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Meeting For The First Time!

“Nice to meet you” or “Nice meeting you.” Which variant is correct and why? That all depends on time. Are you referring to meeting someone yesterday, today or tomorrow? American English Resources.

There are many ways to be polite when introducing yourself to someone for the first time. The better your English is, the better first impression you make. Is it a job interview? Maybe it is meeting a colleague for the first time! Often, the use of adverbs play an important part in everyday speech. “Nice to meet you” is used when you are first introduced to someone!

The term “Nice meeting you” is used after meeting someone! The use of tenses also plays an important part here.

Quantifiers Explained!

A quantifier is a word or phrase used before a noun or pronoun to refer to a quantity or amount of something. Quantifiers are used to give more information.

We use these words and phrases with countable and uncountable nouns. With a quantifier, just about all nouns are countable in English! Simple quantifiers used with countable nouns include words like “Many, few, several, etc.

Quantifiers used with both countable and uncountable nouns are “All, enough, a lot of, some, any, etc. Partitives are words or phrases used to refer to part of something. In other words a partial quantity. Partitives are used to refer to both countable and uncountable nouns.

“A glass of water, a can of soda, a slice of bacon, a room full of people.

Often, we use a container or form of measurement in partitive construction.

Determiners Explained!

Determiners are words that appear before a noun. This is to help understand what the noun refers to. American English Resources.

The main idea is to understand determiners and the role they play in English. Remember that a word is just a word until we give it a job. There are many determiners in English. “A, an and the” are all determiners. “This, that, these, those” are all determiners.

Quantifiers “Few, all, etc”. Possessives “My, your, it’s, etc”. Cardinal numbers as well. Do not confuse determiners with adjectives. There are many more rules on this subject! Ask your teacher for a further explanation and worksheets to help you better understand determiners.

Welcome to Larisa English Club #22.

What’s in The News? Physical Activity and Your Daily Routine!

Speaking Practice. Discussing a News Story!

English Grammar Review. “Prefix, Suffix and Affix” New Words in English!

What’s in The News?

Physical Activity and Your Daily Routine!

Daily exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. If you make time for running, jogging or walking, you are doing it right! Many of us cannot seem to find the time for these activities.

That should not stop us from trying to stay fit. A proper diet should also be part of your daily routine. It can be as simple as walking alone or with friends and family. Take the time to establish your physical daily fitness routine and stay healthy and study American English Resources.

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station. American English Resources.

Join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing.

Make sure to do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time, shorter bursts of activity will not have the same health benefits. For example, walking the dog for 10 minutes before and after work or adding a 10 minute walk at lunchtime can add to your weekly goal.

Mix it up. Swim, take a yoga class, garden or lift weights. To be ready anytime, keep some comfortable clothes and a pair of walking or running shoes in the car and at the office.

More ways to increase physical activity.

  • Join a walking group in the neighborhood or at the local shopping mall. Recruit a partner for support and encouragement.
  • Push the baby in a stroller.
  • Get the whole family involved — enjoy an afternoon bike ride with your kids.
  • Walk up and down the soccer or softball field sidelines while watching the kids play.
  • Walk the dog — don’t just watch the dog walk.
  • Clean the house or wash the car.
  • Walk, skate, or cycle more, and drive less.
  • Do stretches, exercises, or pedal a stationary bike while watching television.
  • Mow the lawn with a push mower.
  • Plant and care for a vegetable or flower garden.
  • Play with the kids — tumble in the leaves, build a snowman, splash in a puddle, or dance to favorite music.
  • Exercise to a workout video.

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Speaking Practice.

Discussing a News Story!

Helen: Did you hear about that guy who was struck by lightning?

Julia: You mean that man up in Maine?

Helen: That’s the one; the blind guy who could see again.

Julia: I read about him in the paper this week. He’d been blind for about eight or nine years.

Helen: Yes. Wasn’t he also able to hear again after the lightning hit him?

Julia: Right. He didn’t have to wear a hearing aid anymore.

Helen: I think it was a miracle!

Julia: Me too!

Language Notes

Maine. A state in the northeastern part of the United States.

Uh-huh. That’s right or I agree!

Right. Correct or I understand you!

Hearing aid. Device to help deaf or partially deaf persons hear.

Me too! So do I! or I agree with you!

English Grammar Review.

“Prefix, Suffix, Affix” New Words in English!

What is an “Affix?.” An “Affix” is a letter or letters added to a root word to change it’s meaning. Prefix and suffix are terms used to further describe an affix. In other words “Affix” is a word used to describe both a “Prefix and Suffix.”

A “Prefix” is placed before a word. A “Suffix” is placed after. New words are created from root words. Many words have both a “Prefix and Suffix.” There are many forms and specific reasons for adding letters to words.

The main idea is to create other words with different definitions in English. Below are a just few examples. Check your dictionary for prefixes and suffixes to better understand this subject.

Common Prefix examples: d i s-, i r-, u n-, r e-.

Disagree is the opposite of “Agree.” It is defined as “Not.”

Irresponsible is the opposite of “Responsible.” It is defined as “Not.”

Unfriendly is the opposite of :Friendly.” It is defined as “Not.”

Return means “Go back” or “Take back.” It is defined as “Again.”

Common Suffix examples: -e d, -i n g, -l y, -e s.

Cooked. The verb to cook. Use for adjectives and past tense verbs.

Running. The verb to run. Use for gerunds, adjectives and continuous tenses.

Quickly. Quickly is an adverb. Use for adverbs and adjectives.

Boxes. Box is a noun and verb. Use for plural nouns and actions.

While there are many affixes in English, the above prefixes and suffixes are regarded as the most common in the English language.

The above list is incomplete. Refer to your grammar resource for further explanations. Have fun with the subject of “Affixes.”

An affix is a letter.
Or letters added to a root word.
To change its meaning.
An affix is kind of like your surname.
It’s what’s affix.
And then we have prefix and suffix.
Prefix and suffix are terms used.
To further describe an affix.
In other words.
An affix is the family right? So.
A prefix is before a word.
A series of letters before a word.
And a suffix is placed after.
We create new words.
From a prefix or a suffix or affix.
There are many forms.
And specific reasons for-
-adding letters to words.
In other words why do we add-
-a certain prefix or suffix right? So.
The main idea is to create-
-other words with different definitions.
Check your dictionary for more examples.
Some common prefix examples are-
-dis, ir, un and re. So.
Dis, ir, un, re right? So.
Those are just a few.
Dis agree/disagree.
Is the opposite of agree.
That’s easy right?
And this dis, dis is defined as not.
It’s a negative.
Irresponsible is the opposite-
-of responsible so.
It’s also defined as not or a negative.
Unfriendly is the opposite of friendly.
And it’s also defined as not.
Return, re re means to go back return.
Repaint, remodel something like that.
It’s also about take back, so.
It’s defined generally as again.
Common suffix examples are e d, i n g, l y.
And e s.
Let’s start out with cooked.
Cooked. Yes? Has a “t” sound on the end of it.
Yes? Cooked the verb to cook.
Used for adjectives.
And past tense verbs, so.
Regular verbs past simple and past-
-participle we form with “e d” right, so.
Running! Hey the verb to run.
We use for gerunds, adjectives.
And continuous tenses, so.
The verb to run.
Running, right?
We’re gonna see some examples here.
Quickly. Quickly is an adverb.
Used for adverbs and adjectives “l y”.
Boxes. Box is a noun and verb.
To box yes?
Something like that.
In the ring, right?
An a box something.
We put in stuff yeah?
We put stuff in a box, right?
And we use box for-
-plural nouns and actions.
While there are many-
-different kinds of English.

