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Petra 200 mondata (angol, alapfok)

2016.11.24. 15:04 aforizmágus

PETRA 200

  1. I don’t want it.
  2. When do you want to come?
  3. Don’t you want to work today?
  4. I want coffee and toast for breakfast.
  5. I want you to help me.
  6. What do you want to eat?
  7. What do you want to drink?
  8. Did you speak to him? – Yes, I spoke to him yesterday.
  9. I went to the commitee last week.
  10. We will not go farther.
  11. Do you feel this?
  12. How did you feel yesterday? – Thanks, well enough.
  13. Do you have enough bread?
  14. I am tall enough to reach the top shelves.
  15. What day is your birthday this year? – Look at it in the calendar.
  16. When is your appointment? – Certainly, not today.
  17. At last I found my key!
  18. When I arrived I saw them on the platform.
  19. Hey man, there is a queue here!
  20. Excuse me, but I didn’t get a receipt!
  21. When do you want to do it?
  22. Send this letter by registered post.
  23. We will not eat beef this week.
  24. I want to send him there.
  25. Where did you find it?
  26. Come here at once!
  27. I always know where it is, but I can’t find it now.
  28. Don’t send him to the shop, because he can’t count.
  29. I had a stamp, but I sold it.
  30. Our car is very economical.
  31. He’ll take the parcel, so give it to him.
  32. I didn’t sleep much. – So, are you tired? – Of, course.
  33. Did I give it to you? – Sorra, I don’t remember.
  34. When will the greengrocer open?
  35. What medicine do you have to take?
  36. Will you go to the butcher?
  37. How many stamps did you buy?
  38. I will buy some bread and butter, that’s all.
  39. Bring me water, please!
  40. This box is rather small. I need another.
  41. Where do you keep ink?
  42. I don’t like cabbage for breakfast?
  43. I got a parcel for registered post.
  44. What was his address? – I forgot.
  45. I bought you a piano, when can you take it?
  46. This parcel is too heavy. It will be very expensive.
  47. Where must we go? – Sorry, I don’t remember.
  48. Were they cheaper, too? – I can’t remember.
  49. Please, give me two pieces of cheese.
  50. Have you ever seen a piece of coal? – Yes, I have. – Where and when? – At home, long time ago / some years ago.
  51. If you want to eat beef, you have to go to the butcher’s.
  52. I mustn’t eat sheep because I am alergic to it.
  53. we eat a lot of pork but I don’t like it.
  54. I like this butcher because he always have fresh meat.
  55. What are you going to cook for dinner.
  56. I am ill an I went to the doctor. He gave me a prescription and now I am going to the chemist’s.
  57. Your friend told me yesterday that you are itt. How are you today? – Worse and worse.
  58. Have you ever seen this play?
  59. I like fruit, especially watermelon.
  60. What do you usually do when your back aches?
  61. My whole body aches. What can I do?
  62. Is he ill? – No, but he has a temperature.
  63. How are you feeling today?
  64. I’m not feeling well. – Are you ill?
  65. Go to the shop and buy a loaf of bread.
  66. WE need a loaf of bread for lunch.
  67. What does he do? – He’s a baker.
  68. When you go upstairs, mind the steps.
  69. It is windy and rainy and cold; it’s like autumn.
  70. Our first lesson ends at 8:45.
  71. We went to the theatre and sat on the stalls.
  72. What do you think of the weater.
  73. We will drink a coffee in the interval.
  74. Be careful when you go down the stairs.
  75. When will we arrive?
  76. Do you want to have lunch at noon?
  77. Don’t pick up everything from the ground!
  78. Ask him how much they are!
  79. If we book some seats we will be able to sit.
  80. I hope they will come.
  81. Do you want to kick?
  82. Put this table into the corner.
  83. When did you last eat beef?
  84. Yesterday I made fried lamb.
  85. I ate veal at my brother’s birthday party.
  86. I haven’t had a crown on my head.
  87. It’s cold outside. Put on a scarf.
  88. What can I do for you?
  89. Help me if you can.
  90. Where is your bag? – In the corner.
  91. Have you ever eaten marmalade?
  92. I’m sorry but I can’t make porridge.
  93. You must use this! You don’t have other choice.
  94. I need this dress. Can I order it?
  95. I was lucky at cards. I won every game.
  96. Would you be so kind as to help me?
  97. Something is wrong with your washbasin. You must mend it.
  98. I saw that you fell off your bike. Are quite all right?
  99. Are taking the luggage with you?
  100. Are you glad that you are in London again?
  101. How long will you stay here? – Until Friday.
  102. I’m staying here for two weeks.
  103. It is raining outside. Take an umbrella.
  104. When I go abroad I try to take as little luggage as I can.
