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E & G English school, which is located on the waterfront in Davao was named the safest city in the Philippines realize cheap rates reasonably, to reduce the cost study abroad you can. I am a complete environment of optimum excellent teachers, and friendly staff. It offers a curriculum that is customized for improvement of ability of individual students in particular, for this reason, it offers small group lessons of 4 hours and one-on-one class of 4 hours a day.

June 10 (Mon): No classes

※ 12 Wednesday, June Independence Day the (Independence day)

I will transfer on Monday June 10.

· June 14 (Friday): level test, quarantine

※ After lunch, going out possible. 15 I go out all the time to ask.

· June 15 (Sat): official TOEIC test

※ Please apply to Saturday 8th seekers

 

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E & G International Language Center
Maryknoll Road, Davao City, Philippines

Phone : 091 7713 3029
e-mail : Infoattoeng-ryugaku.Com

 

 

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E & G English school, which is located on the waterfront in Davao was named the safest city in the Philippines realize cheap rates reasonably, to reduce the cost study abroad you can. I am a complete environment of optimum excellent teachers, and friendly staff. It offers a curriculum that is customized for improvement of ability of individual students in particular, for this reason, it offers small group lessons of 4 hours and one-on-one class of 4 hours a day.

June 10 (Mon): No classes

※ 12 Wednesday, June Independence Day the (Independence day)

I will transfer on Monday June 10.

· June 14 (Friday): level test, quarantine

※ After lunch, going out possible. 15 I go out all the time to ask.

· June 15 (Sat): official TOEIC test

※ Please apply to Saturday 8th seekers

 

http://eng-ryugaku.com

E & G International Language Center
Maryknoll Road, Davao City, Philippines

Phone : 091 7713 3029
e-mail : Infoattoeng-ryugaku.Com

 

 

 

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  Initials

 

PM
– Post Meridiem – (Latin: after noon)
The meeting started at exactly 1:00 PM.
La réunion a commencé précisément à 1h de l’après-midi.

POW
– Prisoner of War
The negotiations regarding POWs continued for many years after the Vietnam war.

PR
Public Relations
With good PR the politician was able to easily gain the support of many people.

PTA
Parent-Teacher Association
We got home late last night after attending our son’s PTA meeting.

PTO
Please Turn Over – written on a piece of paper to tell someone to look at the other side
I wrote PTO on the last page of my essay to make sure that the professor would look at the last page.

RIP
– Rest In Peace – used when talking about someone who is dead or sometimes written on a gravestone
At the end of the movie RIP was written on the gravestone of the main character who had been killed.

RSVP
Répondez S’il Vous Plaît – French for please reply
The invitation said RSVP so I quickly sent off a note to say that I would be able to attend the party.

TA
Teaching Assistant
After leaving university he was able to get a job as a TA at the junior college.

TB
– Tuberculosis
For various reasons the number of TB cases has been increasing around the world recently.

TBA
– To Be Announced – used when something will be announced later
I looked in the television guide to see what the 7:00 movie would be but it only said TBA.

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1.PRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBA: my answer is on the other side of the page.
2. ‘At 5 am !? Sorry, it’s too early! I can’t come! But at 5PRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBAit’s OK!
3. ‘MyPRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBAis very helpful. I’ve already learned a lot of things with him. My English is much better.’
4. The maths teacher has been on a sick leave for a very long time. Let’s call thePRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBAto find if we can find a solution with the headmaster of the school.
5. Showtimes effective Friday (Feb. 25) through Thursday (March 3) unless otherwise noted: ‘The Chorus, daily at:PRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBA’
6.PRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBA: Listed here are the names of our dead, members of our community and tribe. They were our family, our lovers, our husbands and wives, our parents and our children…
7. Please complete the following information and submit yourPRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBAby February 3, 2005.
8.PRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBAis caused by an infection with the germ Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
9. ‘To get our press Releases, please phone ourPRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBA.’
10. ‘Our Main goal is to bring allPRRIPTBPTATAPOWsPTOPMRSVPTBAhome, alive or dead, from wherever they may be held, or lay lost.’

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1. TGIF =Try Getting Into FashionThank God It’s FridayTo Get It Fixed
2. FYI =From Your InanityFor Your InformationFrom Your Instinct
3. i.e. =That is to sayThere you have itAny questions?
4. AI =Artificial IceArtificial IodineArtificial Intelligence
5. KO =KaleidoscopicKnock OnlyKnockout
6. IOU =I owe youIt’s often unfitI owe money
7. PS =Post SecretlyPark SlowlyPostscript
8. ASAP =As Slowly As PossibleAnswer Secretly And PrivatelyAs Soon As Possible
9. ATM =Auto-Tuning MachineAutomatic Train MechanismAutomated Teller Machine
10. BC =Before ChristBefore ChristianityBefore Churches

Acronyms!!!! WHAT ARE THEY????   Leave a comment

 

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Acronyms V


GI
Government Issue – stamped on US military equipment and often means US soldier
The man went to the store and bought a GI Joe doll for his son. GMT
Greenwich Mean Time – a place in England used as the standard for time around the world
The rocket will be launched at 10:00 AM tomorrow GMT.

