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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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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
15 …..
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,
Hurieh
September 7th/2014

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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.

All the best,
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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:

All the best,
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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.


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


All the best,
Behnam, 9 September, 2014
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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,
Behnam, 10 September, 2014
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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
Seti

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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
Seti

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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,

Eli

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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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Sep 11th/2014

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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,
Eli

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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.

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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.

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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,
Hurieh

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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!


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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:

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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...

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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,
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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,
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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.

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Re:Dear Behnam...

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:58 am

Hi dear Behnam,

My sincere gratitude to you for your consideration and encouraging letter. Your analogy was quite unfair and exaggerating, since your highlighted presence and shiness in this thread are completely undeniable, and so do our friends. {-;
I won't put myself in the trouble of praising you, this thread and it's members anymore... Because it's like trying to prove an evident fact or formula.
On the one hand, I'm not as subtle as you to elaborate my thoughts in such nice and plain statements extemporaneously. On the other hand, this thread has the highest rates of viewers that proves it's popularity....This is not weird at all,because it's administrator is such an energetic man who truely deserves to be called as PLATINUM MEMBER or whatever...

wish all the best for you in your favorite season...Do try to enjoy every moment of it.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:42 pm

hi Hureih
Thank you so much for your motivating words and remembering me .
Thanks for your useful posts . They are really helpful.
Well what i like most in your post is the stress upon practicing . i think language can only be learn through practice and determination which probably i am lacking but i will try to be determine like you. learning a new language is a slow and gradual process. it needs time and lots of patience.

thanks
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Elham » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:37 am

Hiiiiii Hurie,

I'm back.Actually we came back from the trip last week on Thursday,but I didn't find a good chance to write post till now. How are you honey? I follow your posts and really enjoy your English writing talent. You know, it's one of my interests to know different words and apply them in my speaking or writing, not only in English but also in Farsi...I'm excited when I come across a new interesting word or expression with which I can express my thoughts and feelings differently. I like it when I see you have a good knowledge of words and use various of them in different sentences.

How do you practice English? and how have you survived it? :-D Unfortunately, I've lost my English.It's an emergency for me to save my English...I wanted to ask you to have chat with each other, but if we chat I'm sure I stop writing here to you and lose this great chance to improve my English...so we continue here.. {-;

You are a nurse, right? I congratulate you on it! That is one of the best jobs in the world. It's hard, I know, but taking care of other people can really be pleasing. I love the jobs in which one can have straight relation with people and benefit them.What's your own opinion? How do you like being a nurse? What do you like or dislike about it? I'm eager to know about your experience as a nurse.

waiting to read from you,
kiss,

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mohsen » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:25 pm


Hi Behnam,
Thanks for your answer , in fact you are a key for every problem ,a light for every shadow, a relief for every sorrow & a plan for every tomorrow. Yes we should remove the uncomfortable shoes .this is logic.
But the problem is that when we speak about feeling ,love , emotion ,there is no place for logic , they are opposite, the logic base on division , feeling needs two sides. Furthermore the woman has no special borders, she wants both God and the date. She loves her husband and her job as well ,the laugh and cry,the man loves his children in a way that he wants to devote his life for children, he can’t imagine not to see them even for one day, the children are both girls ,furthermore the woman is good-tempered and well behaved when I speak with her , but my friend says the she is mischievous as well as her parents , when they speak with other people the are well-tempered ,but they show their real face at home.
I think my friend is ineffective in his life ,and really cool as cucumber ,but he can’t deal with a hot potato.
Dear Behnam I going for a two weeks trip , I will pray for you , please forgive me for every disturbance I made

Good luck
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Re: Dear mushaf...

Post by Hurieh » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:09 am

Hi dear mushaf,

What are you up to these days? Long time no see. I wonder why you are so quiet while your English is good. please don't hesitate to write for us. I realy love your posts.

Dear Mushaf, these days I was thinking about your last post about learning English. you are ABSOLUTELY right. Learning English is an ongoing and continuous process. Aside from the practising, there are other factors that play important roles in this category. In general, to achieve every accomplishment we should have a clear plan that indicates our goal and destination. After making a plan we should consider a deadline that determines the expected time to reach to our goal. Then we should follow our goal based on our organized plan.
You know, almost all people know the importance of planing but they rarely implement it and write it down on a paper. I usually keep arround a notebook and clock during studying and compute the mean (average) of the hours I study per day. Surprisingly, It shows I just spend 1-2 hours/day studying efficiently...
dear mushaf, another problem that majority of us have whilst studying and may happen unconsciuosly is lack of concentration. Before using our mind for studying we should make it ready. Doing intellectual affairs when our mind is tired or in case of lack of glocose (the fuel of brain) not only spoils thinking and learning process, but also may cause some cognitive disease in elderly such as demantia.( That's why I don't study too much... {-; ). Tirness could have negative effects on learning by affecting on concentration . To send data from short-term memory to long-term memory two factors are more important. First item is having enough concentration and readiness and second one is classifying and categorizing data by drawing charts, shapes, so on. without enough concentration we can't learn effectively..Although some people claim our mind is capable to learn things unconsciously ( for instance, listening to a music during sleeping ) but nobody guarantees it's accuracy and quality. Since everything that has been achieved easily, would be lost easily. This is my slogan that " Quality is much more important than Quantity).
Let me tell you my personal experience that forced me to learn how to concentrate deeply..I've been living in a quite big house. But it only has two rooms. one of them is close to the street and another one is beside the living room and TV set. I always had problem with studying because of the noise. The more I read, the more I felt exhausted. Because I couldn't learn anything. But step by step, I learned how to concentrate deeply. It might seem weird, but I can't learn anything in quiet places. Noisy places help me focus on the topic very well and learn things easily and quickly...Sometimes I drown myself in studying as deep that experts lifeguard can't take me out... {-:
Dear friend, I can write for you for several hours. But I'm afraid I'm running short of time. I also have to answer Elham's post. Anyways, those statements were my personal experience. You can write your ideas and strategies in studying even in contrast to my ideas. I like controversial discussions, since they let me learn different ideas.

