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by alawton
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HI THERE ;)
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: HI THERE ;)

Hello Baitong. Your English looks pretty good :) Are you in school? How long have you been studying English?

Andrew
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a test
Replies: 1
Views: 1989

Re: a test

Hello,

To get them using prepositions in the essay you could make the topic about their house. Have them write about where things are in the house using prepositions. This is the kind of activity I use when I teach prepositions. Good luck!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hard
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Re: hard

Hello Bussaa. Just keep practicing. Write about a topic you are interested in and people will help you correct any mistakes. Good luck!

Andrew
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Tue May 03, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for friends
Replies: 9
Views: 3165

Re: looking for friends

Hello Sakura,

I am an English speaker and I talk on Skype sometimes with my students. You are welcome to join us. My Skype ID is andrew.lawton5. I look forward to hearning from you!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Good Topic
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: A Good Topic

Here is one: Why is all the effort and thought people are putting into verifying Obama's birth certificate a wate of time?

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: for my lyrics
Replies: 4
Views: 5235

Re: for my lyrics

Hello,

I think "curve of your lips" is what you want to say there. For the second one, I'm not sure. You could say "To feel the vibration of your breath." Good luck


Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What do "sugar fit" and "put that on 'em" mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 2328

Re: What do "sugar fit" and "put that on 'em" mean?

I have no idea! I would have to see the rest of the song to figure out what he is talking about. A "sugar fit" could be just the antsy feeling you get after eating too much sugar... I fear I may not be cool enough to understand the slang used... :lol: Andrew Lawton http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Have u ever read the secret ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3898

Re: Have u ever read the secret ?

Hello,

Do you mean the self help book that was a movie? The one with the different speakers? I agree. it is pretty good. If they don't motivate you, nobody can!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: special question
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Re: special question

Hello, I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you having trouble understanding any of the 10 sentences? Some of the grammar is off in the questions and they are hard to understand. The questions could look like this: Here are the questions: 1. How do we reward our employees? 2. Who provided the train...
by alawton
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: meaning of 'no appetite'
Replies: 4
Views: 4938

Re: meaning of 'no appetite'

Hello,

If someone says "I have no appetite." it means that person is not hungry and hasn't been hungry lately. Example: "After my surgery I had no appetite." This means that in general this person didn't feel like eating. I hope this helps!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Hi

Hello,

Don't be shy! Here is where you can practice and ask questions. Nobody can see you, so there is no reason to be scared! {-:

Drew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Keep on and Go on
Replies: 2
Views: 3400

Re: Keep on and Go on

Hello, They are both pretty similar. "I need to keep on studying or I will fall behind." or "I need to go on studying or I will fall behind." The meaning is the same here. With "go on" some English speakers will use it to mean "Get out of here." My father in law yells "Go on!" to his dog when he is ...
by alawton
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Using Present Continuous
Replies: 3
Views: 2355

Re: Using Present Continuous

What you wrote is correct. Eventhough you are not technically in the act of working on that activity, in gerneral, you are in the process of completing it. So the present continuous will work. I am working on getting a certification to teach Spanish. I am not doing my school work now, but in general...
by alawton
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: ours for the taking
Replies: 2
Views: 2864

Re: ours for the taking

It means that what is out there is available. Whoever "us" is just has to act to receive it. Example: "The clients are ours for the taking. They are looking for people like us to sell them these products. The products almost sell themselves!"

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mega said : HI!
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: Mega said : HI!

Hello Mega, I have not heard too much about your country. About 10 years ago I worked at a resort in Austin, TX and there were three guys from Indonesia there for the year working. They were hard workers and very friendly. They left me with a good impression of your country. Nice to meet you. Andrew...
by alawton
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: what does "to no success" mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 11875

Re: what does "to no success" mean?

Hello,

It means that you attempted something, but you failed at acheiving it.

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: John would have him killed - translate
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Re: John would have him killed - translate

Hello, People say "I would have killed him." and it means that you would have been really mad at that person. With the added "Would actually have him killed." it means that in reality this person would have killed. He wasn't just angry. He would have actually murdered this person. Pretty heavy... An...
by alawton
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Is this right? ~ How hot it is! How tired I am!
Replies: 1
Views: 1824

Re: Is this right? ~ How hot it is! How tired I am!

