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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm

Hi friends,

Thoday’s grammar point is “Question tag” let’s complete the blankets with appropriate questions.



1) She's Italian, …….?
2) They live in London, …….. ?
3) We're working tomorrow, …….. ?
4) It was cold yesterday, …….. ?
5) He went to the party last night ……..?
6) We were waiting at the station, …… ?
7) They've been to Japan , …….. ?
8) She's been studying a lot recently, …….?
9) He had forgotten his wallet, ……. ?
10) We'd been working, ……... ?
11) She'll come at six, ………. ?
12) They'll be arriving soon, ……… ?
13) They'll have finished before nine, …….. ?
14) She'll have been cooking all day, ……… ?
15) He can help, ……. ?
16) John must stay, ………. ?
17) We aren't late, …… ?
18) She doesn't have any children, ………. ?
19) The bus isn't coming, ………. ?
20) They didn't go out last Sunday, …… ?
21) You weren't sleeping, ………. ?
22) He hasn't been running in this weather, ………. ?
23) We hadn't been to London before, …… ?
24) They won't be late, ………. ?
25) She can't speak Arabic , ………. ?
26) Don’t make any nise, …… ?
27) let’s sit in the garden, ………. ?



Enjoy practicing.



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Tag Questions(Answers)

Post by behnam » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:07 pm

Hi Setayesh,

Many thanks for your useful posts. I am going to post my answers. Please feel free to correct me in case I am wrong. Thank you very much.


1) She's Italian, isn't she?
2) They live in London, don't they?
3) We're working tomorrow, aren't we?
4) It was cold yesterday, wasn't it?
5) He went to the party last night didn't he?
6) We were waiting at the station, weren't we?
7) They've been to Japan, haven't they?
8) She's been studying a lot recently, hasn't she?
9) He had forgotten his wallet, hadn't he?
10) We'd been working, wouldn't we?
11) She'll come at six, won't she?
12) They'll be arriving soon, won't they?
13) They'll have finished before nine, won't they?
14) She'll have been cooking all day, won't she?
15) He can help, can't he?
16) John must stay, mustn't he?
17) We aren't late, are we?
18) She doesn't have any children, does she?
19) The bus isn't coming, is it?
20) They didn't go out last Sunday, did they?
21) You weren't sleeping, were you?
22) He hasn't been running in this weather, has he?
23) We hadn't been to London before, had we?
24) They won't be late, will they?
25) She can't speak Arabic can she?
26) Don’t make any noise, will you?
27) let’s sit in the garden, shall we?

Thank you for correcting my answered. I am waiting for your correction.


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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:01 pm

Hi Behnam,

How are you my dear friend? thanks for answering to the grammar questions. I think all your answers are true. It's 1.15 a.m now and I'm sleepy but I like to answer to the collocations before going to bed. it's better to say, that I'm unsure about some of them since half of them were new to me, I just guessed the answers :prof: :roll: :



1) If you have an accident, it is important that you get back in a car as soon as possible. So that you don’t lose confidence in your ability to drive.
2) He used to be shy but he has gained confidence since going to school.
3) Our teacher tried to boost our confidence by telling us we'd all pass the exam.
4) He has confidence. I've never known anyone so unsure of himself.
5) The car accident seems to destroy his confidence.
6) I like someone, but I lack confidence to go up to her and ask her out!
7) She suffers from a lack of confidence I blame it on her sheltered upbringing.
8) Failing the exam was a severe blow to my confidence. I thought I'd pass easily.
9) There is an air of confidence about Tiger Woods at the moment. He is so full of confidence that I can't see anybody beating him.
10) After 3 defeats in a row, the team's confidence takes a knock.
11) His confidence is baddy shaken with that bad review of his book.
12) Self-doubt can only undermine your confidence Try to believe in yourself.
13) When I saw the questions in the exam paper, my confidence deserted me.
14) No one can predict with total confidence what will happen in the future.
15) For peace of mind, a sick person needs having absolute confidence in their doctor.
16) My manager's encouraging comments were a boost to my self-confidence.


thanks for your correction in advance.


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Fill in the blanks!(Disappointment and relief)

Post by behnam » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:04 pm

Hi friends,

Consider these collocations:



to avoid disappointment - such a relief - to be a bitter disappointment - to end in disappointment - to express disappointment - to hide your disappointment - to get over a disappointment - a sense of disappointment - a look of disappointment - a string of disappointment - to feel relief - to sigh with relief - to come as a relief - to breathe a sigh of relief - to let out/heave/gave a sigh of relief.

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) No one was hurt, and we all ...........
2) The prime Minister .......... at the lack of progress in the talks.
3) It's a very popular restaurant, so book early ...........
4) I found it difficult ..........at not being picked for the team.
5) Falling the exam .......... to me.
6) He didn't get the job, but I'm sure he'll soon ...........
7) The match .......... when we lost two goals late in the closing minutes of the game.
8)I'll never forget the .......... on his face when I told him I couldn't marry him.
9) There was a real .......... when we failed to reach the final.
10) We've suffered a whole .......... this week. Nothing seems to be going right for us at the moment.
11) When our neighbours left at one in the morning, I ........... I was beginning to think they were going to stay all night!.
12) News of the child's safety .......... to all involved in the search.
13) We had to fly through some pretty scary weather over the Alps, and when the plane eventually touched down, many of us ..........
14) I .......... when the exam finished.
15) It was .......... to hear that he was safe and well.


Thank you for following the thread and posts. Good luck with practising.



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Thanks Setayesh!

Post by behnam » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:35 pm

Hi Setayesh,

How are you? I hope you are great. Thank you very much for completing the sentences. Your English is excellent. Your answers are correct, but I've got different idea about two of them. Let's have a look at question 4 and 6!


First, let's consider question 4:

4) He has confidence . I've never known anyone so unsure of himself.

As it is clear, the first part is opposite of the second part. If he has confidence, why is he a symbol of unsureness to his friend? I think the correct answer is:
4) He lacks confidence . I've never known anyone so unsure of himself.

And question 6:
6)I like someone, but I lack confidence to go up to her and ask her out!

When someone lacks confidence, s/he has not got it in almost all situations. However, in this sentence, the person only has not got certain kind of confidence to ask a girl for going out. Therefore, I guess the correct answer is:
6)I like someone, but I haven't got the confidence confidence to go up to her and ask her out!

I am sure you know the answers and the grammatical points. I just wanted to give some explanation of my own choices to people who are following our questions and answers. In fact, many people-through emailing, calling , catting, etc.- have asked me to keep this method going. They have found this method really useful for practising English. I'd like to take this proper opportunity to thank you for participating and to all learners for following the posts. Actually, your emotional connection with us through reading our posts motivates us to continue and encourages us to try our best to keep the flame shining and the flag waving! :lol:

Thank you for reading.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:39 pm

hi Behnam
how are you?
i am really happy to join your thread. your advice on learning english are so precious.
i wish i would have joined earlier.
i left a mail for you too
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:45 pm

hi behnam
how are you?
i am so much happy to join your thread
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:51 am

Hi Behnam,

Thousands innocent people are being murdered in Gaza by a terrorist regime of Israel . They Israel soldiers are attacking children, women and civilian people in Gaza and killing them savagely by air fighter ,artillery and shelling . They have called it war , killing undefended people . They are very rude ,because many western countries are supporting Israel , some governments like USA , UK, France are supporting Israel to kill as many as children and women in Gaza. Wolves in sheep dress, what is all people of the world know it. Sometime you see reports in western press about animals , they are worry about animal life. ( e.g some whales have stuck in the beach and lost their lives ) It is absurd to see in western press these subjects , why the criminals are worry for animals , but if thousands of people are murdered in Gaza and they are not worry. Because there is no benefit for them , only what has benefit for them is important ,otherwise they easily kill millions of whales

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Answers(Disappointment and Relief))

Post by behnam » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:47 pm

Hi friends,

Consider these collocations:



to get a surprise - to express surprise - to have a surprise - to spring a surprise - to take me by surprise - a complete surprise - a pleasant surprise - the best possible - die of shock - get a shock - get over a shock - come as a shock - a shock wears off - in a state of shock - be in for a shock - get the shock of my life

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) Close your eyes! I .......... for you!
2) I .......... when I received my wages. I had a bonus of $100.
3) He .......... at the result. He'd expected the workers to reject the deal.
4) His announcement about becoming a priest ..........
5) She's always organising birthday parties. She loves .......... on people.
6) Your letter was a ........... We must meet up soon.
7) I wanted the party to be a .........., but a friend let cat out of the bag.
8) I nearly .......... when he came into the bathroom without warning.
9) Seeing my sister again was the best .......... anyone could have given me.
10) I .......... when I saw him. He looked so ill.
11) Once the initial .........., I began to get used to my son's blue hair.
12) I don't think she'll ever .......... of losing her husband.
13) The news of the leader's death .......... to the people.
14) When I found out who my real mother was, I ...........
15) When the young star died, the whole country was ...........
16) If you think it's easy looking after a young baby, then you are ..........!


Thank you for following the thread and posts. Good luck with practicing.



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Dear Friends!

Post by behnam » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:55 pm

Dear friends,

I was chatting with Setayesh a few minutes ago. She was busy with answering to the previous questions which were about 'disappointment and relief'. Just be patient, and please stay tuned! Seti will post the answers soon!

All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:41 pm

Hi Behnam,

sorry for being late in answeing

the new answers:


1) No one was hurt, and we all felt relief .
2) The prime Minister expressed disappointment at the lack of progress in the talks.
3) It's a very popular restaurant, so book early to avoid disappointment.
4) I found it difficult hide my disappointment at not being picked for the team.
5) Falling the exam was a bitter disappointment to me.
6) He didn't get the job, but I'm sure he'll soon get over the disappointment.
7) The match ended in disappointment when we lost two goals late in the closing minutes of the game.
8)I'll never forget the a look of disappointment on his face when I told him I couldn't marry him.
9) There was a real sense of disappointment when we failed to reach the final.
10) We've suffered a whole string of disappointment this week. Nothing seems to be going right for us at the moment.
11) When our neighbours left at one in the morning, I breathed a sigh of relief. I was beginning to think they were going to stay all night!.
12) News of the child's safety came as a relief to all involved in the search.
13) We had to fly through some pretty scary weather over the Alps, and when the plane eventually touched down, many of us gave a sigh of relief.

14) I sighed with relief when the exam finished.
15) It was such a relief to hear that he was safe and well.


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Hi Mohsen!