Sincere best wishes,
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Re: Dear Elham,

Post by Hurieh » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:27 am

Hi dear Elham,

Welcome back. You were greatly missed darling. What was your trip like? Did you enjoy it? What did you buy as souvenir ? :?: {-; :!: I don't know how much you are interested in buying souvenir!!! But what I like best about traveling is buying different things. I hardly buy anything for myself on my trips, because I wanna have enough time and currency ( {-; ) to buy for others who aren't with me on my trip and make them happy. It shows them I was thinking of them during the trip especially religous cities such as holy Mashhad. Since I'm subtle and familiar with everyone's taste, I could make them satisfied with my own gifts. {-; .. But in contrary, I don't expect anything in return..Because of my different taste and sensivity in buying things. Other's gifts hardly suit my taste. {-; ..
well, you asked me about my strategy in learning English and also my major. these two topics are too general. I can write about them for several hours. Let's put it off to another time. I'll explain them with details as soon as I get a chance. Dear Elham, believe it or not your English is excellent. I like your posts specially the way you use grammatical tips.
You mentioned that you wanna chat with me. It's really nice of you. I also like to get acquainted to you more and more and even visit you in real world, face to face. Who knows. It might happen. :!: Since I love my Isfahani friends. They are SO kind and easygoing. please keep writing for me. I'm dying to hear from you.

Yours ever,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:05 am

is it correct to write
since when you have been living in Australia ?

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:21 am

Hi Hurrieh
Thanks for your kind words. your motivation means a lot to me .
You are really an intelligent girl. The way you defined the whole process of planing is remarkable. I totally agree with you that quality matter more then quantity. i agree with every aspect of your post. its very important to have ones brain on the task instead of thinking something else while reading . its important to set short term goals and to devise strategy to achieve them. your post was really informative to read. and i think one of the biggest enemy of time is procrastination
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Thanks Mushaf!

Post by behnam » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:50 pm

Hi Mushaf,

So many thanks for completing the questions. All your answers are correct except one of them. I am sure you have known the answer, but maybe you have been in a rush! That's OK!


5) I finally got a temporary job, washing dishes in a hotel, but it's only for a month.

The action of finding the job has been started in the past and finished. Therefore, we have to use the past simple tense. It's no big deal. Don't worry! Your English is excellent.

All the best,
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Hi again!

Post by behnam » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Hi again Mushaf,


About your question 'since when have you been living in Australia?', the structure seems OK, but I'm afraid the meaning is not what you mean! As far as I know, 'since when?' used in questions to show that you are very surprised or angry. It doesn't ask for the duration of time. I think you should ask 'How long have you been living in Australia?". If you are interested in knowing the exact arrival time, it is better to ask 'When exactly did you arrive in Australia?' The person may reply "It was night...!" Funny! :lol: :lol: :lol:

What a challenging situation! If I were you, I'd ask "What was your arrival date in Australia?" :lol: :lol: :lol:

All the best,
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Hi Hurieh!

Post by behnam » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:14 pm

Hi Hurieh,

How are you doing? I hope you are doing well. Thanks for your wonderful posts and positive words. :lol:

You are very kind and your kindness is sweet! You are taking-and melting- the hearts of the girls in the thread, let alone the heart of an emotional men like me! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Please keep on writing and challenging. I love challenging things very much. {-:

All the best,
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Hi Mohsen!

Post by behnam » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:21 pm

Dear Mohsen,

So many thanks for your positive words about me. That's very kind of you. You are exaggerating, thank you very much anyway.

About that two-faced lady and other two-faced people I will write something when you are back from the trip. Just inform me when you are at home. I've got something to share with you about two-faced ladies. Being two-faced is bad, but it is disgusting when women behave insincerely! This means something dangerous! God forbid! If I were the guy of the story, I would not stand that lady even for one second! You might not believe it, but in my opinion, a two-faced lady easily leaves the....to the cats! {-: {-: {-: :lol: {-: {-: {-:

Have a nice trip!

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Warm-blood Hurieh

Post by Elham » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:43 pm

Dear Huriehhhhhhh,

You know what? Your warm blood has captured my heart {-;
I can't wait to chat with you in person...my Skype id is: Elham.andishe....it would be so kind of you if you accept my invitation to chatting. In fact, I don't wanna lose the chance of writing in English to you in the thread, but I'm sure we can have lovely girlish talk, words that should be said in privet {-; {-:

About the trip, It was just perfect. Although it was a short 3-day trip,thankfully we enjoyed every minute of it. On one hand, my love for Emam Reza's shrine, on the other hand the companions made the trip both soul-lifting and enjoyable to me.
I do love holy shrines, specially Emam Reza's. As you know such places is filled with positive energy...and since I firmly believe in energy and its effects on our souls,when I go to such places I just let my spirit free... I forget myself and immerse in the peace see...I just sit and let my energy entrances open....oh thank god... I really needed such flow of energy to my Chakras...
My cousins were with us. We really enjoyed ourselves, laughed a lot and had a great deal of fun. One of the fun things we did was to look at the spouses and decide if they match or not! :roll: There were many young romantic couples and interestingly in almost all cases, the boy and girl were very alike... as if they were created for each other...we tried to find our alike mates too, but unfortunately ours were not there in Mashhad...hahaha... :lol:

About Souvenir, emmm, as you know I'm an Esfahani...soooooo... {-; {-; {-;
I'm kidding. You.You should know I'm from Najaf Abad. Have you ever heard of Najaf Abad? The city of Ayatollah Montazeri?! I don't consider my self Esfahani , although I love Esfahan. Have you ever been to Esfahan? It's a really lovely city. But there are some features its people are known with, which I don't like... anyway, we bought souvenir for my dad, sister and brother-in-law who were not with us and my little cute cousin...To be honest, I love to buy things for myself while on trip... I'm sure in every new place there's sth that can't be found in my own city :roll: I bought some very beautiful clothes..I love shopping on trip :-D

That's enough for tonight...
Waiting eagerly for your coming posts... and also for chatting with you honey...

