Have you had a good start to 2013?
Have things been good for you in the New Year?
I am curious to hear your experiences.
Our year didn't start very well with my husband being illl and he still is not fully recovered.
The other day I broke a tooth on a hard roast potato in a restaurant.
It cost me £280 to have it treated at the dentist....ouch!!!!! :(((
Many people have told me that they have not had a good start to 2103 here in England.
I wonder if the rest of the world within our group has .had a good or a bad start to 2013?
The new year has brought many happiness to me. This is not necessary that this situation will be same with others. I spent most of time with relatives at the very start of the year. I visited some new places like Karachi Islamabad and Swat. The one thing would I like to share that is related to my brother visit to home country, as he is studying at abroad curtin university.I have also recently applied for it and wish to study there.
Just in case I have not said this: welcome to our group! :)
The new year had bought much happiness to me. This is not necessarily* the same situation as others I spent most of my time with relatives at the very start of the year.
I visited some new places like Karachi, Istanbul and Swat. The one thing I would like to share is related to my brother's visit to my home country as he is studying abroad at a certain university. I have also recently applied to this university as I also wish to study there.
* this is one of the words where 'ily' is attached on the end:
happy happily ; merry merrily ; crafty craftily
These are words which are adjectives: a happy man. A merry child. A crafty woman.
When you put 'ily' on the end, these words change to adverbs - words that give more infomation about an adjective or verb.
The man happily retired after working for over forty years.
The child sang merrily with her friends.
The woman craftily hid the price of the expensive new dress from her husband.
It is good to hear that someone has had a good start to the new year Abid!
Also, good luck for your application to enrol at the university!
You have done very well!
Keep up the good work.
Hello June :)
I want to tell you about my start of the year a little.
January was amazing! At first I held the New Year holiday with my family in Siberia. And than I returned to the Moscow. After that I worked two weeks and had holidays again! It was a vacation on the work. And I went to the Thailand with my friend. It was wonderfull, so intresting country and friendly people, I never forget this trip:) I came back to Russia on February and started ordinary life again.
In conclusion it was a great start of the 2013 for me :)
And I want ask you, watch symbol next to the 280? It is euro? If it right I think that real tear and in Moscow the same price maybe cheaper a little depending on the clinic.
Alina from Russia :)
Hello Alina! :)
I want to tell you a little about the start of my new year.
January was amazing! At first I celebrated the New Year with my parents in Siberia and then I returned to Moscow. After that, I worked for two weeks and had two more holidays! I had a vacation from work and I went to Thailand with my friend. It was wonderful, such an interesting country and friendly people. I will never forget this trip. :) I came back to Russia in February and back to normal life again.
In conclusion, it was a great start to 2013 for me!
Also, I want to ask you, what is the symbol next to 280? Is it the Euro? If it is, I think that the treatment? In Moscow it would be the same price, maybe cheaper, depending on the clinic.
It is the pound symbol (£) Fortunately our system is still the decimal currency - although most of us wish we had our old sterling system back, pounds, shillings and pence. :))
You have done very well Alina!
I have just had to make a few adjustments.
The main comment that I would make is that you do not begin a sentence with 'and' inEnglish.
This word is used as a 'joining' word (proper term 'conjunction). It is one of many and is used to join phrases and sentences where you are making a comment on what you have written, or to add something exta.
This means that the information has to be in one longer sentence, or you can make two short sentences by leaving out the word 'and' :
I was late for work this morning and I had to walk to work because I missed my bus.
I was late for work this morning. I had to walk to work because I missed my bus.
I am glad that you had such a good start Alina!
All those holidays at the beginning with your loving family and all the marvellous expereinces!
Welcome to our group. :)
hello june.hallow everybady.
Hello June and everybody.
i am jin and i am beginer in english and there is my first note in this language.
I am Jin and I am a beginner in English and here is my first note in English.
i thank anybady teach me a word or above and any person intermediate in this teach.
I thank anybody who will teach me a word or more. and anybody intermediate.
(Intermediate in English is not good enough to teach English Jin. I am a native speaker and I am English.)
ow i am reading a english book for riching my vocabulary.
Now I am reading an English book to enrich my English.
otherwise i am reading a grammar book for express in right
Otherwise I am reading a grammar book to help me express myself correctly.
and i can be helpfuul in french and arabic.
I can be helpful with French and Arabic.
ladies and jntelman i am glad to meet you
Ladies and gentlemen I am glad to meet you.
i hope to passed togather a enjoy time.
I hope to pass together an enjoyable time.
Thanks june .god bless you for your help
Thanks June, God bless you for your help.
Welcome to our group. :)
I have copied and pasted your introduction here in my comment as the two tries that you made were a long piece of white page - and I can answer you better here.
I will delete the other two Jin, because here is where I am answering you.
I can see that you have made a great effort to write here.
I thought it would help you if I wrote each sentence underneath in English to help you.
Good luck Jin!
my new year start was normal, just study, nothing new, i'm trying to make a plan to change somethings and makes this new year goes better
Hello Raou! :)
Hi June, my new year was normal; just study, nothing new. I'm trying to make a plan to change some things and make this new year go better for me.
Always write in sentences, Raou.
A sentence always begins with a capital letter and usually ends with a full stop.
Can you see how I have made two sentences for you? :)
Good luck with your plans to change some things to make your new year better.
That's the spirit - be positive!