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Записи с темой: употребление/use (список заголовков)
04:33 

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

14:21 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
15:50 

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

13:25 

May vs Might

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
21:49 

Exercises for writing business letters.

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
01:54 

Idiom

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
13:56 

Idioms about mood and attitude

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Everything's cool – Все здорово;
I couldn't care less – Мне совершенно безразлично;
I had a complete fit – Меня не на шутку разозлили;
I haven't got a care in the world – Меня ничто не тревожит;
I'm having a really peachy time – Я превосходно провожу время;
I'm on cloud nine – Это просто блаженство;
I'm really buzzing – У меня все просто здорово;
I'm totally over the moon – Я безумно счастлив;
I'm walking on air – Я на седьмом небе от счастья;
I've had the week from hell – У меня была ужасная неделя;
She blew her top – У нее крыша поехала;
She threw a wobbly – Она не в себе;
The fur's been flying – Начались серьезные разногласия;
There's a bad vibe round here – Здесь плохая атмосфера;
We've made it up – Мы все уладили.

source: vk.com/eng007

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

17:34 

Adverbs

Sonnei
Океан отступит, оставив лужи

Without -ly

With -ly

Hard/hardly

сложно, усердно

едва, почти не, с трудом

Late/lately

поздно

в последнее время

Deep/deeply

глубоко

глубоко; очень, в наивысшей степени

(They deeply love each other: они очень друг друга любят)

Direct/directly

напрямую, без остановок

1) о времени: «немедленно», «тотчас», «сразу», «очень скоро»;

2) о направлении: «прямо», «в прямом направлении»;

3) прочие значения: «напрямую» (без посредников), «прямо»

(look directly at someone - смотреть прямо на кого-либо), «непосредственно» (be directly responsible for something - непосредственно отвечать за что-либо).

Short/shortly

неожиданно, внезапно

вскоре, скоро

Last/lastly

в последний раз, позже всех

наконец

(Lastly, I would like to thank you for your support: наконец, я бы хотел отблагодарить вас за вашу поддержку.)

Near/nearly

близко, около

почти, практически

(I have nearly bumped into that tree: я почти врезался в то дерево.)

Wide/widely

Широко; полностью, настежь, насколько возможно

широко (распространенный и т.д.: widely spread, widely known); охватывающий большую территорию (He traveled widely: он путешествовал по многим странам.)

Wrong/wrongly

неправильно, неверно

нечестно, несправедливо

(He was wrongly sentenced to 2 years in prison: он был несправедливо приговорен к двум годам тюремного заключения.)

Flat/flatly

плоско, ровно

плоско, ровно; категорически, решительно

(She flatly refused to discuss it: она категорически отказалась это обсуждать.)

High/highly

высоко

очень, высшая степень чего-либо

(He was a highly respected teacher: он был очень уважаемым учителем.)

Free/ freely

бесплатно

охотно, вольно, по собственному желанию

(He freely washes the dishes: он охотно моет посуду.)

Just/justly

просто

справедливо, честно

Most/mostly

больше всего

обычно, в основном

(They mostly buy groceries on Sundays: обычно они покупают продукты по воскресеньям.)


@темы: уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: elementary, употребление/use, лексика/vocabulary

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

21:57 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
14:15 

Some cool slang

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
06:01 

Idiom: Pissing in one's ear

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Pissing in my ear

1.A phrase used to admonish someone when you know they are outright lying to you to try to get over on you.
Quit pissing in my ear mother fucker, I already know what happened.


2.Thinly veiled line of BS aimed at fooling someone who you think is less intelligent then you are.
That fool is straight pissing in your ear and telling you it's raining.

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pissing...

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: elementary, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, слэнг/slang, лексика/vocabulary

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!!!

23:17 

Idiom: How do you like them apples?

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Just a little task for you people.
Watch this extract:


Now can you tell me what does the idiom mean?

How do you like them apples?

Don't google first, try to guess. Let these questions help you:

What does Will show to the guy in the cafe?
Whose number do you think it is?
Why is Will showing the guy this number?

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, слэнг/slang, лексика/vocabulary, задание/task, вопросы/questions, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

15:28 

Lend vs borrow

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
15:20 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Today we have an idiom. :)
A very interesting one for holidays but still. Enjoy.

work your socks off
OR
work your tail off


Meaning: If you work your socks off, or work your tail off, you work very hard.

For example:

We had to get the job finished by Friday, so we worked our socks off to get it done on time.

The sales team worked their tails off this quarter, and they've managed to beat the record for first-quarter sales figures.

Quick Quiz:

His exam's on Monday, so Paul will have to work his socks off if he:
a) wants to cheat
b) wants to pass
c) doesn't want to pass

@темы: уровень: upper-intermediate, уровень: pre-intermediate, уровень: intermediate, уровень: advanced, употребление/use, лексика/vocabulary, idioms, IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!

13:39 

Check yourselves, part 2

король под горой
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

11:32 

Check yourselves

король под горой
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. He had a problem with his pupil.
a) He had a problem with his student.
b) He needed an eye doctor.
c) He had a problem with his dog.

2. Say when!
a) Tell me when it’s going to happen.
b) Tell me when your glass is full.
c) Say the word when.

3. How is he called?
a) I just shout.
b) Jonathan, but his friends call him Buddy.
c) There is a special ritual. Don’t try this at home.

4. He was late for 5 minutes.
a) He died, but came to life 5 minutes later.
b) He was supposed to be there at 6 sharp but he came in 6.05.
c) He was late at first, but only for 5 minutes, when he magically turned back time and was no longer late.

5. This is dog.
a) We’re talking about Labrodors.
b) We’re talking about Korean food.
c) You don’t want to know.

6. It was the third course.
a) Ahh, college…
b) Aahh, dinner…
c) Ahhh, there was a third option! What do you mean, tertium non datur?

the right answers

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@темы: задание/task, лексика/vocabulary, употребление/use

Loony English!!!

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