B.W.
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Re: TO Dear Behnam...

Post by Hurieh » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:04 am

Hi dear Behnam,

Thanks for your nice and encouraging words. Infact your words persuade or even tempt me to write on this thread more and more.
In response to the second part of your letter (about my friend's heart) I have to tell you something frankly. I didn't melt their hearts since they've already captivated my heart by their kindness and sincerity . I've found a special feeling to this thread and my virtual friends that I can't explain it anymore. Something like a power, gravity or magnet that absorbs my attention to this direction.
And in response to your last sentence of that paragraph about your heart , I'm afraid I can't do anymore for two reasons. First: I'm not familiar with men's nature at all. Second: My heart has already been captured by the girls of your thread.. {-; I might be forgetful, but I'm not fair weather friend at all specially when my friends need a shoulder to cry.
However, I don't like you feel we are divided to two wings.. :-( }: ..I don't know exactly what we should do.. :!: :?: .. But you are the administrator of this thread and authorized. You could set some rules to change the feministic atmosphere of your thread. We'll obey you without any complain. {-;

sincere grateful,
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Re:To Dear Elham...

Post by Hurieh » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:19 am

Hi dear Elham,

I'm really glad to hear you had such lovely and enjoyable trip, especially to holy shrine of Imam Reza (as). We have alot in common. I also DO love Imam Reza's holy shrine. I have to visit there at least once a year. However, I always feel this is the first time I've visited there and have missed Imam Reza (as) too much.
But I'm sure it's a common feeling that all pilgrims should have had to the kingdom of hearts. I just can say " LUCKY YOU".
Dear Elham, It's a shame I'm not good at geography of my country and don't know where Najaf Abad is located exactly.. :oops: :-( .. But don't worry about what other people say about Isfahani people. Since I consider myself a Shirazi girl who has lived in Yazd and has drunk water of ISFAHAN. ;-) {-; {-:
Dear friend, so many thanks for your invitation. You are SO kind and easygoing as I guessed before. You must have got several good traits that I'll find in you step by step. But I'm afraid I can't have live chat to you or anybody else these days for some reasons. :oops: .. I don't have any account there and my English isn't also that good that you think my darling. I ask your pardon for this. I hope I could get in touch with you more and more. I'll write a post exclusively for you about nursing in coming days. Don't forget to write for me as much as you can. I'm waiting for you and your nice posts.

warm regards,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:27 pm

hi Behnam
Thank you so much for checking my answers.
Thank you for you answer for my question. yes you got it right i wanted to ask the tenure of the person living in Australia. thank you for correcting my sentence . you are really very nice.

take care
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Re: Dear Elham!

Post by Hurieh » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:31 am

Dear Elham,
Hi
How are you??? I wanna introduce my major to you.I hope you'll like it.
Everyone may consider nursing as a rewarding occupation. But only a nurse knows how much this job is stressful, challenging, difficult so on. You must be a nurse to understand and qualify the intensity of it's pressure and turmoil.
Nursing is both interesting and stressful to me. I like it's teorical aspect not practical. But unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) these two parts have tight links to eachother in nursing that are inseparable. When it comes to Critical Cares Nursing, even gets worse. Since you are supposed to take care of seriously ill and unconscious patients in an environment full of strange and invasive apparatus, wires and machines, agitated and nervous families, tears , tension, death so on.
Dear Elham, pardon me please. I didn't mean to make you feel sad or inconvenient. I won't describe it's turmoils anymore, since I know you may feel upset. I could write several books about this major. Since I consider it as an ocean. Nurses should have expanded knowledge to be able to take care of different patients in different situations and units.
I believe nursing isn't a suitable job for women. Since it demands some qualifications such as mental, physical and emotional stability and integrity. I mean you should be strong enough (or even a bit cruel :evil: ) to grin and bear it's burdens. This might be a reason that some nurses may seem a bit bad tempered or stony hearted. Even a male nurse may run into problem in this job. Since we are all human and can't tolerate eachother's pain, problem so on. The pressure of the job will become more serious and intolerable when you've been drawn to the patient's familial problems such as disability, poverty so on, unintentionally. However, you can't do anything to help them and will feel depressed, frustrated, whatnot.
You might ask why I didn't cut out this major sooner. You know, medical majors have some restrictions that don't let you quit easily. (something like military service for boys ).

BUT nursing isn't always that horrible and terrific that I depicted. You can also find beams of hope and beauty in it. When you soothen a person's pain by your good care, or help a newborn to open his/her eyes at this world you will feel real satisfaction.

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Phrasal verbs with Keep

Post by Hurieh » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:48 am

The phrasal verbs with "keep" is listed below . Check it out please.
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KEEP AROUND = keep s.th near you

I have no idea why they keep around this piece of junk. They'll never use it.
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KEEP AT = continue with something (usually difficult)

Jill kept at the puzzle until she put all the pieces together.
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KEEP AWAY = prevent from gaining access; Don't allow someone near something

Medicines should always be kept away from children.
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KEEP BACK = maintain a safe distance

The police kept back the crowd by blocking off the street.
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KEEP DOWN
= A. not vomit B. repress or muffle

A. Did she keep down the soup? No, she hasn't kept anything down for two days.
B. Keep down the noise, will you? I'm trying to sleep.

