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Making Negative Comments Statements or Comments Politely, p. 64-65 Intermediate English  WTUC Dec. 22, 2006
Polite Expressions for making negative comments, p. 65 <ul><li>Actually, I hate to say this, but… </li></ul><ul><li>For so...
Polite Expressions for making negative comments, p. 65 <ul><li>Not to beat around the bush… </li></ul><ul><li>This is diff...
Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>1A </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathetic tone of...
Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>2A </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointed, sad </li></ul><ul><li>From the t...
Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>2B </li></ul><ul><li>Angry, upset </li></ul><ul><li>Tone of voice <...
Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>3A </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>She sounds very sarcastic...
Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>3B </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>She sounds confused and a...
Listening for Expressions that Introduce Negative Comments, p. 66 <ul><li>Let’s face it </li></ul><ul><li>Frankly </li></u...
Listening for Negative Statements, p. 67 <ul><li>Time and change inevitably bring decline and death. </li></ul><ul><li>Som...
Listening for Negative Statements, p. 67 <ul><li>4. He swears a lot. </li></ul><ul><li>5. He’s boring. </li></ul><ul><li>6...
Part 4 Focus on Testing, p. 69 <ul><li>D </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul>
Video Activities: College Graduation, p. 70 <ul><li>Answers will vary </li></ul><ul><li>At least seven years including und...
Video Activities: College Graduation, p. 70 <ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>C  </li></ul>
Video Activities: College Graduation, p. 70 <ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>D </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></u...
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Making Negative Comments Statements or Comments Politely,

  1. 1. Making Negative Comments Statements or Comments Politely, p. 64-65 Intermediate English WTUC Dec. 22, 2006
  2. 2. Polite Expressions for making negative comments, p. 65 <ul><li>Actually, I hate to say this, but… </li></ul><ul><li>For some reason… </li></ul><ul><li>Frankly, I don’t like saying this but… </li></ul><ul><li>I’m afraid… </li></ul><ul><li>I’m sorry to tell you… </li></ul><ul><li>It could be said that… </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s face it… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Polite Expressions for making negative comments, p. 65 <ul><li>Not to beat around the bush… </li></ul><ul><li>This is difficult/hard to say, but honestly… </li></ul><ul><li>To be frank… </li></ul><ul><li>To be honest with you… </li></ul><ul><li>To put it bluntly… </li></ul><ul><li>To tell the truth… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>1A </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathetic tone of voice </li></ul><ul><li>Cared about </li></ul><ul><li>IB </li></ul><ul><li>No, No </li></ul><ul><li>Unsympathetic tone of voice </li></ul><ul><li>Hurt, unloved </li></ul>
  5. 5. Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>2A </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointed, sad </li></ul><ul><li>From the tone of voice </li></ul><ul><li>Because he had already made plans to go on a very important business trip </li></ul>
  6. 6. Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>2B </li></ul><ul><li>Angry, upset </li></ul><ul><li>Tone of voice </li></ul><ul><li>Because he doesn’t approve of Jeremy, and wants to show it by not attending the wedding </li></ul>
  7. 7. Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>3A </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>She sounds very sarcastic as she says she can’t tell what it is (Make out what it is) </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>She’s impolite, too blunt, and sarcastic </li></ul>
  8. 8. Listening for Appropriate Tone of Voice, p. 65 <ul><li>3B </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>She sounds confused and apologetic as she says she can’t tell what it is </li></ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Her tone is supportive. She sounds as if she’s trying to be gentle and not hurt his feelings </li></ul>
  9. 9. Listening for Expressions that Introduce Negative Comments, p. 66 <ul><li>Let’s face it </li></ul><ul><li>Frankly </li></ul><ul><li>I’m sorry to tell you </li></ul><ul><li>To put it bluntly </li></ul><ul><li>Not to beat around the bush </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s face it </li></ul>
  10. 10. Listening for Negative Statements, p. 67 <ul><li>Time and change inevitably bring decline and death. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people waste time worrying about what they weren’t able to do or didn't become </li></ul><ul><li>If this is the case (if we are puppets), we do not even have the freedom to interpret the role </li></ul>
  11. 11. Listening for Negative Statements, p. 67 <ul><li>4. He swears a lot. </li></ul><ul><li>5. He’s boring. </li></ul><ul><li>6. What is equally important is how we have handled ourselves. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Part 4 Focus on Testing, p. 69 <ul><li>D </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul>
  13. 13. Video Activities: College Graduation, p. 70 <ul><li>Answers will vary </li></ul><ul><li>At least seven years including undergraduate, graduate, and internship programs </li></ul>
  14. 14. Video Activities: College Graduation, p. 70 <ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul>
  15. 15. Video Activities: College Graduation, p. 70 <ul><li>B </li></ul><ul><li>D </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>E </li></ul>

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