ਯੂਨਿਟ 19: I'm really sorry...
- 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
Session 1: Words with more than one spelling
Some words have two possible spellings in British English, for example analogue, disc, enquire. Sometimes the second spelling comes from American English.
- disc can be spelt d-i-s-c or d-i-s-k for computing terms.
Some words ending in -ise or -yse are spelt -ize and -yze in American English. That spelling is generally accepted in British English too.
- apologise (BrE) / apologize (AmE/BrE)
The past form of some verbs can be spelt in two ways in British English. But the -ed ending is preferred in American English.
- spelled / spelt (BrE) / spelled (AmE/BrE)
Other words have two spellings, not from any American influence.
- all right / alright, barbecue / barbeque, racket / racquet
Some American English spellings are not accepted as correct in British English. Two common examples are words with ou in them and words ending in -re.
- colour (BrE) / color (AmE), centre (BrE) / center (AmE)
Session 3: The migrant that wasn't
captured people’s imaginations
made people feel interested
putting the audience in his shoes
allowing the audience to see the situation from his point of view
(here) improving his appearance so that he looks clean and tidy
a written text which complements the information given by a picture
poorly spoken or written English
use of the symbol # in social media which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific subject
give the game away
reveal something that is supposed to be a secret
(here) group of people (informal)
treating people differently according to their race
long and emotional journeys in which a lot happens
Session 4: Saying sorry
1) The simple ones:
I'm so sorry.
I'm really sorry.
2) The classic one:
Sorry I'm late.
3) Sorry about (something):
Sorry about this
Sorry about the damage to your bike
4) Sorry for (doing something). Followed by a verb in the -ing form:
Sorry for losing your bike
Sorry for being so smelly
5) Saying sorry without saying sorry – I apologise for...
I apologise for calling you an idiot. It wasn't very nice.
Session 5: The Importance of Being Earnest
someone who is legally responsible for someone else such as a child whose parents cannot look after them (perhaps because they have died)
given a name (usually as a baby) during a religious ceremony in the Christian Church
the ability to face difficult situations or danger without showing fear
a county in England near London
a county in Scotland
thinking that someone is good and honest
showing lack of respect
amounts of money you owe to someone
suitable as someone to marry
to think someone or something is good
good and honest
small, round type of bread that is sliced and eaten hot with butter