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KEEP FROM = refrain from doing=control yourself

I couldn't keep myself from eating the last piece of cake.
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KEEP IN = not allow out

She kept him in because he had a high temperature.
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KEEP OFF = A. not walk on something B. not talk about something

A. There was a sign posted at the courthouse that read; keep off the grass!
B. The reporter kept off any the topic of the recent scandal with the politician.

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KEEP ON = continue

Let's keep on hiking... it's such a beautiful day.
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KEEP OUT = not allow someone to enter

We were kept out of the club because we were too young.
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KEEP TO = remain steady or faithful to something

Let's keep to the plan. I don't want to make any changes now.

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KEEP UP = A. prevent from going to bed B. maintain a continuous action or state

A. John kept up Jill last night talking about the current crisis.
B. "Keep up the good work," John's teacher said to him as he handed back his essay.

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KEEP UP WITH = A. move at same rate or pace B. stay informed, current, up to date

A. The pack kept up with the leader as they rounded the final bend of the race.
B. I keep up with things back home by reading the news on the internet.

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Keep on practising!

Good luck,
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by setayesh » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:57 pm

Hi dear Hurieh,

I’m so sorry if my absence dragged on for another week. To be honest with you, I’ve caught a bad cold. Seeing that being sick I took 2 days off to rest at home.

Thanks a lot for writing about my question. It was so enjoyable to read about your summer. I even could imagine the hot climate of Yazd province. This summer was boiling hot here as well. But thank goodness, we survived owing to using air conditioners in such a hot weather everywhere!

Dear Hurieh, these days I’m preparing myself for a job promotion interview. It’s a bit worrying and somehow I’m feeling on edge due to the fact that interview would be in English! Although I’m trying to be so effective in it, my mind is so occupied with the matter of sounding qualified and modest at the same time. Because sometimes when you are trying to show your qualifications and abilities you seem proud, and it makes interviewers keen on to point out your mistakes. There for the situation goes from bad to worse. Anyway, I hope to manage it!
If you have got any tip I would be so glad to know it.

Have a good weekend,

Love
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MISSED U!

Post by setayesh » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:42 pm

Hi dear Behnam,

I need to begin by saying that “ I’ve missed you terribly”! I’m sure that you are so busy with your courses at university. Let me confess to the fact that I envy your students a lot! Since their professor is a great person. Not just in words but in real. A great professor, who will go and walk that every possible extra mile to help the world of science. A friend who will never hesitate to make any effort to make me feel right even in the wrongest time. who have always taught me so many wonderful things. To be strong, to be smiling, to be tough, to be unconditionally loving, to be patient, to be calm. You always leave me astonished about how you really manage to be calm, patient and determined in doing several things in the toughest time together. Thanks a lot for being my friend, and thank you so much for inspiring me by your presence.


It was just to let you know that I’ve missed you so much and waiting for U.
All the best
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Elham » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:07 am

Hi Hurieh,

How are you my lovely friend? Hope you're enjoying your Friday. Sorry, I'm a little late in replying your post.

Actually, I came to computer so energetically to write to you in a crazy way...since I was so energetic and crazy today..... but sadly just before starting to write to you , I read an email from my lovely dear Amal (one of our friends in the thread and for me my sister)....her mail shocked me... really shocked me.... and I' just wordless now.....

I try to write to you after dealing with this terrible shock...
By the way, many thanks for your nice post about nursing. Oh my god, what a really difficult and challenging job...you had described it greatly...I love to write more about it now but my mind really doesn't help....

I'll come back to you soon honey...

Have a nice day,

Eli

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I've missed you terribly!

Post by behnam » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:17 pm

Dear friends, Hurieh, Setayesh, Elham, Mohsen, Mushaf,...,

How are you doing? I hope you are doing well and enjoying every minute of your life. The most beautiful month of the year has come, the birds are chirping, the Sun is getting kind, the shades are getting long, the dry leaves falling down, ...I love them all!

I've missed you a lot. Three days of every week; mainly Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I am busy at university. To be honest with you, on these days I don't use the Internet, although I've got Internet account, provided by University. On Mondays and Thursdays afternoons, I am on the way; on buses and trains. Therefore, I haven't got access to the Net(If I had access to the Net, I wouldn't get online when traveling, because I dislike being busy with my mobile phone!). However, you are always in my thoughts and heart. Your place is safe there. I never stop thinking about you, remembering the memories we have had with each other, while chatting! I may not put posts here, but it doesn't mean that I have forgotten you.

Today, I got home at 7 o'clock in the morning. I checked my email and read the posts, took a shower and slept! I was very tired.

Please keep the thread alive and active, since thread is; at least, the only place to share something with each other and to keep the connection connected. I often receive emails from you too. That's lovely. I love them. However, an email is shared between two people(in our case), but the posts are read by many people!

It is very nice to read your emails and posts. They are inspiring and motivating. I love your words and kindness. Thank you very much indeed.

According to some experts, the 21st century is the century of loneliness! Loneliness will be one of the most serious problems of human beings in this century. I often speak to my students about this problem and ask them to put away mobile phones as soon as possible. I believe, mobile phone is one of the tools that creates loneliness and some other disasters! On Wednesday in one of the classes I said, "The wiser someone is, the less they use mobile phone."

Let's fight with loneliness! We must not let this disaster happen! Let's fight with the things that bring or cause disaster. My friends, this problem is serious! Take part in fighting with the things that result in loneliness!

I have informed my friends since 2007(the time I entered the Internet) about the disastrous impacts of loneliness! This is one of the bitter fruits of the materialist philosophy which is born and grown in the West!

