English Question on Impressing Friends for IELTS

English Question on Impressing Friends for IELTS with a set of questions, a podcast and illustrated flashcards to improve your vocabulary and practice speaking and free discussion Do you think your friends would agree with one another about the kind of person you are? How much energy do you spend doing things to favorably impress … Read more

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  1. Do you think your friends would agree with one another about the kind of person you are?
    Undoubtedly no.
    In my mind my behaviour with other people is unpredictable and a little mysterious.
    This mysterious has been uttered with my friends for several time.

    How much energy do you spend doing things to favorably impress other people?

    I do not spend my energy doing things to favorably impress other people. If someone wants to love me s/he must love me because of my personality not my artificial behavior and it seems ludicrously to forge other behaviour satisfying others.

    If you were completely unconcerned about what others would think, what sorts of things might you do?

    As I say I do not live for others and therefore I will not change my behaviour.
    Perhaps someone says that sometime we are forced to do something, I concur with this idea which says some times others forced us to do something which is not our pleasure, but we must at least try to live for ourselves as much as possible for us.

    How do you feel when people like you because they think you are someone you are not?

    I do not like it. However, some times we like that people think we are better than we are, it is not ethical to show ourselves someone we are not.

    • * some times –> sometimes
      * behavior with –> behavior toward
      * This mysterious has been uttered with my friends for several time. –> This mystery has been uttered by my friends several times.
      * it seems ludicrous
      * As I said,
      * which is not our pleasure –> which is not pleasant to us
      * as much as possible. (omit for us)

      • Dear Dr. Hariri
        Thank you very much for your comment.
        Also I have a question. How we can use ‘have’ in negative form?
        For example how we can use these two sentences in negative form:
        I have a book (I do not have any book or I have not book)
        I have eaten breakfast (I have not eaten breakfast !?)

        • You’re most welcome.
          I have a book ==> I don’t have any book.
          This one is based on modern English.
          “I have not / haven’t any book” is old-fashioned and based on British English, which is NOT popular these days anymore.
          I have eaten breakfast is in present perfect tense, so you should use the same modal auxiliary verb (have / has) to make negative sentences. Therefore, the negative form must be:
          I haven’t / have not / I’ve not eaten breakfast.
          Thanks for asking. :)

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