  105. When you arrive, he will wait for you on the platform.
  106. You can find your train at platform five.
  107. When is your train due?
  108. The Whites visit us at the weekend.
  109. Bring me a glass of water, please. – I’m bringing it.
  110. I will make lamb chop for dinner.
  111. Where is the nearest train station, please?
  112. Please stop at the next stop.
  113. Wait me at the corner.
  114. Take this small coin with you for luck.
  115. When did you last go by tram?
  116. Who is standing in front of the house.
  117. I think his car is behind the house.
  118. Let’s park next to the house.
  119. I can see him opposite the house.
  120. I’m very happy that you have arrived. Do sit down!
  121. Can I sit down somewhere? – There is a seat here.
  122. There aren’t enough seats here in the room.
  123. These are not mine; are they yours?
  124. There are some tents behind that fence. Is that your garden?
  125. Can you see that bright star in the sky?
  126. In my home I will need a very big study.
  127. We have two bathrooms – one downstairs and one upstairs.
  128. Our hall’s here and you can go to the kitchen, the toilet, the living room, the bathroom, the pantry from here.
  129. How do you do? – How do you do?
  130. I have been working all day, I can’t go out with you.
  131. Come on. You had a long nap in the afternoon.
  132. I feel ill. – I have a temperature, I can’t stand on my legs, I have a stomachache.
  133. I was ill yesterday, but I’m not ill today.
  134. Where did you sit? – I sat in that seat.
  135. I am happy that you can take them by car but what about me?
  136. I have a headache, doctor. – Take this medicine and you will be OK.
  137. The vet cured the wet dog.
  138. If you don’t follow the instructions you will break this machine.
  139. Have you ever travelled by aeroplane?
  140. Did you buy that coat? - I wanted to buy that but I bought nothing.
  141. I don’t usually jump on the bed.
  142. I am not standing on the chair.
  143. Yuk! I’m not eating this! / I will not eat this!
  144. My brother sold a lot of things when he went to the market place.
  145. What did you do?
  146. What did you eat when you had toothache?
  147. What did you read?
  148. What did you write?
  149. What did you drink?
  150. What did you watch on TV?
  151. What did you cook?
  152. What did you make?
  153. What did you order?
  154. What did you draw?
  155. What did you say?
  156. What did you hear?
  157. What do you do in your free time?
  158. What can you do when you have a big problem?
  159. Did you buy your medicine?
  160. I need my medicine but I don’t know where the prescription is.
  161. If you feel ill, go to the doctor.
  162. Have you ever had influenza?
  163. The Brown’s are at the Black’s.
  164. I have already met him at school. I know him a bit.
  165. His eldest brother is over 30.
  166. My aunt is expecting a baby – so she has a big belly.
  167. Unfortunately I don’t have a nephew.
  168. I have two nieces, but I don’t see them very often.
  169. Polish your shoes before you go to the theatre!
  170. Where can I put the waste paper? The rubbish bin is full.
  171. It’s cold. Do you agree?
  172. My parents were born in the previous century; I was born in this century.
  173. In a modern home electricity is very important.
  174. I have a big problem – I need an expert.
  175. Are you interested in space exploration?
  176. The future is always nice.
  177. I don’t do any important things today.
  178. I don’t drink mineral water.
  179. I will probably watch TV after training.
  180. I will go to Serbia within two weeks.
  181. A jealous person is angry with others when they are happy.
  182. Come here now! – OK, I will be there straightaway.
  183. In my room one of my greatest treasure is photo of my family and me.
  184. When Sun appears in the sky in winter, everyone is happy.
  185. When I last had a disease I had flu.
  186. If I don’t watch TV after training, perhaps I will surf the net.
  187. I have to answer a lot of questions in this questionary.
  188. Arrange the books on your shelf.
  189. Can I borrow your book for a minute?
  190. What equipment do you use in your training?
  191. I regularly go to work-outs three or four times a week. It is a bit tiring.
  192. He didn’t get up at seven; he got up at seven-fifteen.
  193. Was their son at home?
  194. Do you fancy a coffee? – Yes, please.
  195. Do you fancy a game of cards? – No, thanks.
  196. Do you fancy going for a walk?
  197. Mary, this is / meet Bob. Bob, this is / meet Mary.
  198. On PE classes we usually play a game, for example basketball.
  199. Sometimes I go running – when the school takes me to a race.
  200. Now I know what Alpha Centauri is. It is the nearest star outside Solar System.