Post by behnam » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:48 pm

Hi Mohsen,

Unfortunately, that is a bitter disappointment to the world. Innocent people; women and children are killed. I am really sad about what happening in Gaza. However, dear Mohsen, let's keep this thread only for practising English and improving our skills. Have you forgotten the bitter experience we had on 'WWW.English-at-home'? After 4 years running a long thread with a lot friends from all over the world, political and religious issues caused us to leave that place. }:

Dear Mohsen, I hope you will get what I mean. We have accepted to avoid discussing heated topics. Let's follow the rules if we care about having a nice place to be in; to spend some good on writing, reading, and imagining the friends faces.

Why don't you join us in making some questions and answering to them? Please participate actively. The number of views from this thread increases dramatically these days. We are going to have a very successful thread again. We will be effective in spreading love and kindness through practising English for peaceful purposes. You know why? WE will communicate effectively in English, because we are learning English. We will talk with people in all over the world in public places such as Facebook, etc. We will let the world know we are a peace-loving nation and will avoid war at all costs.

I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,
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Welcome Mushaf!

Post by behnam » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:24 pm

Hi Mushaf,

Welcome to this thread and thank you very much for joining us. Thank you for putting post in this thread. Would you please introduce yourself?

I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,
Behnam, 05 August, 2014

P.S. Dear friends, we have got a new friend. She is an old friend of mine. We've met in Englishclub. Last week, I sent her the link of the thread. She has kindly joined us. Her first post is on page 162.

P.S.S. The new set of questions are also put on page 162. Please don't miss them.
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Answers(Surprise and Shock)

Post by behnam » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:07 pm

Hi friends,

Here are the complete sentences which concern the usages of 'surprise and shock'!


1) Close your eyes! I have got a surprise for you!
2) I got a pleasant surprise when I received my wages. I had a bonus of $100.
3) He expressed surprise at the result. He'd expected the workers to reject the deal.
4) His announcement about becoming a priest took us all by surprise.
5) She's always organising birthday parties. She loves springing surprises on people.
6) Your letter was a was a pleasant surprise. We must meet up soon.
7) I wanted the party to be a complete surprise, but a friend let cat out of the bag.
8) I nearly died of shock when he came into the bathroom without warning.
9) Seeing my sister again was the best possible surprise anyone could have given me.
10) I got a terrible shock when I saw him. He looked so ill.
11) Once the initial shock wore off, I began to get used to my son's blue hair.
12) I don't think she'll ever get over the shock of losing her husband.
13) The news of the leader's death came as a great shock to the people.
14) When I found out who my real mother was, I I got the shock of my life.
15) When the young star died, the whole country was a state of shock.
16) If you think it's easy looking after a young baby, then you are in for a shock!


Thank you for following the thread and posts. Good luck with practicing.



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Fill in the blanks!(War)

Post by behnam » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:44 pm

Hi friends,

Consider these collocations:



to be at war - to declare war - to prepare for war - to prevent war - to to win/lose a war - war breaks out - a civil war - a conventional war - a full-scale war - a futile war - a nuclear war - the horror of war - an outbreak of war - a prisoner of war - the threat/risk of war - a war of attrition

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) The government .......... on drug dealers as from today.
2) The UN is doing everything it can .......... between the two countries.
3) They .........., but it cost millions of lives and ruined the economy.
4) Billions are being spent on weapons and arms as the country ..........
5) While the men ........., many women went to work in the factories.
6) Peace lasted in Europe for over 20 years before .......... again in 1939.
7) There are fears that this minor border dispute could escalate into a ...........
8) Some people say that the scars left by .......... never heal.
9) It will be a long and .......... Neither side will achieve anything by it.
10) There is always the frightening possibility that what begins as a .......... could easily become a .......... one.
11) British nationals were advised to leave the country, following the ...........
12) Thousands of .......... were kept in camps and subjected to inhuman treatment.
13) Countries justify having nuclear weapons by claiming that the reduce ...........
14) Today, television can carry the full .......... directly into our homes.
15) In this species the two parents' chloroplasts engage in .......... that destroys 95 percent of them.



Thank you for following the thread and posts. Good luck with practicing.


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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by [amal] » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:47 pm

Hi Behnam,

How are you?

Thanks for your reply and your wishes... I am really happy to see your words!

I am sorry for being absent for a long time. As you know, I am trying a new life now and dealing with different mind! It's hard for me to focus on a lot of things at the same time and being here! :-(

My new life has got a lot of good things and I am happy with it, I spent a great Eid and a lot of memorable days!
Of course, as everything, it has its ups and downs due to the differences between us.. However, I am trying my best to make things go well.

Please pray for me, I really need it.

Love you!


*Alway remeber that you are in my heart in thoughts!

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Elham » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:42 am

Hiiiiiiii,

I'm back with the answers, I guess my answers are full of mistakes, however I post it. :!:

1) The government .......... on drug dealers as from today.

2) The UN is doing everything it can to prevent war between the two countries.

3) Theywon the war, but it cost millions of lives and ruined the economy.

4) Billions are being spent on weapons and arms as the country prepare for war

5) While the men are at war, many women went to work in the factories.

6) Peace lasted in Europe for over 20 years before war broke out again in 1939.

7) There are fears that this minor border dispute could escalate into a civil war

8) Some people say that the scars left by a nuclear war never heal.

9) It will be a long and futile war Neither side will achieve anything by it.

10) There is always the frightening possibility that what begins as a conventional war could easily become a full-scale war one.

11) British nationals were advised to leave the country, following the the horror of war

12) Thousands of prisoners of war were kept in camps and subjected to inhuman treatment.

13) Countries justify having nuclear weapons by claiming that the reducerisk of war

14) Today, television can carry the full outbreak of war directly into our homes.

15) In this species the two parents' chloroplasts engage in a war of attrition that destroys 95 percent of them.

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Hi Amal!

Post by behnam » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:28 am

Hi Amal,

How are you? I hope all is going well with you and you are enjoying every minute of your life. I know you are busy with the things related to the new situation you are in. I know you are happy and , thank God! I wish you lasting happiness.

Thank you for remembering this thread and me. I will be waiting to hear from you all the time.

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Thanks Elham!

Post by behnam » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:55 am

Hi Elham,

Thank you for posting the answers. Your answers are correct. I don't know why you have left the first question unanswered. Well, the only unused expression is
'to declare war', so it becomes:
1) The government has declared war on drug dealers as from today.

There are some replaceable expressions. I write the answers again, to re-practice and let you and others become sure about the correct answers!

1) The government has declared war on drug dealers as from today.
2) The UN is doing everything it can to protect war between the two countries.
3) They won the war, but it cost millions of lives and ruined the economy.
4) Billions are being spent on weapons and arms as the country prepares for war.
5) While the men were away at war, many women went to work in the factories.
6) Peace lasted in Europe for over 20 years before war broke out again in 1939.
7) There are fears that this minor border dispute could escalate into a full-scale war.
8) Some people say that the scars left by civil war never heal.
9) It will be a long and a futile war. Neither side will achieve anything by it.
10) There is always the frightening possibility that what begins as a conventional war could easily become a nuclear one.
11) British nationals were advised to leave the country, following the outbreak of civil war.
12) Thousands of prisoners of war were kept in camps and subjected to inhuman treatment.
13) Countries justify having nuclear weapons by claiming that they reduce the threat of war.
14) Today, television can carry the full horror of war directly into our homes.
15) In this species the two parents' chloroplasts engage in a war of attrition that destroys 95 percent of them.

I hope this helps you with practicing English.

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Fill in the blanks!(Peace)

Post by behnam » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:23 am

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



to bring peace - to make peace - to live in peace - to work for peace - to keep/preserve the peace - to threaten the peace - a peace campaign - a peace treaty - a the peace process - peace talks - a commitment to peace - hopes of peace - a plea for peace - a symbol of peace - a threat to peace - a period of peace - a peace-loving nation - a fragile peace - a lasting peace - inner peace - peace of mind - to be at peace with themselves - a lasting peace

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) A UN force is in the area .......... on between the two ethnic groups.
2) He .......... and received the Nobel Prize in 1978.
3) We hope the signing of the treaty will .......... and stability to the region.
4) Let’s hope that the two communities can learn ..........
5) Spain and French .......... in 1659 after a war lasting 25 years.
6) .......... in Europe for over 20 years before war broke out again in 1939.
7) This small war creates a dangerous situation which could ...........
8) .......... between the two sides ended in deadlock last month.
9) After years of war, ..........was signed last month.
10) These latest killings are the work of people trying to de-rail ...........
11) .......... starts in earnest this weekend with a big meeting in Paris.
12) The war was followed by a long .......... and prosperity.
13) Terrorism constitutes a very real ...........
14) The dove is often used as ...........
15) At Easter, the pope made a passionate ...........
16) In his speech, the president stressed his ...........
17) These suicide bombings seem to have ended any ...........
18) Iran is a .......... nation and will avoid war at all costs.
19) A .......... exists between the two sides, but further fighting could break out at any time.
20) This agreement offers the possibility of .......... in the region.
21) Having household insurance is supposed to give you ...........
22) Elham and Setayesh seem .......... these days.


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Answeres(Peace)

Post by behnam » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:38 pm

Hi friends,

How are you? I hope you are enjoying your life and improving your English day by day! Here are the answers, related to the different usages of 'peace' and the words which often collocate with it!


1) A UN force is in the area to keep/preserve the peace between the two ethnic groups.
2) He worked tirelessly for world peace and received the Nobel Prize in 1978.
3) We hope the signing of the treaty will bring peace and stability to the region.
4) Let’s hope that the two communities can learn to live together in peace.
5) Spain and French made peace in 1659 after a war lasting 25 years.
6) Peace lasted in Europe for over 20 years before war broke out again in 1939.
7) This small war creates a dangerous situation which could threaten world peace.
8) Peace talks between the two sides ended in deadlock last month.
9) After years of war, the peace treaty was signed last month.
10) These latest killings are the work of people trying to de-rail the peace process.
11) The peace campaign starts in earnest this weekend with a big meeting in Paris.
12) The war was followed by a long period of peace and prosperity.
13) Terrorism constitutes a very real threat to world peace.
14) The dove is often used as the symbol of peace.
15) At Easter, the pope made a passionate plea for world peace.
16) In his speech, the president stressed his commitment to world peace.
17) These suicide bombings seem to have ended any hopes of peace.
18) Iran is a peace-loving nation and will avoid war at all costs.
19) A fragile peace exists between the two sides, but further fighting could break out at any time.
20) This agreement offers the possibility of a lasting peace in the region.
21) Having household insurance is supposed to give you peace of mind.
22) Elham and Setayesh seem to be at peace with themselves these days.


Thank you for following the thread and posts. Good luck with practicing.


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Post by behnam » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:53 pm

Hi friends,

This is just to let you know, new questions about the different usages of 'language' and the words it collocates with will be posted on tomorrow; on 10th of August!

