Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) thoughtful, helpful
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    • that was very considerate of you
  • Analysis
    Considerate is an adjective used to describe a person who is aware and conscious of the needs of others: "The flowers and card you sent while my mother was in hospital were very considerate." It can also be used to talk about your regard for or attitude towards others: "As someone who struggled in the education system, I am a responsive teacher considerate of students' learning needs." "I had a terrible relationship in my last neighbourhood, so now I try to be a considerate neighbour." Due to its uses, it can be heard and seen in social and professional contexts. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Thank you for giving me your notes from the lecture I missed. That was very considerate of you.
    2. Tom is very hard to live with because he is so inconsiderate. He always makes a lot of noise at night when everyone else is sleeping and leaves his dirty dishes all over the house!
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The lawyer asked the judge to take into consideration his client's exemplary record before passing sentence. He wanted to emphasize that this was his first offence.
    2. The considerate boss raised his employee's wages substantially so they could afford homes and have financial stability.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Sarah counts herself lucky to have such a great boss. He is open to new ideas and always treats his staff considerately.
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