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

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

Expression and Response of Request

Expression of Request

        Expression and Response of Request. In everyday activity, it is normally that sometimes we need to ask someone to do something for us. However, we are still confused how to express our request so someone understand what we ask about. For this, we want to share about Expression and Response of Request. Below is the explanation.

      There are four points of topic will be discussed Expression and Response of Request. They are Asking someone to do something, asking someone for something, accepting for request and refusing request.

Now, let’s go to the discussion.

  1.   Expression of Request

        A.   Asking someone to do something:

  • Can you give me the book?
  • Could you phone me at 5 o’clock in the morning?
  • Would you mind repairing my laptop?
  • Do you think you could take me to the market?
  • I wonder if you could write me an application letter?

        B.   Asking someone for something:

  • Can I borrow your ruler?
  • Could I have a seat?
  • Can’t I sit beside you?
  • May I use your motor cycle?

  1. Response of Request

      A.   The expression to accept Request:

  • Yes
  • OK
  • Sure
  • All right
  • Certainly
  • It’s a pleasure

     B.   The expression to refuse Request:

  • I’m afraid, I ….. (give your reason).
  • I’m sorry, I can’t.
  • I’d like to, but…(give your reason).

Example of dialogue

Dialogue 1:

Sales           : What I can do for you sir?

Customer : I am looking for a good pants. Would you mind take                         me some? so I can compare each others. 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 and Response of Invitation

Expression and Response of Invitation

Expression of Invitation

Expression and Response of Invitation

       Generally all of us have activities that need to be attended by others. There are many situations that probably happened in our daily life, such as meeting, wedding party, birthday party, graduation party etc. Sometimes, we have such situation in which we have to invite some of friends to come. of course, we have to make an invitation for our guests. There will be two answers for them who are invited by us, they may come or accept the invitation and they may not come or decline or refuse the invitation. (Also read : Asking and Giving Suggestion or Advice)

      If we want our friends or relatives come to our party, we have to invite them to come and join. We might invite them orally (informal) or writing (formal). It depends on situation. Here are some common expressions we can use when we want to meke Expression and Response of Invitation.

Making Invitation

  • Would you like to . . . ?
  • I would be very happy if . . . ?
  • We would be delighted if you . . . .
  • Would you care to . . . ?
  • We would be pleased if you could . . . .
  • Could you come to . . . ?
  • I’d very much like if . . . .
  • Would you care to ….
  • I’ll really happy if you come to….
  • I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed to come to….
  • Would you care to . . . ?
  • Why don’t you come to . . . .
  • Like to come to . . . .
  • Come and . . . .
  • Shall we come to . . . .
  • You must come to . . . .
  • etc.
  • (Also read other article at : Paijo Dadi Imam Shalat Traweh)

Accepting Invitation

  • That’s very kind of you
  • We’d like very much to . . . .
  • What a delightful idea
  • With the greatest pleasure
  • Thank you very much for inviting me
  • It’s delightful to . . . .
  • I would/will . . . .
  • Thank you for inviting me.
  • I would/will ….
  • That would be very nice.
  • I’d like to love to come.
  • That’s fine.
  • Sure. Why not?
  • That would be very nice
  • OK,I will be there !
  • I’d like love to come.
  • All right.
  • Sure, I am coming
  • etc.

Declining / Refusing Invitation

  • I’m very sorry, I don’t
  • Think I can.
  • I’d like to, but . . . .
  • I’m afraid I’ve
  • Already promised . . . .
  • Thank you for asking me, but . . . .
  • Unfortunately , I can’t . . . .
  • Sorry, I can’t.
  • I’d love to, but . . . .
  • I don’t think I can.
  • In wish I could, but . . . .
  • Sorry, I am very busy
  • Sorry, may be next time
  • Thank you, but I can’t
  • Sorry, I don’t think
  • Can’t make it
  • I’m so sorry I can make it
  • etc.
  • (Also read other article at : Takkan Kubiarkan Ayah Menderita)

Dialog 1

Handy Invites Intan to go to an Art Show read more

Giving Instruction and Its Response

Giving Instruction and Its Response

Giving Instruction

Giving Instruction and Its Response

       Instruction is used when we want someone to do something for us. In giving instruction, we should pay attention to someone whom we are speaking to. So to learn how to give a good instruction, we can follow the following explanations. (Also read : Expression of Compliment and Its Response)

Actually instruction is a kind of expression consists of imperative sentence in grammar so the main form of instruction is

(+) Verb 1 + ! (or can be Verb 1 + Complement + !)

Example

Open the book!

Clean the board!

Amir, close your book!

(-) Don’t + Verb 1 + ! ( or can be Don’t + Verb 1 + Complement + !)

Example:

Don’t close the window!

Don’t speak loudly, Tina!

Bayu, don’t sit here!

And below are other expression of giving instruction and its response

Giving Instruction Response
Open the door!

Sit down!

Stand up!

Give me that box!

Be quiet!

Don’t smoke here!

Stop it, I tell!

Don’t disturb me!

Etc.

 

All right

Okay

Yes

Thank you

Of course

Ok

Etc.

However, we can make our instruction more polite by adding “Please” before or after instruction. (Also read other article at : Sebuah Puisi Untuk Ibu)

Example

Don’t disturb me, please!

Go out, please!

Please study hard! read more

Expression of Compliment and Its Response

Expression of Compliment and Its Response

Expression of Compliment

Expression of Compliment and Its Response

       It is wise for us to give praise to someone on her / his general appearance, or if we notice something new about the person’s appearance, or when we visit someone’s house for the first time, or when other people do their best. The expression to give praise is called Compliment. So Compliment is an expression that we show or say to express or give praise. (Also read other article at : The Way of Expressing Congratulation)

Generally we use expression of compliment by formulating:

How + Adjective + Noun

Example

How clever you are!

How delicious food!

How perfect performance!

Or

What + a + Adjective + Noun

Example

What a beautiful picture!

What a clever boy!

What a big room!

       However actually there are other expressions can be used as compliment, and below are some expressions of compliment and its response. (Also read other article at : Miss Certain Time of Rain)

Compliment

Response

Fantastic!

Marvelous!

That’s nice!

That’s not bad!

Perfect!

Pretty good!

Good grades!

Excellent!

Nice work!

Good job!

You look great!

You look very nice!

You look beautiful!

You look handsome!

I really must express my admiration for your dance

Thank you. It’s nice of you to say so.

Thank you but really isn’t anything special.

Thank you. Yours is even nicer.

I’m glad you like it.

Thank you.

Thank you so much.

Yeah, thanks

Really?

I will

Thanks a lot

It is nothing

Example of dialog compliment :

Virly     : Rosy, This is cake for you. I made it   by  myself .

Sosy       : Wow! What a delicious cake! Thank you Virly. read more