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1 Our Language 04/24/16-04/29/16 trip to London Participant's name:

2 1. Arriving and meeting your hosts First questions, first answers Imagine you are meeting your host family for the first time. Although you have sent each other letters or s, perhaps even pictures, these people are still strangers. It is important for the rest of your stay that you get along well with them from the start. Fill in the chart below. In the first column there are the questions, that your host family might ask you when you arrive. Feel free to add some more. In the second column, write answers that you think of immediately; in the third, write the answers out as politely as you can. Host family questions You think You say You're (Martin/Jana...), aren't you? Yes. Yes, I am. And you must be... So, how was your journey? How do you like our little island so far? Can you understand me all right, or am I speaking too fast for you? Where is your luggage? Terrible!. Lots of us were sick on the ferry. Well, the crossing was a bit rough, but it was OK, thanks.

3 NOW YOU Complete the dialogues below. Try and make a good first impression on your hosts. Use the phrases you have collected and the phrases on the following page may also help you. 1 At the meeting point Man Hello, you must be...(your name). Man I'm Gerard Miller. My wife and Alex are waiting in the car. Man OK, let's go. Here, let me carry that bag for you. 2 In the car Woman Hello,...(your name). I'm Mrs Miller Woman And this, of course, is Alex. Alex Hi,...(your name). I've really been looking forward to your visit. Man So,...(your name), do you have any plans for your time here? 3 At the Miller's house Woman Well, welcome to your new home for the next six days anyway. Woman You'll be sharing a room with Alex. I hope you don't mind? Alex Come on,... (your name), I'll show you the room.

4 Useful words and phrases for your personal language guide. Cut them out and stuck them in your language guide booklet. The phrases may help you during your stay in Britain. Arriving and meeting your hosts Hello. Hi. (informal) How do you do? (formal)- Answer: How do you do? Pleased/ Nice to meet you. I've been looking forward to meeting you/ beeing here. The journey was fine/ great/ lovely, thank you. Thank you for meeting me/ for picking me up. That's very kind/ nice of you. I was hoping to see/ visit... It would be great if we could go to... You have a lovely/ very nice house/ flat. I'm sure I'll feel just fine/ be very comfotable here, thank you. Find out what the following idioms mean. get: I was just getting to that They got on like a house on fire. mind: Do you mind? Would you mind? I didn't think you'd mind.

5 2 A first meal with your hosts Questions and answers at mealtime Look at the following dialogues. Which answer is more polite, A or B? 1 Would you like tea or coffee? A I hate coffee. I'll have tea, please. B I'd prefer tea, please. 2 How's your soup? A It's very nice, thank you. B It's OK. 3 Have I given you enough potatoes? A No, I'd like some more,please. B If there are a few more, I'd love some more, please. 4 Tuck in! A What? B Pardon? 5 What's your favourite meal? A At home I love frankfurters with potato salad. Here I don't know yet. B Frankfurters, those German sausages, with German potato salad. 6 And is there anything you don't like? A A few things,yes. I don't like eggs or rice very much and I have a bit of a problem with cabbage. B Oh yes, lots of things. I don't like eggs or rice and I think cabbage is terrible. 7 Could you pass the sauce, please? A Here. B Of course, here you are.

6 NOW YOU Complete the dialogues below. Everyone should try to be friendly and polite and follow the British way of behaving at mealtime. Act each dialogue out and discuss in your group what was good or bad about it. At the dinner table Host Would you like to sit there, next to...? Host I hope you like lamb? Host Help yourself to potatoes. Host Would you like some cabbage? Host Well, do start everybody! Host Everything all right? Host By the way, you must tell me if there is anything you don't eat. Or anything you mustn't eat. Host Would you like a little more? Useful phrases for your language guide. Before the meal you - Can I help lay the table? At the start of the meal Your host Enjoy! Do start! Tuck in! Please help yourself. You Thank you. During the meal You This is delicious/... I really enjoyed that! I always like to try new things. I'm afraid I'm allergic to... I've never liked... very much.... is one of my favourite foods/ drinks/... We eat our main meal at lunchtime/ at dinner time We always have a warm meal in the evening.

7 3. Problems, Problems,... Sometimes it might happen that you have to complain or tell your host parents about problems. Here are useful phrases to get people's attention and say what the problem is. Sort the phrases in the right column. I don't quite know how to tell you this, but I've broken...; I must have done something wrong...; I'm afraid I've lost...; Can I bother you for a second?; Sorry to bother you, but...; I'm sorry to disturb you, but...; I think there might be a problem with...; I'm very sorry to wake you.; I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I think I've broken...; I hate to interrupt you, but... Getting people's attention Saying there's a problem Feel free to copy or cut out the phrases in your language guide.

8 4. Finding and asking the way Lost If you cannot find your way, you will need to ask for help. Make sentences from the phrases below. Use a map of London or any other town to practice giving direction and asking the way. Excuse me, can you tell me the opera house? I think it's near here. could you please show me where the Museum of Natural History is,please? can you help me with this map, please? do you know a clothes' shop? I'm looking for which way is east, please? where we are on this map, please? Remember more phrases from your English lessons and write them down here:

9 5. Farewell and thank you How do you say it in English? 1 Bitte schön (beim Überreichen des Geschenks) 2 Ich wollte mich bedanken. 3 Du hättest uns nichts zu schenken brauchen 4 Ich habe eine Kleinigkeit für dich. 5 Tut mir leid, dass ich Ihnen Ärger gemacht habe. 6 Sie waren so nett. 7 Grüße deine Eltern. 8 Es war toll bei euch. Useful phrases for your language guide: Thank you so much for your kindness How can I ever thank you enough for... Thank you again for... I'll never forget... I'll always remember... Thinking of... still makes me laugh/... Send... my best wishes. Please send... my love. I'd better go now I'll write again soon.

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