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asking for Name in Dialogue

Asking for Name in Dialogue

Asking for Name in Dialogue

        When we meet new people whom we don’t know his/her name before wherever we go or sometimes there are situations when we have already met the person but forgotten their name, we need to ask their name.

        In this lesson we will learn how to ask someone’s name by using the expression “What’s your name?” However, in this lesson we directly apply the expression of asking for Name in Dialogue in many different ways. The purpose of giving different ways in asking for Name in Dialogue to express “What’s your name?” so that You’ll get more comfortable with asking a stranger for their name, and also with asking someone you’ve already met to remind you of their name. (also read : How to Introduce Yourself or Other People)

Let’s look at some dialogues that will help us to learn, or remember, a person’s name.

Just Ask Her

Fanty: Hey Rudy.

Rudy: Hey Fanty. How are you?

Fanty: I’m fine, thank you. What’s up with you lately?

Rudy: Nothing. I like this girl in my office but I just don’t have the guts to ask her name.

Fanty: Oh silly. It’s easy, just say “What’s your name?” read more

Asking Someone Identity

Asking Someone Identity

Asking Someone Identity

        In this occasion, we want to share about Asking Someone Identity because getting someone information about their identity is very important for knowing someone. It can be used whenever we want to introduce in the classroom, in the office or everywhere it is needed. (also read : Asking and Response for Repetition)

There are some expressions of Asking Someone Identity

What is your name? (for asking name)

My name is . . . .

What is your address number? (for asking address)

It is . . . .

What is your phone number? (for asking phone number)

085 675 134 645

What’s your father’s name? (for asking father’s name)

His name is . . . .

What’s your mother’s name? (for asking mother’s name)

Her name is . . . .

What’s your sister’s name? (for asking sister’s name)

Her name is . . . .

Where do you live? (for asking address)

I live in/on/at . . . .

How old are you? (for asking age)

I am 30 tears old.

How tall are you? (for asking height)

I am 159 cm.

How do you go to school? (for asking the way)

By motorcycle.

What is your weight? (for asking weight) read more

Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help

Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help

Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help

        When we want someone help us, we should use expression in other they will understand what we want. For this, we will share about Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help.

        In this material of Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help, we will discuss about Asking for Help, Giving for Help, Refusing for Help and Examples in dialogue. (also read : Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion)

They are the topics of Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help:

Asking for Help

There are some expressions, they are:

Can I . . . .?

Can you . . . .?

Could you . . . .?

Can you help me?

Can you give me a hand with this?

Could you help me for a second?

Would you help me?

Can I ask a favor?

I wonder if you could help me with this?

I could do with some help, please.

I really need you help

I can’t manage. Can you help?

Give me a hand with this, will you?

Do me a favor, please

Lend me a hand with this, will you?

Could you spare a moment?

I need some help, please.

Help me please

etc.

Giving for Help :

There are some expressions, they are:

Yes, I can help you

Sure. what can I do for you? read more

Asking and Response for the Date

Asking and Response for the Date

Asking and Response for the Date

        This article is a continuation of the previous Post which discusses about how to ask about the day and the response of the question. (for studying previous post, see : Asking and Response for the Day)

        In the material of Asking and Response for the Date is discussed about two topics, they are asking for the date in which this part about how to ask the date in English and response of asking for the date. And for complete discussion let’s go to the topics below.

The Topics of Asking and Response for the Date

Asking for the Date

        There are some expressions can be implemented to ask about the date, they are:

  • What date is it?
  • What’s the date today?
  • What’s the date tomorrow?
  • What is the date today?
  • What is the date tomorrow?
  • What’s the date yesterday?
  • What is the date yesterday?
  • What is today’s date?
  • What’s today’s date?
  • What date is it today?
  • What date is it tomorrow?
  • What date is your birthday?
  • What date is your parents’ wedding anniversary?
  • What date was it last Tuesday?
  • What date will it be on Friday?
  • What day is it . . .?
  • What date was it yesterday?
  • What was the date two days ago?
  • What date was it . . .? (for past)
  • Can you tell me what the date it is today?
  • Can you tell me what the date it is . . .?
  • Could you tell me what the date is tomorrow?
  • Could you tell me what the date is . . .?
  • Would you mind telling me what date it is . . .?
  • Would you mind telling me what the date is . . .?              

Etc.

Response of Asking for the Date

  • It’s the first of May. (1st May)
  • It’s May the first. (May 1st)
  • It is the second of March. (2nd March)
  • It is September the fourth. (September 4th)
  • It is . . . .
  • Of course, today is August twenty second. (August 22nd)
  • Sure, it is . . . .
  • Sure, tomorrow is . . . .
  • Today is April 30th.
  • Today is . . . .
  • Yesterday was December 16th.
  • Three days ago was July 8th.

