Friday, June 26, 2009

Functions Of English

OFFERING HELP

There are a number of formulas used when offering help in English. Here are some of the most common:

  • May I help you?
  • Can I help you?
  • Are you looking for something?
  • Would you like some help?
  • Do you need some help?
  • What can I do for you today?

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can i speak English well?

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

To speak English well requires much practice. You should try to speak as much as possible.

And also, next time, you should greet the person who you want to talk to before asking (eg. Dear Sir, dear teacher or dear friend, etc.) that will be better.

Have a big success, baby!
Anh Hong

Anonymous said...

Teacher, I'm sorry. I always make mistakes in my writing, hic..hic...
Anh Hong

Anonymous said...

Dear teacher,
I've been learning in your class at Youth english center(2,4,6 morning-7.30am to 9.30am -room 3)
Today i'm absent.Could u please tell me what topic speaking today is?.i want to practice it at home.Please help me,teacher!!!
Thanks^^

hồ said...

Dear Teacher!
"Sống thử" tiếng anh viết như thế nào vậy? hôm wa em nghe thầy nói mà em nghe hok kịp!

Anonymous said...

hi friend,

Sống thử = habituate (v)

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

to cohabit
cohabitation (n)

hồ said...

Dear Teacher!
when i learn in your class, i realize my foundation of English is very bad. in my high school, i only learn grammar and vacabulary. my pronounciation is wrong, and now i don't know how I start again?
could you give me some advice?

Anonymous said...

hi baby Ho,

Toi tang em loi khuyen: "giục tốc bất đạt", "take it easy", cu den lop, tiep thu ky nhung gi Su phu day, không bao lâu em sẽ thành công.
Bạn đọc blog.

Anonymous said...

hi baby Ho,

Toi tang em loi khuyen: "giục tốc bất đạt", "take it easy", cu den lop, tiep thu ky nhung gi Su phu day, không bao lâu em sẽ thành công.
Bạn đọc blog.

Anonymous said...

Dear teacher,
How are you today? I hope you well.
I have been learning in writing class at YEC for over 2 weeks. I very appriciate about many things you teach us and thanks for that. However, I do not know how to get ideas faster and also how to learning grammar better to write an essay clearer. Please give me some advices and thanks for that.
Best wish and regard,

kari-bou said...

Teacher,Beside learning English myself.Can u give me some good places where I can study english for commercial & tourism?

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

- To get ideas for writing, you should read more.
- To master English grammar, you have to practice using it in your writing everyday: You should practice writing simple sentences, then compound senteces, complex sentences, a paragraph, then essays about every thing in your real life.
- You can visit The Foreign Trade Language Center to lerarn Business English, and Tourism Training Centers to learn tourism English

kari-bou said...

Thanks for ur answer,teacher ^^.But I think I need to learn English better before attending a course there.

Hoang said...

Thầy ơi , lớp 3-5-7 5h30 thứ 5 này (23/7) bài public speaking là bài số mấy thầy ?

Anonymous said...

Dear teacher,
I have just read topic 45: fashion and life in your book and I think a little bit confuse with this sentence: "Fashion is even seen in yoor way of talking or loving". Can you explain to me?
Thanks a lot.
Best wish and regard,

Anonymous said...

Dear teacher,
Thank you for your advises and I hope that I will have another chance to study continous in your class next month to understand clearly about grammar and writing skill.
Thanks again.

urmina said...

dear teacher,
i just want to ask: when you say that "some people often say that the world has turned its back on them, it's 'cause they turned their back upon the world". can I understand it: "when they turn their back upon the world they don't know if the world turn its back on them or not, so they have no right to conclude it"??????????
thanks for your answer(if it has)

Anonymous said...

Hi teacher.

Could you help me translate English into Vietnamese only one word?

Help wanted (this word used in career lesson from an US website)

What's Vietnamese meaning of "Help wanted"?

Thanks
Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi teacher.

Could you help me translate English into Vietnamese only one word?

Help wanted (this word used in career lesson from an US website)

What's Vietnamese meaning of "Help wanted"?
Looking forward to receiving your reply

Thanks
Teresa

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

Can su giup do
hay can tro giup

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Anonymous said...

teacher, could you tell me the difference b/t "complicated" and "complex"

Anonymous said...

Dear teacher,
Your blog is very useful for people who want to improve the English skill. Could you please show me the way to use rightly the following words: say, talk, tell, speak?
Thanks my teacher

Anonymous said...

Dear teacher
It's been a long time I didn't see you. I was too busy with my studying. Now I finished my entrance examination to the university and I passed. Now I am a student of USSH.
I'm having a relaxing summer with a trip to my hometown and Ha Noi, it was really enjoyable.
I recognize my English has become worse since I didn't spend time practicing. So I decide to come back to our class, may be in a few weeks. I hope everything will be OK.
See you soon my teacher.
Giang

Ngoc Han MC said...

Hi teacher, long time no see. I'm Ngoc Han, do u remember this name? ;) I don't know your email address, just see this blog from google. Now I study in Australia, a beautiful day like today, I read your speaking book unit "Pessimism or Optimism", I remember the exciting atmosphere in class, and I miss you so much, my optimistic teacher. When you have something interesting, share with me at ngochan0702@yahoo.com or www.facebook.com/mcngochan
Your student.

kari-bou said...

Dear teacher,now I'm having a trouble in listening.I can understand whole the sentence but if the sentence is so long,I can't remember all of this.I just hear and remember only 4 words.It's too bad.Before going to class,I have to prepare very careful.I have to repeat it more than 10 times to write down whole the sentence.Can u give me some advice?Or it belongs to my memory???

Vanny said...

Teacher,

Can I ask you a question???

Nguyen said...

effect and affect khac nhau cho nao dzay thầy?

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

You refer to the entry "Affect" and "Effect" in my blog

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

Vanny. What is yours?

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