Procedures and Job Interviews Expressions  – Pertanyaan dan respon dalam ekspresi atau percakapan procedures dan job interviews tata cara dan interview pekerjaan. Bagaimana pertanyaan dan respon menjawabnya mari kita baca seksama.

DESCRIBING PROCESS

QUESTIONS

  • Can you tell me how to …?
  • Can you show me how to …?
  • How did you …?

RESPONSES

  • Let me show you how to …
  • Here is how.

WANTS/NEEDS

QUESTIONS

  • What would you like?
  • What do you need?

RESPONSES

  • I’ll have iced lemon tea
  • I’m looking for a blender
  • I need a fork and a spoon

OBLIGATION/NECESSITY + PROHIBITION

OBLIGATION/NECESSITY

  • I must finish this report tonight
  • It is a must that I finish this report tonight
  • I have to eat now
  • I need to eat now

PROHIBITION

  • I mustn’t be late for my flight

TRANSACTIONS

MAKING INQUIRIES DURING TRANSACTIONS

AVAILABILITY

  • Do you have any boots?
  • Is there a restroom around here?

RESPONSES

Yes, we do

It’s just right around the corner

MATERIAL

  • What is it made of?
  • What are they made from?
  • Is it cotton?

RESPONSES

  • This chair is made of wood

>> no physical change

>> you can still see the wood

  • Chocolate bars are made from cocoa beans

>> physical change

>> you cannot see the cocoa beans anymore

PRICE

  • How much is it?
  • How much does it cost?

RESPONSES

  • It’s Rp …

BARGAIN

  • Can you give me a better deal?
  • How about Rp …?

RESPONSES

  • That’s the best we can give you
  • I’ll give this to you for Rp …

METHOD OF PAYMENT

  • Do you take credit?
  • Can I pay by credit card?

RESPONSES

Yes, we do

Certainly

GRAMMAR

ADVERB OF TIME

  • Before
  • After
  • When
  • While
  • During
  • Until
  • As soon as
  • ADVERB OF SEQUENCE
  • First of all
  • First(ly)
  • Second (ly)
  • Third (ly)
  • Last (ly)
  • Finally
  • Then
  • Next
  • Afterwards

MODAL: MUST

USE/MEANING + EXAMPLES + ALTERNATIVE

  • Necessity + you must wear an ID badge to access the building + you have to wear an ID badge to access the building
  • Prohibition + you must not cheat during tests
  • Certainly + this must be her house + this has to be her house
  • Strong recommendation + You must get some rest, you must not forget to take your vitamins + you should get some rest, you should not forget to take your vitamin.

AT WORK

JOB INTERVIEWS

QUESTIONS

  • Tell us a little bit about yourself
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What are your responsibilities at your current company?
  • Can you tell us about the biggest challenge you have ever come across at your current company?
  • How did you overcome that challenge?
  • What are your strengths and weakness?
  • What contribution can you bring to this company?

GRAMMAR

SUBJECT – VERB AGREEMENT

SUBJECT

Singular Nouns

Examples:

  • Store
  • Car

Plural nouns

Examples:

  • Stores
  • Cars

Pronouns

  • I/You/We/They
  • He/She/It
  • Each, everyone, everybody, anyone, anybody, some, somebody

Two or more Nouns/Pronouns connected by “and”

Examples:

  • She and her supervisor
  • She and her co-workers

VERB

Singular verbs

Examples:

  • Opens/doesn’t open
  • Drives/doesn’t drive

Plural verbs

Examples:

  • Open/don’t open
  • Drive/don’t drive
  • Plural verbs
  • Singular verbs
  • Singular verbs

Plural verbs

Examples:

  • Leave the office for a meeting
  • Leave the office for a meeting

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