I imagine that by this point you are making progress on your new year's resolutions. Keep up the good work!
This week we did some more role-playing to practice tactful and polite expressions in various situations: giving suggestions, giving and responding to bad news and politely saying no.
Now, let’s take a look at the homework. For listening, check out ESLPod's Episode about Giving Bad News and Condolences or this exercise about Delivering Bad News.
For reading, why not take a look at this article about how to give suggestions in English or a more advanced break down and text Making Suggestions. Try taking this quiz to see if you know how to say yes or no politely in differention situations.
Last, but not least, the writing. Please write a short dialogue between two people where one person must politely decline an offer to go out with a firned.
Mark your calendars, next week will be our extra activity for this month. We will visit the Victor Lorza photography exhibit at city hall on Saturday January 26th at 12:00. You are welcome to bring friends or family who would like to practice English with us!