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Saturday, 21 December 2013 07:08

How to describe your best New Year party

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New Year is one of the best and most exciting time of the year. Thanks to the ringing of bells, honking of horns, buzzing cheer of people, echoing music from houses and  restaurants. Everything just comes alive in New Year. So, when someone asks you as to how you celebrated  New Year's Day last year or which is the best New Year party you've ever experienced, how should you describe it in fluent English?



Well, fret not! The fun you have in a party can't exactly be put into words; however, you could play with the words well enough to make the experience sound exhilarating and thrilling. This is an article that will teach you how to describe your best New Year party experience in simple English.

The art of describing your best New Year party :


Situation- You're at a social event and amidst the conversation, someone happens to ask you about the most unique and evergreen New Year party you've ever been a part of. How would you describe it, keeping your English communication skills seamless and perfect?

Example- The best ever New Year party I've attended was at my friend's patio (terrace) last year. It was a grand celebration with expensive brews from all over the world. The place was lit up with yellow streams of lights running parallel to the boundary wall and the swimming pool had little floating candles spread across its widest diameter. The set up looked fascinating and majestic! There were amazing games organized that kept all of us well-occupied until midnight and right when the clock was about to strike 12, we released sky lanterns  followed by a firework display. The aura created by the well-lit place, the floating candles, the mouth-watering aromas of various delicacies, the feet thumping party music and the releasing of the sky lanterns will always be imprinted on my mind as the most  memorable New Year party of my life!



There you have it! A simple yet clear description of your favorite New Year party of all time. By using great adjectives and setting your tone right, you can recreate the entire experience for those who want to know. It is important for you to be realistic and not be carried away in your description.

Five Quick Tips:


1. When speaking about your best New Year party ever, make sure to be descriptive but not too detailed. Too much detailing could make your description boring and long.

2. Highlight the unique aspects of the party, making it sound interesting and stimulating.

3. Keep your spoken English skills at its best, as stumbling and stammering will make your description sound unpolished and uninteresting.

4. Remember, conversing in the English language requires you pay heed to the fact that what you speak should sound right!

5. You could also enroll in an English-speaking course online to maintain an underlying English speaking fluency..



Get your intonation right and enjoy reliving those moments while describing the experience to your friends and family!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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eAgeTutor.com is a premier online English tutoring provider. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts, from around the globe, help you to improve in an all-round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well-researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. In this age of effective and advance communication technology, online spoken English programs are the most effective and convenient way to learn English.

For further information on our online English speaking courses or to experience the wonders of the virtual classroom, fix a demonstration session with our tutor.

- By Monika Agarwal

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Saturday, 21 December 2013 06:07

How to describe your best Christmas experience?

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You are enjoying your thanksgiving dinner with your family in Thailand and the topic turns to previous Christmas experience. How will you go about describing your experience in a fun way?  You should tell your memorable experiences in a way where your listeners will be captivated and feel like being in the moment. Sharing your joyful experience is a good way to practice your English speaking skills. Your loved ones will be impressed by your grasp of the language.

merry christmas

Things to remember When describing your Christmas experience


1. Tell Your Experience in a Story Form

Tell your experience as a story. This will catch the attention of your listeners and keep them captivated. Narrating your experience in a story format will allow you to recollect your experience and relive those memories accurately again.

2. Show photographs

Today, mobile technology gives you the ability to treasure your precious photographs for instant reliving. You can show those images to your listeners so that they can know what it was like. After all, a picture speaks a thousand words. However, share those images where you look smart and not stupid.


3. Let them know you are having fun

Describe your experience in such a way where they know you had fun at the event. You can use words like "It was a great time", "I had so much fun" etc. Bland descriptions are boring and your listeners will lose interest soon. Keep them engrossed in your experience as much as possible.

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Sample conversation for describing your best Christmas experience


Situation: At your family's thanksgiving dinner party.....

Ramesh: Hey guys, we still have a lot of time for the dinner. Let's pass the time by sharing our best Christmas experiences. The best one gets a large turkey share.

Rohan: That's a great idea. Who will go first?

Rajat:
I will go first. My best Christmas experience was undoubtedly the one that I had last year. My company had organized a Christmas dinner party on 23rd  December. Man, what a blast we had! We had drinks, plum cakes, games and delicious dinner menu. The decorations were fabulous and everyone thoroughly enjoyed a lot. It was truly a great experience.


