Expression and Response of Admiration

Expression and Response of Admiration

Expression and Response of Admiration

      Before discussing Expression and Response of Admiration and also its examples, it is better for us to know the meaning of admiration and the way to express admiration so that we have a basic knowledge about admiration. (also study : Expression and Response of Surprise)

Definition of Admiration

Admiration is the feeling of admiring someone or something. Or it is the act of looking on or contemplating with pleasure.

The way to express Admiration 

There are two ways to express an admiration, they are by using “How” and “What”. And then what words or phrases we must use if we use HOW or WHAT to express admiration? To answer this question, we can study the following information

We use “How” by adding adjective after the word “How” (HOW + ADJECTIVE)

Examples:

  • How beautiful
  • How clever   
  • How dare

We use “What” by adding Noun after the word “What”. However, its noun should be modified by article “A”, adjective and Noun (WHAT + A + ADJECTIVE + NOUN)

Examples:

  • What a beautiful girl
  • What a clever student
  • How a dare boy

Sometimes, we can omit “How” or “What” to express admiration.

Examples:

  • Great!
  • Marvelous!
  • Fantastic!
  • Wonderful place!

Now let’s go on the Expression and Response of Admiration:

Expression of Admiration

Below are some expressions used in admiration: read more

Expression of Conversation at Restaurant

Expression of Conversation at Restaurant

Expression of Conversation at Restaurant

        When we go to the restaurant for getting meal or drink, it is not being avoided that we need to communicate to the waiter or waitress. For this, in this occasion we want to share about expression of conversation at restaurant. There are two main topics we are going to share. They are expression and the example of Expression of Conversation at Restaurant in dialogue. (also read : Expression of Agreement and Disagreement)

Below is the material of Expression of Conversation at Restaurant:

Expression of Conversation at Restaurant

PHRASES

Some expressions or phrases can be used by the waiter to say or ask

Good morning/afternoon/evening

Excuse me, Sir/Madam

What can I do for you?

Have you booked a table?

Would you like to see the menu?

Could I take your order, sir/madam?

What would you like to start with?

What would you like to drink? /Anything to drink?

What would you like for main course/ for dessert?

Is everything alright?

Enjoy your meal!

Some expressions or phrases can be used by the guest or customer to say or ask

I’ll have…/ I am having…

As an entrée I’ll have a salad and for main course I’d like the roast beef.

Could I have chips instead of potatoes, please?

Is there anything you would recommend? read more

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 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 of Surprise

Expression of Surprise

       Expression and Response of Surprise. In daily life sometimes we feel surprise when we see or hear something that we are not believing. Maybe it’s an unexpected or unpredictable event or a piece of information. Surprised expressions are commonly related to a situation which makes us disbelieve and have interest expression.

       In this session I want to share about how to express surprise and its response. Here are some expressions we can use.

Expression of Surprise

  • Wow ! What a surprise!
  • What’s surprise!                
  • That’s a surprise!
  • That’s very surprising!
  • Fantastic!
  • That’s amazing                      
  • Really?
  • What?
  • I find it hard to believe
  • Are you sure? You must be kidding me
  • Are you serious? You must be joking
  • You’re kidding
  • Fancy that !
  • I must say it surprise me
  • Etc.

Response of Surprise

  • Yeah
  • Yes
  • It is
  • Yup !
  • Positively !
  • It’s true
  • I’m serious
  • I don’t know why
  • No, I’m not
  • Does it ?
  • Etc.

Example in Dialogue

Dialogue 1

Lanny     : Look!! I got A in my test

Fitria     : That’s very surprising

Lanny     : I don’t know why

Fitria     : I am sure this divine from Allah.

Dialogue 2

Shirly : Hi, Mark. Where is Johan now? I have not seen him him for three days.

Mark : Have you known that Johan is sick? He gets fever. He has been hospitalized.

Shirly : Are you sure? You must be kidding me. I called him yesterday.

Mark : Yes I was in the hospital when you called him yesterday read more

Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion

Asking and Giving Opinion

        Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion. Our opinion about something is what we think or believe about it. In communication sometime we need someone’s opinion to overcome our problems since we feel difficult to solve.

    Below are some expressions we can use to ask someone’s opinion and give our opinion to someone else. We will need to use these expressions in a discussion activity. For the information about Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion, let’s discuss about it.

Asking for Opinion

What do you think?

What’s your opinion?

What are your ideas?

Do you have any thoughts on that?

How do you feel about that?

Do you agree?

Have you got any comments on …..

Do you have any idea?

Do you have any opinion on ……

Would you give me your opinion on……….?

What is your reaction to ……

What is your opinion about……….?

What are you feeling about………….?

What are your views on……….?

Please give me your opinion ….

What do you think about … (this)?

Do you think that’s right? read more