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    Thumbs up Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    Dear teachers/ native speakers of English,

    I came across the following picture story in a text-book written by non-native speakers.

    The conversation sounds a bit weird to me.
    In English, can we say "Let's have (a) match together?" In this dialogue saying "Let's play a game together would sound better, I guess but do you have any other suggestions?

    At the end of the conversation, the kid says "you are right" to his friend. Doesn't that sound preposterous?
    I would appreciate anyone who's offering his/ her valuable opinions.
    Thank you for reading in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    The whole conversation is preposterous and completely unnatural. Just forget about it and move on.

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    Re: Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    The whole conversation is preposterous and completely unnatural. Just forget about it and move on.
    This a text-book approved by the national ministry of Turkey. I'm aware of the fact that this conversation is beyond saving but I can't help it. Many state teachers don't care about it. Because of such dialogues and texts, I'm afraid a lot of students end up being false beginners. I'm just trying to make it better. Thanks for your answer.

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    Re: Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    Quote Originally Posted by aficionado View Post
    This a text-book approved by the national ministry of Turkey.
    I'm sad to hear that, aficionado.

    I'm not sure that I agree that it is worth saving, but I'm happy to help you in doing so. How is it that you think you might do so?

    A more natural response would be Let's have a game.

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    #5

    Re: Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    "Do you want to play a game?" is possible.
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    Re: Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I'm sad to hear that, aficionado.

    I'm not sure that I agree that it is worth saving, but I'm happy to help you in doing so. How is it that you think you might do so?

    A more natural response would be Let's have a game.
    Thank you.
    The kid says "I always win the matches"

    "I always win" or "I always win matches" sounds more natural?
    "The" here is not properly used. Am I right?

    Do you agree with what we've written in blue on the text?

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    #7

    Re: Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    "I always win" is natural.

    Do you agree with what we've written in blue on the text?

    Somewhat, but what does it matter? Hasn't it already been published?
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    #8

    Re: Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    "I always win" is natural.

    Do you agree with what we've written in blue on the text?

    Somewhat, but what does it matter? Hasn't it already been published?
    Like I said, I'm trying to correct the mistakes and use my own version in my classes.

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    Re: Expressions in this picture story [have (a) match and you are right]

    Quote Originally Posted by aficionado View Post
    Like I said, I'm trying to correct the mistakes and use my own version in my classes.
    OK. Then I suggest that you start a new thread about them.
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