Rohan: What's special about that? Everyone does it!

Rajat: Wait. I saved the best part for the last. We played Christmas Santa last year and guess what I got? A Prada leather wallet! Can you guys believe it?

Ramesh: What? A Prada in secret Santa? Impossible!

Rajat: Prepare to be amazed! Here is the proof!

Rohan: Well I am stunned! You are a lucky guy.

Rajat: That's not all. We even got Christmas goodies including hats and free vouchers!

Ramesh: Well, that's an amazing experience! We have a strong contender for the large turkey share here!

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The above sample shows how to share your Christmas experience in a great manner. Your conversational skills should be at its best to capture the attention of the audience. Improve your spoken English skills with the help of free online English articles or with an online English teacher. Practice daily by compulsorily talking to your social network in English only. Merry Christmas!

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eAgeTutor.com is the premier online tutoring provider. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts from around the globe help you to improve in an all round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. Overcoming limitations is just a click of mouse away in this age of effective and advance communication technology. For further information on online English speaking course or to experience the wonders of virtual classroom fix a demonstration session with our tutor,please visit www.eagetutor.com.

Contact us today to know more about our spoken English program and experience the exciting world of e-learning.

- By Monika Agarwal

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 05:54

How to describe your favourite movie?

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You have just watched the movie Gladiator and the enchanting performances by the artists have made it your favourite movie. You hang out with your friends on a weekend and the topic turns to favourite movies. Won't it be cool to take part in such discussions with your fluent English speaking skills? If you back out, it can lead to you being singled out in further discussions. Good speaking skills will help you describe your favourite movie in detail and will make you known as a communication expert  . Your friends may even watch it based on your recommendations. Below are a few things to keep in mind.

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Things to remember while describing your favourite movie


1. Get background information

Since it is your favourite movie, you will put efforts in getting more information about the movie's background. This can include information on the director, stars, location and other basics of the movie. This knowledge will help you to describe the movie in greater clarity to your listeners. You can even include the place where you saw the movie, which can be a theatre or your home.

2. Summarize

Instead of narrating a two-hour commentary on the film, it is better to prepare a short summary of the movie using simple vocabulary and effective communication . It can include the main plot, beginning, climax and ending. Lengthy descriptions will only  bore your friends and turn them away. Keep your listeners gripped with proper usage of words and interesting summary. After summarizing, be sure to explain why you liked it in the first place.



Sample conversation to explain favourite movie 


Situation: Your friends are discussing about their favourite movies.

Sanjeev: So Rajat, which is your favourite movie?

You: It's the Gladiator.

Sanjeev: Oh! I have heard of it. Where did you see it?

You: I saw it in Madlabs Entertainment theatre.

Sanjeev: Can you tell us more about the movie?

You: Sure. Gladiator is the story of a Roman general who was betrayed and wrongly imprisoned. His family was murdered and he was locked in a dungeon. He was made a ring fighter and fights many opponents, ultimately raising the ranks to avenge his family's murder and to clear his name.

Ramesh: Wow! That's an interesting plot! Who directed the movie?

You: The movie was directed by Ridley Scot.

Suresh: Who are the stars of the film?

You: The main actors are Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nelson and Oliver Reed.

Rojit: Didn't Oliver Reed die during the filming of that film?

You: Yeah, he passed away during the filming due ta a heart attack.

Sanjeev: Where was the movie filmed?

You: It was filmed in Surrey, England.

Sanjeev: The movie seems to be good. Why don't you tell us the whole story?

You: I would have but there is no fun when you would watch it. So, let's save the suspense until you guys catch the movie.



The above sample conversation shows how to describe your favorite movie in fluent English. You can use the above pointers for describing any of your favorite things. You can look at other free English learning articles for more information and format. For any social conversations, strong command over spoken English is necessary for a good impact. Be a great speaker with the help of an established online English learning provider.

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eAgeTutor.com is a premier online English tutoring provider. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts, from around the globe, help you to improve in an all-round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well-researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. In this age of effective and advance communication technology, online spoken English programs are the most effective and convenient way to learn English.

For further information on our online English speaking courses or to experience the wonders of the virtual classroom, fix a demonstration session with our tutor.

