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Forms Short Speeches

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Spoken Englsih

Sometimes we mange with one, two or three words to make a sentence. For example: Goodbye!/ Yes sir!/ No sir!/ Very good sir!/ The learners need to study and practice the following forms of short speeches which will not only be useful in increasing their vocabulary, improve their speaking power but also very helpful to gain the attention of others. Forms of short speeches are free from the rules of grammar.    

  1. Okay.
  2. Tata./ shall we move?
  3. After you.
  4. Come again./ Try again.
  5. Come on.
  6. Come down.
  7. Come off.
  8. Get out.
  9. Go out.
  10. Get going.
  11. Hold hands.
  12. Hands up.
  13. Money talks.
  14. No sweat./ Worry not.
  15. Rest assured.
  16. Read me.
  17. Stop playing.
  18. Stop rambling.
  19. Stop thinking.
  20. Save up.
  21. Stand aside.
  22. Stand aloof.
  23. Stuff it.
  24. Suck up.
  25. Speak up.
  26. Speak sense.
  27. Step outside.
  28. Tongues wag.
  29. Talk away.
  30. What’s up?
  31. What’s on?
  32. Answer the telephone.
  33. Answer my question.
  34. Answer the door.
  35. Come and welcome./ Come and feel at home please.
  36. Come what may.
  37. Eat to live.
  38. Get my wish.
  39. God damn you.
  40. Now stand still./ Now stop wriggling.
  41. Take a holiday.
  42. There’s none left.
  43. Walls have ears.
  44. What’s in a name?
  45. You did what?/ What did you do?

Test Four:

Write at least ten sentences of your own concerning forms of short speeches.

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Manners of Expression in English Language?

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Manners of Expression, English Language, Spoken English, Talk English, Learn English

As a man is known by the company he keeps, so a man’s company may be known by his manners. That’s why, there is so much emphasis on learning good manners and pleasing words. In all good schools, first of all, good manners are taught to the children. These words are so simple that everyone may easily learn and use according to the situation frequently.

  1. Be seated please./ Please have a seat./ Please sit down./ Please take a seat.
  2. Is it okay to sit here?
  3. Yes, by all mean./ Yes, with pleasure./ Yes, sure.
  4. That’s very kind of you.
  5. Delighted to meet you./ Pleasure to meet you./ Pleased to meet you./ Nice meeting you./ Nice to see you./ Glad to see you./ It’s great to see you./ How glad I’m to see you.
  6. It’s pleasure talking to you./ Nice talking to you.
  7. Me too./ So do me./ So am I.
  8. You graced the occasion by your presence.
  9. Thanks for your noble statements.
  10. Thanks for your inspiring love.
  11. It’s my pleasure.
  12. I’m very grateful to you./ I’m highly obliged to you.
  13. Good of you to come./ So nice of you to come.
  14. Haven’t seen you for yanks./ Long time couldn’t see you. 
  15. Haven’t seen you a while.
  16. It’s been a long time since we met.
  17. You look wonderful./ You are looking wonderful./gorgeous.
  18. You look a treat.
  19. You look very nice.
  20. You’ve a sweet nature.
  21. You’re sweeter than honey for me.
  22. You’ve a good speaking voice.
  23. I really feel proud of you.
  24. Let’s sit here for a while.
  25. What’s you like to eat?
  26. We’ve enough of everything.
  27. Oh, anything, we won’t mind.
  28. There you’re. Fish dish and vegetable.
  29. We couldn’t entertain you properly.
  30. Do you want any sweet?
  31. Please don’t bother.
  32. No trouble at all./ No problem at all.
  33. Is there anything you need?
  34. This is sufficient./ It’s enough./ That’ll do.
  35. Please don’t be formal.
  36. Come when you’ll./ Please do visit me whenever you like to.
  37. Ask and it shall be given to you. / Whenever you like to it will be there for you. 
  38. Do as you like./ Feel free./ Suit yourself.
  39. We’d a very nice time.
  40. Had a lovely evening.
  41. Had a rare time.
  42. I want to enjoy your delightful company.
  43. I can never pay you for what you’ve done for me.
  44. Hope to see you again if God willing.
  45. I’m looking forward to see you.

Test Three

Write ten sentences of your own on good manners.

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Social Behavior in English Language

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Spoken Englsih

Work Sheet: Spoken English

(Knowledge Publications)

People judge a person by his behavior as they judge a tree by its leaves and fruits. A person of polished behavior has better chances of success in life. Remember the following important words and use them at the appropriate occasions. 

