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English Conversation Bootcamp Part 6: Making Plans!

 

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I have plans.
I have a plan.

I have plans.
I’m sorry, but I have plans.
I’d really like to hang out later, but I have plans.

Do you have plans later?
Do you have plans for the weekend?

Do you have the time? (Same as asking “What time is it?” Not a pickup line.)

Dialogue 1 (7:11)
A: Hey, Mike. Wanna grab a beer after work?
B: Normally, I’d say yes, but I’ve got plans with the wife today.
A: OK. Well, next time then.

(Normally I’d be down.)

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To make plans

Make an appointment
Set up an appointment
What time do you wanna meet tomorrow?
What time is good for you?
When’s good for you?

Dialogue 2 (11:53)
A: Did you make plans with Dad for Christmas?
B: No, not yet. What time should we head over there?
A: Well, I have plans for lunch, so let’s meet up after that.
B: Sounds good.

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Appointments

Doctor’s appointment
Dentist’s appointment
An appointment with my lawyer
I wasn’t able to get an appointment with the doctor until 2016.

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I can’t make it!

I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to class next week.
I will not go (avoid this phrase)
I can’t keep our plans/appointment/promise
Cancel plans

I’ve gotta bail

Dialogue 3 (19:40)
A: Hey, man. I’m really sorry, but I don’t think I’ll be able to make it later.
B: Ah, don’t sweat it. Let’s try to meet up next week sometime.

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Let’s reschedule!

Rescheduling
Postpone
Put it off / hold off on decision
Push it back

Dialogue 4 (22:00)
A: I’m really sorry, but I think I’ll have to reschedule our coffee date.
B: Oh, really? That’s too bad. I was really looking forward to getting caught up.
A: Yeah, me too. Things have just been so hectic at work.
B: I completely understand. Just get in touch again when you’re available.

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She didn’t show up!

He didn’t show up for the meeting.
He was a no-show.
She stood me up!
She blew me off

Dialogue 5 (27:05)
A: How was the blind date?
B: It was a complete disaster: I waited for an hour, but she never showed up.
A: Oh, that’s terrible! Did she tell you why?
B: No, she hasn’t even been taking my calls.

Convo Camp 7: 직장과 취업

Job, occupation, profession, career, calling, livelihood, trade, line of work, employment

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
What did you want to be?
What do you want to be when you grow up?

What’s your dream job?

It’s not a good way to make a living.
How do you make a living?
Make a living

Work
(Avoid overuse of the word “company”)
Work life
Work has been so stressful lately. (Not: “I’m stressful)

I’m at work
Work friends
I’m hanging out with some work friends today.

I have work later.
I’ve got to go to work later.
(Avoid overuse of the word “part-time job”
I’m going to my part-time job.
I’m going to my full-time job.

Dialogue 1
A: Hey, man! How are things?
B: Work has been crazy lately. I’m under a lot of stress.
A: Sounds rough. Wanna grab a beer later?
B: Yeah, let’s do that.

(Avoid “getting stress” and “receiving stress”)

Looking for a job
I’m looking for a job.
I still haven’t been able to find the right job (for me).

Job search
I’m in-between jobs right now.
I’m in the market for a new job.

I’ve always wanted to be a ~
My dream is to be a ~
My dream was always to be a ~

I’m looking for a job
I’m lining up job interviews.

I finally got a job!
Land a job / hold down a job
I hope to get a job on the ~ industry

Apply for a job
How many places did you apply?

Send out job applications
Send out a resume.

Preparing for a job interview
(Need the “for”)

Line up a job interview

In between jobs
I’m unemployed
I’m on unemployment (실업 수당)

Dialogue 2

A: Hey! How’s the job search going?
B: Well, I’ve got a few interviews lined up…
A: Really? How many places did you apply?
B: Four or five…not really sure if any of them are a good fit though.
A: Yeah, I’m still looking for my dream job too.

There’s a job opening there.
I heard you have job openings.
They’re hiring.
I heard they’re hiring.
What positions are you trying to fill?
Help wanted!

How do I apply?

What are the requirements?
What are the job requirements?

What are the benefits like?
Benefits
Perks

What are the hours like?
What’s the pay like?
What are the benefits like?

Dialogue 3
A: Are you still looking for a job?
B: Yeah. Why do you ask?
A: Well, the place I work is hiring right now.
B: Oh, really? How many job openings? And what are the requirements?
A: You can check the specific requirements, but the pay is good and the hours aren’t bad either.
B: Sounds great! Can you help me send in a resume?
A: Sure.

Spec
Qualifications
Skills
Abilities
Build up some experience
I need more work experience
I need to build up my resume
I need more to put on my resume.

The job market is good.
Competitive job market
Fierce competition
Job qualifications

Pay
Salary
Wages

기초 영어 회화 8편:

Introducing yourself in (more natural) English!

Hello, everyone.
My name is ~ .

Avoid overuse of “actually.”
It has almost become a fad word in Korea, like “paradigm shift,” “global leader” and “know-how.”

Where are you from?
Where are you originally from?

I’m originally from ~ but I grew up in ~ and now I live in ~ .
I’m originally from Denver, but I grew up in Orange County, California. Now I live in Seoul.

What do you do?
I’m actually still in college.

Where do you go?
Where do you go to school?
I go to Yonsei.

Avoid overuse of “hometown.”
Instead, use “originally from” or “back home.”

I’m back home.
I’m back in Denver.
I’ll be back in Denver for a few weeks.
I have to get gifts for some friends back home.
I miss my friends from back home.

Awkward expression: What is your hobby?
Instead use, “Do you have any hobbies?”

Avoid overuse of the word “hobby.”
Instead, use “free time activity” or “spare time activity”

What do you do in your free time?
What do you do in your spare time?

Strengths and Weaknesses

I’m good at / I’m bad at
I’m good at making friends.
I’m good at public speaking.
I’m not very good at

I enjoy surfing, but I’m not very good at it.

Avoid using “I’m poor at” in this context.

Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Do you have any siblings?

Introducing Oneself!
Hi, everyone.
My name is Michael and I’ve been living in Korea on and off for almost 10 years now.
I’m originally from Denver, Co., but I spent a lot of my childhood in California and now I live in Shinchon.
I went to CalArts, where I majored in music composition.
In my free time, I enjoy studying Korean proverbs and reading history books.

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