I don't know what to say, since the blackness is more powerful than whiteness and then it's going to cover all the screen! Blackness is winning! The Sun is going to get completely blocked by dark clouds. Why? Well, I see the footage of loneliness in wherever I see in the world! }: }: }: }: }: }: }: }: }: }:

Love your posts!


All the best,
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Re:Dear Setayesh...

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:23 am

Hi dear Setayesh,

So many thanks for your update. I guessed you must have been busy these days. Hope this letter finds you in the best of your health. You well know, the best prescriptions for common cold are CBR (Complete Bed Rest) and having a healthy diet, but in case of having a strong immune system. Stress and insufficient rest may weaken our immune system and increase the outbreak of viral and fungal disease. Take care of yourself very well specially in fickle weather of authumn. I've written a long story for you, but I couldn't submit it in this post for the sake of limited characters . just check out next post please.

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Re,Re: Dear Setayesh!

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:27 am

Hi again,

Dear Setayesh you mentioned to your interview and asked me some tips for it. To tell you the truth, I've never had such experience at all. I think you'd better ask other people (specially Behnam) who are much more experienced in this context. But I'll eagerly share my experience of defense of my thesis with you. I hope it'd be helpful and worth to read.

You know, although I was completely conversant with all aspects of my thesis, But I got ready for it about two weeks sooner. I always thought It'd be a stressful and tough day. But to my surprise, it turned to one of the best and historic day I've experienced .
First of all I tried to manage everything and prepare myself very well. I made a great PPt file carefully with using essential and summarized texts and the newest effects and animations but with a simple design. Another step was preparing for presentation. I tried to imagine all aspects of the session including what to wear( ;-) ), how to start and finish, what to bring with myself, which questions they might ask, how to resopnd so on.
It might seem silly,, :lol: , but I looked for suitable clothes for about a month. Our appearance will play an important role in different and special occasions. First, It will give us enough self confidence. And second, you can impress your audiences somehow, when you are neat and well dressed. So after lots of efforts I could find the perfect suit which I wanted. A formal, long, dark manto. And I decided to wear my heels to look much taller than all audiences and feel I'm dominant on them. {-; ;-)
The day before the session, I went to the room, where I was supposed to present my thesis. I checked everything including video projector, computer, lights, wires so on. I also imagined myself in the place of presentation. It was really helpful, because I didn't have any concern about the place and devices which were beyond my control.
The stipulated day reached so soon. I knew I was completely ready. So I just asked my God for a calm. I tried to reach there on time. But when I reached , they were holding another meeting in the room. So I took a walk along the campus and it's so called forest trail gently and really enjoyed it's peace and silence. I just put my right hand on my heart and repeated this verse of holy Qoran:
الا بذکرالله تطمئن القلوب" ". It was really helpful as usual and made me cool.

Finally their meeting finished and I went there to get everything ready. My friends and one of the servants of our college came really helpful. I asked some of them to lay out the dishes on the table and prepare other devices of amusement. Another one accepted my request to pick the flower of one of the oldest and ancient trees of our college (magnolia) to make the atmosphere friendly and aromatic. I also was busy with my computer and files.

Everything was ready for an excellent presentation at the moment. I stood near the door and wellcomed all professors, attendants and students. Although my statistic advisor professor didn't attend, but I didn't have any concern. Because I did all my data analyses by myself. They asked me to present during 30 minutes and I could manage my time very well by leaving out some extra informations during presentation. I also tried to keep my eye contact and appropriate voice tone (neither loud, nor slow) during the whole presentation. At the end of my presenation, I appreciated them once again and got ready to hear their questions and comments. Fortunately I've got some pieces of paper with myself to write their questions down, since they didn't let me answer their questions one by one. Once they finished their questions one by one, I appreciated every one for his/her time and subtlety and making such powerful comments and tried to give my reasons politely with smile and without rejecting their ideas.

The session lasted for about 2 hours, but I couldn't understand the passage of time. At the end of session our professors calculated my score . I also broke a record of our college. To my surprise, our seriuos professors (who are female at the most) friendly extolled my presentation , my PPt file and even my appearance and clothes too much and asked me for taking team pictures. {-; ;-) :-)
They hold a simple commencement for me. After wearing graduation gown and it's silly cap and reading hippocratic oath we took several photes happily. I always look at those pictures enthusiastically and remember that memorable and unforgetable day.

Dear Setayesh, interview session must have been different from my experience. I'll add some extra tips which are just some friendly suggestions. You must have been aware of them yourself.

You know, I always believe self confidence is even more important than having too much wisdom and knowledge. Don't worry. Play it cool. Try to maintain and spread your self confidence. But be cautious. As you also mentioned, extra and excessive self confidence isn't very good in this situation and it might be harmful too. It might be considered as an arrogance behavior to people who are more experienced and professional than us.

Enough self confidence will help us to have effective eye contact and concentration on the interviewer. Ask for further clarification if you couldn't understand their question clearly. It's much better than giving wrong and inappropriate answers. But don't do that for several times...Try not to prove your qualification to them by praising yourself excessively. Let them judge you by themselves. They are wise and clever enough to find out your virtues based on your answers and resume.

Dear friend, TRUST IN GOD and rely on yourself and your competence. I wish to hear good news from you and your success very soon.
We'll pray for you and your success.

With best wishes,
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Re: Dear Elham!

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:33 am

Dear Elham,

Thanks for your care. Don't worry about your delay.Take it easy my friend. I hope you have received good news about your friend that made you shocked. stay in touch.

take care
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Re:Welcome back Behnam...

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:51 am

Hi dear Behnam,

So many thanks for your nice words. They were so encouraging as usual. Always remember your friends, even by dropping a line here.

you mentioned to loneliness. You are completly right..It's a common problem that is growing, exceeding the borders and getting pandemic. But on the opposite side, we may feel that we are surrounded with different people who have various aims, expectations, thoughts, beliefs all the time.
You well know, Sometimes we need to keep our privacy, to be alone ,to take silence and find ourselves and the philosophy of our creation...I like this hadis allegedly by Imam Reza(a)
:" Silence is one of the doors to the wisdom" .
What our perfect religion recommends? Islam depicts a spectrum and suggest being and living in the middle of it.

