Hello! Here is a new Learn English Short Story for you to improve your English speaking skills. Watch the video and listen to it several times. Make sure to use each of the 7 steps from the Integrated Learning System to develop each of your core skills. Then practice your English speaking by retelling the story to your friends.
There was a man from India who went to live in the USA. He was a researcher and university teacher. His name was Bryan Gupta.
One day, he woke up in hotel bed at 7:40 a.m. He didn’t know why he was there and his head was pounding. After a bit, he did remember that he had an important interview that day. So, he got up to take a shower.
Then he got dressed and had continental breakfast down in the hotel cafeteria. He noticed that the hotel employees were looking at him strangely. But he ignored them.
After breakfast, Bryan caught a taxi to the interview. When he arrived at the building, he told the secretary who he was and why he was there.
She looked surprised and asked him several questions. She wanted to know how to spell his name and then wanted him to confirm his address.
Finally, the secretary asked him to have a seat while she made some calls. A man arrived and broke some terribly shocking news.
Bryan had come to his interview a week after it had been scheduled. But what was even stranger was the fact that the man told Bryan that he had already come in for the interview one week earlier.
He felt very embarrassed over his behavior. Why had he forgotten about the previous interview? And why had he forgotten about everything that had happened the previous week.
Bryan asked how the interview had gone. The man told him that it had gone very well and had even been hired. But then Bryan had never showed up again. Someone had told the company that Bryan had died.
Bryan felt like he was in an episode from the Twilight Zone. He had the strangest feeling of Deja Vu.
The man told Bryan that he was very sorry, but someone else had been hired for the position. Bryan was very sad. Now he would have to find another job.
Bryan’s Interview – Q&A Mini Story
Listen carefully each question and then pause the video to answer it in your own words before hearing me tell you the answer.
Here are the questions from the video below. I did not add the answers because that would make things to easy for you. Right? But you can see them in the video above or see the answers in the PDF.
#1) Where did Bryan wake up?
#2) Did he go back to sleep?
#3) What time did Bryan wake up in the hotel?
#4) Where did he have to go that morning?
#5) What did he do after waking up?
#6) Who was looking at him strangely?
#7) How did he get to the building where his job interview was scheduled?
#8) When was Bryan’s interview scheduled for?
#9) Was Bryan able to talk with Mr. Grant?
#10) Why wasn’t Bryan able to talk with Mr. Grant?
Learn English Mini-Story Dialogue from Bryan’s Interview
Here is a short dialogue between Bryan and Mr. Grant’s secretary. Listen and repeat along with me to practice your English speaking skills.
Bryan: Well, I’m here to see Mr. Grant.
Secretary: Who are you exactly?
Bryan: Bryan. Bryan Gupta.
Secretary: And how do you spell that?
Secretary: No, I mean your first name. Do you spell it with an I or with a Y?
Bryan: Oh, yes. B-R-Y-A-N. Like the singer, Bryan Adams.
Secretary: Did you say your name was Bryan Gupta?
Bryan: Well, my first name is actually Mandeep. That maybe the name you have in the system. But Bryan is actually my middle name, and it’s the name I go by here in America.
Secretary: Could you just confirm your address for me?
Bryan: Sure. It’s 4409 Rosemont Avenue. Could you please hurry. My interview with Mr. Grant is at 9:00 a.m. It’s 9:05 already. I’m sure he’s expecting me by now.
Secretary: Right. Sure, I’m…well, actually, the truth is that Mr. Grant won’t be able to see you today. I don’t have anything on his agenda with your name on it.
Bryan: Please, check again. I’m sure there’s been a mix-up. I called to confirm this appointment a few days ago.
Secretary: Well, I do apologize, sir. But Mr. Grant really won’t be able to see you today.
Bryan: Oh, c’mon. For crying out loud. You have got to be kidding me. What a total disrespect of my time. Why didn’t he just let me know in advance?
Secretary: If I may ask, Mr. Gupta, what day do you think this is?
Bryan: Monday, July first.
Secretary: It is Monday, sir, but it’s not the first of July. Would you like me to try to reschedule a meeting for you?
Bryan: Well, what day is it exactly.
Secretary: Monday, July eighth. I’m afraid there has been some sort of mistake. I do see you name here for an appointment last week.
Bryan: What am I going to do now?
Secretary: Well, have a seat and let me make some phone calls to see when I can reschedule you.
10 ESL Vocabulary Words from Bryan’s Interview
Here are 10 vocabulary phrases that I selected from the mini-story to explain the definitions. You’ll notice that most of them are in the past tense. Listen and repeat along with me to improve your English vocabulary skills.
