Taking a Hotel Reservation in English Here are some typical phrases and expressions to use when when a guest makes a booking to stay at your hotel. Review these expressions and read the sample conversation. Then check your understanding with the quick quiz. Front Desk Receptionist Enterprise Hotels, Lise speaking. Ireland timeline A chronology of key events: 1914 - Outbreak of World War I delays implementation of new home rule legislation which would have restored the Dublin parliament following centuries of unrest over British dominion in Ireland. 1916 - Nationalists stage Easter Rising, seizing the General Post Office in Dublin and proclaiming an independent Irish republic. The rising is crushed by the British who execute its leaders, including all seven signatories of the declaration of the republic. Irish public opinion is outraged.
Telephone Conversations Role Play Telephoning is an important part of doing business in English. Telephone conversations, especially business telephone conversations, follow certain patterns: Someone answers the phone and asks if they can help.The caller makes a request—either to be connected to someone or for information.The caller is connected, given information or told that they are not in the office at the moment.If the person who is requested is not in the office, the caller is asked to leave a message.The caller leaves a message or asks other questions.The phone call finishes. Business & formal English vocabulary for writing An important part of writing well is choosing the right vocabulary to use. The words we use are like the clothes we wear, they make an impression on the person who reads them. To help you to sound more professional when writing business or formal pieces of writing (e.g. emails, letters, reports, proposals etc...) and to use vocabulary which the majority of people will understand, I have created the below vocabulary list. In this list are 24 basic/simple words in English. When you press/click on any of the words, you will find a selection of formal and polite equivalents (synonyms) of it that you can use in your writing to make it and you sound more professional.
Classroom activities to teach narrative tenses Are you looking for new grammar games for the classroom? Multiple winner of the TeachingEnglish blog award Mike Astbury shares some resources to download, print, and use in your class. What are narrative tenses? Narrative tenses are verb tenses that are used to talk about the past. You can often find them in stories, textbooks, spoken accounts and in descriptions of past events. The following are examples of narrative tenses: Using past tenses correctly for storytelling in English BBC Learning English - Classroom teaching tips