1. What is the difference between improving something and improving on / upon something? [Paragraph 3]
2. What is the difference between a second language and a foreign language?
As we discussed in the last session, foreign language isn’t mother tongue language. It is a new language that people learn so as to communicate in their new community. But second language could be learned from their childhood and is a language which is used in a tribe or nation. For instance a person who lives in Urumia, Kordish and Turkish are both his second languages ( the first one is Persian obviously). Now imagine he wants to travel to Spain to find a job. Spanish would be his foreign language.
Thanks for your comment! Such a comprehensive comment, thanks.
Some corrections if you don’t mind:
1. “Discuss” is a transitive verb. So, discuss something.
2. Just mother tongue (not mother tongue language)
You’re most welcome.
3. Why do you think the author, Cassie, believes that reading is the principal skill to reinforce the other skills, and why not the other way around?
Although, the importance of reading has been probably exaggerated by Cassie. But it seems there is a highlighted point by reading. Reading is the most accessible tool which can be done anywhere. This is the point.
An important point from another perspective!
Some corrections, though:
1. Do not use a comma after “although”.
2. Do not start your second sentence after your first sentence starting with “although”.
You can learn from your mistakes by using this comment form more frequently. At the same time, you can exchange valuable ideas with many other partakers.
I tried to assimilate the first sentence, but I couldn’t get the writer mean. Where is the subject and what does “Record” exactly mean?
I meant this sentence:
A record of 63.2 million people in the US speak a foreign language at home
Good question! Let me explain it to you:
The subject of this sentence is a “noun phrase” which is “A record of 63.2 million people in the US” which could be substituted for the pronoun “they” referring to this number of people speaking a foreign language at home.
Record in this sentence means “a fixed number of”.
Now the sentence is clear for me.
I’m glad to hear so.
What does “This averages” refer to?
The function of “average” in this sentence is a “phrasal verb” and not a noun, and it means: to result in a particular average number or amount of something. As a consequence, the whole sentence means:
This averages out as one in five American residents who have a varied grasp on the English language:
This record or number indicates that “on average” 1 in 5 American residents … can speak another language.
These days, big cities suffer from heavy traffic and some people believe that imposing a higher tax on private vehicles mitigates traffic congestion. However, this methodology is at odds with my viewpoints which are going to be discussed in this essay.
Raising tax on personal vehicles is not an appropriate solution even though it may work for a period of time. In fact, the first step for finding a judicious solution for alleviating traffic jam is clarifying the reasons behind the heavy traffic. For instance, it is mostly reported that heavy traffic occurs in crowded cities. So, the solution is making the balance between the populations of different cities in order to decrease the traffic jam. So, the authorities need to create the same welfare, including job vacancies, infrastructure, etc., in various cities in order to equalize the dwellers of cities. Moreover, putting up the tax injures people satisfaction which deteriorates the relationship between the government and ordinary people. So, it is not laudable to impose higher tax on personal vehicles so as to overcome the traffic jam.
Furthermore, it is not fair to change a rule in a country whose crowded cities are dealing with traffic jam. In other words, in many cases, some specific cities in a country are coping with bumper-to-bumper traffic. So, if the government impose higher tax on personal vehicles some, people who live in the country have to pay more tax because in crowded cities people are dealing with traffic congestion.
In conclusion, increasing tax on personal vehicles is not a suitable method for controlling traffic jam and there are better solutions such as decreasing the population in crowded cities in order to solve this problem.
English Presentation Cryptocurrency
English Presentation Cryptocurrency
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is it possible to explain the grammar point of this sentences :”Scientifically Proven Best Ways to Study”
The word “scientifically” is an adverb for “proven” which is an adjective for the noun “ways”. The noun “ways” has accidentally 2 adjectives here: “best” and “proven”. The formula is: adv + adj + noun.
This grammar structure is so common in English. For example:
beautifully decorated rooms
artistically well-written books, and the like.
1. How could striking a power pose make you better prepared for a difficult test?
3. The subject that you study about has the most important role that specifies your level of focus, attention and learning efficiency. To what extent do you agree with me?
These two diagrams illustrate the simplified procedure and equipment which are used in the cement plants, and how cement is used to produce concrete.
As we know cement is the most important gradient of concrete which have being a crucial material in the construction for ages, especially in case of the building houses. As the left-hand figure shows there are five main phases in a cement manufacturing plant that should have been taken by two raw materials who are limestone and clay to cement become ready for shipping. These five steps are crushing, mixing, heating, grinding and packing respectively. First of all, these two components are broken to small size by a crusher. After that the materials go through some important processing equipment where they should blend and experience high temperatures in mixer and rotating heater respectively before they get ready for final separation in grinder and then the packed cement can be sold.
As the right-hand figure shows, the final production of a cement plant is the one of most important gradient of making concrete process. Mortar, (concrete that have not gotten hard yet) consist of gravel, sand, cement and water in amount of 50, 25, 15 and 10 percent respectively. These four ingredients should be blended well in a mixer to prepare and then it can be used in construction process.
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