Hospitality English Program
This lesson is about writing Present, Future and Past Questions and Answers using Singular & Plural subjects
Duration : 90 minutes
At the end of this lesson, you must be able to :
- Use Plural Subject with Future Verb
- Use Singular Subject with FutureVerb in Question and Answer
- Use Singular & Plural Subject with Non-verb in Question and Answer
Reference : Chapter 3
Exercise 5a : Hospitality English Communication
Part 1 (Group work)
Fill in the blanks with appropriate answer based on the verb or non-verb used in the questions
- When will Mr John check out from the room ? He will check out at 2.00pm.
- When can you make the bill? I can make it now Sir.
- Where can I get a taxi ? You can get it at the lobby Madam.
- Could you please call the taxi for me? Certainly, I could call the taxi now Sir.
- Can we stay for another day ? Yes, you can stay for another day with a different rate.
- Can he come here now? Yes, He can come here now.
- When can I get my dry cleaning back? You can get it tomorrow at 1.00pm.
- How much will he pay today? He will pay 50% first.
- How much will you pay today? I will pay pay 50% also.
- What else will you charge us ? We will charge your telephone bills.
Part 2 (Group Work)
Using subject Plural subject (eg : the customer), write 10 past sentences about :
- (simple verb) Q : Did you rent the boat from here
- (simple verb) A : Yes, I rent it from here
- (simple verb) Q : How much did you pay for the rental?
- (simple verb) A : I paid only RM30
- (cont verb) Q : Were you enjoying your ride?
- (cont verb) A : Yes, I was enjoying it so much
- (adjective) Q : Were you satisfied with the boat?
- (adjective) A : Indeed, I was very satisfied
- (prep / noun) Q : What time were you there?
- (prep / noun) A : I was there about 5pm
1. In Future Simple Present Tense
- A Singular subject combines directly with a Future Verb, eg : He can go
- In a Question, Use ‘future verb’ before a subject, followed by a simple verb, eg : Can he go?
2. In Future Continuous Tense
- Singular or Plural Subject is used with ‘future verb’ followed by ‘be’ and a continuous verb, eg : He will be going
- The position of ‘future verb’ is reversed in Question, eg : Will he be going?
3. In sentences using an adjective or preposition, the use of future verb is similar to continuous verb, eg : He will be happy, He will be here, Will he be happy?
4. Common errors to avoid : He will be go, He will going