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by nikita
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Learning English
Topic: Funny Students' Mistakes
Replies: 13
Views: 87356

Sea shelf

Hello,

Here is a new mistake for you.

I like spending my summer vacations on the sea shelf.


Instead of:

I like spending my summer vacations by the sea.


The student seems to have confused "shelf" and "shore".

Have a good day!

Nikita
by nikita
Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: Funny Google Movie
Replies: 1
Views: 32185

Funny google video

Hello, there! I suspect the video is really funny, but I must admit it is a bit too hard to me to understand. I believe I must spend some time trying to comprehend as much as I can. :) I would also appreciate if you could transcribe and perhaps explain a couple of Mitch’s jokes, if it is not too muc...
by nikita
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Learning English
Topic: phrase of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 26818

Nostalgia

Hello,

I've just come across a good one. Enjoy!

Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time.


Chin up! :)

Nikita
http://www.eclecticenglish.com/
by nikita
Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: Travelling
Replies: 1
Views: 22765

World’s most popular tourist destinations

World’s most popular tourist destinations Hello, I am not sure that I understood your question correctly, but if you asked about the world’s most popular tourist destinations, here is what I found on the Internet. The statistics are taken from about.com website. 1. France 2. Spain 3. United States 4...
by nikita
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: My parents
Replies: 1
Views: 21114

Our parents

Hello,

I think we should, and not just because our parents paid for us when we were younger. I think we must take care of those who need help.

Obviously, it may be not so easy in real life.

And what do you think?

Nikita
by nikita
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I am a new !!!! and ı have some ouestions
Replies: 2
Views: 38292

English articles

Hello, there! It’s not easy to explain how English articles (“a”, “an”, “the”, and “ “ or zero article) work. But I will try to do it, but not in just one posting. Here is something to start from. We put “a” before consonants (b, c, d, etc), and we put “an” before “vowels” (a, e, i, etc). You can sa...
by nikita
Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Learning English
Topic: Funny Students' Mistakes
Replies: 13
Views: 87356

2 new blunders

Hello,

Here are a couple of new blunders. There aren’t that funny, though.

She lives with her boyfriends. (Instead of “She lives with her boyfriend).

She lives in Mississippi. (Instead of “She comes from Mississippi.”)

Have a good day!

Nikita
by nikita
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: quotes and quotations
Replies: 3
Views: 27920

what you like

Hello,

A marvelous quote that was sent to me by one of my students:

"Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get!"
Bernard Shaw

Can't agree more.

Cheers!

Nikita
by nikita
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: English Grammar
Topic: Commas with the word 'either' at the end of a sentence...
Replies: 2
Views: 33682

Re: Comma before "too" and "either" at t

Hello, Pambele I must admit that your question completely took me aback. Moreover, when I consulted Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Usage and Practical English Usage I failed to find anything that would explain the appearing and disappearing coma before "too" and "either". What added confusion is...
by nikita
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Learning English
Topic: Funny Students' Mistakes
Replies: 13
Views: 87356

Funny CVs

Hello, Here are two of my latest acquisitions. They are taken from REAL CVs (Am. resumes)!!! Referees: available upon request. Or even a better one! Personal abilities: available upon request. They say that interviewing theses guys was as funny as reading their CVs. :) Okay, have a nice day and don’...
by nikita
Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: English Garage
Topic: Having a bad day?
Replies: 0
Views: 25562

Having a bad day?

Hello, Just in case someone seems to have a hard day today. Here is something to cheer you up. Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned out section of forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire. The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba tanks...
by nikita
Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: English Garage
Topic: Lost in Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 26404

Chemical Warfare

Hello, Here is a new one for you. Have fun! A report reached unit headquarters that a dump had been captured with toxic agents. A group of chemical warfare experts were rushed to the place. They saw many drums marked with the word 'gas'. A drum was opened with great precautions by gas masked special...
by nikita
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: English Garage
Topic: Lost in Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 26404

Sand Table

Hello, Yet another translator story for you. "A student of military English asked the language instructor: "I don't know what make of the sentence: 'If possible, the attack should be sand-tabled so that infantry and tanks understand what others are going to do'." The instructor enquired: "You know w...
by nikita
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Learning English
Topic: Funny Students' Mistakes
Replies: 13
Views: 87356

Sit on a computer

Hello, Here are a few of my latest acquisitions from my Elementary group. I sit on my computer a lot. (Instead of "I work on my computer." ) A nurse looks at people in hospital. or A nurse looks for people in hospital. (Instead of "A nurse looks after people in hospital." ) A journalist writes a new...
by nikita
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: quotes and quotations
Replies: 3
Views: 27920

Anton Chekhov

Hello,

Here is a new one for you.

"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's this day-to-day living that wears you out."
Anton Chekhov

Cheerio!

Nikita

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