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Forum: Teaching ESL Apr 30th, 2019, 11:28 am
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Posted By susan53
Re: Lesson plan help needed - What grade and ability level is this?

As far as level is concerned I'd suggest it would suit lower intermediate - CEFR B1 - level.

At this level they will already have met the structures and some of the vocabulary - important because...
Forum: English Questions Mar 24th, 2019, 10:47 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By susan53
Re: go swimming

I think if you look back through the thread you'll find I've said this several times before, but....

1. Either. It depends on what variety of English you speak and the context in which you say it....
Forum: English Questions Mar 22nd, 2019, 06:33 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By susan53
Re: go swimming

1. No. Like + Ving = enjoyment only. So I like going every six months because (etc) makes no sense. Look at the reply I wrote on October 5th. it's explained there.

2. I think you mean is it correct...
Forum: English Questions Mar 21st, 2019, 06:00 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By susan53
Re: go swimming

No, no and no. If you don't actually do it, how can you say "I" like... Think about the literal meaning of the words.
Forum: English Questions Mar 20th, 2019, 06:49 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By susan53
Re: go swimming

It doesn't matter whether you do it regularly or rarely - the use of the structures is the same. You're saying that when you do it you enjoy it. Frequency is irrelevant.

But if you've never done an...
Forum: English Questions Mar 19th, 2019, 01:50 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By susan53
Re: go swimming

Yes - look at the first sentence in the post above.

People often use like + Ving and like to+ infinitive interchangeably to express enjoyment. I think like to + inf is slightly more usual in US...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Mar 12th, 2019, 11:01 am
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Views: 133
Posted By susan53
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Forum: Advertise Your Services Feb 18th, 2019, 05:49 am
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Views: 162
Posted By susan53
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Forum: Advertise Your Services Jan 9th, 2019, 07:01 am
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Views: 177
Posted By susan53
Teaching figurative language, should we or shouldn't we?

The recent discussion started by fface on the English Questions Forum (http://www.eslhq.com/forums/esl-forums/english-questions/) regarding expressions like at large, fair game, on the loose, and on...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Jan 6th, 2019, 10:26 am
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Views: 261
Posted By susan53
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Forum: English Questions Jan 6th, 2019, 09:01 am
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By susan53
Re: fair game

No - and you've taken my explanation out of context. You were then talking specifically about a suspect, not a wanted criminal. A suspect is an ordinary person without restrictions, and can therefore...
Forum: English Questions Jan 4th, 2019, 03:13 am
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By susan53
Re: fair game

No - it means that they are free within that area (the 5 wings of the jail) and can't be controlled and confined to their cells. The authorities don't know exactly where any one prisoner is within...
Forum: English Questions Jan 1st, 2019, 03:53 am
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By susan53
Re: fair game

No - it's not the suspect who is on the loose/at large, but the criminal.
Forum: English Questions Dec 29th, 2018, 05:23 am
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By susan53
Re: fair game

In the first - yes. No-one knows who or where the murderer is, but there certainlyisa murderer and s/he is therefore "on the loose"


In the second, no if you are referring to the person suspected....
Forum: English Questions Dec 24th, 2018, 07:58 am
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By susan53
Re: fair game

I think they're more or less synonymous. Eg here they'd be interchangeable :

1.With a dangerous and convicted murderer ON THE LOOSE and various alleged sightings of her, authorities hoped to quickly...
Forum: Advertise Your Services Dec 18th, 2018, 10:19 am
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By susan53
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Forum: English Questions Dec 17th, 2018, 02:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By susan53
Re: fair game

No - because if the police don't have the necessary proof for to arrest a specific person, then there is no reason for the suspect to be "hiding". If I say "the criminal is still at large" it means...
Forum: English Questions Dec 13th, 2018, 07:25 am
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By susan53
Re: at large

"At large" can be used more generally, for anything dangerous that is still free. For example : Two lions escaped from XXX zoo yesterday. One was recaptured immediately, but the other is still at...
Forum: English Questions Dec 10th, 2018, 03:18 am
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By susan53
Re: fair game

It's the same as I said except that the context suggests that it's the police / other authorities rather than her husband who are trying to take things. They've impounded her car - claiming that her...
Forum: English Questions Dec 8th, 2018, 04:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By susan53
Re: fair game

1. Fair game

"Game" = animals shot for sport or food. Eg someone who hunts lions and other large predators is known as a "big game hunter". Obviously there are strict regulations for hunting -...
Forum: English Questions Nov 27th, 2018, 03:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By susan53
Re: leftover

Yes - eg at the end of the meal someone might say: Let me throw the scraps away and put the plates in the dishwasher, and then we'll go out.
Forum: English Questions Nov 26th, 2018, 11:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By susan53
Re: leftover

Scraps are also often the bits you don't want to eat but can use for another purpose (as Sidewalker says, perhaps to give to the dog). For example, when I'm cooking chicken for my husband who must...
Forum: English Questions Nov 16th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By susan53
Re: Explain this sentence

Interesting - this appears to be spoken English (eg the punctuation is inappropriate for written English) and so as if the listener could interrupt to ask the speaker to clarify ambiguities, which do...
Forum: General Chat Oct 25th, 2018, 10:36 am
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By susan53
Re: Question

Hi Brad,

1. Depends how much you both want or need to use the laptop. The only problem that I can think of is that if you were both teaching at the same time off the school premises and the school...
Forum: English Questions Oct 5th, 2018, 09:14 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,615
Posted By susan53
Re: go swimming

People often use like + Ving and like to+ infinitive interchangeably to express enjoyment. I think like to + inf is slightly more usual in US English.

However, like to +inf can also be used to...
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