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繽FUN英語/社交英語 Social English

時間:2021-10-18 04:27:02來源:大公报

  經常有學生諮詢有關社交英語的技巧及應用的文字;由於社交英語跟學術及職場英語有很大不同,所以有時候學生可能無從入手,尤其是初出茅廬的「打工仔」。基本上,「Please」這個字在任何社交場合不能缺乏。

  今集介紹一些小技巧及例句,讀者也可以發揮創意,就不同場合加上適當的文字。

1.首次會面及對話

  有時候我們也可以稱為破冰對話,皆因大家素未謀面,怎樣掌握營造一段友善的對話是重要的。簡單來說,就是認識新朋友一樣的謙虛有禮、彼此尊重。簡單例子:

  Excuse me, do you speak English?

  Excuse me. Is anyone sitting here?/ Is this seat free/occupied?

  Excuse me, is this the right place/ the right room for...?

  Good morning/ afternoon/ evening. I'm here to see/ meet Peter Pan. (I'm guessing that's you.)

2.名字的介紹

  I should probably introduce myself. My name is Peter Pan (but please call me Peter / but everyone calls me Peter).

  Sorry, I forgot to introduce myself.

  Please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Peter Pan (from Hong Kong/... institution/school)

  (Yes.) That's right. / That's me. (And you must be.../ And you are?)

  I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name.

3.禮貌語言

  在社交場合作出有誠意的溝通是重要的,不論是初次打招呼之後或是久別重逢的朋友,禮儀也是基本的溝通模式。以下介紹一些簡單例子:

  有關回應「How...?」的問題

  Good / Pretty good / Wonderful

  Really great / Brilliant

  Very well/ Not (so/ too) bad/ Fine

  Not so good/ Not so great

  短答後一般也會加插一至兩句,讓對方有空間可以繼續討論。例子:

  How's the essay writing workshop?

  It was really great. The workshop helps me refine the way I structure my essay, and now I know how to avoid one-liner paragraphs. But I really need someone to comment on my writing...

  有關學習或公司/工作的討論

  I'm studying (for)... at...

  I majored in English Language and Literature / Engineering / Finance...

  I work for ABC Company.

  I'm in charge of/ I'm responsible for...

  I work in the...department/ division/ section of ABC Limited.

  有禮貌地不回應問題

  I'd rather not say (if you don't mind).

4.結束對話的語言

  社交場合完結之後,不要匆匆的離去,建議有禮貌地跟認識的朋友大體地說再見。以下一些例子:

  It was my (great) pleasure to meet you.

  It's great / nice to meet you.

  I hope you had a good time / I hope you enjoyed yourself... / I hope you learnt a great deal...

  Thanks again for taking the time to come here today.

  Thanks, that was really...lovely to meet you / useful seminar / productive discussion / very inspirational talk / stimulating workshop / a real eye opener/...

  Take care./ Bon voyage./ Have a safe journey (back/ home).

  Please pass on my regards to...

  Please say "Hi" to...from me.

  I hope we have the chance to meet again (soon).

  I look forward to hearing from you / seeing you/ your call.

  See you soon.

  以上語文僅供參考,我們鼓勵讀者就不同場合自己度身訂造恰當的內容。

  下集我們討論Small Talk──跟素未謀面的人談論一些不重要的事情,但可以建立初步的人際關係。

  大專院校語文講師、企業培訓講師及國際英文公開試主考官 Miss Carol

  Email:carolc.english@gmail.com

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