When we say “just”
that’s your adverb
and it used use it’s used to
to either increase or
decrease the strength,
or the let’s say,
to emphasize.
In this case sugar. Right?
“Hey. May I offer you
a bit of my chocolate
cake? It’s so tasty.” So.
“A bit of”
How much is that?
Well. We don’t know.
The idea is
that “a bit”
to you like a little,
to you might be this much,
or this much or
this much,
we don’t know.
It might be,
you know it might be
one cup,
it might be half a cup,
it might be
less than that,
we don’t know,
it’s all about you,
and that’s why we use
quantifiers like that.
“Hey. Our neighbor
doesn’t have much money.”
Well. “Much” that’s used
for uncountable, isn’t it?
And, technically, money
is not countable.
$1, $2, $3, $4,
those are countable. Right?
But “money” is also a
collective. So.
The way that I would
normally teach
this subject is
“money” as a collective,
and then under that,
you have one dollar,
five dollars,
ten dollars.
Something like that.
Those are countable,
but “money” is a collective.
The main idea with
quantifiers is
to recognize ways
to refer to nouns.

What are quantifiers
and partitives?
Well. A quantifier
is a word or phrase
used before a noun or
pronoun and they
refer to a quantity or
amount of something.
We learn quantifiers at the
earliest stages of English.
We have some examples
to show you here.
Quantifiers are used
to give more information.
We use these
words and phrases with
countable and
uncountable nouns.
With a quantifier
just about all nouns in
English are countable.
Simple quantifiers
used with countable nouns
include: “many,”
“few,” “several,” etc.
Quantifiers used with both
countable and uncountable, are:
“all,” “enough,” “a lot of,”
“some,” “any” and “more.”
“Partitives” are words
or phrases,
used to refer to just
part of something
makes sense, doesn’t it?
“Partitives.” Part.
We use those to talk about
part of something not
the entire but,
it’s not always exactly true,
and I’ll show you why.
In other words.
A partial quantity.
“Partitives” are used
to refer to both, countable
and uncountable nouns.
Like: a glass of water.
a can of soda,
a slice of bacon,
a room full of people. So.
Let’s take the last one.
A room full of people.
Well. People, person, people,
that’s a noun. Right?
Its countable.
There’s one person,
there are three people,
four people,
five people, but
when we use
a Partitive,
we’re talking about
a group or part of something.
A glass of water. Right?
How do we talk about water?
“Water” is not countable.
Right? It’s an uncountable noun,
but not exactly, because
if we refer to it
in the container,
a bottle of water,
a glass of water.
Something like that.
Then it becomes countable.
Often we use a
container or measurement. You see.
This grammar review is
a brief explanation
of quantifiers.
Here are a few examples
and be sure to ask your teacher
to explain this
a little bit further.
This topic is a great topic
especially for early
learners of English.
Here are some Partitive
of examples.
“Yeah. I just bought a
pound of sugar at
the supermarket.” So.
It could be a pound of,
it could be a bag of,
it could be a can of,
a container of,
and this is how we
talk about items
that are often uncountable.
Here is a bouquet
of flowers. So.
A bouquet. How do we
describe many flowers.
I could say. Well. I have
twelve or thirteen,
fifteen flowers
in this bouquet. Right?
Or. I could say:
“Hey, here is a bouquet.
I don’t know how many
flowers are in there. So.
We often do that
when we don’t know
exactly how many.
“Hey. Would you like
a cup of coffee,
now or later?”
A cup of coffee.
We learn at early stages
that coffee is not countable,
because it’s a liquid, right?
But if I said:
“Hey, we have five people
coming to our home today.
They’re coming over
for breakfast.
Let’s make
five cups of coffee.
So. In this context,
we’re saying,
we’re using the number five
to talk about
coffee, aren’t we?
“May I get you a bottle of
water from the fridge?”
So. Water is not
countable either. Right?
We learned that the early
stages, but it is
countable, if we refer
to the container,
that it comes in.

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