Difference between QUICK, QUICKLY and FAST

source: Crown Academy of English     2017年10月24日
What is the difference between quick, quickly and fast in English?
These 3 words are related to speed or time. They are similar but there are a few important differences.

# quick is an English adjective. It gives us more information about a person, place or thing.
Meaning: "quick" describes something that happens in a short time.
Example: We had a quick meal before going home.

# quickly is an adverb and it therefore gives us more information about an action.
There are two definitions and uses
1) at high speed
Example: she's running very quickly.
2) after a short time
Example: He came quickly after I called.

# fast is an adjective and adverb.
As an adjective, the meaning is to describe something or someone that moves at high speed.
Example: I have a fast car.
"fast" is an irregular adverb. It describes an action that is happening at high speed.
Example: They are walking fast.

Expressions with fast:
fast food
= food that is prepared at high speed and in a short period of time.
Example: Fast food is bad for your health if you eat too much of it.

fast asleep
This has nothing at all to do with speed or time.
It means to be completely asleep.
Example: The baby is fast asleep.

Common mistakes
fast has the same spelling when it is an adjective and an adverb.
We do NOT say "fastly" when it is an adverb.
Example: "He runs fastly" is a mistake in English.

We use "quick" to describe something that takes a short time.
We do NOT use "fast" to describe something that takes a short time.
Example: "Let's have a fast chat" is wrong.

Parts of speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDbhU...
Adverbs of frequency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z5o4...
What are adjectives? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfIpy...
IELTS online course review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPTb...

Confusing Words in English

source: Espresso English     2017年10月21日
- 2:51 - grab & grip
- 4:50 - jump & dive
- 12:48 - hold & keep
- 21:21 - experiment & experience
- 32:05 - stuff & things
- 37:58 - later & latter
- 39:25 - miss & lose
- 42:34 - prevent & avoid

News Review: President of Zimbabwe defies a nation

source: BBC Learning English       2017年11月21日
The Zimbabwean president refuses to step down. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English.

The story
Zimbabwe’s ruling party says it will begin impeachment proceedings today against President Robert Mugabe.
The 93-year-old leader has defied demands from his party ZANU-PF to resign, and has insisted that a regular cabinet meeting will take place later.

Key words and phrases

an ultimatum: a threat of punishment if someone does not do something
ebbing away: becoming weaker
buying it: believing it
Find out more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/...

CNN 10 | November 24, 2017

source: ABC Native English             2017年11月23日

Giving and receiving compliments in different situations

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2017年10月30日
Learn English Online - Giving and receiving compliments in – Free English Lesson for beginners.
We often have to give or receive compliments in our day-to-day English conversation and it’s a good etiquette to compliment someone. This English speaking lesson is from our basic English speaking course conducted at our English speaking institute in Mumbai, Thane & Navi Mumbai.
For complete Lesson Transcript Visit - http://www.learnex.in/giving-receivin...

# English phrases to give compliments:
• You look lovely
• I like your new look
• This colour looks great on you.
• To compliment someone for their talent
• You have an amazing voice
• I love the way you dance
• You are so good at…..sketching, artwork, singing, etc.
• To compliment someone for their work
• You have worked very hard on it, it shows.
• Simply – great job
• It looks like you have put in hours or looks like you have put in a lot of effort

# Remember it’s best to receive a compliment gracefully instead of feeling awkward and not responding. Some common responses are
• Thank you for saying that
• I appreciate that/it.
• That’s so sweet/ nice of you.

Advanced Listening Practice with Subtitles: Lesson 5 (Town)

source: Helena Daily English     2017年4月1日
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4001 Common Words in Speaking & Listening - Part 15

source: Helena Daily English    2017年7月27日
Lesson 30:
above, ahead, amount, belief, center, common, cost, demonstrate, different, evidence, honesty, idiom, independent, inside, master, memory, proper, scan, section, surface
Lesson 31:
anxious, awful, consist, desire, eager, household, intent, landscape, lift, load, lung, motion, pace, polite, possess, rapidly, remark, seek, shine, spill

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English @ the Movies: 'Gifted'

source: VOA Learning English    2017年6月2日
This week we talk about a word, "gifted," on English at the Movies. This film is about a smart young girl, and who is the best person to take care of her. Originally published at - https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a...

English @ the Movies: 'Not Giving Up'

source: VOA Learning English      2016年8月13日
Today's English @ the Movies phrase is from the movie "Miracles From Heaven." This is a true story about a young girl who is very sick. Her parents are trying to find a way to make her better. Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/...

modal verbs: can, could, will, would, may, might, must, should

source: LearnAmericanEnglishOnline    2017年10月9日

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6 TIPS! Learn & Use More Phrasal Verbs

source: mmmEnglish    2017年10月31日
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- Because there are so many of them?
- Because they are so commonly used that they can be overwhelming.
- Because one phrasal verb can have multiple meanings
- Many phrasal verbs are idiomatic, so their meaning is not always as the individual words suggest.

In this lesson, I'll share 6 tips to help you learn and use more phrasal verbs, including:
- What exactly is a Phrasal Verb?
- Is it transitive or intransitive?
- Is it separable or inseparable?
- They're just multi-word verbs
- HOW TO find the right phrasal verbs to practice
- Practice USING phrasal verbs... The right way!
Read the full transcript: https://www.mmmenglish.com/2017/11/01...

Idioms from Baseball

source: Go Natural English      2012年6月7日
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Next To | Preposition of Place | Where Is It? | English Speaking Practic...

source: Mark Kulek     2017年10月25日
Language in use:
Where is the park? It's next to the school.
Where is the shoe store? It's next to the restaurant.
Where is the bank? It's next to the supermarket.
Where is the book store? It's next to the parking lot.
Where is the coffee shop? It's next to the toy store.
Where is the pet shop? It's next to the hospital.
Where is the hotel? It's next to the airport.
Where is the bakery? It's next to the flower shop.
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source: Official IELTS Listening test     2017年8月12日
IELTS ACADEMIC band 9 material.
Speaking is in three parts. The examiner wants to know what is your level of English. The questions are already set. Your response is recorded. Your score depends upon how clearly the examiner can understand you.