Thursday, August 13, 2009

Phrases and sentences from English books, articles and movies.

This entry is going to be a place for all useful or beautiful phrases and expressions I find worth memorizing or just reading. All these sentences and phrases are from English books, articles and movies.

I was giving you a call in regards to...
Got some good news for you
The specialist review has come back
And the decision is to overturn the previous denial.
The specialist has approved the appeal for the second Cochlear implant. (from movie "Sicko" by M.Moore)

It was necessary to retroactively cancel this agreement to the original effective date due to the omission of material medical information at the time of application.
All providers will be notified to bill the patient directly.(from movie "Sicko" by M.Moore)

He could barely contain his seething anti-Americanism.

If it persists for more than 24 hours.

There are no points for getting this process almost right.

Put you in direct alignment with everything you need in order to...

There are far too many stories of people failing to live the life they have always dreamed of.

My gray hair afforded me instant rapport with my patients.

Have a realistic appraisal of how competitive you are.

I'm still in to this habit and will be in to it.

I find that a long walk in nature is the best way to block out the busyness of life and open me up to listen to my inner spirit.

They cast the vitrol of their calumny over me.

susceptible of being exercised

Sometimes you know ahead of time...

This drug helped bring the fewer down.

It was all elaborate ruse.

You don't want to get caught in the American health system thing.

Are you in pain?

I put my shoulder out.

He needed to let to go out of his past.

It's really not that much information in the grand scheme of things

...the argument wrongly assumes that issues of educational opportunity, community vitality, and job availability have no bearing on crime.

sizeable layoff at a major nearby factory that pushed countless citizens out of work and onto the streets.

...the argument could be improved by appealing to the city’s history with fighting crime.

the argument wrongly concludes that an increase in the police force will address the root issue behind the crime

Just as it is unfair to pay for a service that is being poorly rendered

when a business or organization adopts a mentality that what matters are not results, it often fails and hurts stakeholders.

As a result of a mindset that what mattered were not results...

On the other hand, some may argue that a focus on results and success breeds corruption.

If anything good can come of the disaster at the power station, it may be to inject a sense of urgency into the renovation efforts..

It is just flat out confusing

-So let us suppose you had moved up the ladder in our pharmaceutical company, what would be your priorities in approaching your job.
-The first would be to make sure that I had the support of the people working underneath me.
The second would be to make sure my immediate boss also understood the role that i was trying to play within the company and third, would be to make sure that the customers were satisfied.

chickens come home to roost = Prov. You have to face the consequences of your mistakes or bad deeds

This type of error can immediately bring down the rating of a response because it shows that the speaker does not have a strong command of English grammar.

Wendy was careful to eat a good diet of foods

Sea bass had almost twice that level of mercury

to grin and bear it

I thought to myself...

Now, a few of these choices support the argument’s conclusion. But only one of them is actually necessary to the argument. Let’s looks at them one at a time.

It’s unfortunate, but hardly surprising, that these avoidable mistakes can result in an application being rejected.

Let’s have a listen now for some of those key phrases.

Rachel: Okay, uh, you let me go grocery shopping, and I buy laundry detergent, but it's not the one with the easy-pour spout.

Chandler: Someone's left a glass on the coffee table. There's no coaster. It's a cold drink, it's a hot day. Little beads of condensation are inching their way closer and closer to the surface of the wood...

it has been slammed by the global recession

The commission balked at freezing electricity rates for San Diegans instead asking for a federal investigation and rebates

I honestly figured I would get a decline letter, but they
called the very same day that I applied for one and I
should be getting it
in the mail by next Wednesday.

They kept going to him = They continued to turn/appeal to him

Having to work at a job that robs them of valuable time they could be using to spend on developing their acting career, auditioning or something else

...but a lot don't vocalize it because you don't want to jinx yourself

His speech was barely intelligible

to singe one's reputation

Full-thickness burns cause the skin to take on a leathery appearance.

I have found myself liberated from any number of damaging misconceptions and stereotypes.

When it comes to weight gain, the timing of your meals may be just as important as what or how much you eat.

bend over backwards

Psychiatrists would like you to believe that there is an epidemic of mental disease—and that psychotropic drugs are the remedy. They market to the public that their drugs are indispensable to the problems of everyday living. Yet psychiatrists admit they do not know the cause of or cure for any mental disorder. In fact, there is a complete absence of scientific tests to confirm a psychiatric diagnosis.

Why, then, should its future rest on its achievement?

It may seem incongruous – it certainly caught me off guard when I first heard it.

and even then you will have no way of knowing that you have hit the target exactly.

The pursuit of admission to medical school and medicine is a bit like having more than 100 pounds to lose.

on Oct. 18, 1969, the government ordered cyclamate removed from all food products.

If these people have no brain function, like you have in a cardiac arrest, I think that is the best, closest model we're going to have to study whether or not conscious experience can occur apart from the physical brain.