You might have heard, life isn't a picnic or as the Germans say, "life isn't a pony park" That is my rough translation. Is there a way to make work, work for you? Well, it works if you work it -as any AA sponsor knows. What is in the kool-aide? A positive attitude and a can-do spirit. You've got this. Work your English and before long, you will be the one they will be running to get when they need someone with a can-do spirit, whose not afraid to speak up or to lead. Your English can help you build your reputation, so that you can lead a cohesive team in English. Make your English work for you!
Answers to phrasal verb "pick up" 1. collect, 2. buy, 3. energizer, 4. resume, 5. receive signal, 6. seduce, 7. accelerat, 8. clean. That's it this week. Hopefully, this will be an easy phrasal verb to pick up!
Learning English is not hard -at first anyway. The devil is in the details and nuance. In this issue we are going to look at contractions like whatch and gonna. This some might say is lazy language, but you should know it when you hear it, even if you choose not to use such contractions. It's all relative, so I've included some relative clauses, which are, which and who. There are, of course, a lot more. You can look at further definitions at https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/pronouns-relative.htm. and here are more grammar exercises with relative clauses: https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-relative-clauses.php. If you like my page tell everyone you know, if you don't like something please tell me. See you next lesson for Business English and American culture with attitude and humor. Somebody's (somebody has) got to do it, right?
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Bauenglish. The answers to the exercises is as follows: Which, Who or x 1, x 2, which 3, x 4, who 5, which 6 which 7, which 8, x 9, who 10, who.
Solve the crytic message: A place where a woman goes to dye.
The Modern Metrosexual: trolling, Skype, hashtag, lol, avatar, spam, geeks, google
Below is a song from English club. You can read there article on contractions at:
Thinking of idioms that use high wasn't hard. There are so many that are baked into American culture. See if you recognise the idioms I've pointed out. The grammar point is on easily confused words and will certainly be helpful if you still confuse the pairs I've listed. There is a fact finding exercise about marijuana. How much do you know about it? Did you know that marijuana is now being traded on the stock market?
Answers to exercises. Definitions: 1. few 2. good 3. sit 4. less 5. set 6. lay 7. well 8. lie Flying high: 1. high hopes, 2. high point, 3. high note, 4. high society, 5. flying high, 6. aim high, 7. high strung, 8. sky high. Facts about marijuana: 1. medicinal, 2. legal, 3. increased memory, 4. joint, 5. True!
I hope you've enjoyed this edition of bauenglish. See you soon.
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, ELT
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