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Work permit and part-time job

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:33:33 GMT

Granting a work permit to full-time students aroused a heated debate during the past decade. While some claim that it hurts the economy, depriving locals of job opportunities, others think that it is an important source of income for students....



[General] Please Check my FCE essay.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:42:03 GMT

Hi, I have my FCE exam in two weeks, so I'm practicing my writing. Could you tell me if that is ok? Although new technologies have become the base of our society, there are people who prefer to do without them, in my opinion, they are making a...



History

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:31:23 GMT

Some people think that studying from the past offers no benefits to today's life while others believe that history is an important source of information. Discuss both views and give your opinion. ~~~~ No one can deny that history is a mirror of...



I or me.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:25:15 GMT

Teacher : who just said no? Or who was it, who just shouted? Student: I. Is it correct or do we need to use "Me" here? Like "it was me." Please check.



I failed in maths.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:20:46 GMT

"When I was at school I always failed in maths in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th class. My friend always scored highest marks in maths. He was the topper in maths and science." Can we also say "I failed maths" or "I failed my maths exams?" Please...



How is it like in your country.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:13:59 GMT

I ask my friend who is from USA. "How is it like in your country?" He shows me a photo of USA on internet and I say to him "Okay, this is how USA is like" or "This is how USA looks like". Please check.



Hot meal vs quick meal

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:34:50 GMT

What's the difference between "hot meal" and "quick meal" in 2 sentences below? For many people lunch is a quick meal. School-children can have a hot meal at school. Thanks.:roll:



He received the confirmation message for the payment he'd made.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:14:15 GMT

He received the* confirmation *message for the payment he'd made. He received the *confirmatory* message for the payment he'd made. Though 'confirmatory message' is right, it seems 'confirmation message' is what widely used. Please tell me which...



you need to use this PC to access the internet instead

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:04:25 GMT

Hi, Is the place of "instead" correct in below sentence B? I usually use the "instead" at the last of the sentence If I want to use the other choice as shown in sentence A. ---Quote--- A. If your notebook supports wifi, then you can use...



I might catch your cough

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:15:46 GMT

Parent: Cover your mouth when you cough. Child: Why? Parent: Because if you don't, I might catch your cough. I've googled this, and found that cough in itself is not contagious, but the underlying diseases that produce the cough. I don't...



jigsaw puzzles - I want to do / make the house

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:55:20 GMT

Parent: Let's do some jigsaw puzzles! Child: Alright! Parent: Which would you like to do? Child: 1. I want to do the house! 2. I want to make the house!



careful - you don't want to crease / fold / damage the cards.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:46:19 GMT

Image: http://c.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/inline-large/inline/2015/02/3042316-inline-i-1-a-card-game-designed-to-get-kids-off-their-butts-11-141207-ujinga-e35-f25-60-copy.jpg 1. Careful with the cards - you don't...



Your pen is open. You might want to click it close or you might write on the picture

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:53:55 GMT

A (holding up a picture): Which of these people were your classmates? B, as he was holding a click pen, used it to point to his classmates. A: Your pen is open. You might want to click it close or you might write on the picture. It sounds...



[General] What's the meaning of 'you toed/towed the line'?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:54:03 GMT

What's the meaning of the sentence "you towed/toed the line and I know it was mine" from the song Silvergun Superman by Stone Temple Pilots?



[Grammar] "We have twice as many saucers as cups left" / multiplier

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:54:35 GMT

Hello Teachers, Could you please kindly clarify the following ? (So confusing ) "We have twice as many saucers as cups left". Is the following usage of multiplier OK? "There is twice/three time as much rain in tropical areas as in another...