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Dear mushaf..

Post by Hurieh » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:58 am

Hi dear Mushaf,

What are you up to??? Long time no see..Have you forgotten your friends??? We all missed you too much..Keep us update please.

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:44 pm

Hi Hurieh
How are you? Sorry for disappearing from this thread for a long time. I really missed all of you.
It was really amazing to read about your thesis self defense day post. You wrote amazing story of that day. I was not there but you explain everything in such a wonderful manner that I could not blink my eyes while reading and it was like that I was also there . You are really a very hardworking girl, full of energy. It’s not difficult to imagine that you take each and every challenge of your life as an opportunity to learn. I wish you good luck. May Allah help you with each and everything in your life .
Best wishes
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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:24 pm

hi behnam
its really nice to see your message in thread. i agree with you that loneliness is the one of the biggest disaster of 21st century. unfortunately mobile phones are mandatory to human lives like water , food and air. I really hate when people use mobile while eating , walking , talking and with each and every activity of there lives. Technology on one hand has made this world global village but on the other hand it has created distance between people.
I hope one day people will give more importance to people then machines. When people will take pictures for memories instead of giving status on Facebook.
best wishes
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Fill in the blanks!(career)

Post by behnam » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:39 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



begin a career - combine family life with a career - choose a career - pursue a career - further your career - wreck your career - a brilliant career - climb the career ladder - a promising career - as a career - a worthwhile career - a change of career - a turning point in your career - your choice of career - the height/pinnacle of your career - the greatest performance of your career

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

1) This sandal has .......... his career as a politician. It's now in ruins.
2) He's the owner of a chain of hotels, but he .......... his career as a porter.
3) Getting more qualifications is probably the best way to .......... your career.
4) I think money is a big factor for most people when in comes to ......... a career.
5) I graduate from university soon and I'm hoping to ......... career in business.
6) She considers teaching a .......... career. It is very satisfying to feel that you are helping people to develop.
7) He had a .......... career in politics, becoming Prime Minster at the young age of 46.
8) He had a .......... career ahead of him in football until a knee injury put him out of the game at the age 0f 21.
9) She is now the managing director of the organisation. At the age of only thirty, she has reached ...........
10) At 50 he felt like ......... So he gave up his job as a lawyer and went into teaching.
11) Parents should advise and support their children in ........... However, it's important that they don't try to influence their choice.
12) At a concert in front of 40,000 people, she gave .......... so far.
13) Moving to a new company marked ........... I'm much happier in my new job.
14) Most working women manage to successfully ...........
15) She wants to get ahead in her career. She's eager to ...........
16) Have you ever thought of teaching ..........?

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.

Please notice there are some grammatical points in this post. Good luck with practicing!


All the best,
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My answers to the exercise (Career)!

Post by Hurieh » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:55 am

Hi Behnam,

Thanks for your worthwhile and informative exercises...These are my answers bellow.

1. wrecked
2. began
3. climb the ladder
4. choose
5. pursue
6. promising
7. brilliant
8. worthwhile
9. the height/pinnacle of her career
10. a change
11. their choice of career
12. the greatest performance of her career
13. a turning point in my career
14. combine family life with a career
15. further her career
16. as a career

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Re: Dear Mushaf!

Post by Hurieh » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:04 am

Dear Mushaf,

Nice to see you and your great words. I always read your posts over and over. I can't get enough of reading them... Thanks for your compliments. But to be honest, I'm not that hardwork girl you think. {-: ..Everyone knows how much I'm lazy. :-D .. My friends tell me that my mind is always on finding a way to get out of doing things or the easiest way to achieve highest output.
Although some believe it's not good being a lazy person, but I think laziness has it's own pros and cons. I try to convince myself by this quote of Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft company) that said tactfully :
" I choose a lazy person to do hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."
Fortunately, electronic tools such as computer, fax, cell phone so on come really handy and help me preserve my laziness.
What's your idea friends? :idea: Shall I change this habit ? :?: {-;

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:23 pm

1.
2. began
3. further
4. choose
5.pursue
6. promising
7.brilliant
8. worthwhile
9.the height of career
10.wreck
11. choice of career
12. greatest performance
13.turning point in a career
14. combine family with career
15 climb the career ladder
16 as a career


i think i have three answers incorrect. thats what i found out after comparing my answers with Hurieh but i did not change my answers because that would be cheating to change :)

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:28 pm

hi hureih
i dont think that you are lazy. you have been posting wonderful posts in group . if you think of yourself as lazy then what should i call myself. i think i am super lazy :)

i agree with bill gates but he is bill gates thats why he knows how to take work from lazy people :)
i hope you will be doing fine
keep smiling :)
have a nice day
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Re: Dear Mushaf!

Post by Hurieh » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:08 am

Dear Mushaf,

It's really nice of you. You always praise me, even my negative traits.. :-).. I love your honesty for not cheating. You were lucky( {-: ), since just after posting my answers hastily I noticed some of my answers (6,7,8) might be wrong. I'll try to be more careful next time. I also will post some exercises as soon as I get a chance.

Take care of yourself.

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LAZY , YOU?!!!!

Post by Elham » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:13 am

Dear lovely lazy Hurieh, :-D

First let me inform you that last night my dearest friend "Behnam" wanted me to write a post on his behalf that he's not in Tehran, so he can't put post for you, he said hi to you, thanked you for the answers and said he'll be back on Friday and write to you.

