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Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification

Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification

Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification

 There are some expressions we can use when we don’t understand what someone has said, so that someone will clarify what he/she has said. So in this occasion we will share a material about Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification in which the material will be divided into three topics, they are Expression of Asking for Giving Clarification, Expression of Giving Clarification and some examples in dialogue. (Also study : Expression of Giving Appreciation)

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The explanations about Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification are as below: 

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A. Expression of Asking for Giving Clarification

Some Expression of Asking Clarification can be shown as below:

  • Could you clarify that, please?
  • Could you explain that, please?
  • What do you mean by that?
  • Could you repeat, please?
  • Could you put it differently, please?
  • What do you mean by…?
  • Do you mean…?
  • Could you say that again, please?
  • Would you elaborate on that, please?
  • Could you be more explicit?
  • Could you explain what you mean by…?
  • Could you give us an example?
  • I wonder if you could say that in a different way.
  • Could you be more specific, please?
  • Sorry, Could you ……?

B. Expression of Giving Clarification

There some Expressions to clarify our idea as below:

  • Let me clarify it for you…
  • Let me explain that…
  • Let me explain that in more detail…
  • Let me put it in another way…
  • Sorry, let me explain…
  • In other words …
  • To say this differently…
  • To put it differently…

C. Examples of Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification in dialogue:

Dialogue 1 (Also read other article at : Twilight Beautiful Night)

Teacher    : Why do you come late?

Student    : I’m sorry, Mum. I come late because i must drop at a shop

Teacher    : What do you do that for? read more

Expression of Giving Appreciation

Expression of Giving Appreciation

Expression of Giving Appreciation

 There are many expressions we can use when we want to appreciate someone’s achievement or we feel gratitude towards someone. This could include thanking someone for a gift, a favor, or just being a friend. And in this occasion we’d like to give some Expression of Giving Appreciation of someone’s achievement. (Also read : Question and Answer of Interview)

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Here are some common Expression of Giving Appreciation:

  • Very good!
  • Good job!
  • Brilliant job!
  • Perfect!
  • I truly appreciate your…
  • I appreciate what you did.
  • You have my gratitude
  • We appreciate your innovative thinking.
  • We are so fortunate to have an innovator like you.
  • Thanks
  • Thank you
  • I am so grateful for…
  • I am indebted to you
  • Dinner was delicious
  • I appreciate you
  • You are an inspiration
  • I am grateful
  • You are a blessing
  • You are a true friend
  • You’re great
  • This is great
  • You light up my life
  • Sincere thanks
  • You’re the best
  • You make me happy
  • You’ve been very helpful
  • I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  • You are one of the most generous people I know.
  • Are there no limits to your generosity?
  • You are so thoughtful and generous in your gift giving.
  • Thank you for the delightful gift.
  • You must have read my mind, because your gift is exactly what I wanted.
  • You picked the perfect gift for me.
  • Thanks for being so thoughtful.
  • Your gift means a lot to me.
  • If you could see my face right now, you’d see a look of gratitude.
  • Thank you for showering me with gifts for the baby.
  • You made my birthday a special day.
  • I am grateful for you and your generosity.
  • Thanks for thinking of me; you made my day.

Response of Expression of someone’s Appreciation

Below are some expressions we can use when someone appreciate us: (Also read other material in Indonesian version at : Pidato Bahasa Inggris tentang Berbakti pada Orang Tua)

  • Don’t mention it
  • It was my pleasure
  • You’re welcome
  • No big deal
  • I am glad that I can help you
  • My pleasure
  • Forget it
  • That’s what friends are
  • It’s all right
  • Yaps, never mind.
  • It’s a pleasure
  • That’s all right
  • Etc.

Example in dialogue

Ratih : happy birthday to you Rara. This flower is special gift that I can give to you

Rara : I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Ratih : It’s a pleasure.

 That’s all the speaking material about Expression of Giving Appreciation we can share for this occasion. We hope the post about Expression of Giving Appreciation above can help us to improve our speaking skill. (Also read other article at : Problems that occur in the modern world) read more

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

 We often use Common Terms / Expression as our guide when we give directions to help the other person. These can be places in a city or town, such as stadium, bank, railway station, bus stop, cinema, etc. They can also be parts of the road system. (Also study : Expression of Daily Activity)

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Below are some Common Expression Used in Giving Direction:

  • taxi rank = a place where taxis queue for passengers
  • level crossing = where the road and railway meet. There are barriers that go up and down to signal when a train is coming
  • underpass = a walkway that goes under a busy road so pedestrians can get to the other side safely
  • overpass / flyover = a road that goes over another road (or railway)
  • zebra crossing = black and white markings in the road for pedestrians to cross the road (the markings look like a zebra’s stripes)
  • pedestrian crossing = a place in the road where pedestrians can cross. Often there are traffic lights.
  • tunnel = a road under (or through) mountains
  • crossroads = where two roads cross each other
  • junction = where one road meets another, and you can either go left or right
  • fork in the road = where the road divides, and you decide to go left or right
  • turning = a road off to your left or right
  • main road = a big road where there is lots of traffic
  • lane = a small road, or a part of a road (the left-hand lane / the right-hand lane; the bus lane)