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:38 pm

hi Behnam
Thank you so much for welcoming me . sorry for introducing myself late here .It has taken time to get use to format of this forum. first i forgot my password then i retrieve it and after that i was waiting for my post to be approved.

hi friends
i am new joiner of this thread. I want to improve my English. I am really happy to see that this thread is very active but its not point to surprise because its admin is Behnam and he is very hardworking and a nice friend.

take care everyone :)

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Post by Elham » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:00 pm

Hi Mushaf,

Welcome to this thread. I'm Elham, an old member of "Let's learn together". I've been with this thread for five years and I've learnt a lot through writing and reading posts. I'm sure you can learn and improve your English in case you be active.

Enjoy yourself,

Wish you the best,
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Fill in the blanks!(Language)

Post by behnam » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:05 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



Language learning - technical language - to acquire a language - to master a language - to speak a language - to translate into a language - bad language - a foreign language - your first/native language - ordinary/plain language - body language - a flair for language - a good commend of language - fluent in English - proficient in a language - a dead language - common language - a period of peace - language skills - official language - the language barrier

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) I didn't speak much Japanese, and I was worried that .......... might be a problem.
2) The .......... of Singapore is English.
3) How many ..........?
4) I wish I was able ......... in the effortless way that children do.
5) His books have been ......... over 50 different ...........
6) The film has been edited for bad or........... It no longer contains any swearing.
7) She didn't say anything, but I knew by her .......... that she was angry about something.
8) French, German and Spanish are the most popular.......... taught in British schools.
9) Make sure your explanation doesn't contain too much ........... The secret of a good talk is to express your ideas ...........
10) German is her .........., but she speaks English with an impeccable accent. You'd think that it was her ..........
11) Latin is ...........
12) These sentences will help to develop your ...........
13) At the meeting the only .......... was English.
14) I'm .........., and I have a working knowledge of German.
15) He has ........... I think he can speak about ten.
16) After a year in Spain, I now have a good ...........
17) She's .........., including Arabic.
18) Listening is extremely important in ...........



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Post by setayesh » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:21 pm

Hiiiiiiiiii friends

I'm again back with my grammar exercises :geek: :-D :-D :geek: :-D :-D


Please complete the sentences. Put in the correct form of each verb. Use the past continuous , past simple, past perfect or past perfect continuous:.


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1-when Martin ……….(arrive) home, Anna ……………(talk)to someone on the phone.
2-I…………(lie) in the bath when the phone……………….(ring). It ………….(stop) after a few rings.
3-I really must go and see the dentist. One of my teeth……………….(ache) for weeks.
4-when he……………….(fill)the basket, he …………….(go) to checkout.
5-Emma went into the sitting room. It was empty but the television was still on. Someone……………(watch) it.
6-I ………….(play) tennis , so I had a shower . I was annoyed because I …………(not win) a single game.
7-we………………..(go) to London yesterdays, but on the way we………..(hear) about a bomb scare in Oxford street. So we …………….(drive)back home straightaway.
8-tome could hear shouts from the flat next door. His neighbors …………….(argue) again.
9-the chairman …………….(not speak) until he ……………………(hear) all the arguments.
10-when I saw Nick last week, he said he…………………(stop) smoking. But when I saw him two days later he ……………….(smoke) a cigarette. He looked rather ashamed.
11-A man ………………(walk) into a supermarket. He ……………….(choose) a quiet time.
12-When Melanie arrived at David’s place, he……………(lie) on sofa reading a detective novel. He …………….(buy) it at the second-hand bookshop and he………….(read) it for most of the afternoon.
13-I …………….(wait)at checkout when I ………….(notice) a strange-looking man.
14- The phone was ringing but by the time she got indoors, it ………. (stop).

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Answeres(Language)

Post by behnam » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:41 pm

Hi friends,

How are you doing on these scorching hot days? Today, the temperature reached of 42 centigrade in Tehran! Cold dry winters without sufficient rain and snow; hot summers! The globe's climate has changed. Sadness and is going to cover happiness! Human is nothing without water! I hope God will have mercy on us, although we human beings don't have mercy on each other!

Here are the answers of questions about the usages of 'language' and some of the words it collocates with!


1) I didn't speak much Japanese, and I was worried that the language barrier might be a problem.
2) The official language of Singapore is English.
3) How many languages do you speak?
4) I wish I was able to acquire a language in the effortless way that children do.
5) His books have been translated into over 50 different languages.
6) The film has been edited for bad or offensive language. It no longer contains any swearing.
7) She didn't say anything, but I knew by her body language that she was angry about something.
8) French, German and Spanish are the most popular foreign languages taught in British schools.
9) Make sure your explanation doesn't contain too much technical language. The secret of a good talk is to express your ideas in plain language.
10) German is her first language, but she speaks English with an impeccable accent. You'd think that it was her first language..
11) Latin is a dead language.
12) These sentences will help to develop your language skills.
13) At the meeting the only common language was English.
14) I'm fluent in English, Farsi, and Azerbaijani, and I have a working knowledge of Arabic.
15) He has a flair for languages. I think he can speak about ten.
16) After a year in Spain, I now have a good command of the language.
17) She's proficient in several languages, including Arabic.
18) Listening is extremely important in language learning.
19) Although I lived for many years in Sweden, I never quite mastered the language.
20) The proposal should be written in direct language.

I've added two useful sentences. Thank you for following the thread and posts. Good luck with practising.


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Post by setayesh » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:02 pm


Hi Mushaf,

Welcome to this thread. I’m verrrrrrrrrry happy seeing a new friend here. I hope you enjoy your time here. Please tell us more about yourself. I’m so interested to know about you. My name is Setayesh and you can just briefly call me Seti. I’m 26 years old. I had a big gap in my English learning process for some years and I started again practicing with my friends here. I’m so happy to see you here since it can be a good chance for both of us to learn a lot of new things together!
I would be very grateful if you kindly tell me more about yourself,your age,your interests, your nationality, about your hobbies and whatever you like.

Hope to hear more about you as soon as possible

All the best
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:47 pm

Dear Friends,

If you like ,please fill in the blanks with suitable words :-D

dynamic elegant obstinate unfavorable dishonest
obedient irresponsible fearless tolerance impatient


1. I don't expect him to change his mind because I know he is very ----.

2. If you want to shop for the latest fashions or expensive souvenirs in New York City, go to Fifth Avenue. It is full of ---- shops.

3. Our teacher is a(n) ---- person, so she easily captivates the interest and attention of the students while she is teaching.

4. My father gets angry with us whenever we make a mistake. He has no ---- for mistakes.

5. Teachers like ---- students who never break their rules.

You are here: >> Home >> English Vocabulary Exercises >> Word Fill In The Blank Worksheet 6. We couldn't see the meteor shower last night because of the ---- weather conditions.

7. You should wait for your turn. You'd better not be so ----.

8. Tom is so ----; he never does his homework and never keeps to his promises.

9. Sarven is so ---- that he sometimes puts his life at risk.

10. Mrs. Smith always tells her daughter not to marry a(n) ---- man, who lies and cheats.

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Post by Elham » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:03 am

Hi dear Setayesh,

Today I'm going to answer grammar questions :-) correct me pleaseeeeee.


1-when Martin arrived home, Annawas talking to someone on the phone.

2-Iwas lying in the bath when the phone rang. It stopped (stop) after a few rings.

3-I really must go and see the dentist. One of my teeth has been aching !!! for weeks.

4-when hefilledthe basket, hewent to checkout.

5-Emma went into the sitting room. It was empty but the television was still on. Someone had been watching it.

6-Ihad played tennis , so I had a shower . I was annoyed because I hadn't won a single game.

7-wewere going to London yesterdays, but on the way we heard about a bomb scare in Oxford street. So we droveback home straightaway.

8-tome could hear shouts from the flat next door. His neighborswere arguing again.

9-the chairman didn't speak until he heard all the arguments.

10-when I saw Nick last week, he said hehad stoppedsmoking. But when I saw him two days later hewas smoking a cigarette. He looked rather ashamed.

11-A manwalked into a supermarket. He chose quiet time.I didn't understand this one!)

12-When Melanie arrived at David’s place, he was lying on sofa reading a detective novel. Hehad bought it at the second-hand bookshop and he had been reading it for most of the afternoon.

13-I was waiting at checkout when I noticed a strange-looking man.

14- The phone was ringing but by the time she got indoors, ithad stopped

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My suggestions!

Post by behnam » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Hi Mohsen,

How are you? I hope you are fine. Thank you for the questions. Here are my suggestions. I hope they are correct. If you find them incorrect, please correct me without any hesitation.



1. I don't expect him to change his mind because I know he is very obstinate.
2. If you want to shop for the latest fashions or expensive souvenirs in New York City, go to Fifth Avenue. It is full of elegant shops.
3. Our teacher is a dynamic person, so she easily captivates the interest and attention of the students while she is teaching.
4. My father gets angry with us whenever we make a mistake. He has no tolerance for mistakes.
5. Teachers like obedient students who never break their rules.
6. We couldn't see the meteor shower last night because of the unfavorable weather conditions.
7. You should wait for your turn. You'd better not be so impatient.
8. Tom is so irresponsible; he never does his homework and never keeps to his promises.
9. Sarven is so fearless that he sometimes puts his life at risk.
10. Mrs. Smith always tells her daughter not to marry a dishonest man, who lies and cheats.

I hope to hear more from you.

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Fill in the blanks!(Conversation)

Post by behnam » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:46 am

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



to carry on a conversation - to interrupt a conversation - to monopolise a conversation - to overhear a conversation - to get into conversation - polite conversation - a civilized conversation - a private conversation - a sensible conversation - the art of conversation - snatches of a conversation - a topic of conversation - the tone of a conversation - in the middle of a conversation - a full/break in the conversation


Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) A knock on the front door ...........
2) It's impossible .......... with all this noise going on.
3) She completely ........... I could hardly get a word in.
4) At the bus stop, He ......... with the girl standing next to him.
5) I .......... I think they're planning to close the business.
6) Whenever we try to have a .........., she tries to listen in on us.
7) He's losing his memory. It is almost impossible to hold a .......... with him.
8) I hate it when you're left alone at a party with a complete stranger and you've to got to make .......... about things like the weather.
9) We can't have a .......... any more. We just argue all the time.
10) We've exhausted this ........... Let's talk about something else.
11) People watch too much TV. They're losing ...........
12) Trust you to lower .......... with your rude jokes.
13) I waited for a .......... so that I could ask a question.
14) Because of the noise in the room I only caught ...........


Thank you for following the thread and posts. Good luck with practicing.


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Post by Mushaf » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:29 pm

Elham wrote:Hi Mushaf,

Welcome to this thread. I'm Elham, an old member of "Let's learn together". I've been with this thread for five years and I've learnt a lot through writing and reading posts. I'm sure you can learn and improve your English in case you be active.

