Read the following conversations. Are the situations formal or informal?

1. A. Mr. Velazquez, may I introduce you to Peter Brien. Peter, this is Mr. Velazquez of Telefonica de Espana.

B. How do you do?

C. How do you do?

A. Peter works for our New York branch. Hes responsible for accounts.



2. A. Ulla!

B. Thomas!

A. Welcome to Oxford. Nice to see you again.

B. And you. Do you know my colleague, Sven Olsen?

A. Yes, I do. How are you Sven?

C. Fine, thanks Thomas. And you?

A. Fine. How was your trip?

C. Not bad, thanks.

A. Good. Lets go upstairs and have coffee.



5. Role play. Practice making introductions. Introduce:

1 two people in a formal situation

2 two people in an informal situation

3 yourself at a company reception desk

4 yourself to a new colleague

5 yourself to a foreign visitor you are meeting at an airport.


6. Getting information. Two people are visiting your company today. Look at their business cards and ask and answer questions about them.

Whats his name?

What nationality is he?

Who does he work for? / What company is he with?

Where does he work?

Whats his position in the company?


1. BSCS Business Systems Consultancy Service Dale Crosby Vice President 1049 DERVENT DRIVE SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA Tel: 805 963 9171 Fax:805 962 8593  


2. NIHON INFORMALINK KK Headquarters Informalink BRDG 2-4-8 Kanameho Toshima-ku Tokyo 171 Tel:(6) 5995 3801/4 NOBURO YAEGASHI Telefax:(6)5995 3919 Sales Representative  


Write your own business card.


8. Describing jobs. 1. Study the words in bold type in these sentences.

Im a financial controller. (a/an+job)

an engineer.

I work for ATT. (for + employer)

Im in marketing. (in + type of work)

the chemicals business.


9. Complete this conversation. Use a, an, for, and in.

A. What do you do for a living?

B. Im ___ computers.

A. Really? Who do you work ___?

B. Olivetti. Im ___ product manager. What about you?

A. I work ___ Balfour Beauty.

B. So youre ___ the construction business?

A. Yes. Im ___ engineer.


Complete these sentences about yourself.

1. Im a/an ____.

2. I work for___.

3. Im in ___.


11. Role play. Exchange business cards with another student.


  1. A formal opening
  2. A. Read the text and decide if the following statements are true or false.
  3. A. Role-play the following situation.
  4. A. Study the following.
  5. Agree or disagree with the following statements.
  6. Agree or disagree with the following statements. Give your arguments to support your viewpoint.
  7. Answer the following questions
  8. Answer the following questions about the text.
  9. Answer the following questions about yourself, your friends and your ideas about friendship.
  10. Answer the following questions.
  11. Answer the following questions.
  12. Answer the following questions.

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