- By Monika Agarwal

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Monday, 02 December 2013 10:05

How to talk to people at the grocery store?

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Grocery shopping tends to be a lonely affair in itself. However, what could get it even worse is when you're in another country altogether. You scout through labels, brands and products but yet feel lost. The best way of getting yourself out of this situation would be asking for help and the best way to do that is to speak in basic English. You need to work towards developing your English communication skills beforehand itself, as it is a universal language and very useful when you stay in foreign countries.

Here is an article in simple English that should clear all your inhibitions about taking up a light conversation with a stranger to ask for help in buying your ration.

Situation:

Your company has sent you to North Carolina, U.S., for a two-year project. You're in the new country and it's your first grocery shopping experience. Things take a toll for the worse as you seem to be a little lost and don't really understand the products and brands.



Sample Conversation in a Grocery Store:


You: Hey! Could you please help me out a bit? Actually, all this is a little new for me.

Tim: Sure, Sure. What can I help you out with?

You: I have a brief list at hand, but the brands are all unknown to me. I wanted to pick a pack of string cheese and wanted to know which brand is the best?

Tim: Well, I reckon you opt for Kraft dairy products. That's what I've seemed to learn from my wife.

You: Ha-ha! Wives and their specifications. By the way, I'm Raj from India.

Tim: I'm Tim. I have to mention this that I love India; have visited that country twice for work purpose. I must mention I'm mesmerized by the culture and the warm people.

You: Yes, I'm glad you had a great time in my country. I'm here on a work project as well.

Tim: Great! Nice to know. By the way, aren't we forgetting something your wife sent you here for?

You: Yes. Yes. My list.

Tim: Yeah. What else are you looking for? Just string cheese?

You: No no! I completely forgot the purpose of walking in here. My wife would have booted me out of the house if I would go back home empty handed. Ha-ha! So, the list reads spaghetti. Where would I find spaghetti please?

Tim: Walk down this aisle and on the extreme right you will notice a rack full of it. Pull out a pack, lucky for you... this grocery sells only one brand, which is the best.

You: Oh! Thank God. Just help me out with two more things if you don't mind, after which I'm good to go.

Tim: Sure. I'm happy to help!



You: Thanks. I wanted some vegetables and fruits. Where would I find them?

Tim: That's right near the billing counter. Come let me guide you there. Anyway I'm done with the shopping; you could pick and choose while I clear my bill.

You: Perfect. I'm so glad to have met you Tim or I would be running in circles around this huge store looking for stuff.

Tim: You're welcome Raj! And now that we're done buying grocery for our wives, do you mind grabbing a quick beer?

You: Yes yes! Would love to...



As you can notice in the conversation above, your interaction should be light and friendly rather than selfish and needy. Make sure to be comfortable while speaking in English as your comfort while talking in the English language will ignite a friendly touch making both the parties comfortable. Kiss adieu to all your embarrassments and embrace fluent English by practicing more, reading more and acquiring more.

About eAgeTutor:


eAgeTutor.com is the premier online English learning provider. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts, from around the globe, help you to improve in an all-round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. In this age of effective and advance communication technology, online spoken English programs are the most effective and convenient way to learn English.

For further information on our online English speaking courses or to experience the wonders of the virtual classroom, fix a demonstration session with our tutor.

- By Monika Agarwal

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Friday, 22 November 2013 07:56

How to talk about a teacher you like very much?

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You are discussing your school life with your relatives when your aunt, who is also a teacher, happens to ask you about your favorite teacher. With fluent English speaking skills, you can describe your favorite teacher in detail. Your loved ones will be amazed with your strong command over spoken English. While describing the adorable traits of your teacher, here are a few things to keep in mind.



Things to remember:


1. Keep it brief

There may be many traits that make your teacher stand apart from others. However, your listeners are not in for a discourse, they just want to hear why you like that particular teacher. So just focus on what is that unique thing which no other professor gives you. It may be that she considers you as a favorite or she is very helpful in your weak subjects.

2. Provide examples

Your description will be more effective if you can provide instances where she has helped you a lot, which has made a difference in your studies. Recollect incidences where her assistance was invaluable to you. It will give credence to your claim of why that particular teacher is your true favorite.



Sample Conversation:


Situation: Your aunt visits you and while conversing about your studies asks who your favorite teacher is.