Enjoy yourself,

Wish you the best,
Eli
Thank you so much Elham for welcoming me . i am happy to join this thread . i hope i will also improve my english like you people here .

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:42 pm

setayesh wrote:
Hi Mushaf,

Welcome to this thread. I’m verrrrrrrrrry happy seeing a new friend here. I hope you enjoy your time here. Please tell us more about yourself. I’m so interested to know about you. My name is Setayesh and you can just briefly call me Seti. I’m 26 years old. I had a big gap in my English learning process for some years and I started again practicing with my friends here. I’m so happy to see you here since it can be a good chance for both of us to learn a lot of new things together!
I would be very grateful if you kindly tell me more about yourself,your age,your interests, your nationality, about your hobbies and whatever you like.

Hope to hear more about you as soon as possible

All the best
Seti
Hi setayesh
i am from Pakistan. I am studying business studies.
i am also very happy to join this thread. your English is far better then me.thanks for welcoming me in such a nice way. My English is not too good . it needs lots of improvement. i think procrastination is the biggest enemy. and also i am afraid that i would never learn and write perfect English like others. i hope this thread will help me to write more and to improve my English. i will always try to be active here and to write often. whats ur country name ?
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Post by Elham » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:15 pm

Hiiiiiiii,
ANSWERS!


1) A knock on the front door interrupted our conversation.

2) It's impossible to carry on conversation with all this noise going on.

3) She completely monopolized the conversation. I could hardly get a word in.

4) At the bus stop, He got into conversation with the girl standing next to him.

5) Iovereard their conversation. I think they're planning to close the business.

6) Whenever we try to have a privet conversation, she tries to listen in on us.

7) He's losing his memory. It is almost impossible to hold asensible conversation with him.

8) I hate it when you're left alone at a party with a complete stranger and you've to got to make a polite conversationabout things like the weather.

9) We can't have acivilized conversation any more. We just argue all the time.

10) We've exhausted this topic of conversation. Let's talk about something else.

11) People watch too much TV. They're losing the art of conversation.

12) Trust you to lowerthe tone of the conversation with your rude jokes.

13) I waited for abreak in the conversation so that I could ask a question.

14) Because of the noise in the room I only caught snatches of the conversation

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Thanks Elham!

Post by behnam » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:58 pm

Hi Elham,

Thank you very much for answering to the questions. All the answers are correct.

Tomorrow, I'll posts some questions about the usages of 'discussion' and the words which collocate with it.

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Fill in the blanks!(Discussion)

Post by behnam » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:01 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



have a discussion - generate discussion - take part in a discussion - widen the discussion - a fruitful discussion - a heated discussion - lengthy discussion - a detailed discussion - a full and frank discussion - a great deal of discussion - the level of discussion - an item for discussion - be deep in discussion - be under discussion - a discussion can be pointless - a discussion can go round in circles

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) The two governments are to .......... on trade agreement.
2) We hope everyone will .......... in the discussion.
3) The report on poverty has .......... a lot of discussion of the issues involved.
4) I think we should ......... the discussion to include other points of view.
5) The speech on euthanasia was extremely controversial. It provoked a very ..........
6) After.........., we reached a decision on the proposal about midnight!
7) We had a .......... on who was responsible for the disaster.
8) The report is far too long to allow .......... of all the 150 points it lists.
9) The meeting was extremely positive with some very ...........
10) If we are in agreement can we move on to the next ...........
11) I thought the .......... was rather poor at the meeting.
12) There's been a great .......... about the new plans to reduce traffic.
13) Any further ........... We'll just have to agree to differ.
14) I wouldn't disturb them just now. They're ...........
15) The ........... We achieved nothing in over two hours.
16) I'm sorry I can't give you any details. The matter is a still ...........


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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:40 am

Hi Behnam,

Thanks for your correct answers , I send your the answers to your test as follow. I am not sure about correctness .

1)The two governments are to generate discussion on trade agreement.
2) We hope everyone will take part in the discussion.
3) The report on poverty has been discussed a lot of discussion of the issues involved.
4) I think we should widen the discussion to include other points of view.
5) The speech on euthanasia was extremely controversial. It provoked a very lengthy discussion
6) After a great deal of discussion ,we reached a decision on the proposal about midnight!
7) We had a heated discussion on who was responsible for the disaster.
8) The report is far too long to allow a detailed discussion of all the 150 points it lists.
9) The meeting was extremely positive with some very full and frank discussion
10) If we are in agreement can we move on to the next level of discussion
11) I thought the item for discussion was rather poor at the meeting.
12) There's been a great deal of discussion about the new plans to reduce traffic.
13) Any further fruitful discussion We'll just have to agree to differ.
14) I wouldn't disturb them just now. They're deep in discussion
15) The discussion can be pointless We achieved nothing in over two hours.
16) I'm sorry I can't give you any details. The matter is still under discussion

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Krisi » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:52 pm

behnam wrote:Hi,

Twenty-seven people have already visited this thread, but none of them have put comment on it! What's wrong? I guess the lack of topic is the main reason for the lack of interest. Well, let me suggest a topic.

What is your favourite season? Why is it your favourite season? Why do people have different favourite season? Where does that difference come from?

I am looking forward to reading your posts soon.

All the best,
Behnam, 19 January, 2012

I think this is the one you are looking for! :)
[amal] wrote:I have learned... that being kind is more important than being right.

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I love WRITING

Post by Elham » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:35 pm

Hi,

I'm here to write! I don't know what I'm going to write but I've missed writing aloooooooooot! This has always been one of my interests; I've always loved writing...ohhhh what made me give up on it? what made me get emotionless about it? How could I not write? Elhammmmmm...have you forgotten how much you loved writing and how much it satisfied you? Have you forgotten how much you enjoyed it?

Why do we give up on our dreams? ......

I'm going to start writing here again... Although my English is not as good as before...But I'll try to recall it and practice both English and writing here again...

Yohoooooooooo,
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Thanks, but what do you mean dear Krisi?

Post by behnam » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:38 pm

Krisi wrote:
behnam wrote:Hi,

Twenty-seven people have already visited this thread, but none of them have put comment on it! What's wrong? I guess the lack of topic is the main reason for the lack of interest. Well, let me suggest a topic.

What is your favourite season? Why is it your favourite season? Why do people have different favourite season? Where does that difference come from?

I am looking forward to reading your posts soon.

All the best,
Behnam, 19 January, 2012

I think this is the one you are looking for! :)
[amal] wrote:I have learned... that being kind is more important than being right.

Enjoy!
Hi Krisi,

It was a great honour for us to read your post in this thread. Thank you very much for leaving a comment here. However, I didn't get what you mean by that? Would you please explain more about the message you wanted to share with us?


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Thanks Mohsen!

Post by behnam » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:40 pm

Hi Mohsen,

Thank you very much for answering the questions and completing the sentences. Your answer were correct.

All the best,
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Fill in the blanks!(Secret, Rumour and Lie)

Post by behnam » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



have a secret - keep a secret - tell somebody a secret - a dark secret - an open secret - a closely-guarded secret - one of the best-kept secrets - confirm a rumour - deny a rumour - hear a rumour - start a rumour - rumours go around - tell a lie - believe a lie - spread a lie
Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) Why did you have to tell John that I am fancy him? You can't .........., can you?
2) I only .......... my secretes to my best friend.
3) My wife and I are very open with each other. We don't ...........
4) One problem with tracing your family tree is that you might discover some ......... from the past-for example, that your great-grandfather was a murderer.
5) The location of the church where the pop star will get married is a ......... secret.
6) Their affair is an ........... Everybody knows about it, but nobody mentions it.
7) It's a quiet restaurant with the most superb food. It must be on the .......... secrets in Paris. I just hope the guidebooks don't find out about it.
8) We've .......... that the factory is closing. Is there anything in them?
9) In an interview the actress .......... that she will be quitting the show. She said she would be leaving at the end of the current series.
10) There's a rumour .......... that Jim is leaving. Any idea if it's true?.
11) Nobody seems to know who .......... the rumour.
12) A palace press officer has .......... that the royal couple are about to divorce.
13) I always know when he's ........... He never looks me in the eyes.
14) How could she .......... such a pack of lies? It was obvious that he was lying.
15) I'd like to know who is .......... about me around the neighbourhood.

Thank you for following the thread and posts. Good luck with practicing.


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Love has finally succeed!

Post by [amal] » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:01 pm

Hi friends,

How are you?

After two days I have a wedding party and I am sooo excited about it! Because it will happen after a long suffer and many years of rejection, tears and stress. But finally love has won and challenged all the circumstances..

From this story, I have learned that we can achieve whatever we want but it just needs time and being patience. Above that, if we badly want somthing, we should fight for it and don't give up no matter how long it take.

I wish all the best for my best friend "the bride" and wish you all a happy life full of love and joyful days..

Love you,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Elham » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:05 pm

Amaaaaaaaaaaaal,

Hiiiiiiiiiiiii, where are you???????????? I miss youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

I was shocked reading your post. I thought it's your own wedding!!!!!!!!! I was surprised...
Then I checked my mail and saw your mail till I understand it's your friend's not yours! {-:

i wish to hear about your wedding news soon honey.... Believe me, I do feel your empty place, I misss you and I pray for you....

Love you,
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Answers

Post by Elham » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:53 pm

Hi,

My correct answers! {-:


1) Why did you have to tell John that I am fancy him? You can't keep a secret, can you?

2) I only tell my secretes to my best friend.

3) My wife and I are very open with each other. We don't have secrets!

4) One problem with tracing your family tree is that you might discover some dark secrets from the past-for example, that your great-grandfather was a murderer.

5) The location of the church where the pop star will get married is a closely-guarded secret.

6) Their affair is an open secret. Everybody knows about it, but nobody mentions it.

7) It's a quiet restaurant with the most superb food. It must be one of the best-kept secrets in Paris. I just hope the guidebooks don't find out about it.

8) We've heard a rumour that the factory is closing. Is there anything in them?

9) In an interview the actress denied the rumour that she will be quitting the show. She said she would be leaving at the end of the current series.

10) There's a rumourgoing around that Jim is leaving. Any idea if it's true?.

11) Nobody seems to know who started the rumour.

12) A palace press officer hasconfirmed a rumour that the royal couple are about to divorce.

13) I always know when he's telling lie. He never looks me in the eyes.

14) How could shebelieve such a pack of lies? It was obvious that he was lying.

15) I'd like to know who is spreading lie about me around the neighbourhood.

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Thanks Elham!

Post by behnam » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:00 am

Hi Elham,

Thank you very much for completing the sentences. Your answers are correct. Your English is great.