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Business Talks (6) - Technics increasing profit

2016.08.16. 17:21 aforizmágus

profit.jpgLESSON SIX - Technics increasing profit

- Is there any kinds of technics that would increase your profit?

- A new sales-point in N.

- What are the good points of that?

- There is N-Plaza, and the Stop-Shop Mall, and they are at good places.

- Is it a serious plan?

- It’s only an idea.

- What is the main problem?

- The main problem is the very high rental expenses.

- So, it’s only a question of money?

- Yes, but it’s not so easy because during trading it has to make enough profit.

- Do you have an idea which place is the best for trading?

- The best place is where the most people attend. They are the centres and shopping centres… like street malls. Plazas are good because there are a lot of young people, but they don’t have much money! Street malls are better, because their visitors are from the middle-class and they have more money.

- And what about online shopping and home delivery? Do you use it?

- Yes, we have three online shops.

- And how big is their sales-volume?

- Their sales-volume is much smaller than offline trading.

- What is its rate?

- It’s about 5% (five per cent).

- But how economixcal is it?

- Its maintenance or running is cheaper, but transport is much more expensive.

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Communication practices for top managers – talking about business, work and others (in easy English) - 5

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BRAIN STORMING, 2010.

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Lesson ONE – Visiting an Exhibition in Las Vegas and What Are Restaurants Like in Las Vegas

Lesson TWO – Business plans for the next year

Lesson THREE – Let’s talk about your car

Lesson FOUR - What if I offer you some money for the company?

Lesson FIVE - Founding an own enterprise

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Business Talks (5) - Founding an own enterprise

2016.08.14. 23:09 aforizmágus

1454413459543.jpgLesson FIVE - FOUNDING AN OWN ENTERPRISE

  • Have you ever thought of founding an own enterprise?
  • Yes, I have. I have had one for years.
  • What is it?
  • I had an internet sales company. It isn’t worth doing in small.
  • How long was it?
  • It lasted for about 6 months.
  • And then?
  • Then I and my father-in-law started a bag-shop. We sell every kind of bags. It’s been runnig for a year.
  • Does it go well?
  • Not yet.
  • When do you think it will go profitable?
  • Maybe next year.
  • Where is it?
  • In Kecskemét.
  • In the city centre?
  • Yes, in Target Center.
  • Where did the idea come from?
  • My father-in-law had had a shop before, and he thought of me to work together with.
  • How many people do you employ?
  • Three.
  • Are they enough?
  • Yes.
  • Do you have a competition nearby?
  • There are some but not near.
  • And what other ideas would you have?
  • For the time being I don’t want to try a new business – I’d like to improve this and open some more shops. I think I have some experiences in opening shops.
  • What kinds of shops wouldn’t you open?
  • I don’t think I would open a shop selling electrical goods.
  • What do you think a good enterprise needs?
  • It needs somebody who knows a lot about goods and selling and somebody who can produce the background for this.When would you be satisfied with this bag-business?
  • I would like it to be self-financialized.

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BRAIN STORMING, 2010.

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Communication practices for top managers – talking about business, work and others (in easy English) - 5

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Lesson ONE – Visiting an Exhibition in Las Vegas and What Are Restaurants Like in Las Vegas

Lesson TWO – Business plans for the next year

Lesson THREE – Let’s talk about your car

Lesson FOUR - What if I offer you some money for the company?

 

 

 

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Business Talks (4) - What if I offer you some money for the company?

2016.08.11. 01:57 aforizmágus

venture-capital-money.jpgLesson FOUR - What if I offer you some money for the company?

- Let’s say I am a milionaire, and I’d like to help you somehow. How can I help you with money?

- You can give us a cheaper credit.

- And how would you use it? Will you improve your office or your service?

- With a part of the sum we would improve our office…

- For example?

- At first we would change copy-machines.

- How many do you have?

- About fifty.

- OK. Go on.

- We would buy new lap-tops.

- Does everybody work on lap-tops at your office?

- Almost everybody. Mobilitiy is a basic factor of our work. In this way everybody can work almost anywhere.

- Do you have office-cars?

- Yes, we do.

- How many?

- About twenty.

- How old are they in average?

- They are about 4 years old.

- And the building itself? The rooms and the furniture?

- The north-wing is very old – our accountants work there and our transportation administratioors, too. The east-wing of the building is newer. The headquarter is OK, but our shops or sale-points needs improving.

