I. Watch the movie segment and talk to your partner about the questions below.
1. Was Paddington, the bear, polite with the people around him?
2. What went wrong?
3. What should he do to draw attention to him politely?
II. Read the expressions below and decide in which situations they would be most appropriate?
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Improvise a dialog based on the following situations. Use the expression you have learned in this lesson.
A: You are the boss of an important department. You need a report ready in two hours, but you don't have enough time to prepare it by yourself.
B: You are A's assistant. You are very busy, but your main job is to help your boss.
A: You are lost in a busy foreign city. You need directions to get back to your hotel.
B; You are in a hurry heading for work. You can't be late because it is your first working day at this company , but you don't want to be rude. Decide if you will spare a few minutes of your time to help A or decline A's request politely.
A: You are at a party that you know nobody. You are embarrassed and want to go home as soon as possible. How can you tell the host you want to leave before dinner is served?
B: You are very busy hosting a party. You want everybody to feel comfortable, but you don't have time to interact with most guests. How will you help A in this situation? You really don't want A to leave the party before dinner.
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