I'd like to draw your attention to the questions 9 and 12. In question 9, the second part plays a key role. In fact, the second sentence helps us choose the correct answer between 'confirmed rumours' and 'denied rumours'. Let's have a look at question 9:


9) In an interview the actress .......... that she will be quitting the show. She said she would be leaving at the end of the current series.


As it is obvious, the actress will leave so the rumours about her are true. Therefore, we should say:
9) In an interview the actress confirmed rumours that she will be quitting the show. She said she would be leaving at the end of the current series.

All your answers would be correct if we could replace the answers of questions 9 and 12!

Al the best,
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Hi Amal!

Post by behnam » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:10 am

Hi Amal,

It was very nice seeing your new post here and hearing some news about you. It made me happy. Thank you.

I wish you all the best in the world. Stay happy and healthy.

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Fill in the blanks!(Education)

Post by behnam » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:50 am

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Please consider these collocations:



get an education - give you an education - invest in education - return to education - pay for your education - a good education - higher education - nursery education - private education - religious education - secondary education - self education - access to education - the aim of education - standard of educations - the right to education

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) My parents .......... me the best education that money could buy.
2) Parents must make sure that their children .......... a proper education.
3) A growing number of adults are .......... to full-time education.
4) We put some money aside every month to ......... for our daughter's education.
5) The prime minister said that his government will continue to ......... in education.
6) There will be free .......... education for all three-year-old children within five years.
7) Some people think that .......... education is unfair and that we should all have the same educational opportunities.
8) The number of students in .......... education has doubled in the last 10 years.
9) I'm against .......... education in schools. I think it should be done at home.
10) In the UK, most young people receive .......... education in primary school. They learn the facts of life early.
11) Like most parents, I just want my children to have a .......... education.
12) The government wants to make .......... education compulsory up to the age of 18.
13) The cuts in funding will have an effect on the .......... of education in schools.
14) By law all children in the country have the .......... to a free education.
15) One .......... of education must be to teach children to think for themselves.
16) .......... to higher education has improved, with more students now at university.


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Post by Elham » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:04 pm

Hi Behnam,

Thanks for new set of questions. I'm confused with some of them ...check my answers and help please...thankssss

1) My parents gave me the best education that money could buy.

2) Parents must make sure that their childrenget a proper education.

3) A growing number of adults are returning to full-time education.

4) We put some money aside every month to pay for our daughter's education.

5) The prime minister said that his government will continue toinvest in education.

6) There will be free nursery education for all three-year-old children within five years.

7) Some people think that private education is unfair and that we should all have the same educational opportunities.

8) The number of students in self education has doubled in the last 10 years.

9) I'm againstreligious education in schools. I think it should be done at home.

10) In the UK, most young people receive.... education in primary school. They learn the facts of life early.

11) Like most parents, I just want my children to have agood education.

12) The government wants to makesecondary education compulsory up to the age of 18.

13) The cuts in funding will have an effect on thestandard of education in schools.

14) By law all children in the country have theright to a free education.

15) One aim of education must be to teach children to think for themselves.

16)Access to higher education has improved, with more students now at university.

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Editing answers!

Post by Elham » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:28 pm

EDITION!

8) The number of students in higher education has doubled in the last 10 years.

10) In the UK, most young people receiveself education in primary school. They learn the facts of life early

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Thanks Elham

Post by behnam » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:13 pm

Hi Elham,

Thank you for answering to the questions. They are all correct. Well done!

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Fill in the blanks!(Course)

Post by behnam » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:41 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



do a course - complete a course - drop out of a course - to enroll for a course - schools run courses - courses consist of (lectures) - courses deal with (subjects) - a crash course - a demanding course - an introductory course - an on-line course - a vocational course - completion of a course - a guide to a course - a place on a course - the entry requirements for a course

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) This language school .......... English courses for complete beginners.
2) Older people are returning to school to .......... courses in using computers.
3) If you .......... the course successfully, you will be awarded a certificate.
4) The course ......... with the fundamentals of car maintenance.
5) It's a difficult course. 50% of the students usually ......... within 3 weeks.
6) The course .......... of a series of lectures with a written exam at the end.
7) It was a very tough and .......... course, but we managed to complete it.
8) I'm going to Japan to work soon, so I'm taking a .......... course in Japanese.
9) I studied art, but most of my friends did .......... course, like nursing.
10) The college runs .......... courses where a lot of the teaching is done through the Internet and E-mail.
11) The .......... course is for those people who have no knowledge or experience of teaching.
12) Make sure you fulfil the entry .......... for the course before you send off the application form.
13) I have a conditional offer of a .......... on a nursing course. I have to pass all my exams this year to be accepted on the course.
14) Our website provides a comprehensive .......... to courses at UK universities.
15) Students are given a certificate on successful .......... completion of the course.
16) A total of 50 students .......... for the course in Electronic.


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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:03 am

1 deals with introductory
2 To do
3 Complete
4 Deal with
5 Drop out of course
6 Deal with
7 A demanding
8 Crash
9 Vocational
10 Online
11 Guide to
12 Requirements
13 An introductory
14 Guide
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16 enrolled

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Hurieh » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:13 pm

Hi;
I'm a new member in this plateform. I'm so delighted to join you friends. Without any doubt, this will be a wonderful opportunity for me to be with you guys.
First of all, I'd better introduce myself briefly. I'm Hurieh, 24 years old, living in Yazd, originally from Shiraz. I'm a postgraduate student of Critical Nursing Cares and AN ENGLISH LOVER.
I got familiar to this warm and friendly atmosphere by Behnam. I really appreciate him for this.
I hope to be a sincere friend for you guys and a devoted learner. Please accept my friend request and let me learn English as well as you.
Wish to enjoy learning English together.
Best Regards,
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Thanks Mushaf!

Post by behnam » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:25 pm

Hi Mushaf,

How are you? I hope all is going well with you. Thank you very much for completing the questions. The majority of answers are correct, but in order to practice more I am writing the complete sentences.


1) This language school runs English courses for complete beginners.
2) Older people are returning to school to do courses in using computers.
3) If you complete the course successfully, you will be awarded a certificate.
4) The course deals with the fundamentals of car maintenance.
5) It's a difficult course. 50% of the students usually drop out within 3 weeks.
6) The course consists of a series of lectures with a written exam at the end.
7) It was a very tough and demanding course, but we managed to complete it.
8) I'm going to Japan to work soon, so I'm taking a crash course in Japanese.
9) I studied art, but most of my friends did vocational courses, like nursing.
10) The college runs on-line courses where a lot of the teaching is done through the Internet and E-mail.
11) The introductory course is for those people who have no knowledge or experience of teaching.
12) Make sure you fulfil the entry requirements for the course before you send off the application form.
13) I have a conditional offer of a place on a nursing course. I have to pass all my exams this year to be accepted on the course.
14) Our website provides a comprehensive guide to courses at UK universities.
15) Students are given a certificate on successful completion of the course.
16) A total of 50 students enrolled for the course in Electronic.


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Welcome Hurieh!

Post by behnam » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:31 pm

Hi Hurieh,

Welcome to this thread. Thank you very much for joining us. I got surprised when I saw you first post. Your writing is great. I hope we will help each other improve our English language skills through writing and reading in this place.

Please do not hesitate to share your experience in English learning with us. You can set some grammatical questions and ask us to answer them. Dear Setayesh used to do that, although for a very short time. It seems she is busy these days.

I hope to read more from you.

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Announcement!

Post by behnam » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:35 pm

Hi friends,

Many thanks for following this thread. By the grace of God, I will post the new set of questions about 'lesson' tomorrow. Please do not lose contact with the thread! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Hurieh » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:33 am

Hi dear Behnam,

Thank you very much for your welcoming and praising my writing .I have no word to express my special gratitude. Your page is great and seems you and your cool friends are really literate based on your former posts. It's my pleasure to be a member of this unique and exclusive group.

I'm not completely familair to your methods and interest. please let me know what I should do exactly...Although I've never been a good follower, but I hope to keep up with you properly... {-; ...When I entered a group I tried to change their atmosphere for the sake of diversity with respect to their rules and opinions...I can't stand routine and traditional methods .I hardly get habituated to something and follow it for a long time. If I were successful in making a new approach in a group I would stay there, Otherwise I would abandon there. Routine affairs kill my talents, skills and abilities and in contrast, diversity revive me. I also do respect to the rules of your group and never expect you to confirm my whole ideas.Dear Behnam, I hope you look at the half full of the glass not half empty, and never consider it rude. In my opinion, by dividing responsibilities and creating new methods learning process will become more exciting and efficient.
As you well know, native English speakers use pharsal verbs more in their speech. I like to learn different phrasal verbs in sentence structures as much as I can. I also like to learn different and unknown expressions and idioms. I will adhere to your rules and laws.
I'm not sure whether or not you agree. I'm waiting for your permission.
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Fill in the blanks!(Lesson)

Post by behnam » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:52 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



have lessons - skip a lesson - prepare a lesson - teach someone a lesson - begin/start a lesson - give lessons - catch up with your lessons - a lesson about something - a lesson with someone - during a lesson - in a 40-minute lesson - the aims of the lesson - the point of a lesson - the start of the lesson - the main points of the lesson

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) Teacher's salaries are very low, so I'm .......... private lessons at weekends.
2) The teacher is terrible. I don't think he .......... his lessons carefully enough.
3) I got into trouble when my father found out that I had been .......... lessons.
4) My English teacher always ......... his lessons with a warm-up exercise.
5) My brother is determined to be an actor so he's ......... lessons in dreams.
6) I was off school for 5 weeks, so I have quite a few lessons to .......... up with.
7) We've got a lesson .......... Mrs Zunobi this afternoon.
8) You can't expect to learn everything about computing .......... a one-hour lesson.
9) The lesson was .......... the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
10) No talking is allowed .......... the lesson.
11) Somebody needs to .......... in how to be polite to customers!.
12) The teacher started by going over the main .......... of yesterday's lesson.
13) I just don't see .......... of this lesson.
14) It always takes the students a while to settle down at the .......... of the lesson.
15) The .......... of my lesson was to get students talking.

Consider the following sentences and choose 'lesson or class' to fill in the blanks. When do we use lesson and when do we use class?
16) I'm having driving .......... from my uncle.
17) The school runs evening .......... throughout the year.
18) I think Jack is going to need some private .......... if he's going to have any chance of passing A level maths!
19) The teacher dismissed the .......... early because she had a meeting.
20) I have Electronics .......... at 14:00 on Wednesdays.


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Hi Hurieh!

Post by behnam » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:13 pm

Hi Hurieh,

How are you? I hope you are doing great. Thank you for the reply.