Aunt: So Rajat, How are your studies going on?

You: It's going great, Aunty?

Aunt: Tell me, who is your favourite  teacher?

You: Ms. Aruna Jaiswal is my favourite teacher. She is our Science professor.

Aunt: Why is she your favourite?

You: She is helpful, caring and is always ready with a listening ear to our problems.

And: But isn't all your teachers like that?

You: Yes, they are. But she is different from others.

Aunt: In what sense? Why is she unique?

You: She is a great problem solver. Any doubts will be instantly clarified no matter what the situation is. She never scolds for asking even a silly question nor gives any excuses. For her, all students are the same no matter how studious or weak.

Aunt: That is very nice. Can you provide any instances?

You: Sure. Once, I had my exams and there was this doubt which was nagging me. It was a very important concept and the exams were next day. I was very nervous about approaching her just before the exams, but she did not shout at me. Instead, she gladly helped me out.

Aunt: That is a very nice thing to do. No wonder she is your favorite teacher.



The above sample shows how you can go about describing your favourite teacher to others. Short description highlighting the traits is enough to get the message across. Utilize your effective English speaking skills to give your favourite teacher's description full justice. You can improve your conversational skills by practicing with the help of an online English tutor and also with a friend. Daily practice is very important for maintaining your strong command over the English language. Dazzle your loved ones with your captivating English speaking skills.

About eAgeTutor:


eAgeTutor.com is a premier online English learning institute. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts, from around the globe, help you to improve in an all-round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well-researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. In this age of effective and advance communication technology, online spoken English programs are the most effective and convenient way to learn English.

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You are the customer relations executive at Grand Sheraton and a guest comes in with his young son and elderly parents. Kids are cute and adorable but they do create a lot of commotion. On the other hand, when you have elderly guests, there are certain special requirements that you need to fulfill. With your fluent English speaking skills, you can manage and service the customers such that they do not face any inconvenience. Keep the below things in mind before proceeding.



Things to keep in mind


1. Keep other customers in mind

There is a chance that other guests may be inconvenienced with the antics of the kids and special assistance needed to look after elderly persons. While catering to their requirements, you need to ensure that other guests are not inconvenienced unnecessarily. While most of them may be reasonable, there might by members who are short-tempered.

2. Treat them as their own

Guests tend to patronize those hotels that take good care of their loved ones. Make the guest feel that their family presence is valued in the hotel. Make use of every facility available to ensure that the guests, kids and elderly persons have a good time in your hotel. Convey to them in fluent English that your hotel has every amenity available to make them comfortable and relish their stay.



Sample Conversation:


Situation: A guest walks in with his son, who is a toddler, and his elderly father.

You: Welcome to the ABC hotel Sir.

Guest: Hi, is my reserved room ready?

You: Yes Sir. That's a cute kid you have there.

Guest: Thanks. But he really is a devil. I was wondering, as you can see, my father is quite old and needs special care and assistance. Is your hotel having any senior facilities?

You: Definitely Sir. For special cases like yours, we have specialized attendants who are trained to deal with senior individuals. We even have an in-house expert doctor for any medical emergencies. Rest assured, your father would enjoy his stay here.

Guest: That's great! Do you have any special playing areas for young kids? How safe is your hotel for kids his age?

You: Of course Sir. We do have special areas where kids of his age can play. The hotel lockers are child proof and we have cartoon channels for him to enjoy. He can even make new friends in the playing area.

Guest: That's wonderful. I am really glad that I selected this hotel. Can I have my keys?

You: Our pleasure Sir. Here they are!



The above sample conversation will help on how to deal with guests who have small kids and require special assistance. By conversing with them in fluent English, you can convey to them the professionalism and customer friendliness of your hotel. However, maintaining proper language standards is essential as guests from different countries can visit your hotel. Strive for complete English perfection with the help of an online English tutor. You can also practice such conversations with your friend for increased confidence.

About eAgeTutor:


eAgeTutor.com is a premier online English learning institute. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts, from around the globe, help you to improve english in an all-round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well-researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. In this age of effective and advance communication technology, online spoken English programs are the most effective and convenient way to learn English.

For further information on our online English speaking courses or to experience the wonders of the virtual classroom, fix a demonstration session with our online english tutor.

