Being polite is a tactic. Choosing when to use it is a skill.
I want > I would like > Is it possible to… > I would be grateful if…
I want you to know that > I would like you to know that > Please note > I’d like to inform you / I’d like to advise > Please let it be known that > Please /Be advised that
Continue reading “Polite Phrases 1”
Direct > polite > Indirect or super polite
I want > I would like > [Would it be / is it] possible to have
Thanks / Cheers > Thank you (very much) > That’s very kind / I’m (so) grateful for…
I can’t make it > I’m afraid I can’t be there / present > Unfortunately it’s not possible to attend
I promise > I assure you > I can assure you Continue reading “Polite Phrases 2”
Something was difficult to do before, but now it is not.
Getting up in the morning very early was difficult.
Then I got used to it.
Now I’m used to waking up early in the morning.
Continue reading “I’m used to +ing”
I played tennis in the past. I played it regularly. Now I do not. Now, I play KOF, regularly.
I used to play tennis.
I didn’t use to play KOF.
I lived in London for 15 years, now I live in Paris.
I used to live in London.
I didn’t use to live in Paris.
I’m making coffee, would you like some?
x: oh yes, me like coffee
o: oh yes, I like coffee
x: oh yes, us like coffee
o: oh yes, we like coffee
The coffee is ready!
Continue reading “You and I vs You and me”
Continue reading “Fruit & Nuts”
We cook food with heat. Uncooked food is raw.
On the stove / cooker / cooktop, in a pot
Boiling the water in the pot
Simmering the soup
On the stove in a pan
Fry the chips in the pan, at a high temperature with oil
Stir the food
Stir fry the rice in a wok
Flip the pancake
Turn over the burger
On the grill
BBQ/ grilling on the grill
Continue reading “Methods of Cooking”
Before we can order at a restaurant or eatery, we need to know what we are eating! In this article, we will look at meat.
Cow > Beef
Young cow > veal
Pig > pork / ham / bacon
Continue reading “Meat”
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