english phrases for organising

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.’

Meeting someone

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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