“Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.”

English Lesson: Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

You're working on a charity event to raise money for cancer research. You'd like to ask some of your co-workers for help with the event, so you write an e-mail about it to a group of people. You write them an email explaining where the money from the event will go. You write this.

Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.



“Can you close that for me and launch the sales tracking report again?”

English Lesson: Can you close that for me and launch the sales tracking report again?

You're training a new employee at your company. You're showing him how to use one of the company's software applications. You've finished explaining one part of the application, so you ask him to move back to another part that you were showing him before.

Can you close that for me and launch the sales tracking report again?



“I nicked it shaving.”

English Lesson: I nicked it shaving.

Your ear has a cut on it. It happened when you were shaving this morning. Your daughter asks what happened, so this is your answer.

I nicked it shaving.



“Albert got all defensive when I commented on his design.”

English Lesson: Albert got all defensive when I commented on his design.

At work, a software designer made a design for a new product. You saw some problems with the design, so you talked to him about the problems. He got angry and fought back against each point. Now you're telling another co-worker about it. You say this.

Albert got all defensive when I commented on his design.



“Hurry up and make up your mind.”

English Lesson: Hurry up and make up your mind.

You're at a restaurant with your kids. You are all looking at the menu and trying to decide what to get. Everyone has decided except for your daughter. The waiter is coming over to your table, so you want her to decide quickly. You tell her this.

Hurry up and make up your mind.



English Lesson: Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
English Lesson: Can you close that for me and launch the sales tracking report again?
English Lesson: I nicked it shaving.
English Lesson: Albert got all defensive when I commented on his design.
English Lesson: Hurry up and make up your mind.



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