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Записи с темой: грамматика/grammar (список заголовков)
13:39 

Check yourselves, part 2

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разбежавшись, прыгну со скалы (с)
Pick the option that best matches each sentence. There might be more than one option.
Try not to use dictionaries!

1. So long!
a) So this is goodbye, right?
b) Is it Wagner?
c) Is it as long as you say?

2. What did you do in the first class?
a) The teacher talked about physics and gave us an overview of what we’ll be covering.
b) The students told the teacher their names.
c) I don’t remember, I was what, 6 years old?

3. It’s my peculiarity.
a) I am perfectly normal, excepr for the second head.
b) It’s my thing.
c) It’s something that makes me special.

4. He is not really adequate.
a) He is kind of crazy.
b) He is kind of nasty.
c) I need more people on my team, one guy is not enough.

5.What’s my task.
a) Your destiny can be your doom.
b) You really need to write down your homework assignments!
c) Stamp these envelopes and address them. Tell me when you’re done.

6. She called to me.
a) She’s got a phone.
b) She’s got magic powers.
c) I’m writing poetry, all the way back in the 19th century.

the right answers

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@темы: грамматика/grammar, лексика/vocabulary, употребление/use

06:22 

A real grammar-nazi video

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
A student of mine shared this video with me and it's hilarious!


@темы: употребление/use, грамматика/grammar, видео-уроки/video-lessons, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

23:33 

The Portsmouth Cathedral

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Адам вовсе не читал комиксов. Им было далеко до того, что творилось в его голове (с)
There are many beautiful buildings in Portsmouth: the Royal Garrison Church, the Southsea Castle, the Spinnaker Tower and others. One of the most beautiful buildings in Old Portsmouth is The Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, commonly known as Portsmouth Cathedral.
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It was built in 12th century (so nobody knows who the cathedral was designed by) and rebuilt in 17-18th because its tower was ruined during English Civil War. The tower with a lantern inside was used as a lighthouse.
The cathedral is the light grey-colored cruciform building with the high square tower with a clock on its southern wall.
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There is a ship-shaped weathercock on the top of the tower. The bronze west doors which are decorated with the tree of life are the formal entrance, but really visitors come into the cathedral through the southern side door.
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The cathedral is glorious and very cozy inside at the same time. There are big windows and high massive columns, and tiny red chairs, too. The architectural design is very clear and simple inside with its white, light grey and golden colors. Next to the southern door there is a model of a fishing boat.
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The view from the cathedral tower must be fantastic because you could see Old Portsmouth, and Southsea, and seashore… unfortunately, I don’t know, whether the visitors are allowed to go upstairs or not.
It is free to go in but you can donate money if you want.

@темы: уровень: pre-intermediate, лексика/vocabulary, грамматика/grammar, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

19:35 

things we DO

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently


Do research - Провести исследование
Do the best - выложиться на все 100
Do time - сидеть в тюрьме
Do a service - оказать услугу
Do the homework - сделать уроки
Do a job - выполнить работу
Do the dishes - вымыть посуду
Do exercise - упражняться
Do a favour - сделать одолжение
Do business - заниматься бизнесом

Утащено отсюда: vk.com/lazyenglish

@темы: IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!, грамматика/grammar, лексика/vocabulary, употребление/use, уровень: elementary, уровень: pre-intermediate

13:25 

May vs Might

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
21:00 

Word order in adjective rows

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
The use of adjectives is essential when trying to describe a noun or pronoun. Good writers and speakers are able to use adjectives to create clear, mental images for the reader or listener. As you continue to work on your English, don’t be afraid to use multiple adjectives to describe something. Using more than three physically descriptive type adjectives in sequence to describe one noun or pronoun would sound a little awkward. When using multiple adjectives in a sequence, you must be aware of the correct adjective order. The proper order of adjectives is listed below along with some examples for each category.

Determiners – a, an, the, my, your, several, etc.
Observations – lovely, boring, stimulating, etc.
Size – tiny, small, huge, etc.
Shape – round, square, rectangular, etc.
Age – old, new, ancient, etc.
Color – red, blue, green, etc.
Origin – British, American, Mexican, etc.
Material – gold, copper, silk, etc.
Qualifier – limiters for compound nouns.

Here are some examples:

"The interesting, small, rectangular, blue car is parked in my space."
"I bought a beautiful, long, red, Italian, silk tie."
"My father lives in a lovely, gigantic, ancient, brick house."
"I have an annoying, small, circular, American, tin, alarm clock that wakes me up."
"Let’s order a delicious, huge, rectangular, pepperoni pizza."
"We all love our smart, petite, British teacher."
"They all received several dazzling, small, ancient, gold coins."
"She owns a stunning, large, old, brown dog named Boris."


By Thomas Williams, teacher at EC San Diego English school

@темы: грамматика/grammar, употребление/use, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!, уровень: advanced, лексика/vocabulary

15:50 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
19:30 

Didn't need to do sth VS Needn't have done sth.

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Didn't need to do something VS. Needn't have done something

Do you know what the difference between these two expressions is?
Can you explain it? You can use Russian here.

If you aren't sure, read these two small dialogues which I made to illustrate the point:

Dialogue 1:

Brian: Let's have dinner tonight. I know a great French restaurant.
Justin: But it's Friday night! All tables will be reserved! We need to book a table.
Brian: No, there aren't usually so many customers there. I'm sure we don't need to book a table.
Justin: No, I want to be sure. Let's book it anyway.
Brian: OK. I'll do it.
------ some time later they come to the restaurant -----
Brian: Look! There are so many free tables! We needn't have booked one/ We didn't need to book one. - both expressions are possible

Dialogue 2.


Brian: Let's have dinner tonight. I know a great French restaurant.
Justin: But it's Friday night! All tables will be reserved! We need to book a table.
Brian: No, there aren't usually so many customers there. I'm sure we don't need to book a table.
Justin: OK. Let's just go there.
------ some time later they come to the restaurant -----
Brian: Look! There are so many free tables! I told you we didn't need to book one. - only this expression is possible
Justin: Yes, you were right. We didn't book it anyway.

Ok. So do you get the point now?

@темы: вопросы/questions, грамматика/grammar, употребление/use, уровень: advanced, уровень: upper-intermediate

04:33 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently

Loony English!!!

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