ENG 099 Conversational American English Atom 6:
Informal Telephone English
This atom is an introduction to formal telephone English that you can use for work, business, talking to a teacher or other formal conversations.
Please study these vocabulary words before doing the reading and video watching below.
- Going out – Go to a bar, club, concert or movie with friends
- Stay in – Sit and rest at home, instead of going to a bar (opposite of going out)
Please watch and take notes on the video below from 4:04 to 16:19 [12 minutes 15 seconds] to see “Informal Telephone English” explained by Mr. Danoff. The dialogue text is published below the video.
- A: “Not much.”
- B: “You going out on Friday?”
- A: “Eh, probably. Why, what’s going on?”
- B: “There’s a party at Tony’s apartment, should be fun, you should come.”
- A: “Time?”
- B: “Starts around 9, I think.”
- A: “Maybe, we’ll see. I’ve had a long week at work I might just stay in on Friday.”
- B: “What are you, 100 years old? You will have plenty of time to rest on Saturday. So I’ll see you Friday night?”
- A: “Yeah, OK, I will see you at Tony’s.”
- On your blog, in the comments below, or via Facebook, P2PU and/or Wikiversity answer the following questions:
- When would you use informal telephone English?
- What do you prefer, going out or staying in?
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- March 12, 2013 at 03:58 by Mr. Danoff (displayed above)
- March 12, 2013 at 03:57 by Mr. Danoff