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How to teach foreign students for learning English speaking easily, because I face lot of trouble when I tried to teach them. Thanks

宮崎宏
It is very difficult to learn to speak any language. Much time and patience are required, and it is important, especially at an early stage, to help your students overcome frustration and disappointment at their lack of rapid progress. People need to realize also that very few people ever learn to speak another language perfectly, but with practice and repetition many skills come naturally, often without conscious realization of that. That should be the goal you and your students should strive for, and I wish you success.

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Song that addicted to you nowadays... ? 😥

⊙.○° Ahmed Ben Elgendy °○.⊙
I'm sorry, I don't quite understand this phrase or what you are asking. Maybe the reason is that in English we normally use "addicted" in the phrase "to be addicted to" in which the *subject* of "to be" is a person or an animate being and what comes after the second "to," i.e., the preposition after "addicted," is usually a thing that is the cause of the "addiction." That is, once could say "I am addicted to that song," not *"That song (is) addicted to me," and indeed this is a figurative usage of the phrase since its normal context is clinical addiction, e.g., "He is addicted to heroin."

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I install this program (wyzAnt) but now l don't know how is use?😔. Can help me to learn how use,please?and how to get tutor? انا حملت البرنامج لكن لا اعرف استخدامه الان ساعدني لكي اتعلم كيفية استخدامه كي اتواصل معك

(:حسين ❤️ Hussein:)
All right, but the first step is to register for a student account at WyzAnt; you can do that at https://www.wyzant.com/signup/.

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Can you speak Arabic??😊because I don't have this programe (chegg) can you conect with me by other programe such as facebookعفوا لكن ليس لدي هذه البرنامج و لا اعرف استعماله هل لديك موقع اخر او فيس بوك facebook😔

(:حسين ❤️ Hussein:)
عفوا, I have studied Arabic but I am not fluent in the language. And I do use Facebook, Skype, FaceTime etc., but I prefer to teach English through WyzAnt (http://wyzant.com) and Chegg (http://chegg.com) because these are Web sites--not programs--that offer live, two-way video and audio and interactive whiteboards for writing words as we speak them (see http://wyzant.com/Online/Student/). Again, you can contact me through these sites at http://wyzant.com/tutors/GrammarConsulting and http://mccorduck.cc/chegg/.

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I'm Marie, aren't I or I'm Marie, am not I or I'm Marie, amn't I? What is correct!?

Solutions
This is a good question. For speakers of most varieties of English, "I'm Marie, aren't I?" would be most common and considered "correct" despite the irregular use of "are" in the so-called tag question (normally, the auxiliary verb in the tag question is the same as in the main clause; see https://blabmate.com/article/which_has_the_correct_tag_question_ahmed_is_clever_isnt_it_or_ahmed_is_clever_dont_you/96/).
"I'm Marie, am I not?", where not only is "am" used but also, again contrary to pattern, the negative particle "not" is not contracted with the auxiliary but is placed *after* the pronoun subject of the tag question, is possible but it is used in limited contexts, especially in very formal or very emphatic usage.
And the tag in "I'm Marie, amn't I?" is heard occasionally, but it appears to be limited to only certain regional dialects of English even though it is "regularly" formed, i.e., with the auxiliary "am" contracted with "not" followed by the subject "I." Again, far more English speakers would use "aren't I" in this case (or even the non-standard "ain't I").

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Hello! I have finished Elementary level in May. I am going to begin Pre-intermediate level in September.I am going to pass Cambridge exam of A2 in December-February.Tests in the Internet show me that I have upper-intermediate level. Is it normal? There is no place to other questions.SorryForMistakes

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I'm sorry, I don't know which "tests in the Internet" you are referring to, so I cannot judge how accurate these are in showing your level of English proficiency.