Actually, we haven't got any rules, regulations, laws, limitations, restrictions or whatever you call it. However, according to our bitter experience, politics and religion are two heated topics. These topics create tension, violence, and conflict. Amazingly, that's difficult to convince someone of political and religious issues. In fact, nobody gets convinced of those things. Therefore, that's peaceful and wise to avoid writing about these topics. By the way, degrading women is not acceptable. In addition to them, porn and dirty jokes are not allowed in accordance with an unwritten law that we all obey! {-:

When it comes to practising English, there is no limitations and restrictions on the skills. You can focus on phrasal verbs, grammars, collocations, idioms, proverbs, etc.

I hope to read more from you.

All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Hurieh » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:28 am

Hi Behnam;

I'm quite well, up to my eyes in my thesis. I hope life is treating you well. Thanks for your replying and accepting my suggestion.
You are completely right. Discussing those controversial issues is completely wasting time and also unacceptable. I'll adhere to everyones's beliefs, attitudes whatnot. In psychology there is a rule that says "The best way for avoiding any conflict and quarrel is to keep from convincing others. The more we try to convince them to reject their ideas and confirm us, the more we will run in to failure.Because noboby likes to accept his/her failure."
I'll do my best to make you and our friends satisfied.

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Expressions

Post by Hurieh » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:02 am

Hi friends;
In this post we're gonna learn some expressions which are followed with examples. I draw your attention to these four expressions bellow. They're as easy as a piece of cake. You might be familiar with them. Look over and use them in your daily conversations.
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1) Be in the same boat = Be in the same unpleasant situation

ex1: I'll have to stay up all night to study for that exam
I'm in the same boat !I'll have to stay up,too
Why don't we study together?
ex2: I can't believe that we got a flat tire.
Look across the street .those people are in the same boat.
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2) I have news for you = I have something to tell you

ex: He just told me that I won't be able to work here anymore.
I have news for you. He just told the same thing to twenty other people.
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3) Write something down = Write on a piece of paper

ex: My phone number is 642-5933.Can you remember that?
Probably not.I'd better write it down.do you have a pen?

NOTE:To write something is not exactly the same.you write a letter,but you don't write down a letter.you write down specific information such as phone numbers, addresses, notes, etc,in order to remember it.

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4) Be going on = Be happening

ex1: What's going on in here?who are all these people?
Oh,hi,dad.we're having a party.I hope It's ok...
ex2: What's new?
Oh,there's so much going on.my sister just had a baby,our dog ran away.
We're going to move.

Good luck
Hurieh;
Sep 10th/ 2014

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:41 pm

Hi Mushaf,

I’m so sorry for being late in answering you. These days I’m so busy with everything in my life. I’m so happy seeing you active in this thread. Dear Mushaf I’m an Iranian girl and I’m living in Tehran. I saw that you’ve written about your major! Great! You’re studying business studies! It’s a very good major. Specially for ladies, although I don’t have any idea about your gender! As your major relates to business I wonder if there is any special working situation that you are fancy to work in at?

Thanks a lot for reading
Waiting to hear more about you.

Best wishes
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:44 pm

Hi Hurieh,

Thanks for joining us. I’m so proud of this thread which has gathered all knowledgeable, educated and intellectual people together. I’m very grateful to dear Behnam who has given us this chance to make friend with such nice people like you around the world. Dear Hurie, I’ve read some of your posts on FB. Your English is incredibly good! I’m so happy that you are here, it let us learn a lot of new thing from you.

Oh I talked a lot without introducing myself! My name is Setayesh I’m 26 years old and, I’m living in Tehran. I’ve studied Accounting and it’s nearly 6 months that I’ve graduated from Master course. I really love English. Every other days after working hours, I go to English class.It gives me a good chance not be away from English lessons.

Thank you so much for sharing those useful expressions with us.

I hope to read more from you.
All the best
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Elham » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:31 pm

Dear Hurie,

Welcome to our lovely thread.Honestly, reading your posts I couldn't help feeling jealous of your English {-; You have written so well. Well done. :-D

It's so nice to have you with with us here and practice English together. We ca also exchange ideas about different topics and learn from each other. You should have seen old days of our thread when it was very very busy and we would talk on many many topics, good old days...

But I believe every single person is a world by him/her self, also a new book. One of the most enjoyable things for me in life is to read others' books. As a matter of fact, not every one's book is interesting, at least fr me; but I smell your book to be worth reading, or at least go through it's pages and take a look depending on how much you let us! :-D

By the way, I'm Elham, 25 year old from Esfahan.I've studied Chemical Engineering and at the present I'm looking for job. I'm glad to make friend with you.

Hope to read more from you,

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Hurieh » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:33 am

Dear friends;
Setayesh and Elham

I'm so pumped and excited of your hospitality that i can't express my feeling. Now I'm feeling such a bird that's flying in the air , near clouds...I have no words to express my sincere thanks; not only to you but also to dear Behnam who has gathered us here. I confess "YOU ARE ALL GREAT".
You praised my literacy, while your English is much better and you are also highly educated in your own majors . It's really nice of you. I'm so delighted to have such nice friends . Your statements were full of marvelous and friendly feeling that I could sense it apparently at the bottom of my heart, even through virtual space.
Dear Elham, you are ABSOLUTELY right. As we read in Imam Ali's Nahjolbalaghe, everyone is like a unique world. I DO believe this and this is why I like to hang out with different people with different thoughts, attitudes,social position ,age whatnot. Everyone has his/her flavour . Infact they look at the world from their own perspective. I try to hang out with them to learn at least a good tip of them. Altough i have lots of friends (loyal friends) arround myself, but i confess your friendship is something else. It's a great chance for me to expand the range of my friendship circle and have such educated and sincere friends even far from myself.
Dear Setayesh i really appreciate you for prising my comments on FB . I like to get acquainted to you and daer Elham much more. Although I'm a bit tied up these days, but I'll try to get in touch with you more by writing on this threads.
I wish all the best for both of you. Dear Elham I also wish you could find your favorite job as soon as possible, the one that you really deserve it.
Take care of yourself dear friends as much as a person who care about you hundreds Kilometer away , or even further.

Your's sincerely;
Hurieh
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Elham » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:11 am

Hi dear Hurie,

right now I lost a long post I had written to you :-( I'm angry and to be hoest I don't feel like writing it word by word again, so I make it short...

Thanks for your warm and friendly post.Your reply really motivated me write. It means a lot to me cause it was a long time I really wanted but was not motivated and your posts energized me again, thanks {-; :-D

Tomorrow I'm going to a 3-day trip and after that next week I'll be here to enjoy writing to and reading from you...

Best wishes,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Hurieh » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:38 am

Hi dear Elham,
Why anger..Take it easy and never worry about it..you have already proved your sincerity to me...I look forward to seeing you back. I have alot to share with you. Have a nice trip ahead. try to enjoy every moment of it.
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Fill in the blanks!(Lesson)

Post by behnam » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:46 am

Hi friends,

How are you? I hope you are enjoying every minute of your life. The autumn is coming. I can smell the smell of it in Tehran now. That's my favourite season. I love fall(but not falling) very much! {-:
Nobody is going to compete the questions about lesson??? :-(

I will write the answers in the evening.

All the best,
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Phrasal Verbs With GO

Post by Hurieh » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:19 am

Hi friends;

How are things??? In this post we're gonna learn phrasal verbs with "Go". As we all know, phrasal verbs consist a verb + preposition. Below you'll find definitions of the phrasal verbs with go plus an example that follows. Look over the list and then I'll post some exercise to see how well you know these phrasal verbs.
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GO AWAY = leave

I made the neighbor kids go away by yelling at them.
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GO BACK = return

When are you going back to school?
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GO BACK ON = not keep a promise or ones word

It's hard doing business with them. They always go back on their promises.

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GO DOWN
= decrease or reduce

The cost of gasoline is going down.
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GO FOR = A. try to achieve B. enjoy having

A. She is going for the gold medal at the national championships.
B. It's so hot out. I could really go for an ice cold glass of lemonade.

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GO IN FOR = take part in; participate

Are you going in for football this year after school?
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GO INTO = discuss in detail or at length

She didn't go into the reasons for the move.
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GO OFF = A. explode B. begin, start (with alarms or signals) C. become angry quickly D. stop (of a machine)

A. The bomb could go off at any moment.
B. The air raid signal went off and scared everyone in the room.
C. He went off in a flash when he heard the news. I've never seen him so upset.
D. The generator went off and we can't get it started again.

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GO ON = A. continue B. happen

A. Do go on! I could listen to you sing all day.
B. What's been going on here this morning? This place looks like a pig pen.
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GO ON WITH = continue as planned

I think we should go on with the lesson after break.
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GO OUT = A. fire stops burning B. social activities; a date

A. The fire went out because we ran out of fuel for it.
B. They love to go out on weekends to the movies.

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GO OVER
= A. review B. succeed; be received well

A. Do you usually go over the tests in class?
B. The comedian's joke didn't go over well with that crowd last night.

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GO THROUGH = A. examine, study carefully B. endure; experience difficulties

A. I need to have my lawyer go through this contract before I sign it.
B. I would never want to go through what she has.
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GO THROUGH WITH = proceed despite difficulties

I have decided to go through with the move to Berlin.
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GO WITH = A. match or suit B. accompany someone C. have as boyfriend or girlfriend

A. That blouse doesn't go with that skirt.
B. I am going with Jill to school.
C. Sarah is going with John. They make a cute couple.

***
GO WITHOUT = abstain from; not use or need

A camel can go without water for many, many days.


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Good luck with practising
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Go on Hurieh!

Post by behnam » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:21 pm

Hi Hurieh,

So many thanks for your useful posts. Please continue putting posts about phrasal verbs.

I hope to hear more from you.

All the best,
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Answers(Lesson)

Post by behnam » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:42 pm

Hi friends,

Here are the answers to the questions about lesson.


1) Teacher's salaries are very low, so I'm giving private lessons at weekends.
2) The teacher is terrible. I don't think he prepares his lessons carefully enough.
3) I got into trouble when my father found out that I had been skipping lessons.
4) My English teacher always starts his lessons with a warm-up exercise.
5) My brother is determined to be an actor so he's having lessons in dreams.
6) I was off school for 5 weeks, so I have quite a few lessons to catch up with.
7) We've got a lesson with Mrs Zunobi this afternoon.
8) You can't expect to learn everything about computing in a one-hour lesson.
9) The lesson was about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
10) No talking is allowed during the lesson.
11) Somebody needs to teach him a lesson in how to be polite to customers!.
12) The teacher started by going over the main points of yesterday's lesson.
13) I just don't see the point of this lesson.
14) It always takes the students a while to settle down at the start of the lesson.
15) The the main aim of my lesson was to get students talking.