- In what point of view?

- There are a lot of new technologies that we have started to sell, and we need room for them. Our customers should see them.

- And how can it be solved?

- With larger room at the shops.

- Are you sure it would increase trading / sales volume?

- It usually does.

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Communication practices for top managers – talking about business, work and others - 4

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BRAIN STORMING, 2010-11

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Lesson ONE – Visiting an Exhibition in Las Vegas and What Are Restaurants Like in Las Vegas

Lesson TWO – Business plans for the next year

Lesson THREE – Let’s talk about your car

 

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Business Talks (3) - Let’s talk about your car

2016.08.10. 14:17 aforizmágus

autoart-mercedes-benz-s500-swb-2004-in-silver-118-scale-.jpgLesson THREE – Let’s talk about your car

- Let’s talk about your car. What make is it?

- It’s a Mercedes Benz.

- How old is it?

- It’s five years old.

- What colour is it?

- It’s silver.

- Do you like this colour?

- Yes, but it’s not so important.

- How many horse powers does it have?

- 254 (two hundred and fifty-four).

- What is its top speed?

- It’s 250 (two hundred and fifty) kmph (kilometres per hour).

- What was the fastest speed that you have ever driven at?

- It was a Ferrari, and about 250 kmph.

- How many people can find room in your car?

- Five people.

- How often do you use it?

- Every day. I go to work and meetings in it.

- What was the longest drive that you have ever made?

- Once we (I and my family) went to Italy by car. It was about one thousand, five hundred kilometres.

- Where do you usually go by car in Hungary?

- To Budapest.

- Where haven’t you been in Hungary by car?

- I’ve been to every seat of counties.

- How big is its boot?

- It’s about 300 litres; 4 suitcases can find room in it.

- How often do you drive your family in it?

- Almost every day.

- Do you have a GPS?

- Yes, I do, but it’s not built-in. It’s in my phone.

- Have you ever got lost by car?

- Of course.

- Which was the most serious?

- I haven’t got lost very much – I always know where I am.

- Has anybody tried to steal it?

- No, I don’t know about it.

- How is it protected?

- It’s got an average alarm-system.

- Has it ever started to alarm without cause?

- Yes, of course.

- Many times?

- Not so many.

- How often do you have to have it mended?

- Usually in every 3 months, but it is not serious – only oil-change, tyre-change and the common things.

- What was the most serious problem with it?

- Once there was a cable-problem.

- How long was it at the garage then?

- Only (for) 2 hours.

- How safe is it?

- Very.

- How comfortable is it?

- The Mercedes Benz is a very comfortable car.

- What is its best feature?

- That it is very comfortable.

- How long are you going to have it?

- A year at least… or more.

- What kind of car will you buy after it?

- I don’t know yet. It will depend on my money.

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BRAIN STORMING, 2010-11

GPSV practices for (top) managers – talking about business, work and others - 3

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Lesson ONEVisiting an Exhibition in Las Vegas and What Are Restaurants Like in Las Vegas

Lesson TWOBusiness plans for the next year

 

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Business Talks (2) - Business plans for the next year

2016.08.08. 09:47 aforizmágus

business-plan.jpgLesson TWO – Business plans for the next year

- What do you think this year will be like?

- In a commercial point of view?

- Yes. Will it be better or worse than last year?

- It will be the same.

*

- Will you have any new products?

- Yes.

- For example?

- For example the Blue Ray Player.

- What does it do? What can it do?

- It plays films that are 3D.

- When will you start selling it?

- Selling it will start in May.

- Is it an expensive thing?

- Not particularly.

- How many do you think you will sell till the end of the year?

- Two or three hundred.

- Will you advertise it on TV?

- No, we won’t. We will advertise it on the Internet.

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- How do your actions work nowadays… looking at the expense-profit rate / relationship?

- Sometimes we can’t tell if people buy more things because of actions.

- Do you deal with change-actions?

- Yes, of course. About 15%.

- And what kind of goods are they?

- People usually bring back TVs, fridges and washing machines.

- And what do you do with them?

- We sell them to Electrocord. They will prepare them for recycling.

- What about smaller things? For example hair-dryers, microwave ovens, small radios, etc.?

- We have to store or collect them, but people don’t like to bring them back; they usually put them into trashcans.

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- Any other new actions or campaigns nowadays?

- We’ll have an environmental friendly or eco-friendly group of products.

- Why are they like that?

- These products are very economical and making them is environmental friendly, too.

