What's for Dinner?

 

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What’s in The News? Thunderstorms Day and Night. What is The Difference?

Speaking Practice. What’s for Dinner?

English Grammar. Me Too / Me Neither

What’s in The News?

Thunderstorms Day and Night. What is The Difference?

Thunderstorms are most likely to form when the temperature of the air decreases with height pretty rapidly–for example, when it’s hot at the ground and cold aloft. Thunderstorms that form at night occur in the absence of heating at the ground by the sun. Consequently, the storms that form at night are usually “elevated,” meaning that they form aloft above the cooler air near the ground, rather than near the ground, which only during the day can get warmer.

There aren’t nearly as many measurements available of temperature and moisture, which is needed to fuel thunderstorms, above the ground as there are at the ground, so predicting where storms will form at night is much more challenging.

All thunderstorms produce dangerous lightning, both during the day and at night. Storms that form at night are likely to produce hail, damaging winds and flooding rain. Tornadoes, however, are much more likely during the day, especially during the late afternoon and early evening, not at night. Tornadoes are also much more common in the spring than in the summer in most parts of the country.

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Speaking Practice.

What’s for Dinner?

Mother: I wonder what we should have for dinner this evening?

Mona: Are you asking me?

Mother: Yes, I am. I really don’t feel much like cooking, but the family must eat.

Mona: Well, you know me. I can always eat pizza—or spaghetti.

Mother: So I’ve noticed. You’re putting on a little weight, aren’t you?

Mona: I know. Don’t remind me! I’m starting a new diet day after tomorrow.

Mother: It’s about time!

Language Notes

I wonder… = I wish to know about…

Pizza = Bread dough covered with cheese, tomato sauce, meat, spices, etc.

Putting on a little weight = gaining weight

Don’t remind me! = Don’t call it to my attention!

It’s about time! = It’s the right time (to begin)!

English Grammar.

Me Too / Me Neither

The easiest way to agree in English is to say ”Me too” (to agree with a positive statement) or “Me neither” (to agree with a negative statement):

“I love strawberry ice cream.” (Response) “Me too!”

“I don’t go to the gym very often.” (Response) “Me neither.”

A “negative statement” is any sentence that uses a negative auxiliary verb. In other words a verb used with “Not”.

don’t / doesn’t / didn’t (Verb “Do” with “Not”).

can’t (Modal verb “Can” with “Not”).

haven’t / hasn’t / hadn’t (Verb “Have” with “Not”).

won’t / wouldn’t (Modal verb “Will” with “Not”).

isn’t / aren’t / am not (Verb “To be” with “Not”).

You can say “Me too” or “Me neither” in response to statements in any tense (present, past, future, present continuous, present perfect, past perfect, etc.)

Examples: 

“I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately.” (Response) “Me too.”

“I haven’t seen the new movie yet.” (Response) “Me neither.”

“I’m going to the beach tomorrow.” (Response) “Me too!”

“I can’t draw very well.” (Response) “Me neither.”

The phrase “me either” is not technically correct, but many people say it in spoken English!

Until next time…

Language is all about communication. To speak perfect English is not possible. The main idea is to speak with fluency and communicate in an understandable way. Have fun learning English everyday!

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