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Business English: the language of 'business meetings'

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'What time does the meeting commence?'

Cartoon - English Joke 3

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The key to this joke is hair.

Hair has the same pronunciation as hare, which is an animal similar to a rabbit. So, when the woman tells him he has a stray hair, he thinks she is talking about his rabbit (his hare).

The word stray means 'away from its place.' In this case stray could refer to his hair or the rabbit.

 

How to use 'Wh...' questions

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 Where do you learn English?

'Where do you learn English?'

In English there are seven ‘Wh…’ questions.  Here’s what they are and how  they are used:

What is used for a thing.

‘What is it?’

'make','take' and 'have' quiz.

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'Take a break, Mr. Elephant!'

Collocations are groups of words that naturally appear next to each other in sentences.

For example, we say 'I have a headache' and not 'I take a headache' or 'I make a headache'.  Now you know 'have' always  collocates with 'headache'! Easy!

Try and and see if you can complete the sentences below using 'make','take' or 'have'.

Reading: wedding and vocabulary match exercise

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The happy couple!

Read the following article about weddings in Britain and match up the descriptions to the key words in bold:

'weekend' idioms and more!

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A Sunday driver!

Here are some expressions that use words related to your favourite time of the week...the weekend!

'-ed' and '-ing' adjectives: describing feelings and things

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relaxing-relaxed

'My holiday was relaxing. I felt really relaxed.'

Personality Adjectives - 'What is she like?'

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perosonality adjectives

'How would you describe her personality?'

Cartoon - English Joke 2

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"What do you mean, he rides his bike like lightning?"

"He's always hitting trees!"

 

Explanation:

Today's joke is based on the expression ...like lightning. We usually use this metaphor to mean that something happens quickly or fast. For example:

What are 'extreme adjectives'?

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packed subway

'Tokyo's subway is packed at rush-hour.'

Oversuing the word 'very' when talking can be boring for the person listening. For example: