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Showing posts with label Unit 8. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Unit 8. Show all posts

Monday, March 3, 2014

Adverbs of Manner



Adverbs of manner tell how something is done
  • Often come after a verb
    • He talked quietly.
  • Sometimes is placed before the verb to add emphasis
    • He quietly walked out the door.
  • Usually end in -ly
    • Exemptions: 
      • hard, fast, so, well
  • To know when to use an adverb of manner versus an adjective ask yourself:
    • Is it describing how someone is?
      • She is nice.
      • They were calm after the earthquake.
    • Is it describing how something was done?
      • She behaves nicely.
      • The reacted calmly to the earthquake.
The following table has some common adverbs of manner. The ones that are together can have close meaning. The ones on the Positive/Negative column can be used either in a positive or negative form.





Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Speaking Phrases Unit 8 - Making Suggestions

Phrases useful when giving advice to people who are not close family or friends.  These are softer forms of giving advice with indirect expressions especially in a business setting.

Why don't you...?
How about...?
Have you thought about...?
Have you considered...?
What if you...?
Maybe you should...
You could...

Money: Saving and Spending Vocabulary





benefit advantage; anything that brings help, advantage, or profit
get my finances in order organize my money, debt, savings, and accounts.
get out of debt to pay all of the money owed to others
invest put money into something to try to earn more money
live paycheck to paycheck spending all of your income before receiving your next pay from your employer
make ends meet have just enough money to pay for the things that you need
max out take something to the limit, reach a limit
pay off finish paying for something
put away save money
reward benefit resulting from some event or action
run out to use all of (something) and have no more left.
splurge buy something expensive that you probably don't need
squander spend wastefully
stick to a budget make a plan how you spend what you earn and no more
sustain support for an extended period of time
economy the system of production and distribution and consumption
emigrate leave one's country of residence for a new one
immigrant a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
migrate move from one country or region to another and settle there
mobile moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
opportunity possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
start from scratch To do it all over again from the beginning
worth it valuable, deserving you time and effort

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gerunds and Infinitives Videos

Watch these videos to review the use of gerunds and infinitives