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November 28, 2014

Posts by Mike1


Total # Posts: 73

English
Writeacher, can you please check if everything is OK? Thank you. 1) I've just made some coffee. I've never flown in an aeroplane. I've never been to a disco (in a disco) in my life. 2) Have you had lunch yet? Have you taken the sun on the beach yet? Have you ...
April 26, 2012

Foreign languages
I still have a doubt. Thank you, Writeacher. The best times to visit the temples are sunrise and sunset (or at sunrise and at sunset).
April 25, 2012

Foreign languages
I need to write an example with "hand something over". Can you please help me? 1) I'll hand over the line (??) to the studio in Glasgow. 2) Have you ever had to lend him your book? Is this possible? 3) Did you ever have to lend him your book?
April 25, 2012

English
Could you check these phrasal verbs, please? Thank you very much, Writeacher. 1) I think they should do away with blue lines and just let people park where they want to. 2) You should have your house done up before you sell it. He dropped in to see me on his way back from work...
April 25, 2012

Foreign languages
Can you please check if the following examples containing phrasal verbs are possible? Thank you, Writeacher. 1) She sent her children off to school. She had to change a tyre, but she didn’t know how to set about it. (+ ing) 2) The carpet has worn off. After an hour the ...
April 25, 2012

English
Writeacher, I really hope you are there today because I have a lot of things to check. Thank you very much in advance. 1)It took many decades to build the capital. (True, False). In the extract it is said that "It took over 30 years to build the capital" (so it's...
April 25, 2012

English
Can you please help express the concept below? Thank you, Writeacher. I was last proud of myself when I got an A in maths/when I got a 7 and a half (according to the Italian grade system) in maths.
April 24, 2012

Foreign languages
I urgently need you to check these sentences, Writeacher. Thank you very much. 1) I was invited by Mary to come round (come along is possible?) one of these days. 2) You ought not to worry about (or be worried about but NOT be fussed about?) a common (not a normal?) cold/about...
April 24, 2012

Foreign languages
Writeacher, could you help me write a sentence for each of the following phrasal verbs? Thank you. set about set someone apart set off set someone/thing up gear up for something melt away
April 23, 2012

foreign languages
I need you help to revise a few sentences on history. Thank you, Writeacher. 1) The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which was imposed (??) in the twenties , prohibited the manufacture, consumption and import of alcohol. 2)This drastic step (also "measure") ...
April 23, 2012

English
Is there a difference among the following sentences, Writeacher? Thank you. I included a few other sentences. He made breakfast himself. He made breakfast by himself. He made breakfast on his own. He made himself breakfast. 1) You shouldn't fuss (not make a fuss) about a ...
April 22, 2012

English
I just wanted to know if there are alternatives to the prepositions I included. Thank you, Writeacher. 1) The students are happy about their exam results. 2) They are enthusiastic about .... 3) They are satisfied with ... 4) They are disappointed with.....
April 22, 2012

English
Yes, it's correct. Thank you very much. I urgently need you to check this paragraph. 1) Here below you can find the list of the students you sent me. I pair each of your students with an Italian partner for the email partnership. 2) You should send me as soon as possible ...
April 22, 2012

English
Writeacher, I've found an example of interior monologue with two levels of narration. Now I have to link it to my definition. Can you please help me? The second type of interior monologue is characterized by two levels of narration: one external to the character’s ...
April 22, 2012

Foreing languages
Writeacher, can you please have a look if the following definition of interior monologue is correct (from the point of view of the content). Can you suggest a site on which this topic is investigated in further detail? 1) The interior monologue has the following features: ...
April 22, 2012

foreign languages
Writeacher, I changed my name to Mike1 because someone answered my post with "I don't know". I hope it is OK with you. Here are the sentences I left out before. 1) I was proud of myself for helping my granny last holiday (on my last holiday, during my last ...
April 21, 2012

English
Here are some more sentences for you to check. Thank you. 1)The trip showed me that there is a big world outside.I decided to take (??) the trip to keep my family good company and to know them better. 2)The journey on car (by car) was very boring. 3)The trip by car was long ...
April 22, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much 1) My family and I drove from Turin to Pisa. We didn't have an exciting road trip, because we mainly dorve through boring highways. 2) We spent our time having conversations about scool and relatives. We ...
April 22, 2011