Hello,

You can use the word "how" like this. "How hot it is!" is like saying "I can't believe how hot it is!". "How tired I am." is the same. In other words, "I can't believe how tired I am." or "I am really tired." Hope this helps


Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: meaning of phrases
Replies: 9
Views: 8476

Re: meaning of phrases

"your only excuse is some candy-ass hallmark card sentiment". I love this! it sounds like my ex girl friend said it.... I believe the word "weak" could replace "candy-ass", but the original sounds so much better.


Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: Do you like romantic novel?
Replies: 12
Views: 12184

Re: Do you like romantic novel?

I will have to say that I do not like romantic novels. I prefer historical fiction. Have you read Gary Jenning's Aztec. That is how you write a book! {-: Wish I could do that....

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New ESL Practice Website
Replies: 1
Views: 963

New ESL Practice Website

Hello all,

Here is a new ESL website for advanced students to practice overall English fluency in "every day" situations. Learn ESL with Drew at: http://drewseslfluencylessons.com. This is an improved version of my old one. Thanks

Andrew
by alawton
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Books & Authors
Topic: lets share
Replies: 9
Views: 7277

Re: lets share

Not to be boring, but it would have to be Pride and Prejudice. Great story and written so well...

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Can anyone help me correcting a text?
Replies: 1
Views: 2849

Re: Can anyone help me correcting a text?

Here are a couple of things you can change to make it "flow" better: "it has a wide offer of beautiful" to "it has a wide array of..." " "It also assists tourists in searching for facilities like vacancies, restaurants and car parks." to: The center also assists tourists with information on lodging,...
by alawton
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i'm a new member
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: i'm a new member

Hello,

I guess you just need to practice. Are you taking classes now? Where do you live? Are there a lot of English speakers there?


Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hello I am new here
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: hello I am new here

Hello,

What are your goals in the future job wise? Will you be speaking English in the job you hope to get? Good luck!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hey you~
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: hey you~

Hello,

Are you learning English? Are you in college? What do you do for work? Nice to meet you!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hi. i am Chinese. i like English
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: hi. i am Chinese. i like English

Hello,

Did you take English classes in school when you were growing up? I can't imagine starting a study of Chinese as an adult. I have tried a few sites online to learn Chinese, but the learning is coming slowly... :/

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: DO
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: DO

Hello,

You can say "Do you speak English?" and that is asking if a person has the ability to speak English. You could also say "Are you speaking English?" and that is asking if the person is speaking English right now. I hope this helps!


Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is your country a good place to live? Why or why not?
Replies: 24
Views: 6034

Re: Is your country a good place to live? Why or why not?

I am from the US. As much as I have enjoyed traveling around and experiencing life in different countries, I will have to say that this is one of the better places to live. The relative lack of extreme poverty and the freedoms we have here can't be beat. I have my share of complaints about some thin...
by alawton
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: about the word 'vividly', do we use it often?
Replies: 1
Views: 2175

Re: about the word 'vividly', do we use it often?

Hello, I think you will see the word "vividly" in writing more than in conversation. Of course, it depends on the education of the speaker. You hear the word "vividly" when talking about what someone remembers in every day English conversation a lot. "I vividly remember the car wreck. i can still he...
by alawton
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: how to access to them?
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: how to access to them?

I think that ideally you'd want the employee to introduce the visitors to you. Since this may not happen, below is a friendly way to get the information you need: "Hello, who do we have here?" or "Hello, how can I help you?" I think that through the body language of both you and your employee the vi...
by alawton
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: How can I improve my reading ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Re: How can I improve my reading ?

Hello, I would set an hour aside each day for reading practice. Pick a different kind of reading each day. One day you could read a newspaper article and the next day you could read part of a novel. The point is to get exposed to different kinds of language situations. As you are reading, jot down t...
by alawton
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Difference between warning and threatening ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6188

Re: Difference between warning and threatening ?

