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Lesson 1 - Exercises

28.4.2020, , Izvor: Verlag Dashöfer

Lesson 1 – Exercises

Exercise 1

Write short answers to these questions.

  1. Which factors need to be understood in each communication situation?
  2. When is it not appropriate to use colloquial or idiomatic language?

 

Exercise 2

Skip through these simple dialogues and decide, which of them are formal, neutral or informal.

 

  1. Richard: Hello Mary. How are you today?

Mary: Hello Richard. I‘m fine thanks.

Richard: Mary, I‘d like to introduce you to our new colleague Kate Bell, she will be working in our department as a new software designer.

Mary: Nice to meet you Kate, I hope you will like it here.

Kate: Nice to meet you too, Mary.

  1. Mr. Klee: Good afternoon. I don‘t think we‘ve been introduced yet. Therefore, let me introduce myself, my name is Martin Klee and I work as a senior manager for SPH Bank.

Mr. Edge:  Good afternoon, it‘s a great pleasure to meet you . My name is Carl Edge and I am a brand manager in H&D. I‘m glad to meet you…

  1. Rachel: Hi Peter I haven‘t seen you for ages! How are you?

Peter: Hi Rachel, I‘m fine thanks. I would like you to meet somebody. This is my very good friend from Sweden Olaf.

Olaf: Hi, nice to meet you, I‘m Olaf but everyone calls me Oli. 

Rachel: Nice to meet you Oli.

 

Exercise 3

How would you react in these situations? Write down words you would use. First one is an example.

  1. The brand manager, Mrs. Nowitzki, doesn‘t know Kate Bates, the new secretary.

” Mrs. Nowitzki, I‘d like you to meet Kate Bates. She is our new secretary.“

  1. Your employer says to you, ”This is Michael Hinote. He‘s visiting us from Australia.“
  2. Michael Hinote says, ”Hi. I think you know one of my fellow workers: Barbara Jefferson.“

Exercise 4

Karen Slim talks about her work. Correct what she says.

My name is Karen Slim and I work for a European telephone company in Stockholm. I work (1.)about mobile phones designs. It is really challenging. In fact,

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