English Lessons

“What's your problem?”

English Lesson: What's your problem?

Your boyfriend seems to be angry at you. He's acting rude to to you, and you don't know why. You want to let him know that you're annoyed by his behavior, and you say this to start an argument.

What's your problem?

English Lesson: Dear Mr. Kent: I am writing to inform you that we have not yet received your rent payment for this month.

You work in the management office of an apartment building. One of the tenants hasn't paid his rent yet for this month, and the payment is 10 days overdue. You're writing a letter to warn him to pay his rent immediately. You start the letter like ...

English Lesson: You're able to convey subtle nuances.

You and a friend are having a discussion about the way that young people tend to prefer text messages, email, and social media instead of direct conversations. You told your friend that you think face-to-face communication is best. This is how you...

English Lesson: OK, fair enough.

Your boss has too much work to do, so you volunteer to take some of his responsibilities. He doesn't want to give you those responsibilities. He explains that it is easier to organize everything if he does it himself. You don't think that's really...

English Lesson: Try not to draw attention to yourself.

You're from a small town. You're visiting a big city in a foreign country with your fiance, and you're a little intimidated. You're worried about getting robbed or scammed, so you want to try to act like someone who lives in that city. You tell yo...