Etc.

Note:

        When someone asks you the date, it’s not necessary to give the year. For example:

  • What’s the date? —-> It’s February 7.  (Not It’s February 7, 2016)

Example in dialogue

Driver: excuse me, Sir! What’s the date today?

Police: it is the sixth of January.

Driver: and what date will it be on next Saturday?

Police: Next Saturday will be 10th of January.

Driver: Thank You, Sir.

Police: You are welcome.

        That’s all the post about Asking and Response for the Date we can share. We hope the article about Asking and Response for the Date above can be useful for us. (also see : Asking and Expressing Capability) read more

Asking and Response for the Day

Asking and Response for the Day

Asking and Response for the Day

        After discussing about the time (see : Asking and telling Time) in the previous post, now is our time for discussing about Asking and Response for the Day. As the title mentioned above so in this occasion, the material we will discuss is about how to ask about the day and how to response of asking for the day. For complete discussing about Asking and Response for the Day, let’s go to the material of Asking and Response for the Day.

The material of Asking and Response for the Day

Asking for the Day

There are some expressions to ask about the day, they are:

What day is it today?

What day is it tomorrow?

What day is it . . .?

What day was it yesterday?

What day was it two days ago?

What day was it . . .? (for past)

What is the day today?

What is the day (of) tomorrow?

What is the day (of) . . .?

Can you tell me what day it is today?

Can you tell me what day it is . . .?

Could you tell me what the day is tomorrow?

Could you tell me what the day is . . .?

Would you mind telling me what day it is . . .?

Would you mind telling me what the day is . . .?

Etc. read more

Expression of Hope or Wish and Its Response

 Expression of Hope or Wish and Its ResponseExpression of Hope or Wish and Its Response

        One more speaking material we want to share. It is Expression of Hope or Wish and Its Response. In this material of Expression of Hope or Wish and Its Response, we are going to discuss about the Expression of Hope or Wish, the response of Hope or Wish and examples Expression of Hope or Wish and Its Response.

Below is the material of Expression of Hope or Wish and Its Response:

Expression of Hope or Wish

        Hope and wish are the expressions about expectation that someone want something to happen.

Hope:

        Hope is the expression of someone want something to happen or to be true, and usually have a good reason to think that it might or the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best:

Examples:

I’m hoping for an interview next week.

She’s hoping (that) she won’t be away too long.

I hope (that) she’ll win.

We have to hope and pray (that) the operation will go well.

They hope to visit us next year.

It’s good news, I hope.

“Will you be at the meeting tomorrow?” “I hope not/so”.

Wish:

        Wish is the expression of someone’s feeling that one would like to have or do something or to see something happen; a desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing. read more

Expression and Response Offer

Expression and Response Offer

Expression and Response Offer

Expression and Response Offer

        Sometimes we need to do Expression and Response offer when we want to help to someone or when we want to refuse or accept of someone’s help so it is common that the speakers make Expression and Response offer in conversations in order to be polite and helpful. (Also read : Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help)

        For this, in this occasion I want to share about the speaking material. The material is Expression and Response offer. Below are expressions of offer:

Expression of Offer:

  • May I help you?
  • Could I offer you …?
  • Can I help you?
  • What can I do for you?
  • Do you want me to join us?
  • Would you like me to …..
  • Let me (Also read other article at : Happy Life Most Beautiful Gift)
  • Want some?
  • Can I get you something to  …..?
  • May I give you …?
  • Would you like something to …..?
  • Would you like to have …?
  • Do you like  …..?
  • Do you like ….. or …..?

Response of Offer:

Accepting

  • Yes, please!
  • Yes, of course!
  • Of course I can
  • That’s very kind of you
  • I appreciated that
  • That would be marvelous
  • That would be very nice
  • Thank you.
  • Thanks a lot.
  • Many thanks
  • Thanks, I ‘d love to

Refusing

  • That’s very kind of you but I can do it myself. Thanks anyway
  • I appreciate that but I can do it myself
  • That would be marvelous but  …..
  • Thank you for your kindness but …..
  • Please don’t be bother (yourself)
  • I’m sorry …..
  • I’d love to, but I don’t
  • I think I can’t. It’s all right.
  • I can’t …
  • No, thanks.
  • No, I really won’t thank you.
  • Not for me, thanks. (Also read other article at : Soal Functional Text tentang Warning Notice dan Caution)
  • I’m sorry I can’t. I have to …..