Woke Up – To Stop Sleeping And Become Aware And Active Again
Got Dressed – Put Clothes On Your Body
Had Breakfast – Eat In The Morning For Your First Meal Of The Day
Caught A Taxi – Raise Your Hand To Signal To A Taxi Driver That You Need A Ride
Told Her – Communicate Information, Facts, Or News To Someone
Looked Surprised – To Appear Astonished Or In Shock At What Has Been Seen Or Heard
Have A Seat – A Polite Directive For Someone To Sit Down And Wait
Made Some Calls – To Use The Telephone To Talk To People
Arrived – To Reach Your Desired Destination Or Place You Need To Be
Broke The News – To Share Some Important Information With Someone
35 English Phrases To Ask Someone’s Name From Bryan’s Interview
Listen to these 35 question and answer phrases about how to ask someone’s name in English. These are not in order. They are just different ways of ask the same question so you can understand native speakers who talk with you.
Repeat and practice your pronunciation with me as many times as you need.
Hello! And welcome to Z4 Technologies Inc.
How can I help you?
What can I do for you?
I have an appointment this morning.
I have a meeting with Mr. Grant
I have an interview scheduled for 9:00 a.m.
Okay. What’s your name?
And you are?
Could you please tell me your full name?
What’s your first name?
Tell me your last name please?
My name is Bryan Gupta
I’m Bryan. That’s Bryan Gupta.
It’s Gupta. Bryan Gupta.
Do you spell that with an I or a Y, Bryan?
How do you spell that, Mr. Gupta?
Is that spelled with a TH or just a T, Mr. Gupta?
I’m sorry. I didn’t quite catch your last name.
Could you please repeat that for me?
Hm. I don’t see any interviews on his schedule.
Sorry, I don’t see your name on his agenda.
That’s strange. Mr. Grant doesn’t have any interviews scheduled for today.
Are you sure your interview was scheduled for today?
Yes, I’m absolutely positive.
I even called to confirm it yesterday before 6 p.m.
Could you please double-check his schedule?
Sure. Oh here it is. I must have missed it.
Yes. I do see that you have an interview scheduled with Mr. Grant this morning.
Unfortunately, Mr. Grant is running late though.
His pilot is running about 30 minutes behind.
There was a 25 minute delay at the airport because of the rain.
He asked us to push your meeting back 30 minutes.
Mr. Grant apologized and asked to reschedule your meeting for this afternoon
Would it be possible for you to return at 4:30 p.m.
I also have an opening for 5:45 p.m. if you prefer.
Or would you rather reschedule for tomorrow at 9:45 a.m.?
Qual é a letra do alfabeto em inglês que você sente mais dificuldade em pronunciar em inglês?
Se você é como a maioria dos alunos de inglês que conheço, você provavelmente confunde as vogais como as letras A, E, I, O, e U. E também confunde outras letras parecidas como D, G, e J. Veja essa simples tabela para aprender a pronunciar corretamente cada letra do alfabeto.
A = Ei
B = Bi
C = Si
D = Di
E = I
F = Éf
G = Dji
H = Eich
I = Ái
J = Djei
K = Kei
L = Él
M = Êm
N = Én
O = Ôu
P = Pi
Q = Quiu
R = Ár
S = És
T = Ti
U = Iu
V = Vi
W = Dábliu
X = Écks
Y = Uai
Z = Zi
ESPERO TER AJUDADO, PRINTEM E ESTUDEM
Quais são as letras que te dão mais dificuldade em inglês?
Se tiver dúvidas ou perguntas, deixe os nos comentários
Professores: Criei essa tabela na Canva e vou disponibilizar o template para você modificá-lo, mudar as cores, trocar o meu link por seu, e fazer como quiser para os seus alunos de inglês. É gratuito, viu. Demorei quase duas horas para alinhar as letrinhas, e agora vou te dar de presente. Aproveite.
Did you know that there are 69 different definitions for the verb ‘To Get’ in the English dictionary? Over half of these definitions are because of phrasal verbs composed of the verb GET plus a preposition.
Phrasal verbs can often be very confusing for English learners, because the use of the preposition can often change the meaning of the verb get in the sentence. So, you just have to learn these phrasal verbs as if they are a new vocabulary word.
The form of the verb “get” is regular for the present simple.
The continuous form is “getting”.
The past of the verb is “got”
And don’t forget the participle ‘gotten’.
Here are 32 different uses of the Phrasal Verb Get with sample sentences. And remember that often, each of these different phrasal verbs with Get can have various meanings.
30 Phrasal Verbs With The Verb Get
Here are 30 different phrasal verbs with the verb to get that I came up with. Make sure to add more if you think of other get phrasal verbs.
Get about – the way you walk or go from one place to another
Get across – make someone understand what you are want to say
Get after – criticize someone for things you don’t like
Get along – a harmonious relationship
Get around – deal with a problem successfully
Get at – suggest or imply something indirectly
Get away – escape or leave to relax
Get away with – escape undesirable consequences
Get back – return to a place or seek revenge
Get behind – fail to do something and later try to accomplish it
Get by – accomplish something with great difficulty
Get down – remove yourself from a higher place or relax in an unhibited way
Get down to – give serious attention to an important matter
Get in – enter a place or be elected to a position
Get into – affect other people’s behavior and influence them
Get off – escape punishment
Get on – step or climb aboard; make progress in a specific way
Get on with – harmonious relationship
Get onto – begin a task or project; begin talking about a topic
Get out – leave a location; secret information becoming public knowledge; express disbelief
Get out of – find a way to escape responsibility
Get over – recover from a sickness; overcome a difficulty
Get rid of – throw something away or seek to be free of it
Get taken – To be fooled
Get through – experience a difficult situation; make contact with someone
Get to – annoy someone through persistant action; deal with a problem at a later time
Get together – gather a group of people
Get up – arise
Get used to – become familiar with something
Get wound up become tense or anxious over a situation
Create your own sentences in the comments below to practice each of the Get Phrasal Verbs above. Especially any of them that you didn’t yet know.
