Meeting 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? 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. 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, 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.
What’s in The News? Physical Activity and Your Daily Routine!
Speaking Practice. Discussing a News Story!
English Grammar Review. “Prefix, Suffix, 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 daily, 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.
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. Or, 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.
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: Uhhuh. 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!
Maine = 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: dis-, ir-, un-, re-.
(Dis)agree is the opposite of “Agree”. It is defined as “Not”.
(Ir)responsible is the opposite of “Responsible”. It is defined as “Not”.
(Un)friendly is the opposite of :Friendly”. It is defined as “Not”.
(Re)turn means “Go back” or “Take back”. It is defined as “Again”.
Common Suffix examples: -ed, -ing, -ly, -es.
Cook(ed) The verb to cook. Use for adjectives and past tense verbs.
Runn(ing) The verb to run. Use for gerunds, adjectives and continuous tenses.
Quick(ly) Quickly is an adverb. Use for adverbs and adjectives.
Box(es) 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”.
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