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Podría is a useful word to know when making requests related to your Spanish: ¿Podría repetir, por favor? No entiendo - Could you repeat, please? I don’t understand, ¿Podría deletrearlo, por favor? - Could you spell it, please?, ¿Podría decirme quésignifica… /cómo se pronuncia esta palabra? - Could you tell me what… means?/how you pronounce this word?
Using a narrator in radio drama is very useful as a device to move the listener between scenes. This is common in radio drama where a narrator also becomes a way of turning the stage directions into part of the action. The narrator is also useful for describing the passage of time.
Interviewing victims of rape is a difficult business, partly because of mental rehearsal, which means that details can become distorted. In one case, a woman was raped in her living room and later identified the face of her attacker as that of a famous interviewer who had been on her TV at the time. Her personal distress had caused the two memories to become fused together. Fortunately, the broadcast had been live, so the interviewer had a good alibi and the real perpetrator was eventually caught and identified.
Phonology, morphology and syntax do not normally undergo major alterations in poetic language: such changes would affect comprehension too greatly.
Timing is very important for all teachers, but particularly for trainee teachers who usually have fixed time slots for lessons. Carefully estimate the timings for each stage of your lesson plan. But be flexible: if something actually takes longer than you anticipated, take time to finish your main lesson aim and drop secondary aims.
For more than 30 years we have known that the intellectual performance of children and students rose or fell when their teachers’ expectations rose or fell. More recently we have discovered that your intellectual performance will be low if you expect it to be low. Likewise, optimism, positive mood and high expectations will be important ingredients of high level mental performance.
Almost any technical activity can be seen in terms of human–machine systems – driving, supermarket shopping, watching TV, using a computer, or even living in a house or flat. A flat or house can be seen as a machine for living, and its occupant as the operator.
Above all, make the most of every opportunity of enjoying fun activities with your grandchildren.
In French, months and days are masculine. As a consequence, related adjectives will be in the masculine form: ‘Cette année, janvier a été froid’ (‘January was cold this year’); ‘ Nous avons eu un mardi intéressant’ (‘We’ve had an interesting Tuesday’). Note that neither of the two categories is written with a capital letter.
To treat warts and veruccae, dab a drop of lemon onto the affected area with a cotton wool bud several times a day.
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