GNP
Gross National Product – the total value of goods and services produced by a country in one year
The GNP of the country that I visited last year has been decreasing for several years.

GP
General Practitioner – a general doctor
I went to see a GP when I broke my leg last summer.

HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
The rate of HIV infection among drug users is very high.

HQ
– Headquarters
The HQ of the company is located in a small town in Korea.

IMF
International Monetary Fund – an international agency that works to stabilize currencies etc.
The IMF imposed very strict currency guidelines that many people were opposed to.

IOU
– I Owe You – a signed paper saying that you owe money to someone
I gave my friend an IOU when I bought his stereo.

IQ
Intelligence Quotient – a measure of a person’s intelligence
The IQ of the new student is very high.

JP
– Justice of the Peace
They went to a JP when they decided to get married.

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1. OK. Give me $500 and I’ll sign anHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGI.
2. My child is very intelligent. He has the very highestHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGIin his school.
3. Let’s meet there at 08:00 PMHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGItonight. I’ll be there.
4. A US solder (aHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGI) was killed recently in Iraq.
5. TheHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGIis an organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.
6. The virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is calledHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGI. It replicates in and kills the helper T cells.
7. Let’s go and see aHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGI. He will tell us what to do with that crook.
8. Let’s phone ourHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGI. I don’t know why Susan is so tired.
9. The general was the commander-in-chief of the allied troops. He gave us orders from theHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGI.
10. Our country is very rich. It has a very bigHQGNPGPIOUGMTIQJPHIVIMFGI.

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GOOD ABREVIATIONS:U.S.A ??????   Leave a comment

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   ABREVIATIONS GB

 Great Britain is composed of three countries: England, Scotland and Wales

 UK

 United Kingdom. It’s the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

 EU

  the European Union                          

 USA

   the United  Statesof America          Born in the USA  (song by Bruce Springsteen)

                                                                   BBC

   British Broadcasting Corporation           

 WWW

   world wide web  

 

 FBI

   Federal  Bureau of Investigation   (Washington D.C. , district of Columbia)

                                             

  SMS

    Short  Message  Service    

  FAQ  

    Frequently Asked  Questions

                                                                      UFO

   Unidentified Flying Object   

                                                                       (flying saucers)    (2002)

 

  unesco

         

 The Taj-Mahal has been included on unesco’s world heritage list    

    United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

 laser

    Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

 

 interpol

  International Criminal Police Organization

  It’s the world’s largest international police organization with 186 member countries 

 internet

  International Network :   internet est un réseau informatique mondial  

 

    AM (ante meridiem): before noon      Every morning I get up at 7 am

    PM (post meridiem): after noon         I leave my office at 5 pm

    Augustus was the first emperor of the Roman Empire : he ruled from 27  BC ( before Christ)

                                                                                                      until his death in 14 AD (anno domini)

    In 1948 M. Cerdan became a world champion, he beat Tony Zale by a KO (Knock Out)

BUILD A SENTENCE USING ADVERBS!!! HAHAHAHAH   Leave a comment

Adverbs (novel)

Adverbs (novel) (Photo credi

E & G English school, which is located on the waterfront in Davao was named the safest city in the Philippines realize cheap rates reasonably, to reduce the cost study abroad you can. I am a complete environment of optimum excellent teachers, and friendly staff. It offers a curriculum that is customized for improvement of ability of individual students in particular, for this reason, it offers small group lessons of 4 hours and one-on-one class of 4 hours a day.

June 10 (Mon): No classes

※ 12 Wednesday, June Independence Day the (Independence day)

I will transfer on Monday June 10.

· June 14 (Friday): level test, quarantine

※ After lunch, going out possible. 15 I go out all the time to ask.

· June 15 (Sat): official TOEIC test

※ Please apply to Saturday 8th seekers

 

http://eng-ryugaku.com

E & G International Language Center
Maryknoll Road, Davao City, Philippines

Phone : 091 7713 3029
e-mail : Infoattoeng-ryugaku.Com

 

Click on the words to build sentences.

1. often reads books. He
2. going to children are school. Those probably
3. go swimming? she Does often
4. exercises! has He his even not done
5. Scotland doesn’t at all. know She
6. school yesterday. very at They well worked
7. car down. her has broken Perhaps
8. speaks German very She well.
9. cat a lady This lot. her loves
10. much in They for like hours summer. very sailing

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ENGLISH IS CRAZY, DO YOU AGREE??? HAHAHAHHA   Leave a comment

The one I see the most that gets to me is where people use the word ‘then’ where they should use ‘than’. Are people even going to school anymore? I’m not just talking about people like us who post comments, I’m talking about writers who are supposed to be educated and who write for a living. It’s a disgrace.

