Sun, 25 October 2015
Adjectives, adverbs, verbs, nouns and proverbs - AIRC74
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If you are a new listener to this podcast, welcome! I'm Craig. This is Reza, and we are going to help you grow your grammar, vocalize your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation.
Whoever / whomever - It doesn't matter who. "I will give my clothes to whoever needs them."
"Whosoever" is old fashioned and not used very often, especially in spoken English. "Whosoever" is used in formal English, like in the bible, for example:
NOUN - Reza drank his coffee (coffee is a noun)
VERB - Reza drank his coffee (drank is the verb)
ADVERB - Reza drank his coffee slowly (adverb - slowly, quickly, noisily, beautifully)
ADJECTIVE - Reza drank his hot coffee slowly (adjective describes the noun - strong, weak coffee)
sly - astuto, taimado/a (a sly fox)
NOUN VERB ADJECTIVE ADVERB
economy economize economical/economic economically
analysis analyse analytical analytically
apology apologise apologetic apologetically
There is a table and exercises about this in our MansionFirst cd for the First Certificate exam ( http://www.mansioningles.com/cd_first.htm )
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"A stitch in time saves nine."
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"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
"No man is an island."
"Two heads are better than one."
"Too many cooks spoil the broth."
...and now it's your turn to practise your English. We want you to send us a proverb. Send us a voice message and try to use as many words in their different forms.
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On next week's episode: More proverbs and gym vocabulary
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