Class is used for the group of people who are taught together.
16) I'm having driving lessons from my uncle.
17) The school runs evening classes throughout the year.
18) I think Jack is going to need some private lessons if he's going to have any chance of passing A level maths!
19) The teacher dismissed the class early because she had a meeting.
20) I have Electronics class at 14:00 on Wednesdays.

Good luck with practising.


All the best,
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Hi Behnam

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:14 am

Hi Behnam;

It's ok. I'm supposed to thank you for your GREAT thread. It caused me to go back to English after a couple of time. I hope to be more active in this elite group. I wish happiness for you and our friends. Have lovely days in upcoming season.

Regards,
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Phrasal verbs with GO: Exercise

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:25 am

Hi dear friends;

How's your practising going? I hope you've gone through my third to the last post carefully and found it useful. It was related to phrasal verbs with Go. I promised you to post some exercise for more practising. I didn't go back on my promise. Now I draw you attention to these questions. The answers are given at the end of this post.
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A: without - B: off - C: over - D: back - E: into - F: with - G: down - H: back on - I: for - J: through - K: on with

Q1- It's getting late; I think we should go ....... home now.
Q2 - I was really surprised when my dog attacked the postman; he really went .... him.
Q3 - She went ........ her notes before the exam to try to learn every last detail.
Q4 - The price of petrol went ..... last week when the Government reduced the price.
Q5 - I feel so guilty because he spoke about killing himself, but I never thought that he would go ..... with it.
Q6 - My alarm clock went ....... at 7 am.
Q7 - Do brown shoes go ...... a light-grey suit?
Q8- I went........ food once for three days. It was actually kind of nice.
Q9- Let's go ....... the party as planned. I'm sure we'll find another band.
Q10- He went....... his word and broke the contract he had signed.
Q11- He didn't go....... any detail. He just said they were getting a divorce.

Answers: Q1:D- Q2: I - Q3:C - Q4: G- Q5: J- Q6:B - Q7:F - Q8:A - Q9: K - Q10: H - Q11: E
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Common mistakes (using suggest correctly)

Post by Hurieh » Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:46 am

Hi dear friends;

What are you up to? There is no one here to show his/her feedback. I'm begining to think you'd fallen off the face of the earth and I'm alone here. But I won't give up.
I wanna share a simple tip with you. It doesn't hurt taking a short glance. check it out.
I'll explain how to use "suggest" correctly in our speechs. Look at these two sentences bellow.


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:nok: I hope you suggest us a good chinese resaurant.
:ok: I hope you suggest a good chinese resaurant.

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:idea: know you must have got it's tip. We never use objects after "suggest" . We just offer an idea.
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More examples:

:ok: We had no plan until peter suggested that we go to the new Japanese restaurant.
:ok: Can you suggest some spicy dishes ?
:ok: The nurse suggested not eating spicy foods.
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Note:
1) The verb followed suggest should be gerund (verb+ing) .
2) Another verb with the same meaning is "recommend" that follows this rule too.


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It was so easy. No sweat.
Good luck
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You are not alone Hurieh!

Post by behnam » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:53 pm

Hi Hurieh,

So many thanks for your interesting and useful posts. You are not alone, because at least 100 people visit this thread every day. Please keep on posting, surely the learners are interested in them. I am one of the learners, so obviously you are not alone. I read your posts carefully. :-D

All the best,
Behnam, 14 September, 2014

P.S. I will post a new set of questions about 'practice and homework' tomorrow!
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:03 pm

hi Behnam
i am fine . i am really happy to be part of this thread. coming to this thread feels like home where our friends are posting useful posts. thank you Behnam for giving us this opportunity to meet wonderful people all across the world through this thread.
i am waiting for new set of questions by you.i hope this time my all answers will be correct :)
happy Autumn to you Behnam . hope you will enjoy this season and every day of your life with health and prosperity
Here winters are about to come after one month .
take care :)
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:10 pm

setayesh wrote:Hi Mushaf,

I’m so sorry for being late in answering you. These days I’m so busy with everything in my life. I’m so happy seeing you active in this thread. Dear Mushaf I’m an Iranian girl and I’m living in Tehran. I saw that you’ve written about your major! Great! You’re studying business studies! It’s a very good major. Specially for ladies, although I don’t have any idea about your gender! As your major relates to business I wonder if there is any special working situation that you are fancy to work in at?

Thanks a lot for reading
Waiting to hear more about you.

Best wishes
Seti
hi setayesh
how are you? thanks for your message
yes i am female .
its nice to know that you are from Iran. i really like people of Iran. They are really very nice , polite and helpful. i would love to know about your subjects .

best wishes

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Fill in the blanks!(Practice and homework)

Post by behnam » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:20 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



need practice - have practice - improve with practice - learn through practice - come with practice - give you practice - it takes(years) of practice - be out of practice - It's just a question of practice - practice makes perfect - give homework - get some practice - do your homework - correct homework - hand in your homework - help you with your homework

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) Using a mouse is the easier thing in the world once you've .......... some practice.
2) This exercise .......... students practice in using the past tense
3) Most trainee teachers .......... practice in writing on a blackboard.
4) Don't worry. Your English will ......... with practice.
5) Playing the piano is the kind of skill that only ......... with years of practice.
6) You get knowledge from books, but skills can only be .......... through practice.
7) Your English will improve if you work hard. Speak as much as you can. ...........
8) I'll try to use my French, but I'm a bit ...........
9) Don't give up. Driving is just a ...........
10) If you want to learn to play the piano, it'll take ...........
11) You can't watch TV until you've .......... all your homework.
12) He never manages to .......... in his homework on time.
13) You .......... more homework at secondary school that at primary school.
14) The English teacher .......... the whole class extra homework for misbehaving.
15) My brother used to .......... me with my homework, but he's gone to university.
16) Our teacher .......... our homework during the lunch hour, then gave it back to us.


Thank you for following the thread and posts. Please participate actively in answering questions and posting things about English that help the learners with improving their English skills. Good luck with practicing!


All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:55 pm

My answers
1 Got
2 Improve
3 Need
4 Improve
5 Learn through
6 Learn
7 Practice makes perfect
8 Out of practice
9 Question of practice
10 Years of practice
11 Done
12 Hand
13 Do
14 Give
15 Help
16 correct

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Hi dear friends

Post by Hurieh » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:45 am

Hi dear friends,

How are things? I hope everything is going well with you. I've been meaning to set a new grammatical post, but I was away yesterday . Altought I had a fairly interesting and historic day, but I missed you too. Keep waiting to see my new set of grammatical tips in upcoming days.
Till next, Bye .
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Welcome dear Mushaf

Post by Hurieh » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:05 am

My dear friend;

Mushaf
Nice to meet you. It's my pleasure seeing you here. I also joined here afew days ago. You can see my short biography on page 167.
I found this thread really helpful to enhance my knowledge. And of course it's members are really friendly, easygoing and great to be with that you also had mentioned in your post. we can freely exchange our experiences, ideas, knowledge so on, without any hesitacy.
Altough I believe It's better to be silent and look dumb to everyone rather than being gossip and talkative in case we don't have anything worth to say, But in learning English process it's compeletely reverse. Being a good listeners could be an art in our social relationships, but in case of learning English being more and more talkative is much better. There is no fear of beinng accused of a talkative fellow in this case. So lets share our ideas with each other as much as we can.
I'm really interested in getting acquainted to you and still don't know any thing about your interests, passion so on. I hardly confine myself to any specific topic, because I'm usually looking for diversity.(In fact I'm jack of all threads, master of none {-; )... But In general, I like psychology too much. Since psychologists mainly concentrate on social behaviors and human's communications, they try to socialize to different people. I'm a bit conversant with medical context, Since I've been studying nursing as my academic major. I also devoted my time reading different religous and psychological books for a few years ago. Then I decided to try English too. I'm not sure what the next one will be. Maybe art. Who knows!!!

Dear Mushuf, my friends and I are really willing to read your posts and your ideas, although they might have been busy these days struggling with ups and downs of their lives. Please give us this opportunity to practise our English on you more and more.
Looking forward to reading your posts.

Best regards,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:00 pm

Hi Behnam,

I have painted myself into a corner that I want to hide myself for a while. I am not a leader that these people have rallied around me. Everyday a new problem ,I am moody ,I don’t want the heaven, donate it to others who deserve it. Some friends ask me to interfere in things which doesn't concern to me. I am not a consultant, how can I settle down their life. But I can’t say no to people who ask for help .

Yesterday he came at the door and start opening his heart for me. The problem is that his wife is working out in an org,has no time to cook at house . my friend is working in Electric company ,work in shift ,so he is at home many days ,he cook for lunch oftentimes ,care children because his wife is not at home. he asked his wife to left her work and stay at home , because they don’t need money, but his wife didn’t accept it. They have quarreled many times since 7 years ago, he told me I am bearing this life because of two innocence children. He tries to hide the sadness from his parents and other relatives. Some people prefer to speak with their friends than parents. He cries when speaking. He labeled himself as a failure and accept the measurable prophecy for his life . Does divorce is the final way?

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:58 pm

Dear Hurieh

Hi! How are you? I hope everything is going well with you. Thank you so much for being active at this Let’s learn together garden. I am so sorry if I could not write to so sooner. I was so busy with my job and studies and having problem with internet connection! However, now I’m here. Thanks God!

This is September and summer is almost over. And Autumn is coming soon. How was your summer? How did you pass it? Do you have any special plan for following months?

Impatiently waiting to hear about you.

All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:04 pm

hi Hurieh
nice to meet you. sorry for my late "HI"
i have noticed your remarkable work for this thread. if you ask about my english then i am hopeless to improve my english. because i am too much occupied with tense usage that i cant concentrate . so many questions wander in my mind about English so i am asking you one of those questions
whats the difference between had been and have been usage?

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Re:Dear Setayesh...

Post by Hurieh » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:35 am

My dear Setayesh,
Hi

Thank you very much for your update and warm greeting. You can't imagine how much I'm glad to see you back. Although I know It's only been about a week since I saw your last post, but It sounds like such a long time I haven't seen you. You were greatly missed darling.
You asked me to describe my summer vacation. Your question was so interesting and nostalgic to me, since it remindes me of my schooltime that I was supposed to describe my whole summer as a composition on a sheet of paper with the title "How do you describe your summer vacation ?".
You know, our lives are the story of ups and downs and nobody is exception of this basic and primary rule. So there is no point in complaining about people, situations, objects whatnot. I won't go into the details. In general, my summer was both interesting and stressful. It's bright and dark aspects turned it to a grey-color memory in my mind. My misfortunes led to the priceless experiences and lessons that strengthened my patience, decision making skills and mind, while it's fortunes helped and motivated me to keep going.
We had a brutal and hot summer in Yazd as usual, but I spent nearly all weekends out. I also got this chance to do whatever I liked.
Although my summer wasn't quite perfect, but it was such relaxation time after nearly two years studying, working on thesis and training juniors all at the same time and without any pause. That to years passed so difficult that I can hardly compare it to any period of my life. Infact this summer even with it's misfortunes gave me the sense of drinking a glass of cold lemonade while lying down on a sofa and listening to a light music in a balcony which overlooks a nice and fully green garden at a terrible summer.
Summer is almost over and my highest priority is graduating from university as soon as possible. Because I'm so bored of studying for about 18 years in a row. I still don't have any particular plan after graduating. I hope to be offered a high grade and well paid job. {-; .. Otherwise I'll follow my favorite activities.
Now it's your turn dear setayesh. Put me in the picture and let me know whether you enjoyed your summer. I hope you've experienced an unforgetable and lovely summer. Meanwhile, I hope you break a leg with your performance and get more successes in all aspects of your life.