How are you honey? Hope you are enjoying your autumn.How is the fall for you? Is it your favorite like for most of young people? Let me ask you a question...If you were able and free to spend your autumn just the way you want how would you do it? Wowwww, I love to sit and make dreams on this... what a fantastic "food for my dream" !!! YOu should know I am a very dreamy girl...I just dream and dream and live with dreams...that's what keeps me alive... dreaming... :roll: :roll: :roll: let's dream our favorite autumn and share it here, deal? {-;

You said you're lazy? you??? Never want me to believe so. If you call yourself lazy what shall I call myself then??????????????? Super lazy? :lol:

kiss,
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You are all number one!

Post by Hurieh » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:43 am

Hi dear friends, dreamy Elham, workaholic Behnam,

How can I ever thank you ??? You are incredibly loyal ...And it means a lot to me. Please convey my BEST regards to Behnam.. I wish both of you are smiling all the time and so do my dear Mushaf and Setayesh.Thanks for remembering me.

Dear Elham, believe it or not, I was just smiling while reading your post. You are so sweet as cotton candy ... Your posts are always full of positive energy, happiness, life so on. I wish you were here with me at that moment, so I would pull your cheek. {-:
Dear friend, I'm having a hard time answering your question. It's a bit tough to answer, because I'm extremely realistic... But I'll tell you about my favorite activities in real world later.
Now it's your turn my friend..I'm all ears...
Oops..wait a min plz.. just forgot something... It's about Behnam and his favorite season....Covey this message to Behnam please...


" Take care of yourself TOO MUCH these days please,,, Fall is a challenging season and the naughtiest one...In addition of it's fickle and ambivalent weather,fall is the season of lovers.. Be careful not to FALL in love in FALL" {-; {-:


See you in dreamland,
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Phrasal verbs with Keep-Excercise

Post by Hurieh » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:50 am

Please answer these questions bellow. Look back page 173 for more practise . (Phrasal verbs with keep)
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(on - off - down - away from - at - up - up with - in - back - out)

Q1: If you take your kids swimming at the beach, tell them to keep ......... the jellyfish.
Q2: The food was so horrible that I struggled to keep it......... .
Q3: Young Johnny was kept .......after school because he was being punished.

Q4: Manchester United have been playing very well. If they keep it......., they will win more games.
Q5: Learning phrasal verbs is hard so you have to keep ......it every day.
Q6: If you keep .........someone in a race, you stay beside them.
Q7: Keep the dog .........of the garden; he keeps digging up the flowers.
Q8: Keep.......! the burning building is about to collapse.
Q9: I asked him to stop but he just kept ...... .
Q10: He can't keep ......the question of climate change, he never stops talking about.

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Enjoy practising,

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:49 am

1 Keep away from
2 down
3 in
4 up
5 at
6 on
7 out
8 back
9 on
10. ......

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Re: Let's learn together!

Post by Mushaf » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:51 am

hi hureih
Thanks for posting exercise . really curious to know how many of my answers are incorrect
it was a tough exercise for me to solve. i had changed my answers many times
take care
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I clap at you dear Mushaf...

Post by Hurieh » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi dear Mushaf,

Thanks for your time dedicated to answering those questions... To quench your curiosity, I will let you know how many items you answered correctly. Guess what ??? :?:
8 items were correct... I clap at you friend. You are really smart. I'll reveal the answers a few days later.

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What's your blood type!!!

Post by Hurieh » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:01 pm

I recently read an article that reveals new scientific informations about blood type . It may be interesting but disappointing to know there are some connections between our blood type and some disease. Researchers have found that people with AB blood group are more likely to develop cognitive disease especially memory problems such as demantia ( a cognitive disease like Alzheimer with symptoms of problems with memory, judgment, language, orientation so on). However, there might be other risk factors that enhance the outbreak of cognitive impairments and demantia such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

But don't worry guys. :shock: . I don't mean to make you upset if you have the same blood type. Don't panic. The best ways to keep the brain healthy are a balanced diet, not smoking and regular exercise.
And another tip that might seem interesting to you about blood type. There is an epidemic idea among people of Japan,Taiwan and south Korea that might be considered as a superstition or even rediculuos idea for us. They believe that blood type is linked to personality and other mental and physical qualities. Almost all of them are aware of their blood types .They have considered a special nutritional diet for each blood type . Their companies even divided their employees based on their blood type. I could't find any scientific connection behind this claim.Check your traits based on your blood type, if you don't believe it's superstiton!!!

Now I araise a question!!! Do you agree with this claim or zodiac, horoscope and things like these???

It's just 19:30, but I'm dozzzzzzing off tonight..uhhhhhhhh.... I can't carry on anymore.

Sleep with angels friends*... Don't let the bed bugs bite.
[*Behnam has memory with that phrase above...poor Behnam :-) ]

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Answers!

Post by behnam » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:40 am

Hi friends,

How are you? I hope you are doing well, and enjoying this lovely season; the season of lovers as dear Hurieh has put it!

I am at home now. I arrived in Tehran at 5 o'clock in the morning. My wife was waiting for me in the railway station. She drove me home. I took a shower and right now I am sitting at the computer wearing my bath towel! LOL! Winking!

I'd like to thank Elham for transferring my message to Hurieh, and thank Hurieh and Mushaf for answering the questions. In order to practise my English, I'd like to write the complete sentences.


