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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘speed’?   Leave a comment

60KM/H Speed limit sign in Australia.

60KM/H Speed limit sign in Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘speed’?
2) What is the speed limit on the roads in your country?
3) Does speed kill?
4) Are you a speed freak? Do you love going fast?
5) What’s the fastest speed you’ve ever been in a car at?
6) Why do people love speed so much?
7) Are our lives getting faster and faster?
8) What things can you do at lightning speed?
9) Mahatma Gandhi said: “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” Do you agree?
10) Tadao Ando said: “The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.” What do you think?

 

 

 

1) What do you think of speed?
2) What do you think of people who drive at very high speeds?
3) How important is speed in your life?
4) Do you need high speed Internet?
5) Would you like to travel at the speed of light?
6) Do you ever speed dial on your mobile?
7) Do you worry about speed cameras and speed checks on the roads?
8) Are you a speed reader?
9) Someone once said: “There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.” What does this mean? Do you agree with it?
10) Confucius once said: “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” Do you agree with him?

 

Posted October 22, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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UFOTV: Above Top Secret – UFOs, Nikola Tesla, Free Energy and Antigravity   Leave a comment

English: Mark Twain (penname of Samuel Langhor...

English: Mark Twain (penname of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) in the lab of Nikola Tesla, spring of 1894. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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필리핀 다바오에 위치한 이앤지어학원 소개입니다. 학원모습, 수업모습, 강사들의 모습, 그리고 이앤지를 다녀간 학생들의 모습을 담아보았습니다. 짧은 영상으로 이앤지를

 

Posted October 7, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Are there any health benefits to drinking coffee?   Leave a comment

1) Are you a ‘coffeeholic’?
2) Do you care if you have instant or blend coffee?
3) Do you need coffee to wake you up in the morning?
4) Is coffee bad for you?
5) Does coffee affect your appetite?
6) What do you think of Starbucks?
7) Do you think caffeine is a dangerous drug?
8) What do you think of the new trend of flavored coffee?
9) Do you like the smell of coffee?
10) What would you like to know about coffee?

 

A cup of Turkish coffee served on a terrace in...

A cup of Turkish coffee served on a terrace in Istanbul. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

1) Are there any health benefits to drinking coffee?
2) What do you know about coffee production and who gets the big profits?
3) Would you drink less coffee if you knew it stained your teeth?
4) What is the difference between blend, cappuccino and espresso?
5) Does coffee grown in different parts of the world taste differently?
6) What role does coffee (or tea) play in your life?
7) What’s the difference between Irish coffee and Turkish coffee?
8) Do you know what fair trade coffee is?
9) Do you like coffee sold in cans?
10) What do you think happens when you overdose on coffee?

 

 

 

 

Posted September 25, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the country Argentina?   Leave a comment

Map of Argentina with it's terrain levels

Map of Argentina with it’s terrain levels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Argentina?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Argentina?
3) What is Argentina most famous for?
4) What do you know about Argentina’s history?
5) What are the differences between Argentina and your country?
6) What do you think about Argentine people?
7) What has Argentina given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Argentina, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Argentina?
10) Who are the most famous Argentine people you know?

 

 

1) How different is Argentina from other South American countries?
2) What was the last news story you heard about Argentina?
3) What do you think Argentina’s neighbours think of it?
4) What do you think Argentina will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Argentina?
6) What could you do on a holiday in Argentina?
7) What is your idea of a typical Argentine person?
8) What things about Argentina do you think Argentines are proud of?
9) What do you know about Argentine culture?
10) What would you like to ask an Argentine about Argentina?

 

Posted September 25, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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How to form negative verb forms “GRAMMAR”   Leave a comment

'Partner' as a verb, and tense confusion

‘Partner’ as a verb, and tense confusion (Photo credit: engineroomblog)

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How to form negative verb forms

Negative verb forms are made by putting not after an auxiliary verb. If there are two auxiliary verbs, not goes after the first.

  • She has not been invited.
  • I have not forgotten that.
  • She has not come.
  • They are not interested.
  • She cannot sing. (Note that cannot is written as one word.)

If there is no other auxiliary verb, we make negatives by putting do not (contracted form: don’t) before the verb.

  • I do not like cricket. (NOT I like not cricket.)
  • She does not like him.
  • I did not want to go.

Note that do not is followed by the infinitive without to.

  • I did not go. (NOT I did not to go.)

Do is not used to form negative subjunctive structures.

  • It is important that she not create any problems. (NOT It is important that she does not create any problems.)

Do is not used with negative infinitives or –ing forms.

  • Remind me not to go there again. (NOT Remind me do not to go there again.)

Negative imperatives are made with do not / don’t + infinitive without to.

  • Do not make a noise. OR Don’t make a noise. (NOT Make not a noise.)
  • Don’t pluck flowers.
  • Don’t walk on the grass.

Do is not normally used with be. However, do can be used to make the negative imperative form of be.

  • Don’t be silly.

The negative forms of infinitives and –ing forms are made by putting not before them. Do is not used.

  • Remind him not to do that again.
  • The best thing about a computer is not complaining.
Full negative forms of the verb to be

I

am not

a singer.

He

is not

a receptionist.

She

is not

a nurse.

It

is not

my book.