Your friend,
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Re: Dear Mushaf

Post by Hurieh » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:04 am

Hi dear mushaf,

Thank you for your compliment . I'm not that good . I'm also a learner who is taking her first steps in learning English. Dear Mushaf it's not necessary to stop your life and get yourself busy with English all the time . It's important to keep learning even with lower speed. But try not to go back or feel frustrated. Bear in your mind that learning English is a fun .
Dear friend,your question is twofold. Because those verb structures you mentioned could be used in different situations. I mean we could use them as present/past perfect or present /past perfect continuous depending on the verbs follow them. I'll clarify them in examples bellow.

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present perfect : It points at an action that has completed in the past (a finished action).

ex1: I've seen him twice.
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present perfect continuous: refers to an unfinished action. I mean it aims at a situation that began in the past and still is going and even my continue in the future.

ex2: I've been studynig nursing in a college.
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Past perfect: points at an action that was finished before another action in the past.
ex3: When I arrived they had whatched TV.
This is the order of both actions: (First they were watching TV. Then I arrived.)
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Got it???
I hope my explanations were clear enough. Try to be active in this thread,even by dropping a line.Because we'll miss you alot..

Good luck,
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Thanks Mushaf!

Post by behnam » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:39 pm

Hi Mushaf,

Thank you very much for completing the questions. You answers are correct. Well done!

You said winter is coming? Really? How? That's interesting. Maybe you are living in an equatorial country!

I will post a new set of questions soon.

All the best,
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Hi Mohsen!

Post by behnam » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:04 pm

Hi Mohsen,

You cannot imagine how happy I was when I saw your post? Where are you man? I'd missed you terribly.

Surely, that's very nice of you to be so trustworthy that your friends share their private things about their lives with you. However, the negative impacts of knowing the sad things about society cannot be denied.

Dear Mohsen, unfortunately the world has changed. We(you and I) belong to previous generations. I am not in the mood for digging this topic so deeply or even to write about it, however, due to the respect I have for you, I don't leave your question unanswered. In my opinion, stubborn women must be left alone! There is no way to convince them. It is a total waste of time, effort, money, and energy to speak about logic to someone who is illogical! Divorce is the only way to get rid of such people. Mothers are supposed to love their children instinctively; much more than fathers actually. However, amazingly and strangely, their instinctive love is manipulated! Remove your shoes and throw them away when they are tight and uncorrectable. {-: {-: {-: :lol: {-: {-: {-:

Women must know, if there is a competition between men and women in cruelty, men will win it! :lol:

All the best,
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Something is forgotten!

Post by behnam » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:46 pm

Dear Mohsen, I've forgotten to say that walking in bare feet is better than wearing uncomfortable shoes! {-: :lol: {-:

About children, if they are females, your friend should give them to his unkind wife, because an unkind wife cannot give birth to kind daughters. Upbringing such unkind girls is an unforgivable act of treachery. Why? Well, clearly these two girls will make two men miserable in the future! LOL! :lol: {-: :lol:

If they are males, well, he has to keep them with himself, unfortunately, but a wise man pays money monthly(after divorce of course), instead of upbringing children! Leave these things to women and enjoy your life with another lady! This is what I've learned from westerners. :lol: {-: :lol: Don't blame me man! Good things must be learned, even though you learn them from your sworn enemies! {-:

I hope you've gotten the answer! Hhhhhhh...

All the best,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:46 pm

hi Behnam
thanks for checking my answers. i am so much happy to know that all of my answers are correct :)
winters will arrive in october or november. here its still hot summer days . after winter autumn will arrive then spring in march
we have summers for more then 4 months .
God bless you always
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:07 pm

hi hurrieh
your English is very good .
Thanks for your explanation. i got it .
yes sure i will always be active on this thread. i love this thread. its really nice to come here . i always come here to check whats going on here. sometimes i don't write because i have nothing to say and my English is not that much good to help others so i silently read members messages here and leave but now i will try to post something about English in coming days .

take care

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Hi dear Behnam

Post by Hurieh » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:54 am

Hi dear Behnam,

I'm really chuffed and pleased to see your post after a few days. It's long since we heard from you. How are you and your nice family? specially apples of your eye??? How are getting on with your job?
Dear Behnam, We well know how much you must have been busy these days. But it's not an acceptable excuse. Since nobody could deny your hyperactivity and hardworking. What has happened to your hospitality? :?: :-(
This is your thread and we are your guests here. you well know, the lecturer should motivate his/her audiences.. {-; .. Your absences was quite obvious, since no one could fill your shoes in this thread. you are greatly missed. Kindly remember your friends by immediately responding to my post.

Warm Regards,
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Re: Dear mushaf

Post by Hurieh » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:05 am

Hi dear mushaf,

How are you doing? thanks for your updating. Your English is good. I'm not exagerating at all. I really enjoy reading your posts.
My friends and I are impatiently looking forward to seeing your nice post.I'm a bit busy these days but will try to set a new post in upcoming days.

With best wishes.
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Hi Hurieh!

Post by behnam » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:48 am

Hi Hurieh,

How are you? I hope you are doing well and enjoying your life. So many thanks for participating in posting useful posts in this thread. You are making this thread one of the bests in the world. I am following all the posts regularly. I read them carefully. Although I am busy these days, it doesn't mean I am not visiting the thread and not reading the posts. I dislike to say 'I am busy', since I believe we are number one in the world, when it comes to killing time. We don't manage our time, that's why we are busy all the time. Amazingly, we are busy all the time, but we are doing nothing! We don't spend our time effectively. On the buses, trains, stations, etc.you see people are either staring at some points in front of themselves or frowning at others for no reasons, or playing with mobile phones and tablets! Nobody reads book or even newspaper! Little by little, people will become illiterate! They are killing time easily. I hate killing my time! :lol: :lol: :lol:

In this semester, I have to teach three subjects. Two of them are in my field of study, so I don't need any preparation for them. However, one of them is beyond my field of study. In other words, it is related to another field, and I am teaching it for the first time in my teaching life. I have to make notes for the lectures. It takes me a lot of time. LOL

About hospitality, you are not a guest anymore, honestly speaking! {-: You are one of the owners of the thread. However, that is very kind of you to think of me as axis of the thread. Your words are so sweet. Your kindness is so nice. Thank you very much!

Your writing is very well. We are all learning from you. I am personally learning from you many things. When the Sun rises, the stars disappear! That's another reason for my absence. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dear Hurieh, please keep on being with us. My presence may fluctuate from time to time, but I'll never leave this place willingly. Therefore, I can easily assure you that I would welcome your posts with open arms all the time; as long as I am alive and this thread is active! :lol:

Hope to read more from you.

All the best,
Behnam, 19 September, 2014
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Fill in the blanks!(job)

Post by behnam » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:57 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



apply for a job - get a job - hold down a job - look for a job - lose your job - a challenging job - a boring job - a rewarding job - a responsible job - a stressful job - the perks of the job - the pressure of the job - qualifications for the job - a job involves - a job requires - job satisfaction - a job demands - job security - a full-time/part-time/temporary/permanent job

Now complete the sentences with the correct form of the above expressions:

1) Ali had better be careful. If he's late for work again, he might .......... his job.
2) I've been .......... for a job for 3 months, but I haven't had much success so far.
3) I've .......... for a job with a company in Tehran. The interview is next week.
4) Ali left after only a week. he never manages to ......... down a job for long.
5) I finally ......... a temporary job, washing dishes in a hotel, but it's only for a month.
6) I don't think teachers are paid enough for doing such a .......... job.
7) Pilots are well-paid, but it's a very .......... job. I'd rather have my health.
8) Helping sick people is very satisfying. For me, it's a very .......... job.
9) Her job is so routine that she hates it. Filling papers all day is such a .......... job.
10) The job isn't .......... enough for her. She wants something more creative.
11) I get five free flights a year. It's one of the .......... of the job.
12) Well, there's no doubt that you've got the right .......... for the job, but your lack of experience might count against you.
13) He resigned when he realised that the .......... of the job were making him ill.
14) While studying at university I also had a .......... job in a supermarket.
15) This job .......... good mental skills.
16) The job .......... good eyesight and a high level of concentration.
17) Lots of people are more interested in job .......... than earning high salaries.
18) There's no job .......... in acting. You are only employed for short periods of time.
19) After years of .......... employment he landed a .......... job with a local newspaper .
20) What exactly does the job entail? Does it .......... a lot of paperwork?


Thank you for following the thread and posts. Please participate actively in answering questions and posting things about English that help the learners with improving their English skills. Good luck with practicing! You should bear in mind for always that your participation in the thread motivates us to continue our activities. This is what my two old friends Elham and Setayesh are expected to know!!! }: }: }: }: }: }: }: }: }: }:


All the best,
Behnam, 19 September, 2014
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:44 pm

Thanks behnam for your questions
1. Lose
2. Looking
3. applied
4. hold
5. get
6. responsible
7. stressful
8. satisfying
9. boring
10. challenging
11. perks
12. qualification
13. pressure
14. part time
15. requires
16. demands
17. security
18. permanent
19. temporary full time
20. involve

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:50 pm

Hi Hurieh
Thanks for your kind words
your appreciation is a source of motivation for me .
hope everything is fine at your side
take care

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DO, GO, PLAY...Which one?

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:35 am

Hi my friends,

I'm here with a new post. This post is exclusively for you, specially my dear Mushaf who is more active in learning...
In this post we'll learn the usage of different verbs for activities and exercise.

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Do is usually used for recreational activities or non team sports that don't need a ball. (yoga, aerobics, exercise ,...)

:ok: I usually do yoga.
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GO is usually used by activities that end in ing.(diving, hiking, bowling, skating, dancing, ...)

:ok: I often go bowling.
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PLAY is usually used by ball sports or competitive activities. (footbal, basketball, cricket, ...)

:ok: I rarely play badminton.
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Break a leg and do your best with practising.

Hurieh
Sep 20th/14

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