From sales people, to the marketing department, to IT; we all have to schedule meetings in the work place. Help your students organise meetings and events in English with these essential phases.
Organising a date in your calendar
To arrange a date.
‘Everything is arranged, we can’t go back now.’
To fix a time or date in a calendar.
‘OK, so let’s fix a time for your next appointment. How about next Tuesday?’
To schedule a time or date.
‘The train is scheduled to leave at 8pm.’
Phrases to say that a meeting is or is not convenient
To suit /soot/– be convenient or acceptable to you.
‘The mornings don’t suit me because I have to work’
To be suitable/ to be convenient (adjectives).
‘We need to fix a suitable time for the event to take place.’
To work – to be acceptable/ convenient.
‘This date doesn’t work for me because I have a meeting.’
To be good.
‘December is not good for me because it’s the end of the year and I have a lot of work to do. What about January?’
When you have problems organising something
‘To work out’ – to solve a problem.
‘We’ll work out the date another day.’
To sort out something – to organise/to fix.
‘We’ll sort this out when we meet face-to-face.’
To meet someone (no ‘with’).
‘I am going to meet my neighbour for a drink this Saturday.’
To meet up with someone.
‘I met up with my sister last week.’
To bump into someone – to see/meet someone unexpectedly or by coincidence
‘I bumped into my old teacher last week.’
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