- By Monika Agarwal

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Friday, 22 November 2013 06:09

10 common mistakes in English

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An undeniable fact is that the English language could get confusing at some point or the other. There are numerous words that are spelled similarly yet have different meanings, some words are pronounced the same way, however, mean something completely different. These results in many of us often make a mistake, not only once but time and again. Therefore, it is crucial for us to get our head around these explanations, as getting familiarized to these words can prevent you from making errors once you recognize them along with their meanings.



Let's take a look at 10 of the most common mistakes made by individuals globally:

Error 1:

Accept v/s Except

Accept (verb) - To agree to take something.

Example- It is important for all of us to accept good advice.

Except (preposition/ conjunction) - To not include.

Example- Everyone was invited except Joanne.

Error 2:

Adverse v/s Averse

Adverse (adjective) – To be acting in opposition.

Example- She had an adverse reaction to the medication.

Averse (adjective) – To be opposed to.

Example- John is averse to taking critical risks.

Error 3:

Bought v/s Brought

Bought (past tense to the verb 'buy') – To buy something.

Example- He bought himself the motorcycle of his dreams.

Brought (past tense of the verb 'bring') – To bring something.

Example- Daniel brought his new girlfriend to the party.

Error 4:

Can v/s May

Can (verb) – To be able.

Example- Jacob can play the guitar well.

May (verb) – To be permitted.

Example- May we go to a movie today, mom?

Error 5:

Compliment v/s Complement

Compliment (noun) – A remark that expresses admiration/ respect.

Example- Ronda got the best compliment for her flawless style.

Complement (verb) – To make something more attractive when combined.

Example- I love the way Richard and Sue complement each other's personality.



Error 6:

Dairy v/s Diary

Dairy (adjective) – Anything made out of milk.

Example- Dairy products are my favorite!

Diary (noun) - A written record of one's personal experiences.

Example- Megan has been maintaining her secret diary for ages now.

Error 7:

Each v/s Every

Each (determiners, which means words that are used with singular nouns to indicate quantity) - Refers to an individual as one.

Example- Each and every one dressed their best for my wedding.

Every (determiners, which means words that are used with singular nouns to indicate quantity) - Refers to a group lumped together as one.

Example- Always remember that every drop counts.

Error 8:

Beside v/s Besides

Beside (preposition) – At the side of/ next to.

Example- My house is located right beside her house .

Besides (adverb/ preposition) – In addition to/ also.

Example- Besides two dresses, Jin also carried a pair of denims.

Error 9:

Affect v/s Effect

Affect (verb) – To influence/ change something or someone.

Example- Don't bring her here, the chaos will affect her illness.

Effect (verb) – To have an impact on something or someone.

Example- The effect of smoke is extremely hazardous to health.

Error 10:

Loose v/s Lose

Loose (adjective) – Something that is not fixed properly.

Example- The wire of my phone's charger is loose.

Lose (verb) – To no longer possess something.

Example- With today's recession, anyone could lose their job.



English is a language full of twists and turns, however, you could get a holistic understanding of the same by enrolling in an English speaking course online. Doing so will not only improve your English communication skills but also bring about an improvement in your English grammar understanding.

About EAgeTutor:


eAgeTutor.com is a premier online English learning institute. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts, from around the globe, help you to improve in an all-round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well-researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. In this age of effective and advance communication technology, online spoken English programs are the most effective and convenient way to learn English.

For further information on our online English speaking courses or to experience the wonders of the virtual classroom, fix a demonstration session with our tutor.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:37

How to explain charges to a guest?

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As a hotel staff, you would come across numerous types of clients that walk into your hotel for a reservation. Some of which would be business tycoons, and the others visitors or tourists. You might come across a handful of guests that would speak in a different language than your own; however, a maximum number of them would definitely speak in English. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to speak in fluent English and keep your English communication skills at its ace.



When a guest approaches you for a word, it's extremely important that you welcome them with a warm smile. Make them feel comfortable and go ahead with the formalities of check in as soon as the guest is ready to proceed. At this point, it is also crucial to lay the facts accurately and precisely.  Give them in writing about the hotel's billing policy and other significant facts. While doing so there are three crucial aspects to keep in mind:

1. Politeness: While explaining the billing policy, be polite and cultured. Understand the fact that 'charges' is quite a sensitive term and hence, the route of explaining it too should be well thought of and simple.