Americans have distroyed  the English language, especially in misuse of tenses: “Honey, I shrunk the kids,” is absolutely incorrect. “Honey, I shrank the kids,” is correct. “He should have ran,” is another horror. “He should have run,” is correct. You hear these all the time.  And many news media say, “The boat SUNK.” Should be “The boat SANK.”
The boat SANK. The boat SANK. The boat SANK.

My personal pet peeve along these lines….. People who say ” I could care less” when they are trying to say they dont care at all. Well, if you COULD care less then you must care SOME, right????? Dont you really mean that you care so little (not at all) that “You COULD”NT care less”????? Even if you explain that to them.

ALSO:

Over and over when Tiger Woods was in the news, the media WRONGLY chirped, “Tiger was Laying in the Driveway …..” Should have said “LYING.”===== You “lay” or “place” a glass on a table. You LIE down., Should have been “Tiger was LYING in the driveway.”

Well, maybe he was speaking about what he was going to do to her. Lay down something right? Lay Down Sally. Not a good way to think about women but let’s face it some men do.

My CURRENT pet peeve (among many) is the use of the pronoun “I” when “me” should be used! Everyone seems afraid to use “me” anymore, so they just use “I” everywhere! I hear it misused on television and see it misused in print ALL THE TIME!

 

WHAT HAPPEN TO ENGLISH????????HAHAHAHA   Leave a comment

The mispronunciations that drive me up the wall the most are those where people add an “s” to a singular word where it absolutely does NOT belong ….. inwards, outwards, upwards, downwards, forwards, backwards, anyways, etc. Not one of these words is meant to be plural.

Of all the words made plural inappropriately, TOWARDS makes me the craziest ….. especially when it’s pronounced “tord” or “tords” !! Sadly, this one is so common that I can’t turn on the TV without hearing it over and over and over again. It seems like it’s everywhere these days ….. including published materials.

A couple more that are irritating to me are “Febuary” and “exspecially”. I noticed that “libary” was already addressed on another post.

It’s really good to know there are so many that actually understand what is happening with grammar, punctuation and spelling. At least we know we’re not alone in our perceptions.

My pet peeve? The use of the word “only.” ONLY is misplaced about 90% of the time-especially in commercials. You can “ONLY buy it at” wherever. Can I do anything else with it. . . . .Lift it? Hear it? Play with it? According to the commercial I can only BUY it. Now if I could buy it ONLY at a particular store, I think that is what the commercial is trying to say. The use of “THEM vs THOSE,” double negatives, (“I don’t want no”) and similar phrasing murders our language. Mark Twain once said to his wife when she was trying to imitate his cussing, “Libby-ya got the words but ya just ain’t got the music.” That seems to be where most of us are at this point in time, even though the “music” might be a bit hard on our ears. My grammer isn’t as good as it used to be. I’ve been told I have to learn to “go with the flow.” But I STILL try to remember that a preposition is not a word you want to end a sentence with.

I frequently hear news media types use the word “existential” in contexts I simply don’t grasp. I realize that English is a living language, but what does a 19th century nihilistic philosophy have to do with current news? Fox blondes are particularly prone to use the word, although I’ve heard CNN anchors use it as well. I wish I could remember an exact quote, but I suspect it’s just a bunch of doofs trying to sound smart.

Kids today are awful with correct grammar usage and spelling.In college, points were deducted for wrong usage and spelling. I do not understand why kids are not being taught this most important aspect of communication. Writing and speaking correctly is so important in one’s job. U R BTW–this just does not cut the mustard.

When our 26 year old son was in middle school, we asked his teacher why she didn’t correct grammar and spelling. She said too much emphasis is put on that, rather than content. We were appalled. When I was in College in the 70’s, professors always took points off for improper grammar and spelling, even in Social Sciences. Now today, I work with younger adults that are unable to send emails that are understandable. “Me and Tom” are going “their” tomorrow, “your” going today. Or worse—“Ur going with me, k?” It’s like fingernails on a blackboard.

 

WHERE DO I START??????????????   Leave a comment

My pet peeve is the lack of adverbs these days. Adverbs have largely been replaced with adjectives instead! He paints ‘bad’ instead of ‘badly’, they are a ‘happy’ married couple instead of’ ‘happily’ married, she sings ‘good’ instead of ‘well’, they run ‘careful’ not ‘carefully’, just to name a few. I am an esl school teacher and my students constantly hear and read inaccurate modeling of the English language from parents, television, and in print. Once they are taught to be ‘Adverb Police’, they enjoy presenting snippets of conversations or texts they’ve discovered that don’t follow the rules!

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Can someone clue people in that there is no such word as “nother”, so you can not break up the word another and throw an adjective in the middle, e.g. a whole “nother” story. ~ Maybe a whole other, but there is no nother.

ALSO:

Here’s one – I frequently hear people, both in person, and in the news, say “very unique.” I hear it so often that I suspect it’s now okay to use. Another pet peeve is “impact” pronounced as “impack.”

Non-native speakers (and many “natives”) must be driven crazy by “raise” and “raze.”

It grates on me when people say “have went” rather than “have gone.”