What do you do in class?

What do you usually do the day before an exam?


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The day before an exam I always ask myself the same essential question: "To sleep, or not to sleep, that is the question". My internal monologue continues until the time of exam.
Fortunately for me, this monologue is being periodically interrupted by: higher mental processes, or short periods of slumber, or exercises, or time to eat, or a short chit-chat with my friend, and constructing a cheat/crib sheet. Each day has its own dynamics and surprises but this day is a very productive and emotional time. I have extremely positive and negative emotions floating around inside me. I think myself: "I want to have more days like this" and "I love such days like this", or "I hate such days like this" and "I don't want such days any more". Fortunately, these thoughts are interchangeable. Everytime I hit myself in the head and I ask myself the important question:"Will I pass my exam tomorrow?"
The better part of me answers me: "Yes, you will pass it. You will pass it great. I know it, I believe in you. You are very smart and intelligent". Because I don't like to fail my friends, one of which is "the better part of me", so in general, I don't give up and I stand up to the challenge, and I pass my exams. I know, that when I fail my exams, I can fail my friends, including my family. What more: if I fail my exams, I will fail at life. This cannot be! Never.
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MY DEAR TEACHERS :-)
I would like to correct my Ukrainian friend's text but I need your help.
Can you explain me this quote of Benjamin Franklin? "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright" How do you understand this quote? Thank you in advance.

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The day before an exam I always ask myself the same essential question: "To sleep, or not to sleep, that is the question". My internal monologue continues until the time of exam. Fortunately for me, this monologue is being periodically interrupted by: higher mental processes, or short periods of slumber, or exercises, or time to eat, or a short chit-chat with my friend, and constructing a cheat/crib sheet. Each day has its own dynamics and surprises but this day is a very productive and emotional time. I have extremely positive and negative emotions floating around inside me. I think myself: "I want to have more days like this" and "I love such days like this", or "I hate such days like this" and "I don't want such days any more". Fortunately, these thoughts are interchangeable. Everytime I hit myself in the head and I ask myself the important question:"Will I pass my exam tomorrow?"The better part of me answers me: "Yes, you will pass it. You will pass it great. I know it, I believe in you. You are very smart and intelligent". Because I don't like to fail my friends, one of which is "the better part of me", so in general, I don't give up and I stand up to the challenge, and I pass my exams. I know, that when I fail my exams, I can fail my friends, including my family. What's more: if I fail my exams, I will fail at life. This cannot be! Never.---------------------------------------------------------http://www.scratchesonthenotepad.com/2011/06/22/constructing-the-perfect-cheat-sheet-part-1/---------------------------------------------------------MY DEAR TEACHERS :-)I would like to correct my Ukrainian friend's text but I need your help.Can you explain me this quote of Benjamin Franklin? "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright" How do you understand this quote? Thank you in advance.

I think this quote means that doing nothing i.e. a sloth deteriorates the being, the mind and the soul faster than a person who toils and works, or educates themselves! The used key is an analogy, it means like a used key, a busy person, either physically active or mentally active is sharper, brighter mentally as opposed to an unused key! also a key that toils and works "opens doors" to new possibilities and horizons!

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Hello Holmofrur! Your proposal of understanding the quote is very interesting ;))) Thank you very much for your quick response!!

 

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The day before an exam I always ask myself the same essential question: "To sleep, or not to sleep, that is the question". My internal monologue continues until the time of exam. Fortunately for me, this monologue is being periodically interrupted by: higher mental processes, or short periods of slumber, or exercises, or time to eat, or a short chit-chat with my friend, and constructing a cheat/crib sheet. Each day has its own dynamics and surprises, but this day is a very productive and emotional time. I have extremely positive and negative emotions floating around inside me. I think to myself: "I want to have more days like this" and "I love such days like this", or "I hate such days like this" and "I don't want such days any more". Fortunately, these thoughts are interchangeable. Everytime I hit myself in the head and I ask myself the important question:"Will I pass my exam tomorrow?" The better part of me answers me: "Yes, you will pass it. You will pass it great. I know it, I believe in you. You are very smart and intelligent". Because I don't like to fail my friends, one of which is "the better part of me", so in general, I don't give up and I stand up to the challenge, and I pass my exams. I know, that when I fail my exams, I can fail my friends, including my family. What is more: if I fail my exams, I will fail at life. This cannot be! Never. --------------------------------------------------------- http://www.scratchesonthenotepad.com/2011/06/22/constructing-the-perfect-cheat-sheet-part-1/ --------------------------------------------------------- MY DEAR TEACHERS :-) I would like to correct my Ukrainian friend's text but I need your help. Can you explain me this quote of Benjamin Franklin? "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright" How do you understand this quote? Thank you in advance.

A metal tool that sits and isn't used rusts, where one that is used stays shiny. Likewise, a person who doesn't use their skills or abilities lets them deteriorate.