2. Clarity: You are the first point of contact with the hotel and hence are required to ensure you have the clarity and supremacy of communication. Stress on communicating the finer details to the guest, related to charges that will be applicable. In addition, do make sure to spell out the complimentary goodies while check-in.

3. Warm smile: Talking about the charges isn't something that is very favorable from the guest point of view. So, very tactfully approach the guest about the same with a smile. Make sure to keep that warm smile throughout the conversation and help your guest understand the overall billing concept of your hotel.

When you are the front desk, you will have to go conduct a string of conversations throughout the day. The question is... Are your spoken English communication skills impressive enough to meet the needs of the hotel?



A conversation example to help you understand and tackle the situation effectively:


Situation:

You're seated at the front desk and a business guest enters. As soon as you exchange pleasantries, he begins to ask you about your hotel's charges. How should you carry the conversation forward?

You: Good Morning Sir. Welcome to XYZ Luxury Hotel! Hope you've had a great flight. (Only if the guest has entered with his bags, ask him about his flight journey)

Guest: Good Morning. Oh yes, I've had a good flight. Thank you.

You: Sir, Do you have a reservation with us?

Guest: Well, no. It was a sudden plan of action. Do you have a room available?

You: Just a moment Sir. I will check.

(A few seconds later...)

You: Yes Sir. A room for one or two?

Guest: For one please.

You: Sure.

Guest: Before heading up to my room, could you please assist me with the format of charges followed here? It's my first stay at your hotel, so I am not well acquainted with the principles.

You: My pleasure, sir. You would be charged for the room, the lunch, the dinner and if you have any special orders besides the basic complimentary then we charge you for the same.

Guest: That sounds fair enough.

You: The good news is that we provide you with a complimentary welcome drink, alcoholic/ non- alcoholic, depending on your preference that awaits you in your room. Besides that, we offer a free of cost breakfast throughout your stay with us and one spa session that you can enjoy, as and when you find the time.



Guest: Wow! I have never been extended so many goodies in any hotel that I stayed in.

You: Well Sir, we believe in keeping our guests happy and ensuring they have a relaxing and rejuvenating stay with us!

Guest: I am sure you're doing a good job.

You: We certainly work towards that. Your bags have reached your room; the bellboy will escort you to the room. Hope you have a great stay with us.

Guest: Thank you so much. The service is proactive and I already love it!

That's it! You've been forthcoming about your hotel's charges, maintaining a politeness throughout the conversation. Simple, precise and informative is the route you need to adapt. Maintain an English speaking fluency and convey your message across with a soft, welcoming smile.

About EAgeTutor:


eAgeTutor.com is a premier online English learning institute. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts, from around the globe, help you to improve in an all-round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well-researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. In this age of effective and advance communication technology, online spoken English programs are the most effective and convenient way to learn English.

For further information on our online English speaking courses or to experience the wonders of the virtual classroom, fix a demonstration session with our tutor.

- By Monika Agarwal

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Thursday, 21 November 2013 06:48

Top 10 tips for an effective meeting

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You are the manager of an electronics manufacturing major and you need to conduct a sales review meeting. You are looking for ways to conduct the meeting smoothly, accurately and in optimal time. Even after pondering for hours, you are unsure on how to proceed. Meetings conducted in professional English tend to be more productive. So read on to find 10 tips for an effective meeting in fluent English.



Top 10 Tips for an effective meeting 


1. Identify needs

The primary reason for a meeting failure is often they are conducted for unnecessary reasons. Hence, it is very important to identify whether the meeting is really required. You can ask yourself or the colleagues these questions.

Example:

"Do you guys think we should conduct a meeting to organize our sales structure?"

2. Identify Objectives

Every meeting conducted should have an objective. The objective will help you to identify team goals. If you want to conduct a sales review meeting, then the objective would be to maximize the sales revenue. The objective can be easily identified through mutual discussion amongst your colleagues.

Example:

"What will we achieve by this team meeting?"

"What is the purpose of conducting this team meeting?"

3. Stay on topic

Many a times, people tend to go off track in meetings, which leads to a total waste of time. Hence, it is very important to stay on track in a meeting. Redirect the conversation if you feel the talk is missing the point. Use the following dialogues:

Example:

"I think the discussion is going off track. Let's come back on the topic."

