Posted by : Feri Setyo Efendi Feb 17, 2011

Things around Us
Speech Act
We use these expressions to express gratitude.
· Thank you.
Thanks.
Thank you very much.
We use these expressions to respond to gratitude.
That’s all right.
My pleasure.
You are welcome.
No problem.
Don’t mention it.
We use these expressions to express apology.
  • Sorry.
  • I am very sorry.
  • I apologise for ….
  • Please excuse me.
· Please accept my apology.
We use these expressions to respond to apology.
  • Never mind. = Informal
  • That’s all right. = Informal
  • That’s OK. = Informal
  • Please don’t be sorry. = Formal (to older people or a stranger)
· It doesn’t matter. = Formal (to older people or a stranger)
We use these expressions to ask information.
Excuse me. What is your name? = Informal
Can you tell me where you live? = Informal
Can you help me and the laboratory? = Informal
Sorry to trouble you, but do you know where Anisa is? = Formal (to older people or a stranger)
Do you happen to know where the bank is? = Formal (to older people or a stranger)
Could anyone tell me when the test is? = Formal (to older people or a stranger)
We use these expressions to give information
My name is Edo.
I live in Jalan Setiabudhi.
Anisa is in the post office.
Take your first right.
Go straight up the street. It’s on the left.
The test is on June 11th, 2007.
Grammar stage
Study these sentences.
There is a teacher and there is a student in the staff room.
There are three books on the table.
There is a vase on the table.
Singular nouns follow there is;
plural nouns follow there are;
digunakan sebagai kata petunjuk.
Examples: 1. There is a cat in the kitchen.
2. There are many cats in the park.
3. There is some water in the glass.
· Language Function
· Expressing gratitude
Thank you.
Thanks.
Thank you very much.
  • Expressing apology
I am sorry.
I am very sorry.
Please excuse me.
Please accept my apology.
  • Asking for information
Excuse me. What is your name?
Can you tell me where you live?
Can you help and the classroom?
  • Giving information
My name is Anisa.
I live on Jalan Setiabudhi.
· Grammar: There Is/There Are
Examples:
There is a book on the table.
There are many chickens in my yard.
There is some milk in the cup.

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