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Thank you so much for your corrections and explanations of the quote. :)

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think to myself

what is more

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The day before an exam I always ask myself the same essential question: "To sleep, or not to sleep, that is the question". My internal monologue continues until the time of the exam. Fortunately for me, this monologue is being periodically interrupted by: higher mental processes, or short periods of slumber, or exercises, or time to eat, or a short chit-chat with my friend, and constructing a cheat/crib sheet. Each day has its own dynamics and surprises but this day is a very productive and emotional time. I have extremely positive and negative emotions floating around inside me. I think myself: "I want to have more days like this" and "I love such days like this", or "I hate such days like this" and "I don't want such days any more". Fortunately, these thoughts are interchangeable. Everytime I hit myself in the head and I ask myself the important question:"Will I pass my exam tomorrow?" The better part of me answers me: "Yes, you will pass it. You will pass it great. I know it, I believe in you. You are very smart and intelligent". Because I don't like to fail my friends, one of which is "the better part of me", so in general, I don't give up and I stand up to the challenge, and I pass my exams. I know, that when I fail my exams, I can fail my friends, including my family. What more: if I fail my exams, I will fail at life. This cannot be! Never. --------------------------------------------------------- http://www.scratchesonthenotepad.com/2011/06/22/constructing-the-perfect-cheat-sheet-part-1/ --------------------------------------------------------- MY DEAR TEACHERS :-) I would like to correct my Ukrainian friend's text but I need your help. Can you explain to me this quote of Benjamin Franklin? "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key is always bright" How do you understand this quote? Thank you in advance.

My two learned friends above have given a satisfactory answer, I will give you the slothful one.  :-)

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explain to me, you, her, him, us, them

explain *****

czasownik

tłumaczyć, objaśniać

They quickly explained the rules of the game to me. (Oni szybko wyjaśnili mi zasady gry.)

wyjaśniać (dawać powód)

Can you explain that to me? (Czy możesz to mi wyjaśnić?)

He was trying to explain to her that it was just a joke. (On próbował jej wyjaśnić, że to był tylko żart.)

 

BrE labour , AmE labor ****

rzeczownik

praca, robota, harówka, trud, wysiłek [UNCOUNTABLE]

siła robocza [UNCOUNTABLE]

poród [SINGULAR]

robocizna (ilość pracy wymagana do zrobienia czegoś)

czasownik

ciężko pracować, mozolić się

z trudem dawać sobie radę, wysilać się, mozolić się (mieć trudności)

przymiotnik

pracowniczy, związkowy

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Thank you for your corrections and perfect slothful answer that you replied :-))))

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slothful answer - lazy, inactive :-)

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And what about ....? = A co z...?

What are you having? = Co jesz?, Co bierzesz do jedzenia?, Co zamawiasz?

What does it mean? = Co to znaczy?

What do you mean? = Co masz na myśli?

What do you mean by X? = Co oznacza...?

What do you say?, What would you say?  = Co powiesz na...? (proponując coś)

What else? = Cóż innego?

what exactly = co dokładnie (np. się wydarzyło)

what gets me = co mnie denerwuje

What happened? What's happened? (BrE) = Co się stało?

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what's doing? =

What's happened? (BrE) = Co się stało?

what's more = co więcej

and what's more = a co więcej

What's new? = Co nowego? Co słychać?

What's up? = Co jest? Co się stało?

what's what = co jest co?

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exactly what = dokładnie co

get what = rozumieć co

Guess what! = Zgadnij co się stało!

Now what? = I co teraz?

say what?? = że co?

say what you like (BrE) = mów co chcesz

see what = dowiedziec się, co...

So what?, What of it? = I co z tego?

you are what you eat = będziesz zdrowy, jeśli będziesz się zdrowo odżywiał, jesteś tym, co jesz

watch what you eat = uważać na to, co się je

watch what you hear = uważaj na to, czego słuchasz

watch what you say = uważaj, co mówisz

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The day before an exam I always ask myself the same essential question: "To sleep, or not to sleep, that is the question". My internal monologue continues until the time of exam.

Fortunately for me, this monologue is periodically being interrupted by: higher mental processes, _short periods of slumber, exercises, _ time to eat, _ a short chit-chat with my friend, or constructing a cheat/crib sheet. Each day has its own dynamics and surprises but today is a very productive and emotional time. I have extremely positive and negative emotions floating around inside me. I say to myself: "I want to have more days like these"; _ "I love such days as these"; _ "I hate such days as these" or "I don't want such days as these any more". Fortunately, these thoughts are interchangeable. Everytime I hit myself over the head and _ ask myself the important question: "Will I pass my exam tomorrow?"

The better part of me answers_: "Yes, you will pass it. You will pass it well. I know _, I believe in you. You are very smart and intelligent". Because I don't like to fail my friends, one of whom is "the better part of me", so in general, I don't give up, _ I stand up to the challenge, and I pass my exams. I know, that when I fail my exams, I _ also fail my friends and _ family. What's more: if I fail my exams, I will fail at life. This cannot be! Never. --------------------------------------------------------- http://www.scratchesonthenotepad.com/2011/06/22/constructing-the-perfect-cheat-sheet-part-1/ --------------------------------------------------------- MY DEAR TEACHERS :-) I would like to correct my Ukrainian friend's text but I need your help. Can you explain to me this quote by Benjamin Franklin? "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright" How do you understand this quote? Thank you in advance.

I think you have some very good and clear explanations for the Benjamin Franklin quote from your friends, and what a powerful quote it is!.

You leave a key in a door, it rusts in the rain, and corrodes away very quickly, wheras if you use use it every day, the constant use and natural oil on your hand keeps it bright and rust free.

If you are of a lazy disposition and do not use either your brain, body or assets to the best of your capabilities, they deteriorate faster.

Do you know the sloth, such an engaging animal which moves very slowly, and only when absolutely neccessary ? :))) 

I like this one too: "Weariness can snore upon a flint, when resty sloth finds the down pillow hard"

by William Shakespeare.

It means that someone who is weary through hard work can sleep on anything, even the hardest of stones, he is so tired, wheras someone who has been doing nothing all day is restless and aware of everything, so that he can detect hardness even in finest of soft pillows containing down, ...

Your work is remarkable, not only in grammar, but in content, I imagine you have very little trouble passing exams ;-) Excellent, outstanding work!