유닛 4: Travellers' tales
- 1 Pop-ups
- 2 Hidden talents
- 3 Can't buy me love
- 4 Travellers' tales
- 5 The colleague from hell
- 6 Jurassic mystery: unpacking the past
- 7 Career changes
- 8 Art
- 9 Project management
- 10 The dog ate my homework!
- 11 The diary of a double agent
- 12 Fashion forward
- 13 Flat pack skyscrapers
- 14 Extreme sports
- 15 Food fads
- 16 Me, my selfie and I
- 17 Endangered animals
- 18 A nip and a tuck: cosmetic surgery
- 19 I'm really sorry...
- 20 Telling stories
- 21 Fakes and phrasals
- 22 Looking to the future
- 23 Becoming familiar with things
- 24 From rags to riches
- 25 Against the odds
- 26 Our future on Mars?
- 27 Where is it illegal to get a fish drunk?
- 28 Dodgy dating
- 29 Annoying advice
- 30 I'll have been studying English for thirty weeks
6 Minute Vocabulary
gonna – going to
I’m gonna watch a DVD.
wanna – want to
Do you wanna watch too?
whatcha – what are you
dunno - don’t know
gotta – got to (or got a)
I’ve gotta go now.
hafta – have to
Do you hafta go already?
gimme – give me
Gimme a call tomorrow.
lemme – let me
Lemme know what you think.
kinda – kind of
She’s kinda nice.
(here) suddenly ended a relationship
a trip where the room and all the food and drink you have is included in the price
give up (something)
(here) stop hoping for (something)
put (something) up
make (something) available
a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder
rejected by a lover or partner
didn't complete something that was promised
breaking up with (someone)
ending a relationship with someone
(here) develop in a pleasing or promising way
someone you have never met before and know nothing about
not on the cards (idiom)
not possible or likely
Tips for making complaints:
1) Tell a story: Give some background before mentioning your complaint. But keep it short!
- I've just checked into room 401. It's a lovely room, but the problem is that I was really desperate for a drink and the mini-bar's empty.
2) Soften your tone: Use seem to and appear to to make your language softer. They're often used with be. In the negative, you need an auxiliary like can't or don't
- Sorry, there seems to be a problem with the radio.
- Excuse me, there appears to be a problem with your ticket.
- I can't seem to get the TV to work.
- There don't appear to be any slippers in the room.
a person who the police or other people believe to be responsible for a crime
(here) make a effort to do something
ready to behave in a dangerous or violent way, to escape from a very bad situation
a person who decides in a law court if someone is guilty of a minor crime
a swear word that expresses anger
opinion people have about a person or place
(here) in very bad condition
objects or information that prove that something is true