"Please focus on the main points."



4. Include everyone

In a meeting, everyone should contribute their views and points. Sometimes, you need to encourage people to speak their minds. When everyone contributes, it leads to a well-rounded discussion that could be very meaningful. You can say:

Example:

"Ramesh, what are your thoughts on this?"

5. Make it humorous

A serious discussion is very boring. By bringing in humor, the situation lights up and people relax. This does not mean that you have to turn it into a comedy central show, but a few light moments won't hurt.

6. Plan ahead

A meeting is a good opportunity to plan the next steps. In case of a sales review meeting, you can always decide what steps or campaigns need to be undertaken to ensure the sales flow remain stable. Meetings help you to identify the future path to success.

Example:

"What are the steps we should take to ensure more stores accept our product?"

7. Take notes

In any meeting, taking notes is very important. No matter how sharp your memory is, important details are bound to skip during hours-long meetings. Notes help you keep track of things and important points.

8. Review

Meetings often need to be reviewed. The action items decided in the previous meeting should be analyzed and reviewed at the next meeting. This helps in a flow of ideas and steps.

9. Improve

Always think about how your meetings can be improved. You can always experiment and bring in new features in your meetings.

10. Infrastructure

Before conducting a meeting, ensure that the IT systems and software are running properly to avoid any technical glitches and delays.



For effective team meetings, improve your spoken English with the help of an online English guide. Be an able meeting facilitator.

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For further information on our online English speaking courses or to experience the wonders of the virtual classroom, fix a demonstration session with our online English tutor.

- By Monika Agarwal

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Thursday, 21 November 2013 05:27

How to describe school you attended in the past?

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One phase of life, which everyone wants back, is school life. Remembering the good old school times makes you re-live those pleasant memories that shaped your life. On many occasions, you would be asked to describe your school by your friends or relatives. For example, you are in your three months of new college life and your friends ask you to describe your school life. Impress your friend circle with your strong command over the spoken English language as you glide away with a perfect description.



Things to remember:


1. Focus on main points

Try to be as specific as possible and describe your experience in short 3 – 4 lines. If you go on talking about your school as if it is one of a kind, you may come across as boastful. Hence, do not just go on blabbering about your school and instead, concentrate on main points such as the teaching style, teachers and the infrastructure. You can even speak on what makes your school unique from others.

2. List out the achievements

It is preferable to list out the achievements of your school to highlight the quality of education imparted. However, while doing this, take care to speak modestly. This does not mean that you should not take pride in your school. Bring the main achievements of your school into limelight and show why you are proud to be associated with it.



Sample Conversation:


Situation: You are hanging out with your friends in your college canteen, when your friend asks about your school life.

Suresh: So Rajat, which school did you go to?

You: I studied at Ryan International.

Suresh: Wow, I have heard it's a pretty good school. Can you tell me more about it?

You: Sure. You are absolutely right when you say that Ryan International is one of the best schools. It ranks third in the top schools in Delhi. It houses all the main study boards including state, national and international.

Suresh: Which board are you from?

You: I am from the State Board.

Suresh: What else is there in your school?

You: The teachers are well qualified and very helpful. There are extra classes to help weaker students and the school management is very student friendly. The infrastructure is also amazing. We have our own basketball and tennis courts.

Suresh: That's really nice. But what is it that sets your school apart from the others?.

You: I would say it's the teaching process. Did you know that we rarely carry our bags to school? We have our own locker system and what the teacher teaches us, we have to learn in school only. We don't have to stress ourselves with extra studies.

Suresh: Wow! That is nice. I wish I were in your school!



The above sample shows one of the best ways to describe your school. With your impeccable English speaking skills, your friends will consider you to be sophisticated and knowledgeable. Do your school years full justice with your description. You can practice describing your school with an online English teaching guide and also with the help of a friend.

About eAgeTutor:


eAgeTutor.com is a premier online English learning institute. eAge's world class faculty and ace communication experts, from around the globe, help you to improve in an all-round manner. Assignments and tasks based on a well-researched content developed by subject matter and industry experts can certainly fetch the most desired results for improving spoken English skills. In this age of effective and advance communication technology, online spoken English programs are the most effective and convenient way to learn English.

For further information on our online English speaking courses or to experience the wonders of the virtual classroom, fix a demonstration session with our tutor.

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