Welcome Oral English(A1) 毋娟 • • • • • • smart phone 智能手机 shiny screen 闪耀的屏幕 It's my life line.联络热线 I'm out of credit.我电话没费了 I need to top up. 我需要充话费 We're off the grid.我们没联系 How to check for understanding • • • • • • • Are you with? Are you with me so far? Okay so far? Are you following me? Do you know what I mean? Do you understand? Does it make sense? Indicating Understanding • • • • • • • • • • Yes. Uh-huh. Um-hum. Right. Okay. I'm following you./I can follow you. I understand. I'm with you. Now I've got it./Got it. Now I understand. Asking For Clarification • • • • • • • • • I'm afraid I'm not following you. I'm not sure I'm following you. I'm not sure what you are getting at. I'm afraid I don't understand. Did you say ______ ? Was that ______? What do you mean? What do you mean by…? I beg your pardon. Asking for a favor and responding to a request A:Could you please do me a favor? B:Sure, I'd be glad to. A:I'm sorry to bother you but…. B:Oh, no, I'm afraid I can’t. A:Would you be able to….? B:No problem. A:Would you mind if I….? B:No, go ahead. • A:Would you happen to have….? • B:Yeah, I do. Here it is. • A:Would it be okay if I….? • B:Yeah, sure, that's fine. • A:Could I use/borrow…..? • B:Sure, here you go Useful expressions • • • • • • • • • We're in the same boat.我们处境相同 I'm not myself today. 我今天心神不宁 Don't beat around the bush.别拐弯抹角了 Don't make a big deal out of it不要小题大做 Let’s put our heads together.集思广益 =Let’s share our ideas. -Are you kidding me?你在开（我）玩笑吗？ -I don't do kidding./I'm serious.我不开玩笑的/我很认真的 I'm flattered 过奖了 音节(Syllable) • What is syllable? • In the phonetics alphabet, one syllable includes one vowel. Generally speaking, one consonant plus a vowel means one syllable. And sometimes a single vowel is a vowel as well.一般来说 ， 一个单词的元音发音的总数决定了这个单词所包含的音节数目，也 就是说有几个音的元音就有几个音节。 • Eg. • 一个音节 • a I bad play six • Two syllables • Fa.ther ti.tle re.move per.haps peo.ple • Three syllables • Vi.ta.mine Chi.na.town cen.tu.ry • Cer.tain.ly care.ful.ly Practice 单音节Bird [bə:d] make [meik] girl [ɡə:l] can[kæn] you [ju:] • Me [mi:] one [wʌn] kind [kaind] how [hau] is [iz] 双音节River ['rivə] color ['kʌlə] mother ['mʌðə] ready['redi] fashion['fæʃən] • Return[ri'tə:n] design[di'zain] retire [ri'taiə] [ɡi'tɑ:] hotel[həu'tel] • • guitar • 多音节Accident['æksidənt] popular['pɔpjulə] decision[di'siʒən] location[ləu'keiʃən] employee [,emplɔi'i: ] introduce[,intrə'dju:s] temperature['tempəritʃə] • biology[bai'ɔlədʒi] international [,intə'næʃənəl] responsibility [ri,spɔnsə'biliti] • malfunction [mæl'fʌŋkʃən] inconvenience [,inkən'vi:njəns] questionnaire [,kwestʃə'nεə] • dissatisfied [,dis'sætisfaid] appreciate[ə'pri:ʃieit] Pronunciation Corner • ◆Words • /u:/ Pool fool Luke wooed stewed who’d cooed • /u / Pull full look wood stood hood could • ◆Phrases & sentences • /u:/ Remove the rule noodle soup blue moon • See a movie at noon bring food to school • • /u /look at the woman took some sugar a cookbook • Sugary cookies A good book is a good friend Thank you!