English
I have a few more doubts on the same topic. I really hope you can havea look at these sentences, too. 1)There were (was ?) also a kitchen with a fridge, a shining bathroom and a very large balcony. 2) We spent our time above all (?) eating a lot of special and characteristic ...
April 22, 2011

English
Can you help me check these sentences, please? I included the doubts in brackets. 1) Last year we had a vacation in the mountains. 2) I spent the time of the journey listening to music. (or During the journey/trip I spent time listening to music) 3) We had lunch and dinner at...
April 22, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. 1) My mum and I (not: I and my mum) went shopping and we bought a lot of souvenirs. 2) After a week (a week later) we came back home satisfied with this exciting experience. 3) We put everything on a counter and then we ...
April 21, 2011

English
I'd like you to check the following sentences on a description of a journey. Thank you. 1) On my last summer holiday I stayed in a hotel at the seaside. 2)The hotel was very luxurious with an indoor- and an outdoor-swimmingpools., a sauna and a pizzeria. 3) It overlooked ...
April 21, 2011

English
Can you please tell me how to express this idea in English don't talk about me as ancient I'm old
April 20, 2011

English
Can you please check these two sentences? Students have to memorise the dialogue rather than (without to) read it from a book. Students take it in turns to be A and B. What do you usually say at Easter? "Good Easter, happy Easter"?
April 20, 2011

English
I just have two sentences for you to check. Thank you very much. 1) She is going to do a school internship (?) during her summer holiday. In particular, she is going to work as a recepionist in a confectionary factory. She won't be paid for it. 2) You can write your test ...
April 19, 2011

English
I urgently need to check if everything is correct. I hope everything is OK. 1) Outline the main features of the Renaissance with particular reference to its concept of order. 2) Remind a friend of yours, who has never flown in an airplane, what he should do before boarding a ...
April 19, 2011

English
Can you please see if everything is correct? Thank you. 1) She said she couldn't stand science fiction or documentary films. 2) Peter asked her if she was going to leave for London that weekend. They asked us if we were Italian. 3) Jane asked me if I could help her do her ...
April 18, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you very much for your help. 6) "Anything could happen while we are out there", says Simon. "We might have an incident and injure ourselves, our motorbiles may break down, so we have decided that we need a ...
April 18, 2011

English
I urgently need you to revise these questions as a post-reading activity. Can you please check the questions? 1) Jamal is planning a trip around the world on his motorbike with his friend Simon. Possible question: Is Jammal travelling alone/on his own? 2) They will drive ...
April 18, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) But I heard his voice, which sounded very low. I couldn't see his face because he escaped very quickly. 2) The only thing I remember is that is was carrying something like a gun...
April 18, 2011

English
I urgently need to know a good site where to find reading comprehensions at a pre-intermediate, intermediate level to be set as part of a one-hour English test. I still have some doubts about a few sentences I need to check. I hope you can clarify them. 1)Robotic planes can ...
April 18, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. I was sorry for Thomas's bad result in Italian (in his Italian test?) He got a very low mark. He led (?) a merchantilist policy. I behaved badly with (also towards) her.
April 17, 2011

English
Can you please tell me if the following sentences have the same meaning (sentence 1)? I included other doubts. Thank you 1) Do you always make breakfast yourself/by yourself/ on your own? (Meaning without the help of others) 2) I help my friends when they need help from me. 3...
April 17, 2011

English
Thank you very much for all your corrections. Here are a few sentences on Chaucer's the prioress I'd like you to check. 1) In contrast to the nun’s order she showed off and wore ornaments. The nun’s behaviour is contrary to monastic rules (or contrasts the ...
April 17, 2011

English
Thank you very much for explaining to me the best choice. I still have a few sentences I'm doubtful of. I included 7 doubts using question words. Thank you 1) Sometimes my parents aren't at home for (?) their work and so I have to stay at home alone with my brother. 2...
April 17, 2011

English
I'm reposting some sentences because you didn’t answer all my questions. In particular : Can you please tell me if the position of "in particular" is correct in 1? In sentence 2 is “hope” a good choice? In sentence 3 which is the best position for...
April 17, 2011

English
I forgot to add these other questions. Could you please check questions 1,3 and 5 (I'm most doubtful of). 1) Focus your attention (I need a synonym) on the last Chapter of R.L. Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and point out the fundamental truth Jekyll ...
April 17, 2011

