(homemaking) ability accomplishment affection (physical) attractiveness (close) friend homemaking intelligence leadership passion performance (earnings) potential selﬂessness (fashion) sense sense of humor sensitivity (job/social) skills success warmth
easygoing egotistical intolerant modest organized (un)reliable sociable stingysupportive temperamental
brag can’t stand ﬁnd get (along [with]/angry/annoyed) go out (with) have (a sense of humor/in common)
attractive depressed ideal interested mad
during (a movie)
him/herself others someone
Expressing likes and dislikes
What kind of . . . do you like? I like people who/that . . . . I’dprefer someone who/that . . . . I like/love (it when) . . . . I’d really like to . . . . I don’t mind it when . . . .
Making an offer
Let me . . . .
Expressing agreement and disagreement
For me, . . . ./I think . . . . I agree./I’m not sure I agree. I feel the same way.
Asking for more information
Oh, good. Great!
I can’t stand it when . . . . I thinkit’s disgusting when . . . . It bothers me when . . . . I hate it when . . . .
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Unit 2 Language summary
accountant (secret) agent air trafﬁc controller architect child-care worker choir director (high school) coach (gossip) columnist comedian (restaurant) cook counselor (clothing/Web) designer (bus/taxi)driver ﬂight attendant headhunter (aerobics) instructor intern landscaper lawyer pharmacist politician psychiatrist (newspaper/TV) reporter veterinarian
conduct earn seem sound
(dis)advantage landscaping (job) lead orchestra salary (public) speaking tan
conventional enterprising investigative (un)predictable realistic socialExpressions
Asking for and giving an opinion
What do you think? As far as I’m concerned, . . . . How about this/that? In my opinion, . . . ./It seems/sounds . . . . Doesn’t that sound . . .? It sure does.
Really? Are you kidding?
Wow! Guess what . . . . That's great!
Not so! I don’t think so. I don’t agree! I’m not so sure.
Making a suggestion
Let’s .. . .
Beginning a series
First of all, . . . .
In addition, . . . . Further, . . . . On the other hand, . . . . For example, . . . .
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Unit 3 Language summary
(digital) camera espresso (staff) meeting (phone) number give (a gift) have (a party) look at make (a phone call/a request) move (into) offer (anapology) owe (an apology) receive (a compliment/a gift/ an invitation/a phone call) refuse (a gift/a request) reject return (a favor/a phone call/ a compliment) spill stay take back take care (of) turn down (an invitation)
at (ﬁve) behind (me) on (Friday)
complicated free (= not busy) ready underwater
by the way of course uh uh-huh um yeahVerbs
accept (an apology/an invitation/ a request) decline deny (a request) do (a favor) ﬁnish
Talking on the telephone
Hi, . . . . This is . . . . Oh, hi, . . . . What’s up? Would you mind if I . . . ? That’s OK, I guess. I wonder if . . . . Sure, that’s ﬁne. I was wondering if you’d mind . . . . Not at all.
Leaving telephone messages
Hello? Hello. May I speak to . . . , please? I’msorry, . . . ’s not in right now. Would you like to leave a message? Yes, please.
Thanks a million./Thanks! Sure.
Making, accepting, and declining requests
Could you please . . . ? I’d like to, but . . . ./I’d be glad to. Is it OK if I . . . ? Of course. Do you mind if I . . . ? Go right ahead!/I’m sorry, but . . . Would it be OK if I . . . ? Fine. No problem.