His mother warns him to not talk back. She threatens to spank him if he does.
by alawton
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`m looking for key-pal friends!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1980

Re: I`m looking for key-pal friends!!!!!

Hello,

What is a key pal friend? Are you looking for someone just to practice English with?

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Encouraging a silent class to talk?
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Encouraging a silent class to talk?

Hello, I wish I had that problem! My classes this semester definitely don't suffer from shyness... In the past I have had classes that were hesitant to speak. I usually had success when I split them into groups to work on activities. They tended to feel more comfortable speaking in a small group tha...
by alawton
Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Re: Hello

Hello, My best advice is to carry on coversations in the forums and learn from the responses you get. Watch movies in English and jot down the phrases and sayings you don't understand. Post them on the forum and ask about them. You'll have plenty of people answer your questions on what they mean and...
by alawton
Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello~ Ahn Nyoung!!!! I`m a Korean student!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2424

Re: Hello~ Ahn Nyoung!!!! I`m a Korean student!!!

Hello,

How is life in Korea? Are you able to speak a lot of English there?

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: How do I represt the letter below?
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Re: How do I represt the letter below?

Hello, What a sad story! Here is how you could write that: I was trying to save a puppy. An animal organization was telling me to let him die. This puppy had no home so the veterinarian I took him to did not give the dog a lot of attention. The puppy is now dead. The puppy was struggling to live and...
by alawton
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: gerund or infinitive
Replies: 4
Views: 2950

Re: gerund or infinitive

Hello,

If it is worded the way you have it then it should be "from happening". It looks like there was a typo or just a mistake.

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Been shot?
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Re: Been shot?

Hello, It makes sense if you say something like your example: "Has he been shot?" You need to have the verb "to have" in front of the verb in the present perfect (been). So "Been shot" doesn't work, but "They have been shot." or Have you been shot?" are correct. Andrew Lawton http://drewseslfluencyl...
by alawton
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: direct, indirect question
Replies: 2
Views: 3503

Re: direct, indirect question

Do you mean an example of a question using a direct object? Here is one: "Will she buy it?" In this case "it" is the direct object. For indirect object you could ask: "Who will send me the fax?" in this case "me" is the indirect object and "fax" is the direct object. Andrew Lawton http://drewseslflu...
by alawton
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: a,_
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Re: a,_

Hello,

The second one. You have to have the article in there. You have to have "a". Thanks!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: to be
Replies: 2
Views: 1481

Re: to be

Hello, It means that it is a place that you will want to be at. It means lots of things, that you don't want to miss, will be happening there at that time. You see "place to be" in advertising a lot. Restaurants use it a lot. They will say someting like "Tuesdays nights at Bob's Restaurant is the pl...
by alawton
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: learning English
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: learning English

Hello,

Are you taking English classes where you live? What kinds of things do you do to improve your English? Nice to meet you!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Salam
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Salam

Hello,

What kinds of things do you do to improve your English? Do you have English speaking friends to practice with? Where are you from? Good luck!

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: What does "bust at you" mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 4308

Re: What does "bust at you" mean?

Hello,

I have never heard that, but it sounds like some kind of slang. I teach teenagers and they don't use this saying. Could you put it in a sentence?

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: ideas for an essay
Replies: 1
Views: 1760

Re: ideas for an essay

Hello, Change your title to: "The Advantages of Living Conditions in A Big City". You will want "conditions" instead of "condition". You can talk about how there is more to do in a big city in terms of entertainment. There are numerous bars, clubs and coffee shops in all major cities. The music scen...
by alawton
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi from China
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Hi from China

Hello,

It looks like your English is pretty good. How long have you been studying? What do you do in China. Nice to meet you.

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: join / unite
Replies: 2
Views: 2227

Re: join / unite

Hello,

Both would work if you want to express that the Republicans and the Democrats are going to come together to complete a task. I would say that neither one sounds better or worse. Thanks

Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com
by alawton
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wecome to luxor
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: wecome to luxor

This is a good place to start. How long have you been studying English? WHat kinds of things do you do to improve your language skills? Do you watch TV in English? Nice to meet you.


Andrew Lawton
http://drewseslfluencylessons.com