stella.

o F r a n k. And Iím Frank. Hi. So, when did you arrive?

o S t e l l a. Just yesterday.

o F r a n k. Oh, I see. And what are your first impressions of London?


Conversation 3

o J a m i e. Why, yesÖ I thought you looked familiar. I think we met at the team building exercise last spring.

o H e a t h e r. Oh, yes. Jamie Cabot. Hello!

o J a m i e. Hi, Heather. How are you doing? Have you attended any other team building exercises recently?

o H e a t h e r. Hi. Iím Heather Wells, the assistant director at Fisher Price inc.

o J a m i e. Bye.

o H e a t h e r. Yes, it was nice talking to you. Later.

o J a m i e. I actually find them pretty useful and stimulating.

o H e a t h e r. Oh, no! I find them disgusting. And you?

o J a m i e. I couldnít agree more. I have to be going now. Iíll be seeing you then.

o H e a t h e r. Oh, I see. Tastes differ, donít they?


Assignment 3. Look through the following phrases and try to think of the situations in which you can use them.

May I introduce you to ... ? How do you do? Do you know ... ? Hello. / Hi. Good morning. My name is ... I don't think we've met. Excuse me. Are you Mrs. Eustace? ... this is ... How do you do? ... this is ... Nice to meet you. I have an appointment to see ... I'm ... I'm ...


Assignment 4. Read the small talk below and find the 10 mistakes.

W o m a n. We could ask for a better day, could we?

M a n. I know. There isn't a cloud in the sky. I love this time of year.

W o m a n. Me too. The cherry blossoms are beautiful, you think?

M a n. They sure are. But I heard he is calling for rain all weekend.

W o m a n. Really? Oh well. I have to work all weekend anyway. I'm a doctor.

M a n. Wow. I'm sure you make good money with that diamond watch you have on.

W o m a n. Ah, this bus seems to be running late. How long of a wait is it already?

M a n. I've been here for at least fifteen minutes now.

W o m a n. Where are you heading today?

M a n. Actually, I'm going to the City Hall to cast my vote for mayor.

W o m a n. Oh, what a coincidence. So am I! Who are you voting for?

M a n. Um, well...I'm still thinking about it.

W o m a n. Here comes a bus now.

M a n. Oh, good. Wait, that's not the bus we want. That bus goes downtown.

W o m a n.: Well, it looks like we'll be waiting a little longer. I guess, I'll use this time to catch up on my reading.

M a n. I love reading. Right now I'm reading a Stephen King book. Do you like Stephen King?

W o m a n. Not really.

M a n. Oh, here's our bus.

W o m a n. Oh great. I thought it would never come. Well, have a nice day.

M a n. Say, did you catch the news today?


Assignment 5. Complete each of the sentences below with an appropriate active vocabulary word or its derivative.

1. When you meet new business associates, you give them your __________
_________ to show your name, position, company, address etc. In the US itís also called a _________ _________.

2. When you _________ someone to another person, you tell them each other's names for the first time.

3. To _________ someone who has just arrived you say hello in a friendly way.

4. Jane, come and _________ my brother. You wanted to talk to him. Iíll introduce him to you.

5. Pete, are you going to make the _________ s? Please, tell us each other's names since we meet for the first time.

6. When you make an arrangement for a meeting at an agreed time and place, for a particular purpose, you say that you have an _________.

7. _________ _________ is polite friendly conversation about some unimportant subjects.

8. In Great Britain they say that you book an appointment, while in the US you
_________ it.

9. When you meet someone for the first time you formally say that you have made that personís _________.

10. A _________ _________ is someone who you do business with.




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