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    A sticky business

    Pls help to correct the following short essay, thanks

    A church clock has been servicing people for several decades in a quiet small village. People always get up by hearing the bell at 7 o'clock in the morning. But, one day, the big clock suddenly stopped, nobody could explain why.
    A vicar climbed into the clock tower and checked all gears and bearings. At last, he found that the clock had been invaded by bees, one of the gears had been full of honey and wax.
    A bee keeper was called to remove the honeycomb to get rid of the problem. The bee keeper first removed the bee queen out with the whole honeycomb, the other bees followed.
    Finally, the gears were totally cleaned and lubricated, the big clock could be working again for the whole village.
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    Re: A sticky business

    A church clock had been serving people for several decades in a small quiet village. People always woke on hearing the bell at 7 o'clock in the morning. But, one day, the big clock suddenly stopped. Nobody could explain why.
    A vicar climbed into the clock tower and checked all the gears and bearings. At last, he found that the clock had been invaded by bees, and one of the gears was full of honey and wax.
    A bee keeper was called to remove the honeycomb to deal with the problem.
    The bee keeper first removed the bee queen (out-omit) with the whole honeycomb, and the other bees followed.
    Finally, the gears were thoroughly cleaned and lubricated, so that the big clock could work again for the whole village.

    Note: 'could be working' is conditional - The clock could be working again, if only somebody would do something about those damn bees!
    Last edited by David L.; 12-May-2008 at 12:47.

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    Re: A sticky business

    Thanks!
    But there is another question, in fact, I have learnt these words that you used, but I always can not remember it when I need it, in another word, I always do not know how to use it fluently.
    Could you pls tell me how to deal with this problem? Continous writting or some other ways?

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    Re: A sticky business

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Thanks!
    But there is another question, in fact, I have learnt these words that you used, but I always can not remember it when I need it, in another word, I always do not know how to use it fluently.
    Could you pls tell me how to deal with this problem? Continous writting or some other ways?
    Continuous practice

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    Re: A sticky business

    :)

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