Nível Avançado › The Staff Meeting

  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Use vocabulary related to meeting goals
    • Understand the uses of some and any
    • Understand different expressions with "stand"


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Dialog: "We've run into some hiccups since then and we've had to focus all our resources on fixing the bugs in billing."

"Some" and "any" are used when we are talking about unknown or uncertain amounts or numbers of things. "Some" is used in affirmative sentences and in questions where we expect agreement or the answer to be "yes". "Any" is used in sentences with a negative meaning (including words like barely, hardly, never, rarely, etc.) and in other questions.


  • She had some reservations about traveling to Mumbai by herself.
  • We're going to need some more information if you want us to file a complete report.
  • Didn't Jeff's parents send him some money?
  • Would you like some water, sir? Or some coffee?

Dialog: "Do you have any suggestions on how we can catch up?"

2) ANY

  • I barely got any sleep last night. That stupid dog kept barking all night long.
  • Marcia said if we want to keep our jobs, there can't be any mistakes during the presentation this afternoon.
  • Johnson said he forwarded some e-mails to me yesterday confirming his flight info. But I haven't received any e-mails from him yet.
  • Excuse me. Do you have any idea when the plane is going to take off?

Sobre esta aula

Staff meetings are an integral part of the success of any company. They serve to keep employees up to date on company operations and they give team members the chance to ask questions and make suggestions. In this lesson, we join the staff of a small startup company as they discuss scheduling and how they can meet their corporate objectives.

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