Reminding People

source: Twominute English  2013年11月11日
#1 What About the Books?
John: Hey honey, aren’t you forgetting something? Didn’t I ask you to return these books to the library?
Carrie: Oops! I am really sorry, dear. I forgot to take them with me.
John: Do me a favor, don’t forget them tomorrow. They are already overdue.
Carrie: Don’t worry. I’ll return them tomorrow.
#2 The Card Needs to Be Sent.
Carrie: John! You haven’t sent that greeting card yet!
John: Oh, my! I totally forgot to send it.
Carrie: John, it’ll be awful if this card reaches them after the anniversary!
John: Oh, come on, Carrie! You forget things too. I’ll mail it tomorrow.
Carrie: You’d better not forget it again!
#3 How Could You Forget It?
Carrie: Honey. I don’t think our relationship is working.
John: What? What are you saying? We’ve been married for 6 years!
Carrie: I know, and you forgot our anniversary. It’s today.
John: Today’s our anniversary? Oh my God! I can’t believe I forgot it. Will you forgive me please?
Carrie: I can’t believe you forgot our marriage anniversary.
John : I can’t believe it either. Please, forgive me sweetheart.
#4  I Hope You Haven’t Forgotten...
Stacy: Did you do it?
Mark: Do what?
Stacy: I hope you haven’t forgotten to call the plumber!
Mark: No, no. I’m calling him right now.
Stacy: That means you forgot it, right?
Mark: Yeah, kind of. But thanks for reminding me!
Stacy: I knew you would forget, that’s why I called.
#5 Reminding a Lot of People.
Mike: May I remind you guys that someone has to take the trashcan out?
Paul: Err..You’d already said that! Thanks for reminding us again!
Mike: One more reminder. Whoever uses the plates, please wash them after you eat.
Sean: We’ll make sure of that! Thanks again!
Mike: No problem.
#6 Reminding Someone About a Party.
Peter: Hey, Jack. What’s up?
Jack: I was just watching a movie.
Peter: Okay, cool! I’d like to remind you about the party tomorrow, at my place at 7!
Jack: Oh, yeah! I remember.
Peter: And Jack, don’t forget, you’re the guy who’s got to bring the beer.
Jack: Alright. I know that if I forget the beer, everybody’s going to wish me dead.

Motivating an Employee - Business/Office English

source: Twominute English  2013年11月07日
# 1 Discussing Past Performance.
Keith: Hello, Ms. Taylor. Good afternoon.
Liana: Good afternoon, Keith. Please be seated.
Keith: You wanted to talk about the project?
Liana: Yes! Your work on the project was pretty good. I think you performed very well!
Keith: Thank you!
Liana : I do have a few suggestions for you.
Keith : Did I make any mistakes?
Liana : No, there are no mistakes, but some of the presentations need to be more detailed.
Keith : Oh. I’ll take care of that.
Liana: Keep up the good work, Keith.
Keith: I’ll keep doing my best!
# 2 Praising an Employee.
Peter: Good morning, Ms. Taylor.
Liana: Good morning, Peter. Great work on that report!
Peter: Oh, really? Thank you!
Liana: Yes, the clients were very impressed.
Peter: I’m glad to hear it.
Liana: I hope you can do the same with the new assignment too.
Peter: Of course. You can count I will!
# 3 Encouraging to Perform Better.
Gerald: Hello, Ron. Come and have a seat.
Ron: Thank you, Mr. Smith. You wanted to see me?
Gerald: I wanted to talk about your performance this week.
Ron: Yes, I know there were a lot of mistakes.
Gerald: Well, you’re right, but you’ve done such good work in the past. I think you were a bit off this week. Do take care for the next one, will you?
Ron: Sure, Mr. Smith. I can do better.
Gerald: I am sure you can do better!
Ron: Thank you!
# 4 Finding Flaws or Mistakes.
Terry: Mark, the pictures you sent me for the river project. They weren’t so well shot.
Mark: You think so? What needs to be different?
Terry: Mark! You’re the professional. Why are the angles so common and uninspiring? Do you remember the field shoot you did last month? It was so much better!
Mark: I get it. Actually the riverside was too crowded for a good shoot.
Terry: I don’t know about that, Mark. You could’ve selected a different time for the shoot. You gotta redo it.
Mark: Right! I get the point. I will bring in some fresh pictures by Monday.
# 5 Reporting Performance.
Gerald: Hello, Caroline. Please have a seat. You wanted to see me, right?
Caroline: Yes, Mr. Smith. I’ve made the pitch to the client, and now we’re waiting for the order.
Gerald: Waiting? I thought you’d bring the order along with you, Caroline.
Caroline: Well, not this time. These guys are not easy to negotiate with.
Gerald: I am surprised! You’ve always closed deals early. This one’s the odd one out.
Caroline: I know, Sir. Everyone has a bad day.
Gerald: I’m not worried. I am sure you will clinch it.


source: Learn English with Emma   2014年01月23日