Talking About Rules - English at Work

Talking About Rules - English at Work

Seven Dimensions
Updated Mar 01, 2019

Learn to understand and explain rules and use appropriate adverbs and quantifiers to talk about degree and frequency.

Key Learning points

    It's illegal; protocol and ground rules; Policy guidelines and office rules; Not following the rules.
    Adverbs and Qualifiers - Degree: a little/a little bit; a lot; no so/very; pretty/rather; quite/really/super; complete/full; extremely/totally; absolutely. Frequency: sometimes/not often; a lot/frequently; usually; always/never; completely/constantly/super.
    Put your foot down; Doesn't cut it; Out of a job; Get away with something.
    policy guidelines; protocol; handbook; ground rules; unacceptable; allowed; illegal.
    The Sound of L.

This video is part of the English at Work Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash, linguistics expert Dr Fran Byrnes, features comedienne Erin Brown and Emmy-award winning Kim Estes.

The Cutting Edge English at Work Series promotes communication and language competence by building the desire and motivation to learn and the confidence to try. Confidence in learning and using English leads to successful communication.

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