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we allowed to conduct and we are not allowed to conduct or we were allowed to conduct and we were not allowed to conduct, which is right? thx

I hope I understand which sentences you are asking about; I'm guessing you mean "We allowed to conduct and we are not allowed to conduct" vs. "We were allowed to conduct and we were not allowed to conduct." If I'm right, then it would seem somewhat strange to say a sentence like "We were allowed to conduct and we were not allowed to conduct" which seems to contradict itself, but anyway this sentence is correct grammatically.
"We allowed to conduct and we are not allowed to conduct," on the other hand, looks to be incorrect since it appears to be missing the auxiliary "are" before the first occurrence of the past participle "allowed" in the first clause; in other words, like your second sentence I'm assuming you meant the verbs of both clauses of this sentence to be passive, i.e., "we are allowed . . . we are not allowed."
Another reason I suspect that an "are" is missing from the first sentence is that the verb "allow" is transitive, meaning it always requires a direct object. That is, we can say "We allowed him to conduct" or "We allowed the guest to conduct" using the simple past tense form of "allow" and the direct objects "him" and "the guest" followed by the infinitive "to conduct," but since there is no direct object mentioned anywhere in your sentences, I have to assume you meant the first "We allowed" to be passive, and thus a form of the auxiliary "be" must be used here, presumably present-tense "are" to be parallel with the second clause of the first sentence, "we are not allowed."

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hello i need your help ...i want to pass in tofel exam ..how can i do this ...and i want to ask you how is tofel important ?

Hi, I can help you try to pass the TOEFL; you can arrange for my online instruction in TOEFL preparation at http://wyzant.com/tutors/GrammarConsulting or at http://mccorduck.cc/chegg/.
Yes, the TOEFL (which stands for "Test of English as a Foreign Language") is one of the most important English-proficiency examinations in the world. Taking the TOEFL and achieving an acceptable score on the test are required for international students who wish to enroll at almost every institution of higher education in the United States and in many other countries.

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What do you think about school/education? Is it important or there other things that matter?

Yes, certainly there are many other aspects of life that matter, but very often education and schooling provide the foundation for these aspects and help to make them better. As a very simple example, most forms of employment in all countries require literacy, which is normally developed through education outside of the workplace, either in a formal school setting or in less formal ways, e.g., through individual tutoring which is nonetheless a form of education.

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is this sentence right "if i am alive"

kashif Mehsud
Thanks for asking me. Well, technically it's not a *sentence* because it's a subordinate clause, which means it has to be joined to a main or dependent clause to create a "true" sentence, for example "If I am alive, I breathe" or "I breathe if I am alive." (The presence of "if" is the only thing that makes "if I am alive" a subordinate or dependent clause.)
If you're asking about the grammar of the clause itself, it is correct if the clause is not meant to be hypothetical, i.e., expressing a condition that is directly contradictory to fact. That is, "If I am alive, I breathe" expresses a relation between the condition of being alive and the fact of breathing, which normally holds true for all animate life like humans.
But if you want to have the words "if I am alive" spoken by say, a vampire or a zombie, i.e., creatures whom we consider to be *not* alive, the grammar would call for "if I was alive" or "if I were alive" which would mean that I am NOT alive, in reality. For example, "If I was alive, I would breathe (but I'm not alive, so I don't breathe)." The so-called subjunctive form "were" is required in this usage under the rules of traditional, prescriptive grammar, i.e., "If I were alive, I would breathe," but "was," the normal past tense of "be" for "I," is very frequently heard in spoken English and seen in written English in such clauses.

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is this sentence correct "if i am alive"

kashif Mehsud
Thanks for asking me. Well, technically it's not a *sentence* because it's a subordinate clause, which means it has to be joined to a main or dependent clause to create a "true" sentence, for example "If I am alive, I breathe" or "I breathe if I am alive." (The presence of "if" is the only thing that makes "if I am alive" a subordinate or dependent clause.)
If you're asking about the grammar of the clause itself, it is correct if the clause is not meant to be hypothetical, i.e., expressing a condition that is directly contradictory to fact. That is, "If I am alive, I breathe" expresses a relation between the condition of being alive and the fact of breathing, which normally holds true for all animate life like humans.
But if you want to have the words "if I am alive" spoken by say, a vampire or a zombie, i.e., creatures whom we consider to be *not* alive, the grammar would call for "if I was alive" or "if I were alive" which would mean that I am NOT alive, in reality. For example, "If I was alive, I would breathe (but I'm not alive, so I don't breathe)." The so-called subjunctive form "were" is required in this usage under the rules of traditional, prescriptive grammar, i.e., "If I were alive, I would breathe," but "was," the normal past tense of "be" for "I," is very frequently heard in spoken English and seen in written English in such clauses.