English
I urgently need to revise these questions. I don't know how to express questions number 1 and 4. Thank you 1) Refer to Owen’s poem “Dulce et Decorum est” and briefly summarize the content of each stanza in your own words. Focus in particular (?) your ...
April 17, 2011

English
I still have a few doubts on the use of "earlier". I included other five sentences I'm really doubtful about 1) Can't you say: Would you mind if I stopped working ten minutes earlier (than I'm expected to)? (If I write "before" or earlier ...
April 17, 2011

English
I really have the following doubts. Can you see if my corrections are OK? Thank you. 1) He is expected by his friends (is wrong?) to be discharged today. I wish I hadn't got (Is this possible?) two tests tomorrow. 2) Do you always make breakfast by yourself/yourself? (...
April 17, 2011

English
I forgot to include these other sentences.Thank you very much. 1) My friend lives in another city. If only he lived here/in the same place as I live. ("If only I lived there" is logically incorrect). 2) I broke a glass and I blame my friend. Since then we are not (...
April 17, 2011

English
I still have a few doubts on yesterday's sentences, especially on those concerning the use of the past perfect. I really hope you can see them. 1)His friends expect him to be discharged from hospital today. He is expected (by his friends is correct?) to bee discharged ...
April 17, 2011

English
I forgot to include these last sentences. Thank you very much for the help. 1) I’m ashamed of myself when my teacher reprimands my in the class register. (writes me a reprimand?). I felt ashamed of myself when I first talked to my girlfriend because I didn’t know ...
April 16, 2011

English
Thank you very much for your help. I have some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) I've been proud of myself when I won the regional competition of judo. I’ve been proud on 24 July when I passed my driving test. Can you say “when I got the highest grade on-not...
April 16, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences? I'm still doubtful about the use of prepositions. Thank you very much. 1) I was last ashamed of myself when I lost all the matches in a tennis tournment (The last time I've been ashamed of myself is wrong?) 2) I've never blamed...
April 16, 2011

English
I forgot to add the following sentences. Thank you very much for the cooperation. 1) They can remember details such as the criminal's hairstyle, tattoos or scars. 2) The best method to catch a criminal is the DNA identification. Robots can provide information about roads&#...
April 16, 2011

English
Thank you very much. Here are some more sentences I'm not sure of. 1) DNA can’t be changed since each (every also possible) person/each of us/ has a different DNA (?). 2) Using (by using) this method forensic artists can convict thousands of criminals even after many ...
April 16, 2011

English
There are a few sentences I can't make sense of. Can you please help me. Thank you very much in advance. 1) Together with interviewing witnesses their job (the job of forensic artists) shouldn't be so long and the criminal could be discovered fast. 2) This method of ...
April 16, 2011

English
Can you please help me check these sentences. Thank you for your help 1)Robotic planes are useful because they can fit in small places where humans cannot enter and scan areas to find possible survivors. 2) They are quick and small so they can manage to work in areas with ...
April 16, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you. 1) The last theme concern the fundamental questions whether time is preordained or the result of human activity. 2) The three witches stand for evil and are linked to the theme of equivocation. 3) They stayed/were/...
April 14, 2011

English
I urgently need you to revise these sentences. I thank you very much for your help 1) They prophesy that Banquo will be father to a line of kings. The witches also tell him that no man born of woman can hurt him. 2) What does Shakespeare say (write) in the final couplet of ...
April 14, 2011

English
Can you please check of these sentences are possible? Thank you. 1) You limited yourself to include (including?) the various themes without linking them in a coherent paragraph. 2) In your paragraph you didn't change any single word from the notes I gave you. Try to ...
April 14, 2011

Ebglish
I still have afew more doubts 1) The Whigs were in power (and not "in charge") from 1714 and 1760. 2) Avoid writing long-winded sentences linked by the conjuction "and". 3) The ministers' meetings were called Cabinet (better: they developed into the ...
April 14, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1)Another important theme is that of equivocation.The witches confuse good and bad (better evil). They are unable to distinguish between good and evil. 2) Closely connected to the theme of equivocation is that ...
April 14, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. Thank you vy much for your help. 1) The station orbits earth 16 times a day so he saw a sunrise evey 90 minutes. He also carried out some important experiments and took a lot of photos. 2) Actually, he lost his camera in space when ...
April 13, 2011