Use prepositions of direction

  • Go past = continue past something so that is now behind you
  • Go across = cross something, like a road or crossroads
  • Go along = continue down a road
  • Go straight on = don’t turn left or right
  • Go up = walk / drive up a hill
  • Go down = walk or drive down a hill or a road
  • Go through = pass through something, such as a tunnel or a town
  • Go out of = exit (i.e. a railway station)
  • It’s in front of you = you can see it facing you
  • It’s opposite the bank = it faces the bank
  • It’s on the corner = it’s where two roads meet at a 90° angle

(Also study other material in Indonesian version at : Meminta dan Memberi Petunjuk Arah)

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Example in Dialogue:

Fenty : Excuse me, Miss.

Rosa : Yes, is there something I can help?

Fenty : Yes, is there any mini mart around this harbor? I need to buy some snacks and drink.

Rosa : Yes, there is one.

Fenty : Can you show me how to get there?

Rosa : Of course! Just go straight this road, then there is T-junction, turn right and you can already see the mini mart on your right side. It is next to toilet.

Fenty : Oh I see. Thank you so much for the information.

Rosa : You are welcome.

 That’s all the material of speaking skill about Common Expression Used in Giving Direction we can share for this occasion. Hopefully the post about Common Expression Used in Giving Direction above can help us to improve our English, especially our speaking skill. (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Menuntut Ilmu dan Berbuat Baik) read more

Expression of Appreciation for Help or Support

Expression of Appreciation for Help or Support

Expression of Appreciation for Help or Support

 We need to appreciate someone who has given a help or support to us. And in this occasion we want to share some expressions that they can use to express our appreciation to someone who has helped or supported us (Also study : EXPRESSION AND RESPONSE OF REQUEST)

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Below are some Words related to Expression of Appreciation for Help or Support:

  • How can we ever thank you enough for all you’ve done?
  • You helped me right when I needed help most.
  • If anyone deserves thanks, it’s you.
  • I appreciate your support.
  • You have been extremely supportive through this difficult time.
  • We must thank you for your support at this time.
  • I want to thank you for all the support and concern.
  • That was very kind of you.
  • Your support has made me a stronger person and I will forever be grateful.
  • You’re my best friend.
  • Thank you for being there for me always.
  • Thank you for all the support
  • Thank you for your support
  • Taking the time to help me was a very nice thing for you to do.
  • Thank you for thinking of me and taking the time to be kind.
  • You are the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me.
  • Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with me.
  • Thank you for giving me the chance to fulfill my potential here.
  • Your commitment to this project is second to none.
  • I appreciate you supporting me at the meeting.
  • Thank you for sharing your vision.
  • Your commitment to excellence has inspired others.
  • Your attention to detail puts you at the top.
  • Thank you for taking the initiative and getting it done.
  • Etc.

(Also study other material in Indonesian version at : Ungkapan Menanyakan dan Menyatakan Kemampuan)

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Response of Expression of someone’s Appreciation

Below are some expressions we can use when someone appreciate us:

  • You are welcome
  • Don’t mention it
  • I am happy that I can support you.
  • It was my pleasure
  • No big deal
  • I am glad that I can help you
  • My pleasure
  • Forget it
  • That’s what friends are
  • It’s all right
  • Yaps, never mind.
  • It’s a pleasure
  • That’s all right
  • Etc.

Example in dialogue

Eddy : Oh my god, I will miss my flight if I am not rush to go to airport now.

Fandi : So, what are you waiting for?

Eddy : But my car is still being fixed in garage. I can’t go by bus, the time will not enough.

Fandi : If you don’t mind, I can take you to the airport by motorcycle.

Eddy : That was very kind of you. Thank you.

Fandi : It’s my pleasure.

 That’s all the speaking material about Expression of Appreciation for Help or Support we can share for this occasion. We hope the post about Expression of Appreciation for Help or Support above can help us to improve our speaking skill. (Also see other article in Indonesian version at : Guyuran Hujan di Pagi November) read more

Expression of Acceptance and rejection Invitation

Expression of Acceptance and rejection Invitation

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Expression of Acceptance and rejection Invitation

 In this occasion we would like to share the video of Expression of Acceptance and rejection Invitation that it can be watched from Youtube. By watching the video, it is hoped that we will have some real example about Procedure Text so that we are able to have some references of examples how to express Acceptance and rejection Invitation. (Also see : Conversation about Expression Hope and Wish)

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This is the video.

 We are sorry if in this video there are many incorrect words performed because this is the product of our students.

