martes, 28 de marzo de 2017

What is Carbon Footprint?

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

some, any, no, compound forms




SOME, ANY, NO AND COMPOUNDS
 
SOME
 
- IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES:
    I’m going to buy some clothes.
    There’s some ice in the fridge.
    We did some exercises.
 
- Some + plural countable nouns
     I need some new shoes.
 
- Some + uncountable nouns
     I need some money.
 
- IN QUESTIONS, when a Yes/No answer is expected.
     Can I have some coffee?
     Would you like some more meat?
 
 ANY
 
- IN NEGATIVE SENTENCES (used with not) and QUESTIONS (used without not):
 
     I’m not going to buy any clothes.
     There isn’t any orange juice in the fridge.
     Has he got any friends?
 
- IN AFFIRMATIVE sentences with the meaning of every:
 
    You can take any pen.
    Any of them is useful.
 
NO
 
It is used instead of ANY, and the verb always appears in the affirmative form. We use no especially after have (got) and there is / are:
 
No = not + any or not + a
 
    There are no cars in the parking lot.
 
    We’ve got no coffee.
 
    It’s a nice house, but there’s no garden.
 
 
COMPOUNDS
 
 
PEOPLE
Somebody
Someone
Anybody
Anyone
Nobody
No one
THINGS
Something
Anything
Nothing
PLACES
Somewhere
Anywhere
Nowhere
 
 
Use somebody, something, someone, etc. when you don’t say exactly who, what or where.
     Somebody broke the window.
     I went somewhere nice at the weekend.
     She has something in her mouth.
 
 
Use anything, anybody, anywhere, etc. in questions or with a (-) verb.
    I didn’t do anything last night
                     NOT      
           I didn’t do nothing. (x)
 
 
Use nothing, nobody, nowhere, etc. in short negative answers or in a sentence (with an affirmative verb).
 
    Who’s in the bathroom?
    Nobody. Nobody is in the bathroom.
                           NOT      
                    Anybody is in the bathroom. (x)
 
 You can use nobody/ no one/ nothing at the beginning of a sentence or alone (to answer a question)
 
 
SOME, ANY, NO & EVERY COMPOUNDS
 
 
usage
some
1. Afirmative sentences
2. Interrogative sentences when they mean
    invitation or when an affirmative answer
    is expected
someone
somebody
something
somewhere
any
1. Interrogative sentences
2. Negative sentences (to have a negative
    meaning “any” has to follow “not”)
3. Affirmative sentences meaning “every”
anyone
anybody
anything
anywhere
no

1. Affirmative or interrogative sentences,
    to which they confer a negative meaning.
2. Mainly used as subjects.
no one
nobody
nothing
none
nowhere
every
 
 
Affirmative, negative or interrogative sentences
everyone
everybody
everything
everywhere
 

martes, 21 de marzo de 2017

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is now celebrated throughout the world, not just in Ireland, with the largest parade taking place in New York City.

St. Patrick's Day around the world





MOLLY MALONE








On March 17th, people all over the world will be celebrating St Patrick's Day. I'm not sure Irish people living in Ireland will appreciate their national day being described as an 'American holiday', but apart from that, this video gives a good overview of everybody's favourite green festival. For more St Patrick's Day resources, see below.



martes, 14 de marzo de 2017

Children interrupt BBC News interview - BBC News



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  1. Do you know anything about this video? Who do you think the man and woman are? Do you think they dealt with the situation well
  2. How do you react when somebody interrupts you when you’re in the middle ofdoing something? Does your reactiondepend on who interrupts you, and what they want?
  3. What are some of the typical interruptionsand distractions in your life? What do you do if you need to do something whichrequires a lot of concentration, and you don’t want to to be disturbed?
  4. What's the difference between aninterruption and a distraction? How can people avoid them?
  5. Do you think new technologies have made it more likely that people get interruptedor distracted? Do you find this a problem yourself?
  6. Is it a good idea to do more than one thingat the same time? Talk about some things which are possible to do at the same time. What about things which you think are difficult, impossible or unadvisable to do at the same time?
  7. Do you think parents spend enough timewith their children these days?
  8. Who tends to look after young children in your country? Are there childcare facilities, or do parents have to make adjustments to their careers in order tocare for their children?
  9. Do you think most people would like towork from home? What are theadvantages and disadvantages ofworking from home?
  10. What, in your opinion, is a good work-life balance? Do most of the people you know have a good work-life balance?
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Which two of the above questions are being discussed?
Download "Question time" and the "Sitting comfortably?" script in an editable Worddocument here.  
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 You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond