Example 1 You : I'd like to return this CD player. Seller : Is there something wrong with it? You : It's not compatible with my stereo system. Seller : Can I have a receipt? You : Here you go.
Example 2 You : Can I return this CD player? Seller : Sorry. We don't have the policy to accept any returning merchandise.
Example 3 You : Can I exchange this CD player for something else? Seller : What's wrong with it? You : I don't know. It doesn't work well to me. Seller : You' ve got the receipt with you? You : Yes. Here
Learning Part Compatible = Be able to use/ harmonize with the current ones Merchandise = Product bought and sold in business
Example 1 You : Would you like to join us in the party tonight? Friends : Sure. You : Ok. See you at Peter's house tonight at 9 pm.
Example 2 You : Are you coming to the party tonight? Friend : I'm afraid not. You : How come? Friend : I have to study for an exam tomorrow. You : Well. In that case, I will have to let you go. Friend : Sorry. Maybe next time.
Example 3 You : Do you want to join the party tonight? Friend : I wish I could but I have to visit my grandmother. You : That's alright.
You : Can I try this shirt on? Seller : Sure sir. The fitting room is over there around the corner You : Thank you.......... You : Well, I don't think it fits me. I wil try the tailor-made one instead. Sorry. Seller : Alright. It's up to you. Thank you.
Example 1 Hitchhiker : I was wondering if you could give me a ride to the gas station? You : Sure. Come on in!
Example 2 Friend : Where are you heading? You : I'm heading north to the highway 309 Friend : Can you give me a ride? You : No problem. Friend : Thanks a lot
Example 3 Friend : Where are you going? You : I'm going to ABC department store. Friend : Oh. Great! I was about to go there. Can I tag along? You : Well, I wish I could have you along but there is no room left in my car. Sorry. Friend : It's ok. I can take the bus.
Hitchhiker = Stranger who ask people for a free ride (PS. Hitchhiker is considered illigal in many countries)
Example 1 Waitress : Good morning. This is ABC pizza. How may I help you? You : Hi. I'd like to order a pizza. Waitress : What size please? You : Large please. Waitress : What flavour would you like? You : I want Hawaiian. Waitress : Anything else? You : No. Waitress : Can I have your address please?
Example 2 Waitress : Good morning. This is ABC pizza. How may I help you? You : I want to order a pizza. Waitress : What topping would you like to order today? You : Can you give me some advice? Waitress : Sure. We have Super Supreme, Hawaiian and Seafood. You : Good. I want to try Large size Seafood one please. Waitress : Anything else? You : One garlic bread and beef spaghetti Waitress : Ok. Can I have your phone number and address please?
Waiter : Excuse me how many people? You : Five, can we get a non-smoking section? Waiter : Sure but there are few people ahead of you right now. You : How long do we have to wait? Waiter : Around five to ten minutes
Waiter : How many do you have? You : Just two. Can we have a table outside? Waiter : You may have to wait for a while. You : For how long? Waiter : Twenty minutes You : Well, I think we'll try another place then. Thank you!