English
I'd like you to check these sentences for me, please. Thank you very much. It's urgent! 1) Virginia Woolf wanted to explore man's mental experience following what Joyce had already done in England Proust in France. S 2) he abondoned traditional writing techniques ...
April 13, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences I'm doubtful about? 1) They will be extras in a sci-fi film. They’ll take a day off school and they will get paid, too. 2) The film director tells them they have to imagine living in the year 2050. At that time there will be aliens...
April 12, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. I included my doubts in brackets. Thank you. 1) Do you think we could possibly talk through Skype? 2)Let me know when you are available for talking (?) through Skypr. 3) Samantha tried to use a translation programme on the net. She ...
April 11, 2011

English
I included my doubts in brackets. I really hoe you can check them, too. 1)Mary uses the internet mainly to carry out school research in History, Geography and Science. 2)Whenever she needs to get (new) information/facts, she looks it up on the net. 3) It's quick and easy ...
April 11, 2011

English
I forgot to add the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them, too. 1) Rob doesn't want to argue in front of the children. So he asks her to go and have a chat. 2) Storm managed to win the triathlon. Rob lost a lot of time on the bike because he didn&#...
April 11, 2011

English
Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1) Storm wants to borrow Rob's bicycle pump because she wants to train for the triathlon. 2) In the beginning she didn't want to race (for the triathlon) but then she changed her mind. She was slow on ...
April 11, 2011

English
I don't know why but my previous post has been posted twice. The word!@#$%^&erel is mispelt. I'd like to add the following sentences. Thank you. 1)On our holiday, we stayed in a 5-star-hotel for four days. The hotel was luxurious, with an indoor and an outdoor swimming...
April 11, 2011

English
Can you please check the following story, especially the part included in brackets.Thank you very much. 1) Someone had stolen a ring from Peter William’s bedroom. Mr William lived on a farm with 6 servants. 2) No one had visited the farm so one of the servants had stolen ...
April 11, 2011

English
I forgot to include the very last sentences of the day. Thank you very much. 1) Every week a person in Britain uses three plastic bags. They are strong and don’t disappear. They can last hundreds, possibly thousands of years. 2)They are called white pollution in China. In...
April 10, 2011

English
Can you please check if the following sentences are possible? Thank you. 1) Dr Kemp was writing at his desk when he heard a noise. He opened a window and looked towards the town. 2) An hour later he had finished his work. It was time for bed. He walked to the kitchen to get ...
April 10, 2011

English
Thank you for your corrections. I really need to know if the following sentences are possible. 1) Before Jack White formed the White Stripes he had played the guitar in a group called Go. 2) He and his wife Meg developed a distinctive style. They wore only three colours when ...
April 10, 2011

English
I forgot to include this last sentence. 1) Prospero believes that Caliban should be grateful to him since he let him stay at his house and taught him to speak. In point of facts, Prospero says Caliban is a liar, who responds better to the whip than to kidness. 2) For this ...
April 10, 2011

English
Can you please check the following sentences? I included a short summary of Dr Jeckyll. Thank you. 1) The story was particulary appealing to the self-made and self-reliant tradesman. 2)Reference (or references were) was made to names of countries, streets and towns. Interiors ...
April 10, 2011

English
I tried to summarize my rephrase in a few words. Could you please check them? 1) Caliban is kept prisoner in a cave by Prospero. 2) When Prospero interrupts his meal, Caliban curses both Prospero and Miranda and hopes that they will get drenched with the same dew his mother ...
April 10, 2011

English
I forgot to include the following part. I really hope you can have a look at it, too. 1) But Caliban had bad blood in him, no matter how much he learned, and good people couldn't stand to be near him. 2) So Caliban got what he deserved, and was locked up in this cave, ...
April 10, 2011

English
Thank you for your explanations. I clarified the possessive adjectives as you suggested to me.I have problems with sentence 3 and with the words preceding the question marks. 1)In return for Prospero's kidness Caliban showed him all the features of the island: the ...
April 10, 2011

English
When I rephrased the speech between Prospero and Caliban (taken from the Tempest, Act I Scene II) I used the same tenses as used in the play. (simple present to refer to their current speech and past simple to refer to their past relationship). Why do I have to use the simple ...
April 10, 2011

English
I forgot to add the following sentences on the same subject. Thank you. 1) At that time he loved him back. In his turn (In return for his kidness?)Caliban showed him all the features of the island: the freshwater springs, the saltwater pits, the barren places and the fertile ...
April 10, 2011

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