Percakapan Dengan Atasan atau Yang Belum dikenal

Bercakap-cakap dengan orang yang lebih tua, dengan atasan atau dengan orang yang belum dikenal, harus kita pertimbangkan penggunaan kata-kata atau ungkapan-ungkapan yang lebih sopan. Berikut beberapa contoh kalimat dan ungkapan yang harus kita ingat dan hafalkan.
  • Could you/I...? (Bisakah Anda/Saya....?). Contoh: Could you allow me to go out for a while, Sir? (Bisa kah Anda izinkan saya keluar sebentar, Pak?); Could I drink here? (Bisakah saya minum di sini?; Could you give me a two-day off this week? I've been invited to attend my nephew's wedding reception next Monday. (Bisakah Bapak memberi saya dua hari libur minggu ini? .........)
  • I was wondering if you could help me out in this case, Sir. Ungkapan ini bisa sama artinya dengan Would you please help me out in this case.... Contoh: I was wondering if I could get it at lower price; I was wondering if I could have something to eat here.
Berikut ini adalah contoh percakapannya:

Employee

Excuse me, Sir. I was wondering if you could give me tomorrow off. I am supposed to visit my dad living in a village. He’s very ill.
Boss

That should be fine. You can stay there 2 days. I hope he’ll be better soon.
Employee

Thank you very much, Sir. After work today, I’ll probably go straight to the village.
Boss

Oke, John. Take care. Let me know if there is something you need.
Employee

Thank you, Sir. I will.