When I drive through the European states, the atmosphere is so peaceful.
It is unlike the United States where most things get labelled, “A State of Emergency”.
If in Germany order must be; in the United States there is a constant state of drama that must be- televised.
Reality cop shows (think Robocop), reality court dramas (Robocop again), real wives
of Atlanta and Dallas evening soaps ( ‘Sex in the City’ wannabes), The bachelor/rette (think, game show), Big Brother, ect. (think ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Zoolander’), Survivor and such reality shows(think 'The Gladiator’ or ‘Highlander’), and in 2016 the U.S. voted for a reality star as president (what now?? ‘Fight Club’).
It is as surreal as the Eiffel tower in Las Vegas.
Therefore what can we say?
A state can mean many things as you can see by what I’ve written.
The question a lot of us ask ourselves now is, What is our current state?
Like a nation with a bipolar disorder, the answer is always changing.
All I can say is stay tuned and practice your business English survival skills.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's theme and feel it was five minutes well spent or at least worth a chuckle. Here are the answers to the exercises. Choose the stative verbs: seem, believe, like, know, belong, matter. Use one of the stative verbs from the list: 1. see 2. smells 3. appear 4. think 5. matter 6. tastes. I should make a special note that some verbs which are stative verbs can actually be used as active verbs also, but I bet you knew that.
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
"Annabelle I've learned alot from you .....with your friendly art and your diversified lessons... it is never boring!!!" -Doris, BASF
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