Example of Expression and Response Offer in dialogue

        On the way to school, Danny saw Nandy brought some books.

Danny : you look so tired.

Nandy : yeah. Because these books are very heavy.

Danny : Can I help you?

Nandy  : of course.

Danny : okay. Let me bring them.

Nandy : thanks before.

Other examples of Expression and Response Offer:

Dialogue 1:

        On the way to school, Danny saw Nandy brought some books.

Danny : you look so tired.

Nandy : yeah. Because these books are very heavy.

Danny : Can I help you?

Nandy  : I am sorry, I can bring them myself.

Danny : okay. Never mind. read more

Speech Text of Student Farewell

Speech of Student Farewell

        Speech Text of Student Farewell. Below is the speech text of student’s farewell (Naskah Pidato Perpisahan) on Purna Widya Program of SMPN 1 Tarik 2016. This speech will be spoken by Intan Salsabila Maulidina Sari from IX-A. She is one of my clever students in English. She is also confident in speaking so I appoint her to represent the students of grade XI in giving impression and message on Purna Widya (farewell) Program. The Speech Text is as below.

Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuhu.

Respectable :

  1. Chief of Tarik District (…………………………………………………)
  2. Chief of Police Department of Tarik District (……………………….……………….)
  3. Chief of UPTD  Tarik District (………………………………)
  4. Principle of SMPN 1 Tarik (Drs. Arie Zainuddin, MM).

Honorable :

  1. Our teachers and administration staffs of SMPN 1 Tarik
  2. The Parents of IX students
  3. All my friends here, especially the students of grade IX

Ladies and Gentlemen,

        First of all, Let’s thank to Allah SWT who has given us merciful and blessing, so we can gather in Purnawidya of SMP Negeri 1 Tarik 2016 without any obstacles.

        May shalawat and salam be upon our Prophet Muhammad SAW who has guided us from the darkness of stupidity to the light of knowledge.

        In this opportunity, I would like to thank to the adjudicators and Master of Ceremony (MC) who give me chance to deliver commencement speech in this very last moment at this memorable school. My great appreciation also goes to all the teachers, students, and participants who have come to this place. read more

Expression of Belief and Disbelief

Expression of Belief and Disbelief

        Expression of Belief and Disbelief. After sharing about Expression of praise and some other expressions in the previous post, now I want to share about another expression related to speaking area. In this case I want discuss about Expression of Belief and Disbelief.

        Expression of Belief and Disbelief is used when we want to give belief or disbelief response of someone’s statement or idea.

        There are some expressions related to Belief and Disbelief. Below is the explanation about the Expression of Belief and Disbelief:

Expression of Belief :

  • Do you think he is honest ?
  • Do you believe she is guilty?
  • How can you believe that ?
  • Do you believe in yourself ?
  • What do you believe in ?
  • Believe me
  • I swear
  • Trust me
  • You have my word on that
  • Don’t you trust me?
  • Have faith in me
  • Do you believe it?
  • Wouldn’t you believe it?
  • Can you imagine that?
  • Don’t believe it, do you?
  • Don’t you think it’s odd that…?
  • Do you expect me to believe it?

Respond :

  • I believe that …
  • I believe you
  • I trust you
  • I have complete faith in you

Expression of Disbelief:

  • You won’t belief this but ..
  • Do you know what?
  • This may surprise you, but…
  • I’ve got news for you. ……
  • Do you believe it?
  • Wouldn’t you believe it?
  • Can you imagine that?

Respond:

  • Really? I find that hard to believe.
  • Are you joking?
  • I can’t see that.
  • I don’t believe it.
  • Are you serious?
  • You must be joking/kidding.
  • Oh, no! That’s not true!
  • You don’t say!
  • Seeing is believing.
  • You are kidding
  • That can’t be
  • That’s incredible
  • Nonsense
  • I don’t believe you
  • Baloney
  • You are full of it
  • I don’t trust you
  • I have no faith in you
  • You are kidding me right?
  • No, I don’t believe it!
  • That’s unbelievable!
  • That can’t be.

Examples of dialogue

Dialogue 1

Two days ago, Basori met Rahmat met at the stall. He talked about his experience of going to Trans Studio last holiday.

Basori   :  I went to trans studio last weekend.

Rahmat :  Really, who did you go with?

Basori   : Only my girlfriend.

Rahmat :  You’re kidding… your girlfriend went with you?  Did anyone else go?

Basori   :  No, just the two of us.  We had a great time. Do you believe it? read more