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So I want to do a Research and Development as a requirement for my graduation. Im confused whether I should design a main materials or supplementary materials (since the schools has its own materials from some books)? What are the disadvantages and advantages of both? give me suggestions please. 😊

beriaswr
I wish I could give you some suggestions, but of course I know nothing about your school or schools nor what materials your school(s) may use. So I can hardly speak of the advantages and disadvantages of designing new materials versus creating supplementary ones. All I can do is wish you success with your research and development project and I hope it meets the requirement for your graduation.

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1. Designing English Materials for 10th graders of Social Science Program of Senior High Schools. 2. Designing English Materials for the 10th graders of Social Science Program at Senior High Schools. Is one of them correct? Why? If both are incorrect, please give me suggestion.My lecturer's cnfsng

beriaswr
O.K., the difference between 1. and 2. is that you--correctly--have "the" before "10th graders" in 2., and yes, the definite article ("the") is required in the phrase because you are referring to a *specific* group of 10th graders, i.e., the ones "of Social Science Program."
But by that same rule, I believe you also need "the" before "Social Science Program" because this is a *specific* program "of Senior High Schools," as you have this part of the phrase in 1., or "at Senior High Schools" in 2. (Yes, it might seem annoying and redundant to add also these "the"s, but it's English grammar--which is also annoying and redundant a lot of time, but that's another discussion.)
About "at" vs. "of," I believe that either of these prepositions is acceptable here, but I wonder about what exactly you are referring to by "Senior High Schools." That is, is this a proper name, i.e., is there one school that is actually named "Senior High School," or more than one school *each* with the name "Senior High School"? My guess is that "Senior High School(s)" is *not* a name but rather a common, general noun for a type of high school, so in fact we wouldn't write it with the first letters of each of the three words capitalized. I say this only because "senior high school" is a general noun in my native American English, which we write in all lower case letters like that unless it's part of the name of a specific school, e.g., the name of the school that my own son attends, "Homer Senior High School."
On the other hand, if both 1. and 2. are meant to be titles, for example of a article or a report, then it would be all right--indeed, required--to capitalize the first letters of all the "content words" in the title, as you have done but that would mean the "g" of "graders" would also need to be written as a capital "G."
And in your last line, do you mean that your lecturer is "confusing"? If so, then it sounds familiar; I was a lecturer once and I'd bet most of my students probably texted each other calling me "cnfsng" too; they didn't like me *or* vowels.

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naturopathic medicine has prowess in dealing with chronic diseases. -my lecturer said the term "prowess" is not suitable. do you have any other suggestions?

Nur Ain Hanini
Sure, and I think I would agree with your lecturer since we usually use "prowess" only to refer to a skill or ability that a certain *human* possesses, not to a capability of something inanimate and abstract like medicine or a certain type or school of medicine as in your example.
In addition, "prowess" carries connotations of a high degree of skill implying that whatever the skill is applied to usually results in success, so in choosing a synonym for this to use in reference to medicine I believe you would need to retain this idea. I can think of a few terms then with this meaning that you could use appropriately in your sentence instead of "prowess," namely "efficacy," "potency," "capacity," "capability" or even "ability," though this last term is not quite as "strong" as the others, i.e., it doesn't carry the notion of a probable successful result as strongly as the rest do.
And I am not totally familiar with the conventions and styles of medical writing, so maybe you should check with your lecturer again to make sure that these synonyms I've suggested would also be suitable for the purpose of your writing.
(Please disregard this part, I'm just testing to see whether these ask.fm text boxes process HTML formatting: prowess.)

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