Conditionals and modals: How to express imaginary ideas with them?
Strategies for success
The 4 types of conditionals
Modals: can, can’t, might and more
Modals: must, have to, shall and more
Present and past tenses to speak in other time frames and infinitives to express purpose
Uses of the present
Eventos semanales de English Academy
Uses of the past
Uses of infinitives
Express complex ideas simply
Discourse markers: you know, actually, mind you and more
Discourse markers: To tell you the truth, you see and more
Subject verb agreement
Nouns with no plural, no singular and more
Collective nouns, quantities, amounts, and infinitive nouns
And, either/or, neither/nor and more
Using negative or limiting adverbs to add emphasis
Using second and third conditionals to add emphasis
Definite articles: a, an, and the
Definite article: the
Indefinite articles: a and an
Verb, adverb, and determiner selection
Come vs. go, bring vs. take, and speak vs. talk
Do vs. make
No vs. not
Work and technology
Travel and hobbies
Health and food
Family/friends and education
Reflection and advice
How to express ideas clearly in the business atmosphere
Choose a business scenario below and write or record a short response about how you would react to the context you chose. Whether you choose to write or to record your answer, you should use the information obtained in this course to sound like a native English speaker. Focusing on when to use formal or informal language, using conditionals, modals, and phrasal verbs correctly to sound fluent and natural.
If you would like to, please feel free to complete more than one activity. The more you practice the better you will become, increasing confidence, fluency, and much more.
The response below could be applied to the fifth scenario and is in an email format, written to my boss proposing a special meeting in order to increase sales within the company.
Due to the current crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, many of our departments and their
sales have been affected and they have shown a drastic decline in their finances. This critical situation has led us to evaluate other strategies and rethink our business model as well as to evaluate other possible scenarios and solutions to keep our revenues profitable.
For this reason, I would like to arrange with you and the rest of the members of our team a special meeting where we could discuss the impact of this crisis on our sales. Furthermore, we could talk about possible solutions or strategies, in order to reduce the impact of this crisis on our business. For example, the implementation of new deals or promotions, discuss ideas about how we can position our brand, renovate our marketing strategy or even evaluate the introduction of new products using our own infrastructure to produce them.
In summary, the idea behind this meeting is to discuss a new business strategy and look for different sustainable solutions in order to avoid negative consequences.
Could you please let me know when this meeting would be convenient for you? I look forward to hearing from you promptly.
Now it’s your turn!
Please share your written and/or recorded responses in the comment section below. If you have decided to produce a short video, upload it to youtube and share the link in the comment section below 😄
I look forward to seeing what you all come up with soon!