- What products are they?

- They are washing machines, microwave-ovens, freezers, dishwashers, irons and domestic appliances.

- How much will they be cheaper?

- This is an interesting question. These products are more expensive than other products, but using them can save a lot of money for buyers.

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BRAIN STORMING, 2010-11

GPSV practices for (top) managers – talking about business, work and others (in easy English – 2

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Lesson ONE:

Introduction and Lesson ONE – Visiting an Exhibition in Las Vegas and What Are Restaurants Like in Las Vegas

 

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Business Talks (1) - Visiting an Exhibition in Las Vegas and What Are Restaurants in Las Vegas Like

2016.08.07. 22:59 aforizmágus

las_vegas.jpgA very short introduction for the series

I have been teaching English since 1993 (for more then two decades) and I have taught several managers at every kind of companies. I have trained engineers, business correspondents, contractors, secretaries, etc. I always keep the actual needs in focus, I mean if there is a business talk or a business letter to be written we always deal with the task ahead of us. It is very rare when general things come up in conversations. Now I will launch a series of some conversations about business and managers’ lives – in an easy and understandable way that can be a good and useful practice for learners of English.

Some words about GPSV – GPSV is a special an effective way of learning a language. It is not only a kind of exercise, but a special, personal approach of learning: in language learning it is learning vocabulary (V) and grammar (G) through personal (P) situations (S). This way the language learner has to learn only things he or she (personally) would use in special situatuons, in brief: the learner gives the theme and vocabulary and situations, and the teacher gives only the form of how to say things int he target languace.

The only „disadvantage” of it is that the learner himself has to be willing to learn… But this approach the learner has learn only exactly what he wants to say and use int he target language!

The lessons of this series were made on special GPSV meetings – the most important characteristic of this meeting is a friendly chat, where the teacher asks then the student answers what he or she likes, then the teacher records and explain what he or she records.

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(GPSV practices for (top) managers – talking about business, work and others (in easy English) – 1

Lesson ONE

Visiting an Exhibition in Las Vegas

- What was your flight like?

- The flight was very long and boring, but it was OK.

- What was your hotel like?

- We were at Planet Hollywood Hotel. It was an average hotel.

- How long were you there?

- We were there five nights.

- How many events did you visit?

- A lot. For example we were at a theatre, we saw two plays. We visited CES exhibition twice.

- Did you go sightseeing?

- Yes. We walked a lot in the city, and we went by taxi and limos, too.

- Did you have any problems or troubles?

- Nothing special.

- What was the greatest thing?

- To leave for home.

- What did you do now that you hadn’t done before?

- I did nothing new.

- What was the exhibition like?

- The exhibition is very big; we saw a small part of it. We concentrated on TV-producers.

- Did you get any new information?

- Yes.

- For example?

- The newest invention is the 3DTV. But it can be enjoyed only through special glasses.

- When will these TVs come into Hungary?

- These TVs will come in April or May.

- How much are they?

- Very expensive.

- Will you sell them?

- Yes, definitely.

- What other things did you see? Anything interesting?

- The most useful and user-friendly technologies will be in TV-sets. TVs will have a new function. They will become media-centres.

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About Restaurants in Las Vegas

- What are restaurants in Las Vegas like?

- Well, they are good but not too expensive. There are some special restaurants that service particular meals. For example, T. is a special Japanese restaurant. The chef cooks in front of the customers. It is very good and tasty but very expensive.

- How many restaurants do you know there?

- I have been there 4 times so I have visited or tried a lot.

- Do you have a favourite?

- There is one, but it is a confectionery.

- What is their speciality?

- It’s called Jean Phillippe, and it has the largest chocolate-fountain. There are 2 tons of chocolate in it.

- Did you taste / try it?

- Yes, of course?

- How did you do it? Did you order some?

- Yes, about a coffee-cup.

- Did you eat at fast food restaurants there?

- No, I didn’t. They aren’t popular in that city.

- Did you have any negative experiences in restaurants there?

- No, I didn’t. Everything was perfect.

- What was the most expensive food that you ate there?

- I don’t remember prices.

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BRAIN STORMING, 2010-11

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Learn English through story Mr Bean

2016.04.30. 11:17 aforizmágus

Háttér videó:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYXSVeW0Rk4

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01 Lifetime - level 1 (Oxford English Video)

2016.04.30. 11:17 aforizmágus

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Mr Bean - At The Launderette

2016.04.30. 10:53 aforizmágus

Háttérvideó

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1k_THq622E

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