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Editing answers!

Postby 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

Postby 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)

Postby behnam » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:41 pm

Hi friends,

Please consider these collocations:



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

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

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


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Re: Let's learn together!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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.


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


All the best,
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Welcome Hurieh!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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)

Postby 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,
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Hi Hurieh!

Postby behnam » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:13 pm

Hi Hurieh,

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

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

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

I hope to read more from you.

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

Postby 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.

Regards;
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Expressions

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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!

Postby 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.
Regards;
Hurieh

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Fill in the blanks!(Lesson)

Postby behnam » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:46 am

Hi friends,

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

I will write the answers in the evening.

All the best,
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Phrasal Verbs With GO

Postby 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
Hurieh;
Sep 12th/2014


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