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dragonfly2
Portugal

Past Simple/Continous Question   
 
Hi there!

In the sentence:

"I met our neighbour while I _________ (walk) down the street",

1. are both tenses (past simple and past continuous) correct?

2. if both are correct, what is the difference between using one or the other? 


I ´m hoping for some native speakers ´ help but, of course, I ´d like to hear from everybody who wants to help me. 

Thank you all wonderful people around the world. 

Have a nice weekend!

1 Nov 2014

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Nina Duarte
Brazil

New winner of the last Caption Contest (27/10)   
 
Hello! I think I ´m having a pretty bad luck every time I need to pick a winner for our games. For the 2nd time the winner didn ´t show up and it ´s being more than 3 days already. 
Therefore I will choose a new one: douglas.
He entered two captions, both of them very creative. So, dear douglas, please post a new picture and let the games begin Wink

31 Oct 2014

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ttuffl
Korea, South

Hi, what do you say in these cases?   
 
1. When you read sentence with (    )s,
    for example,  " The earth (            ) round the sun."
     do you say"the earth blank round the sun"
    or "the earth X round the sun?"
2. When you say the word with ____  such as ´L I ____ N ´ 
    do you say  " L I blank N" , "L I X N or "L I underline N?"
 
I wonder is there any casual term for them.  Â´blank´ sounds formal.
I ´m waiting for your help. Thank you always.

31 Oct 2014

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Belanaana
Argentina

must or have to   
 
Hello! 
What do you say? You must save water. or You have to save water. ( there ´s a sign with the words : Save Water!! 
Thanks!!

31 Oct 2014

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ELOJOLIE274
France

You have to save water = the underlying meaning is that it ´s the law or that someone else is telling you to do it
You must save water = the obligation comes from you, you are telling yourself that it ´s important and you know that it ´s important (no one is imposing anything on you)

I must do my homework (= i know it ´s important if i want to improve my grades etc...)
I have to do my homework (=my teacher/parents will punish me if I don ´t, but i don ´t really know why it ´s important that I do it, i just do it because i was told to do it...

http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/musthaveto/menu.php

but both sentences are fine :)


1 Nov 2014

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smilesoul
Egypt

reading skills 2   
 
 Hi again 
  I  write  a test  for 1 st year pre school pupils . The test  deals with number of reading comprehension skills  I   collect the skills and  the questions in  this table  and I want   you help me   to be sure that  I match  the right skill with the right question  

Reading comprehension  skills

No. Questions

Mark s

         1.         Scanning

I

How many places did Ahmed go  ?

Which places didn’t Ahmed go to?

How did Ahmed feel?

5

II

a)      What    Does Tamer have for breakfast?

What does Tamer do after that?

         2.         Skimming

II

What is the best title for this paragraph

1

         3.         Inferring the meaning    

I

What does the underline word  “he”  refers to ?  

1

         4.         understanding meaning from context

III

Read the text, and choose a word from the box to fill in the blank

7

         5.         Guessing meaning from context             

II

Find the opposites  of these  words   in the paragraph

2

         6.         Recognizing significant / supportive details

I

Look at the picture and complete the sentence

2

         7.         determining the truth of statement

I

Decide  whether  the following sentences are” true” or “false”

2

         8.         Comparing     

IV

Look at  the table  and fill in the gaps with  can √ or can’t

3

         9.         Summarizing

II

Read again and Fill in the table

2


31 Oct 2014

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essam35
Egypt

Good, great job indeed but i feel you might need to consider critical thinking for 3 if want to follow cunliffe advice .  i would give you full mark for it

1 Nov 2014

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smilesoul
Egypt

READING SKILLS   
 
Hi everybody ,I hope you are fine .
 There are the  reading comprehension skills and I   rewrote it again 

·        Identifying of word meaning

·        Reading timetables

·        Scan text for key information

·        Scan for details

·        Read and answer comprehension questions

·        Reading for specific information

·        Reading , predicting the answer to and answers  questions about dimensions of places

·        Reading and solving puzzles

·        Reading and understanding meaning from context

·        Predict answer  to written questions

·        Reading for specific information

·        Reading text aloud

·        Inferring the meaning of new words from their context

·        Skimming and scan text  to find language pattern

·        Sequence for reading text

·         Reading  to match sentence  with  pictures

·        Selecting structure to complete  a reading text

·        Reading  to match text   with  pictures

·        Reading for global  understanding

·        Sequence  the main points of a reading text

·        Reading  to match events or states and their consequences

·        Skimming texts for gist for specific details and for the main

·        Inferring the meaning of new words

·        Sequence  the main points

·        Reading to determine the truth of statement

·        Making notes from written text

·        Summarizing.

·        Comparison

after i wrote 

·         Identifying of word meaning

·         Scanning

·         answering comprehension questions

·         predicting the answer

·         understanding meaning from context

·         Inferring the meaning of new words from their context

·         Skimming

·         Sequencing

·         determining the truth of statement

·         Summarizing.

·         Comparison

Is it right what  I did? or not ?

 

 


31 Oct 2014

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smilesoul
Egypt

thank you

31 Oct 2014

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inspiration
Morocco

Mp3 tracks of English for Life elementary and face2face starter. URGENT   
 
Hi dear all, I would be thankful if anyone can provide me with link where I can download mp3 tracks of those two books I can easily use on my phone to pair with my Bluetooth speakers in class. Many thanks in advance.

31 Oct 2014

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crigio
Italy

pronunciation of ate   
 
Help!! What is the right pronunciation of the past of eat ´ate ´ in british english?

31 Oct 2014

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cunliffe
United Kingdom

We are OK to use both. 

31 Oct 2014

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Rachid84b
Morocco

urgent   
 
hi all, hope u r all fine.
 Would u mind rewriting the following sentences using "as soon as"

The employees stopped smoking. They saw the boss coming into.


                                                                                     Thx in advance

31 Oct 2014

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cunliffe
United Kingdom

Or ´The employees stopped smoking as soon as they saw the boss come in. ´ 

1 Nov 2014

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qismat
Pakistan

degree of adjective   
 
hi folk plz do help me

what is the comparative and superlative degrees 
of the word ´ROUGH ´?

31 Oct 2014

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yanogator
United States

That ´s the rule for one-syllable adjectives.

Bruce

31 Oct 2014

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