Words:

Sir, Madam, Thank You / Thanks, Sorry, Regret, Please, Excuse Me, Pardon, Allow Me

[Sir]

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  1. Yes sir
  2. No sir.
  3. Okay sir.
  4. Definitely sir.
  5. The phone is ringing; sir.
  6. We all miss you too much, sir.
  7. I did very well in the test, sir.
  8. I follow what you say, sir.
  9. I may have been wrong, sir.
  10. Raina has barely got pass marks, sir.

[Madam]

A formal way of addressing a woman:

  1. You rang, madam.
  2. I picked up English easily, madam.
  3.  My English is getting better, madam.
  4.  I got good marks in English, madam.
  5.  We’ve got a new computer, madam.
  6.  My teachers always encourage me, madam.
  7.  I won a prize in the competition, madam.
  8.  Classes start early these days, madam.
  9.  You look exactly like my mother, madam.
  10.  You’ve great dash, madam.

[Thank you / Thanks]

Never forget to say ‘Thank you’/ ‘Thanks’/ ‘Thank you very much’/ ‘Thank you so much’ or ‘Many many thanks to you’ when you have received some favour or help from others.       

  1. Thank you for your pains.
  2.  Thank you for this honour.
  3.  Thank you very much for listening to my words patiently.
  4.  So much thanks for a warm welcome.
  5.  Many many thanks for your nice dealing.
  6.  We’re bound to thank God always.
  7.  Thanks to Heaven.
  8.  Thanks ever so.
  9.  We received the parcel yesterday, thanks.
  10.  I’ll thank you to go away.

POINTS TO REMEMBER

1. If someone has thanked you, reply him in a polite way as:

  • It’s a pleasure.
  • My pleasure.
  • That’s all right.

2. When someone declines an offer of something, he says as:

  • No, thank you. / No, thanks.
  • Not this time, thanks.
  • Need not, thanks.
  • Not any more, thanks.
  • That’s very kind, but I won’t, thank you.

For example

  • Would you like to have a drink?
  • Would you like to have a cup of tea?

3. If someone demands something from you, say ‘With great pleasure’, ‘Take it please’ or ‘It’s yours’.

  • With great pleasure.
  • Take it please.
  • It’s yours.
  • It’s for you
  • Please

For example

May I take your bike?

[Sorry]

On doing something wrong, You say sorry / I’m sorry / I’m very sorry or I’m so sorry/ I’m terribly sorry/ I’m awfully sorry/ I’m afraid.

  • Sorry
  • I’m sorry.
  • I’m very sorry. / I’m so sorry.
  • I’m terribly sorry.
  • I’m awfully sorry.
  • I’m afraid.

Sentences:

  1. Sorry, my mind went blank.
  2. I’m sorry I couldn’t call you.
  3. I’m so sorry to know about your failure.
  4. I’m very sorry to bother you.
  5. I’m sorry for what I’ve done.
  6. I’m really sorry that I can’t help you.
  7. I’m sorry if there’s been any mistake.
  8. Sorry, I did not want to interrupt you.
  9. It’s a sorry sight.
  10. Sorry to disturb you.

[Regret]

You use ‘Regret’ to say you are sorry or sad about something. 

  1. He regrets selling his house.
  2. I regret that I forgot.
  3. I regret what I said to her.
  4. I regret his absence from school.
  5. Ahmed heard with regret of his father’s death.
  6. I regret to say that Mr. Shafiq is very ill.
  7. I regret to say that you are wrong.
  8. She refused to marry with many regrets.
  9. The chairman regretted he would not be attending.
  10. He feels deep regret about his friend’s death.

[Kindly]

Say ‘Kindly’ when you talk in a friendly way. 

  1. Kindly speak slowly.
  2. Kindly move a bit.
  3. Kindly leave me alone.
  4. Speak the child softly.
  5. Kindly don’t chuck me out.
  6. Kindly commit yourself.
  7. Kindly do it immediately.
  8. Kindly grant me leave for the days.
  9. Kindly take care of your health.
  10. Kindly take measures to restore peace.

[Please]

Say ‘please’ when you talk to someone politely. 

  1. Attention please.
  2. Come in, please.
  3. Two cups of tea, please.
  4. Please write tender verses.
  5. Open the envelope, please.
  6. Please do as I tell you.
  7. Please wait, I attend the bell.
  8. Please see who’s at the door.
  9. Stretch out your hand, please.
  10. Please find a seat and sit down.

[Excuse Me]

Say ‘Excuse me’ when you want to politely get someone’s attention.

Use ‘Excuse me’ to apologize for interrupting someone. 

