(Answers from last time: 1. postpone, 2.arrange, 3.cancel, 4. attend, 5. hold, 6.chair)
I hope you had a nice weekend. Today we are going to learn how to arrange a meeting. So, let’s take a look at some useful phrases:
‘Could we schedule a time to meet next week?’
’I’d like to schedule a meeting as soon as possible.’
’Can we meet and go over this together?’
’Perhaps we could meet and go over the details in person? ’
’Do you have time to meet next week? ’
’I was wondering if you might have time to meet on Thursday. ’
Suggesting a meeting time
’How about Monday at nine? ’
’How would Wednesday at four o’clock be for you? ’
’How about sometime after lunch? ’
’Could we meet next week? ’
’Could we schedule a time to meet next week? ’
’Can I suggest 7.30 on Thursday evening? ’
’Would half past five suit you? ’
Saying that you aren’t able to attend
’Sorry, I can’t make it then. ’
’I’m afraid I have another appointment then. ’
’I’m afraid I have another appointment at that time. ’
’I’m a bit tied up then. How about another time? ’
Saying that you can attend
’Sounds good. ’
’Yes, that works for me. ’
’Yes, I can manage that. ’
’Yes, that would be fine. ’
Confirming the day and time
’See you on Monday at seven. ’
’So, I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday at four. ’
’So that’s Tuesday at 3 p.m. in your office. ’
Here’s an exercise for you:
Put the words in the right order to make typical sentences for making arrangements:
- time meet could week a schedule we to next?
- meet go details person and over perhaps could we in the?
- meeting then forward to I you look.
- would for next be Tuesday you how?
- appointment time I’m have that afraid another at I.
- to as I’d possible as schedule like meeting a soon.
- can’t then it I sorry make.
Source: ’English for Meetings’ by Kenneth Thomson
Autor: Cecilia Stănia – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză
Cecilia Stănia este absolventă a Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine Dimitrie Cantemir, specializarea Studii Limba şi literatura Engleză– Limba şi Literatura Germană, promoţia 2010.
Cecilia a fost mereu interesată să-şi îmbunătăţească cunoştinţele de limba engleză, de aceea ea a urmat modulul Psihopedagogic Nivelul I.
În calitate de trainer A_BEST, Cecilia predă engleza – limbaj general şi business – în mediul corporate.