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    Question to Cal (Irish Conflict)

    Hello. I have got a question concerning a certain passage from Bernard Marc Laverty's novel "Cal". The passages says: Their flages were threaded into the side netting, a red one for a goal, a white one for a point. Mortl and venial sins. Red for sex and murder, white for working while you...
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    [General] Books about Holocaust reports

    Good evening dear forum members. Two days ago I bought two books via amazon.com: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Book Thief. Today they have been delivered and just 5 minutes ago I finished the former on. The idea of two boys -more oppositional one could imagine- is really...
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    Nother-Irish Conflict

    Good evening. Since our actual topic will lead us to the Northern-Irish conflict I have been recently searching for literature dealing with this issue. I am not searching for arid history books but for novels which give an impression of how normal people are feeling in this conflict regarding...
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    [Grammar] Information

    Good afternoon. I am really unsure about the use of the following word: information. I know that there doesn't exist a plural of information: there never use information"s". Actually there is a plural of information in Germany which is handled so as well. We say: This information is...
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    The th sound and a tooth gap....

    Good evening. There is a big problem I have got with the th pronounciation. I have got a tooth gap among my incisors. It is a huge gap where I can put my tongue through. Well , when wanting to form a th sound you have to put your tongue between your upper set of teeth and your lower set of...
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    [General] Websites with exercises

    Hi. In order to improve my English I am searching for a website which contains a lot of different tasks of different topics like for example "Smoking ban! Good or bad decision? Write an essay". If anybody knows about such a website please post the links into this thread. I would be very...
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    [Essay] Macbeth: Relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

    Hello everyone. Before my holiday started I was asked to write an essay about the relationship between Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth. I have written a new essay and would be very grateful if you could correct it. "Macbeth a play based on treason loyality and knowledge consists of many...
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    [Grammar] Man(human) man(male) men (plural) and the definite article...+adverbs

    Good evening. Today I have read a text about the Elizabethan Worldview. I wouldn't say that the text is difficult but there is one problem I have got. There are many passages which include the vocabulary "man". Normally this wouldn't disturb me but let's take a look at the following example...
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    [Grammar] Text (Elizabethan time). Simple past?

    Good afternoon. Three weeks ago we got a worksheet about the Elizabethan time from our teacher, called "Elizabethan time". The first paragraph starts like this: Elizabeth I was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife,Anne Boleyn. She reigned for 45 years and has even been called a...
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    [General] vocabulary list

    Good evening dear UE members. I didn't know where to put this topic so please don't blame me if my decision was wrong. I have been learning "English" for 7 school terms now. Until the tenth class I wasn't really interested in anything relating to school. Nowadays I know it was a big mistake...
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    [Grammar] two short questions

    Good evening. There are two things referring to grammar that I am not sure about. Could you help me? 1. Can I use the following expression: such as was common....? For example. Wearing a wig gives you a new identity such as was common in the Elizabethan era. 2. Would one rather say "The...
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    [Grammar] There is ;There are?

    Dear members. Since yesterday there is a question which won't fade from my mind. Is there an expression like "there are". Yesterday I watched a video in which a person said something like: "Hey,guys. There is his footprints". I haven't seen an expression like "there are" so far but if there...
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    [Grammar] Two questions relating to the position of adverbs

    Hey there. I have got two questions relating to the position of adverbs. Lets use: Charley plays football. Would I say: Charly plays football very often. I would use this one. or Charley very often plays football or Charley plays very often football. The second question: Again it is...
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    Personal letter to a friend

    Dear x Right now I am sitting at a table at my uncle's house and writing you this letter. In your last letter you asked how my pracitical is going. I really can not complain because there are a lot of things to see but I am not sure if I could do every day the same thing again. Like I have...
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    Short Question: Reported Speech

    Good day. There is a tiny question I have got. There is an article in The Guardian Weekly about biofuels and one sentence I grammatically do not understand. It says: Ian Waller, a biofuel consultant at the firm FiveBarGate, said that he visited the southern states of the Us last October and...
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    Again a question relating to the "present perfect"

    Good evening. We will write a classwork about Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" this friday. When talking about a the action in a book we normally use the simple present(e.g summary, interpretation and so on). "The excerpt from Arthur Miller's........Willy enters the kitchen.....Biff talks...
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    Two sentences (past and adverbs)

    Good evening. Just a minute ago I took a shower and was confused about the following sentences. Would I rather say: The teacher was educated to teach us well. or The teacher has been educated to teach us well. I would choose the first sentence because the action happened in the past. But on...
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    Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

    Good evening. Could you correct the following text of mine? (should it be mine or me...xD?) I would be very thankful. Why does not Willy accept the job Charley is offering him? Although Willy Loman , a traveling salesman in his sixties whose life has been marked by Dave Singleman a...
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    How can I improve my spoken "th"?

    Good evening. I have got a short and simple question: How can I improve my spoken "th"? There are a lot of pupil at my school how don't mind about their spoken english. But I am one of those who is concerned about his pronounciation and his skills in generally. I don't know if my "th" is good...
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    Correction of my diary entry

    It is just some feelings I wrote down because there hasn't been anything else in my mind. I would be very pleased if someone could correct it. Dear diary. Today we went to the “X-Klinik because of my mom’s herniated disk. You have to know that I don’t like hospitals since whenever...
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