  1. Excuse me for losing my temper.
  2. Excuse me, I’m too tired. / I’m dead tired. / I’m exhausted.
  3. Excuse me, I’ve interrupted you.
  4. Excuse me, I shouldn’t have said that.
  5. Excuse my French.
  6. Excuse me for speaking rudely.
  7. Excuse me, are you Lubna?
  8. Excuse me, we don’t go to each other’s house.
  9. Excuse me, I’ll be back in a moment.
  10. Excuse me, do you speak English?

[Pardon]

Say ‘Pardon/ Pardon me or I beg your pardon’ as a way of apologizing for doing something wrong.

When you say someone to repeat something you’ve not heard or understood, use ‘Pardon’, ‘I bet your pardon’ or ‘Please repeat it’. 

  1. Pardon me sir, I need a copy of judgment.
  2. Allama Qadri refused to pardon the Chief minister.
  3. Pardon me, I’ve spoiled the bird’s nest. 
  4. I can’t hear anything, Pardon me.
  5. Pardon me God for my bad deeds.
  6. Pardon, can I open it?
  7. I didn’t mean to do that, I beg your pardon.
  8. I couldn’t lift the sack, I beg your pardon.
  9. The Govt. pardoned all his political opponents.
  10. You had to wait for me, I beg your pardon.

[Allow me]

Say ‘Allow me’ when you see permission to go or to do something. 

  1. Allow me to contact the police.
  2. Allow me to use your phone.
  3. Allow me to pack my luggage.
  4. Allow me to rest here for a while.
  5. Allow me to call the doctor.
  6. Allow me to see the match.
  7. Allow me to go home early.
  8. Allow me to ask a couple of questions.
  9. Allow me to arrest drunk driver.
  10. Allow me to ask someone.

Test Two:

Frame at least five sentences of your own by using each of the following words.

  1. Sir       
  2. Madam    
  3. Thanks
  4. Sorry
  5. Regret
  6. Kindly
  7. Please  
  8. Excuse me
  9. Pardon
  10. Allow me

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Greetings in English with Examples

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Work Sheet: Spoken English

(Knowledge Publications)

Greetings:

Greetings is an expression of joy, kindness or salutation when you meet someone. Following is a list of certain important words which are commonly used in our daily life. Read these attentively and then make practice to speak.

It has become a tradition now-a-days to say only morning / Noon / Afternoon / evening / night in reply to words denoting greetings.

Good Morning:

You say ‘Good Morning’ when you greet someone in the morning.

  • Good Morning, Shamsa.
  • Morning, Laila.

Good Noon:

You say ‘Good noon’ when you meet someone at midday.

  • Good noon, Shan.
  • Noon, Jan.

Good afternoon:

You say ‘Good afternoon’ when you meet someone in the afternoon (From twelve ‘o’ clock till 5 p.m.)

  • Good afternoon, Pinki.
  • Afternoon, Saima.

Good evening:

You say ‘Good afternoon’ when you meet someone in the afternoon (From twelve ‘o’ cl You say ‘Good afternoon’ when you meet someone in the afternoon (From twelve ‘o’ clock till 5 p.m.)

  • Good evening, Mr. Babu.
  • Evening, Miss Banki.

Good Night:

You say ‘Good night’ late in the evening before going to home or going to sleep.

  • Good night, Mamma.
  • Night, darling/ Night, sweet dreams.

Hi:

You say ‘Hi’ when you meet someone frankly either he is older than you.

  • Hi Gulshan!.
  • Hi Iqra! How are you?
  • Fine and you?
  • All right, thanks.

Hello:

You say ‘Hello’ when you meet someone or start a telephone conversation.

  • Hello Safia, I didn’t see you for ages. How are you? I’m fine. How about you? I’m very well, thanks.
  • Hello! I am Naina. I’d like to speak to the Principal. I’m sorry, the Principal is not available. Can I leave a message for her? Sure.

Bye/Bye-bye/Goodbye or God be with you  :

You say ‘Bye’, ‘Bye-bye’, ‘Goodbye’ or ‘God be with you’ when you leave someone or end a telephone conversation.

  • Mind how you go. Bye!
  • Look after yourself. Bye
  • Take care of yourself. Bye
  • Goodbye Nahid!
  • Bye Chandni, see you.
  • I’ll talk to her in the evening, Bano.
  • All right, I agree/ Very well, I agree.

Welcome:

You say ‘welcome’ when you receive or see someone gladly.

  • Welcome./ You’re welcome.
  • Give them a warm welcome.
  • Welcome home!

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