Blog post by Brian Gilham
- What is the best way to give feedback at work and personally?
- What is an effective way of learning from your mistakes?
- How can you differentiate between a pattern of incompetence and a one-off mistake?
wrap [s/th] up (regular verb)
beat [self] up over [s/th], (beat, beaten)
blow [s/th], (blew, blown)
let [s/b] down (let, let)
bring [s/th] up (brought, brought)
give [s/b] the space [to do s/th], (set phrase)
screw [s/th] up, (regular verb)
jump in (regular verb)
think back to [s/th], (thought, thought)
give [s/b] a break, (gave, given)
Read the blog post to answer the questions below:
- Why is past perfect rather than only past simple used in the narrative?
- Is this piece closer to written or spoken English? How can you tell and what are some differences between the two?
- Would you have taken the same approach as Kevin did?
- In what situations is using Kevin’s approach the right way to handle a problem; when would a different approach be better?