We

are not

not musicians.

You

are not

a shop assistant.

They

are not

taxi drivers.
Contracted negative forms of the verb to be

I’m not

a singer.

He

isn’t

a receptionist.

She

isn’t

a nurse.

It

isn’t

my book.

We

aren’t

not musicians.

You

aren’t

a shop assistant.

They

aren’t

taxi drivers.

Complete the gaps with the negative forms of the verb to be.

Example: She  from France.

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  1. This book  mine.
  2. Jane and Peter  married.
  3. That  right.
  4. My brother  here at the moment.
  5. We  in England.
  6. It  Monday today.
  7. Jennie’s surname  Peters.
  8. I  a hairdresser.
  9. My name  Alexander.
  10. There  many people in this class.


Common English Irregular Verbs List   1 comment

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Common English Irregular Verbs ListEnglish verbs have the base form (Infinitive), the simple past and the past participle. For most of the verbs (regular verbs), the simple past and the past participle are spelled the same and are created by adding -ed to the base form. However, there are many irregular verbs in English language which do not match to this pattern. Those verbs are mostly unpredictable, it is hard to derive them on the fly as you talk. There are some patterns among them (spring-sprang, drink-drank,…), (blow-blew, know-knew,…) but it is still hard to use those patterns as rules. The only way to learn irregular verbs is to memorize them.
More about verbs here – explanation of principal parts of verbs, regular and irregular verbs, action and linking verbs, transitive and intransitive verbs, complete, main and helping (auxiliary) verbs, the verb “To Be”. Look at English Verb Tenses

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Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  A

arise arose arisen
awake awoke awoken
  B

be was,were been
bear bore borne,born
beat beat beaten
become became become
begin began begun
bend bent bent
bet bet bet
bid bid bid
bind bound bound
bite bit bitten
bleed bled bled
blow blew blown
break broke broken
breed bred bred
bring brought brought
broadcast broadcast broadcast
build built built
burn burned,burnt burned,burnt
burst burst burst
buy bought bought
  C

cast cast cast
catch caught caught
choose chose chosen
cling clung clung
come came come
cost cost cost
creep crept crept
cut cut cut
  D

deal dealt dealt
dig dug dug
do did done
draw drew drawn
dream dreamed,dreamt dreamed,dreamt
drink drank drunk
drive drove driven
  E

eat ate eaten
  F

fall fell fallen
feed fed fed
feel felt felt
fight fought fought
find found found
fit fit fit
flee fled fled
fling flung flung
fly flew flown
forbid forbade forbidden
forecast forecast forecast
foretell foretold foretold
forget forgot forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
forsake forsook forsaken
freeze froze frozen
  G

get got gotten,got
give gave given
go went gone
grind ground ground
grow grew grown
  H

hang hung hung
have had had
hear heard heard
hide hid hidden
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt
  K

keep kept kept
kneel knelt,kneeled knelt,kneeled
knit knit,knitted knit,knitted
know knew known
  L

lay laid laid
lead led led
lean leaned,leant leaned,leant
leap leaped,leapt leaped,leapt
learn learned,learnt learned,learnt
leave left left
lend lent lent
let let let
lie lay lain
light lighted,lit lighted,lit
lose lost lost
  M

make made made
mean meant meant
meet met met
Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  M

mislay mislaid mislaid
mistake mistook mistaken
  O

overtake overtook overtaken
  P

pay paid paid
prove proved proved,proven
put put put
  Q

quit quit quit
  R

read read read
rid rid,ridded rid,ridded
ride rode ridden
ring rang rung
rise rose risen
run ran run
  S

saw sawed sawed,sawn
say said said
see saw seen
seek sought sought
sell sold sold
send sent sent
set set set
sew sewed sewn,sewed
shake shook shaken
shave shaved shaved,shaven
shear sheared sheared,shorn
shine shone shone
shoot shot shot
show showed showed,shown
shrink shrank shrunk
shut shut shut
sing sang sung
sink sank,sunk sunk
sit sat sat
slay slew slain
sleep slept slept
slide slid slid
slit slit slit
smell smelled,smelt smelled,smelt
sneak sneaked,snuck sneaked,snuck
speak spoke spoken
speed sped sped
spell spelled,spelt spelled,spelt
spend spent spent
spill spilled,spilt spilled,spilt
spin spun spun
spit spat,spit spat,spit
split split split
spoil spoiled,spoilt spoiled,spoilt
spread spread spread
spring sprang sprung
stand stood stood
steal stole stolen
stick stuck stuck
sting stung stung
stink stank,stunk stunk
strew strewed strewn
strike struck struck,stricken
string strung strung
strive strove striven
swear swore sworn
sweep swept swept
swell swelled swelled,swollen
swim swam swum
swing swung swung
  T

take took taken
teach taught taught
tear tore torn
tell told told
think thought thought
throw threw thrown
thrust thrust thrust
  U

undergo underwent undergone
understand understood understood
undertake undertook undertaken
upset upset upset
  W

wake woke woken
wear wore worn
weave wove,weaved woven,weaved
weep wept wept
wet wet,wetted wet,wetted
win won won
wind wound wound
withdraw withdrew withdrawn
wring wrung wrung
write wrote written

Posted September 11, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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