1) This sandal has wrecked his career as a politician. It's now in ruins.
2) He's the owner of a chain of hotels, but he began his career as a porter.
3) Getting more qualifications is probably the best way to further your career.
4) I think money is a big factor for most people when in comes to CHOOSING a career.
5) I graduate from university soon and I'm hoping to pursue career in business.
6) She considers teaching a worthwhile career. It is very satisfying to feel that you are helping people to develop.
7) He had a brilliant career in politics, becoming Prime Minster at the young age of 46.
8) He had a promising career ahead of him in football until a knee injury put him out of the game at the age 0f 21.
9) She is now the managing director of the organisation. At the age of only thirty, she has reached the height of her career.
10) At 50 he felt like a change of career. So he gave up his job as a lawyer and went into teaching.
11) Parents should advise and support their children in their choice of career. However, it's important that they don't try to influence their choice.
12) At a concert in front of 40,000 people, she gave the greatest performance of her career so far.
13) Moving to a new company marked a turning point in my career. I'm much happier in my new job.
14) Most working women manage to successfully combine family life with a career.
15) She wants to get ahead in her career. She's eager to climb the career ladder.
16) Have you ever thought of teaching as a career?

Thank you very much for following the thread and posts. Dear Hurieh and Mushaf, thank you once again for completing the sentences.


All the best,
Behnam, 03 September, 2014
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I believe you Hurieh!

Post by behnam » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:07 am

Hi Hurieh,

I believe in what you've said about yourself, since not only you, but also all Shirazin people are famous for being lazy! :lol: :lol: :lol: In one of my classes, when I was checking the students' presence and absence, and asking everyone for their hometown, I found out that a girl was from Shiraz. I often play jokes on my students and the jokes differ from student to student. I said, "I've heard that Shirazin pray differently. Instead of saying اهدنا الصراط المستقیم they say صراط المستقیم را به سمت ما کج بفرما is that true?" She laughed!

Shirazina are easing going, kind and of course lazy! They are often 'golgashting' around رکن آباد as Hafez has put it. :lol: :lol: :lol: In English 'golgashting' means something like 'messing around', 'fooling around', 'horsing around', or 'f**king around'! :lol: :lol: :lol: In that regard, Shirazian and Azerbaijani people are poles apart! Azerbaijani people are really hardworking!

Oh, let's forget about the differences and focus on similarities instead. We've got a lot of similarities. In particular, Hurieh and I have many things in common. We both love English. This is only one of the simplest things we share with each other. Dear Hurieh, thank you for your warm friendship.

All the best,
Behnam, 03 October, 2014


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Something is forgotten yet!

Post by behnam » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:18 am

Hi again,

Dear Hurieh, I don't like sleeping with angels! I prefer sleeping with human to sleeping with angels, because angels lack desires and feelings! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

In answer to your question, no, I don't believe in zodiac or horoscope. {-: {-: {-:

All the best,
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Thanks for believing me!!!

Post by Hurieh » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:37 pm

Dear Behnam,

I was smiling during reading your funny and somewhat ironic letter {-; . I could imagine your naughty expression (face) while writing this post. Thanks for your believing . Although I still think you also misjudged me and my statements as other friends. ;-) ( But with this small difference that you misused my honesty :-) ).
I was comparing myself with my yazdi friends, specially those who are studying the same major. Almost all of my classmates are studying, working round the clock, looking after (at least) a family, and many other things at the same time. (I'm still wondering where they find these amount of time, energy, motivation whatnot).
But in comparison to some girls I might be considered as a workaholic girl that my friends (Mushaf & Elham) already confirmed. ;-)

About those "verbs" you attributed to all people of a community...Don't you think you were a bit extremist? ;-) Even each finger of hand has it's unique fingerprint. But about Azary fellows.. :-D I've already heard they are much more famous for their JEALOUSY, MANHOOD and BRAVERY rather than hardworking, aren't they? Whatever your answer is, I still believe you are a hardwork and successful Azary.

As you also mentioned, lets give these differences up. I well know how much you enjoy making jokes and I also consider your jokes as the manifestation of acumen not discourtesy.( You must be so lucky that always run into such nice Shirazi girls (the girl of your story and I) :-P ...Since I have some friends (OH MY GOSH) who are famous of being cruel in answering back in their classes). :shock:

Sometimes I think all we have in common is English, haven't we? {-: For example I may ask about my trainees' homeland, but to attribute positive traits and melt their ice. :mrgreen: Don't like to seem racist...

Lets look at the half full of the glass..I believe these differences can be a chance to experience new things. Step by step, we'll find further common things ..I'm also too realistic and rigid to believe every claim easily without any valid evidence .(To be honest, I sometimes come in peaceful negotiation with our professors to modify some information which was proved before... You well know medical sciences are being revised every hour or even sooner. The expiration date of medical textbooks are 4 years..So no body can claim s/he is completely right in this field).

Dear Behnam,I've got alot to share with you, but my busy life is going to begin on monday. I have to say goodbye to my vacation and get ready for new experiences. What a pity...Sigh h h h h h...
I was truely lucky for having such nice friends during this unforgetable vacation.
Happy coming Eid (Eid-al-Adha) to you and my friends.


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Phrasal verbs with Keep (Answer Key)

Post by Hurieh » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:47 pm

Q1: If you take your kids swimming at the beach, tell them to keep away from the jellyfish.
Q2: The food was so horrible that I struggled to keep it down .
Q3: Young Johnny was kept in after school because he was being punished.
Q4: Manchester United have been playing very well. If they keep it up, they will win more games.
Q5: Learning phrasal verbs is hard so you have to keep at it every day.
Q6: If you keep up with someone in a race, you stay beside them.
Q7: Keep the dog out of the garden; he keeps digging up the flowers.
Q8: Keep back! the burning building is about to collapse.
Q9: I asked him to stop but he just kept on .
Q10: He can't keep off the question of climate change, he never stops talking about.

Good luck
Hurieh
Oct 3rd/14

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Post by [amal] » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:59 am

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Post by Mushaf » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:21 am

hi hureih
i was really happy to see that 8 of my answers were correct :)
thanks for that exercise
Happy Eid-ul-Azha to you and your family


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Post by Mushaf » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:23 am

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