Youtube Videos With About The Phrasal Verb Get
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The verb GET | Phrasal verbs with GET | English lesson Crown Academy of English
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20 PHRASAL VERBS WITH GET. PHRASAL VERB GET WITH EXERCISES AND EXAMPLES. PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH – English Professionally – phrasal verbs in English, English grammar lessons and English words
14 GET Phrasal Verbs: get across, get along, get around, get at, get away, get by, get down, get in, Top Ten English Expressions and Idioms
27 Phrasal Verbs with GET: Get along, Get over, Get off, Get through, Get down, Get on, Get up…
Phrasal verb GET part 2, get away, get by, get on, get over, get through final by Antonia Romaker – English and Russian online
Phrasal Verb | Get | English Speaking Practice | ESL | EFL Mark Kulek
Learn GET PHRASAL VERBS : Top 10 Phrasal Verbs with Get – Love English with Leila & Sabrah
Brazilian Youtube Videos With About The Phrasal Verb Get In Portuguese
Os 20 verbos frasais com GET mais úteis do inglês (phrasal verbs) | Dica #24 SmallAdvantages
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More Sites & Resources With The Phrasal Verb To Get
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the phrasal verb Get. If you have questions or feedback, let us know in the comments below. And of course, let us know what other things you would like to learn in future English lessons.
Um curso de inglês para alunos iniciantes está vindo em breve. Inicialmente com 216 lições para te ensinar tudo sobre o aprendizado da língua inglesa. Com muito mias vídeos planejados. Também temos uma plataforma online com testes de nível, lições, exercícios, e aulas de conversação. Fique ligado.
I recently received a request from an English student who is preparing for a job interview in English. So, here are a few resources if you want to prepare for an interview as well.
Common Job Interview Questions for ESL Learners – The first thing you need to focus on is increasing your vocabulary. So, it’s good to brush up on your vocabulary learn any common terms related to the field that you are planning on entering.
Prepare for These Tricky Interview Questions – Not all of the interview questions are going to be straightforward. The job interviewer may throw in a question or to trick you for at least force you to think about your answer.
Hey there, English students! Do you like reading and want to know how to improve your English with Kindle books?
If so, here are 12 tips to help you make use of the Kindle app that is probably already installed on your cell phone. If not, go install the Kindle app now.
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Improve Your English Vocabulary – Reading Kindle books is a great way to increasing your vocabulary which means you understand more of what you hear and you can express yourself better
Quick Tip for Kindle Dictionary: If you see a word you don’t know, just press on it until Kindle’s built in dictionary pops up so you can learn what the word means
Quick Tip For Kindle Flashcards: You can also add new vocabulary words and phrases to your flashcards which is built right into the Kindle app as well to review them later
Master English Grammar: Reading also allows you to assimilate the grammar structures implicitly which means don’t have to remember grammar rules to form better sentences and speak better English
Improve Your English Pronunciation: Listening along with the audiobook version of your story allows you to learn how to pronounce the words correctly as well as reduce your English accent
Learn English Expressions For Language Fluency – You can also learn many new idiomatic expressions by reading the dialogues in your Kindle book, which means you, will know what they mean when you hear them as well as be able to use them yourself in the proper context as you model what you have been reading
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Read Kindle Reviews First – Just make sure to read the reviews on Amazon or Goodreads to see other people’s reviews and recommendations to make sure the book will be something you enjoy before you invest time or money
indle Updates Your Reading List Automatically – That way you can share you current reading list as well as the books you want to read next in a vibrant community of other readers just like you
Title: I Am Number Four Series: (Lorien egacies #1) Author: Pittacus Lore Genre: Alien SciFi Rating: 4
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Synopsis: A group of children escape to earth when their planet is destroyed. And now they are being hunted down by the same aliens who destroyed their home. They also suspect that these beings also want to destroy earth. They have special powers and abilities to protect themselves. And the story mostly follows a boy named Jon Smith who is next in line to be killed because three are dead and he is number four. The children can only be killed in order. So, he has to deal with his emerging powers, defend himself from high school bullies, try not to fall in love, stay alive, and ultimately find the other kids from his planet so they can save earth.
My Thoughts: I saw the movie before reading the book. They were both good, but the book is definitely better (or maybe I’m just biased). It’s told mostly in the first person from Jon’s point of view. It moved along at a fairly good pace. It felt liked it slowed down quiet a bit in the middle. But not enough to make me put down the book. Overall it was a fast, fun read that threw me right back into my younger years and made me feel like a kid all over again.
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