 That’s all the posting of video about Expression of Acceptance and rejection Invitation we can share for this occasion. We hope the video we have shared above can help us to improve our English skill, especially our speaking skill. (Also see other article at : Contoh Procedure Text dalam Percakapan)

Conversation about Expression Hope and Wish

Conversation about Expression Hope and Wish

Conversation about Expression Hope and Wish

 Below is the example of Conversation about Expression Hope and Wish in the form of video. This video is the product of students’ creativity in increasing their English, especially their speaking skill. (Also see other material at : Expression of Checking for understanding)

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 We proudly present this video for appreciating their effort not only their ability in speaking skill, but also their ability in designing the performance of the video itself.

 By watching this video, we hope that we can be able to have some real example of Conversation about Expression Hope and Wish as our references in improving our English as our second language.

Now, let’s watch the video below:

 That’s all our video posting about Conversation about Expression Hope and Wish we can share for this occasion. We are very sorry if in this video there some mistake sentences or utterances.

 Hopefully the video above can be useful for us to improve our English skill. (Also study other material at : Generic Structure dan Contoh Analytical Exposition Text) read more

Expression of Checking for understanding

Expression of Checking for understanding

Expression of Checking for understanding

 When we give information or explanation to someone or others, it is sure that we want that our information or our explanation can be understood by others. For this, we need to check whether someone has understood or not of our information or explanation. (also study : Expression and Response of Admiration)

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 To check someone’s understanding of our explanation or our information, there are some expression can be used in English. And in this occasion, we want to share the expression of Checking for understanding. However, in this posting, we are not only sharing the expression of Checking for understanding, but also expression of Responses indicating understanding and expression of Responses indicating misunderstanding

Below are some materials about expression of Checking for understanding

There are three parts we discuss here; they are:

Expression of Checking for understanding

Some expression related to Checking for understanding; they are:

  • Do you understand what I’m saying?
  • Do you know what I mean?
  • Do you know what I am talking about?
  • Does that make any sense?
  • Do you follow me?
  • Are you with me?
  • You know?
  • You see?
  • Right?
Expression of Responses indicating understanding

Some expression related to Responses indicating understanding; they are:

  • I see what you’re saying
  • I see what you mean
  • I know what you mean
  • I understand what you are saying
  • I am with you
  • I hear you
  • I hear what you are saying
Expression of Responses indicating misunderstanding

Some expression related to Responses indicating misunderstanding; they are:

  • I don’t get it
  • I don’t follow you
  • I am not sure I get your point
  • I am not sure I know what you mean

Example in dialogue:

Ethan is studying in his room. Then, his brother Lucas comes in read more

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)

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Definition of Admiration

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

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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 Daily Activity

Expression of Daily Activity

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Expression of Daily Activity

 Every we have routines activity. These activities start from getting up in the morning up to going to our bed in the evening. These activities can be happened at home, at work, at school or other places. (also study : Expression of Hope or Wish and Its Response)

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 To improve our English, especially our speaking skill, we will share some Expression of Daily Activity. These activities consist of daily routines or our habits everywhere.

Below are some Expression of Daily Activity:

  • I get up.
  • She gets up.
  • I wake up.
  • I go to bathroom.
  • We go to the bathroom.
  • I take a shower.
  • I brush my teeth.
  • I get dressed.
  • I pray Subuh.
  • I have Prayer Subuh.
  • I put my make-up.
  • I read newspaper.
  • My mother washes the dishes.
  • I have breakfast.
  • He has breakfast.
  • I sweep the floor.
  • I mop the floor.
  • I leave home.
  • I go to school.
  • They go to school.
  • I go to school on foot.
  • I go to school by motorcycle.
  • I go to work by taxi.
  • I go to work.
  • You go to work.
  • I arrive at school.
  • I start studying at 7 o’clock.
  • I start work at 8 o’clock.
  • I finish studying at school.
  • I finish work.
  • I go home.
  • I arrive home.
  • I have lunch.
  • I take a nap.
  • I go to the mosque.
  • I have dinner.
  • I do my homework.
  • I go online.
  • I surf the internet.
  • I do my housework.
  • I watch television program.
  • I go to bed.
  • Our family go to bed.
  • read more

    There is No God except Allah

    There is No God except Allah

    There is No God except Allah

     The expression of There is No God except Allah and Muhammad is a messenger of Allah is the statement that qualifies someone as a Muslim. If you are convinced of this at some point then you are a Muslim. Formally, someone becomes a Muslim by saying – in front of witnesses – “I witness that there is no god except Allah and that Muhammad is a messenger of Allah.” Here, however, we will share a poem entitled “There is No God except Allah” in order we always muse that we are nothing, we are very weak. (also read : Thanks to Allah for Everything Given)

    Below is a poem about There is No God except Allah:

    There is No God except Allah

    In The Name Of Allah

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    There is absolutely no deity worthy of worship except Allah

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    We seek Allah’s protection

    From Syaitan evil mind;

    We ask for His forgiveness

    And begin with the name of Allah

    Most Merciful, Most Kind, Most Powerful!

    Allah is Great

    Allah is Great this I know,

    For the Qur’an tells me so;

    All of us to him belong,

    We are weak but he is strong.

    Allah is One

    Related to none

    Allah is One!

    No father, read more