Talk about the weather | * Beautiful day, isn't it? * Can you believe all of this rain we've been having? * It looks like it's going to snow. * It sure would be nice to be in Hawaii right about now. * I hear they're calling for thunderstorms all weekend. * We couldn't ask for a nicer day, could we? * How about this weather? | Talking about current events | * Did you catch the news today? * Did you hear about that fire on Fourth St? * What do you think about this transit strike? * I read in the paper today that the Sears Mall is closing. * I heard on the radio today that they are finally going to start building the new bridge. * How about those Reds? Do you think they're going to win tonight? | At the office | * Looking forward to the weekend? * Have you worked here long? * I can't believe how busy/quiet we are today, can you? * Has it been a long week? * You look like you could use a cup of coffee. * What do you think of the new computers? | At a social event | * So, how do you know Justin? * Have you tried the cabbage rolls that Sandy made? * Are you enjoying yourself? * It looks like you could use another drink. * I love your dress. Can I ask where you got it? | Out for a walk | * How old's your baby? * What's your puppy's name? * The tulips are sure beautiful at this time of year, aren't they. * How do you like the new park? * Nice day to be outside, isn't it? | Waiting somewhere | * I didn't think it would be so busy today. * You look like you've got your hands full (with children or goods). |
Is this your first time in Canada?
Did you enjoy the flight? Not too long? Not too tired? What did they serve for lunch?
What do you think about Vancouver? Compared to Paris?
Not too cold weather for you?
Find a common interest and discuss
Where do you come from?
Have you some childrens? How old are they?
Did you watch desperate housewives?
Did you like sport
a closer description of Pyke from Karim's point of view, for example that he's a good director and that he also likes other people even when they are difficult. Karim and his acting group start a tour. He is playing an immigrant who comes from a small town in India. To escape from the anxiety and the tension of whether the play is going to be successful or not, Karim visits Changez at his new place. Changez expresses his doubts about whether he can stay in the house or not, because every night he….
System C Healthcare was in talks with a potential suitor (see System C shares soar on bid talks), shareholders didn’t have to “sit tight” long for an update. This morning, the company has confirmed that US healthcare giant McKesson – via a newly formed subsidiary McKesson UK – has made a cash offer for System C. The offer of 70 pence per share values System C at £87 million and represents a 50.5% premium over the closing price on Monday (the day before the offer talks were announced).
be independent; and so it shows that we can all wish that our dream can become true if we work hard to get it.
But this book is partly pessimistic:
First, the racism, John Steinbeck shows how black people were treated. No one in the farm talks to Crooks because his skin is black, so they just ignore him and they don’t let him go in the bunk house. It is very pessimistic because it was like that every where in America, white people didn’t talk to black people and they were discriminated.….
vanilla ice cream to make up for the rest of his life, when he never got enough ice-cream. Jefferson likes Grant’s offer to bring him a little radio.
[pic]Grant borrows money from people at the Rainbow Club. He goes to a little store uptown to buy a small radio. The white sales clerk wants to give Grant the floor model instead of a brand new radio, but Grant stands his ground and the clerk caves in. Grant takes the radio to the courthouse, receives the sheriff’s permission to give it to Jefferson, and….
Seller Finland |Rank |ADAPTATION |Buyer Brésil |Rank | |Small Power distance :
Hierarchy means an inequality of roles, established for convenience |46 |The Fin manager talk directly to the Brazilien manager and introduce his team in order to follow the hierarchy
- Each speaker talks about his own area
|Long power distance :
Hierarchy means existential inequality. Subordinates expect to be told what to do |14 | |Individualism : Universalism, other people seen as potential resources….
right, that must be interesting! Speak I a little about you, where were you born? Your schooling? Your journeys? Your activities? "
Marion : " And indeed! You want to know everything about me! Then, I was even born here, in Tours. But when I was small, my parents wanted moved in the South of France. I then lived several years in Montpelier, then my parents separated and I went to live with my mother which meant living here. I then made my years of high school to the high school Descartes and here….
Energy and Environment
Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Thomas L. Friedman is a 3 time Pulitzer Prize winner for his achievements on the global issues like climate change and energy usage. On November 17, he came to speak at the University over his new book, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded.” In his lecture, Friedman enthusiastically spoke about the increasing global issues or concerns and what we need to do to stop them. What sets his lecture apart from the others are his shocking statistics on current….
his job because he thinks he will not succeed in life
It could be also someone who is always changing his mind will never get anything done
2. A great talker is a great liar
This expression means that we have to take care of somebody who talks a lot and who creates a good atmosphere around him. We can deduce that he is a persuasive talker who can be a good liar.
Godrej Consumer in talks to buy co in Argentina
Namrata Singh, TNN, Apr 18, 2010, 11.45pm IST
MUMBAI: Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) is at it again. The Godrej group company is all set to make its sixth global acquisition, this time in Latin America. It is learnt that GCPL is in talks with an Argentine company, Issue Group Co, a family-owned business….
Ted le fantôme " à côté de mon dessin ou ma description
In a small mysterious village in Alsace, there is a very strange school "the Adrien Zeller High School." In this school, there are no humans, but there are strange creatures. The students are all wizards, and they come to school in flying saucers. The headmaster of this school, Mr SKALI, is a skeleton, very inflexible and intransigent, he hates the mess. However he never talks, it is very odd. His gaze frightens all students, so they become….