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Never use the same connective word or phrase twice in one paragraph. Words such as ‘however’, ‘nevertheless’ and ‘despite this’ signal a change of direction. Too many of these will make your essay sound as though it is rambling.
You will find that the negative is used a lot in Japanese to add uncertainly and therefore respect (as it sometimes is in English – wouldn't you like another cup of coffee? Shouldn't you phone your mother? ).
Italian television As with the BBC, Radiotelevisione Italiana is funded by a licence fee. However, its three channels also depend to some extent on advertising revenue. They are all currently obtainable free of charge via satellite with one proviso: unless you are a subscriber you are unlikely to be able to watch soccer matches (a rich source of dependable revenue) – they will almost certainly be scrambled. All three channels overlap to some extent, but Rai Uno is generally considered to have the best news coverage. It also deals with most state, papal and other such ceremonial occasions. Rai Due is rather more lightweight and has recently been quick to seize upon the attractions of reality TV. Rai Tre deals with more news in depth, has more programmes of a regional nature, and some of the weightier current affairs and discussion programmes. Don't expect to see much except repeats during the summer months. There are in addition many independent channels available of varying quality, though one of them Rete quattro was originally supposed to be of a more serious nature. For more information about Italian radio and tv: http://www.rai.it For the Italian press: http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/italy.htm British listeners can tune in to Italian radio. Spectrum Radio (MW 558) has an Italian football slot on Sundays, during its Italian programme, 15:00–16:00, and Vatican Radio (MW 526) can be received in the evening.
When you come to take benefits from your pension you will be faced with a number of choices. The amount of choice you will have will depend on the type of pension you have, with defined benefit schemes having less choice than defined contribution ones. The most important point is that whatever type of scheme you have, most of the decisions you make will be irreversible and will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Even if you are satisfied with your ‘new’ used car, keep all the documentation related to it, including the advert, because you never know what may happen in the future. Also keep a note of private vendors’ names, addresses and phone numbers. When I’ve sold cars I have been shocked by how trusting people have been. The last one didn’t even want to look under the bonnet: he just assumed that because the car was externally clean, it would be mechanically fine. I even had to persuade him to look at the registration document to see it was ours to sell. No matter how trustworthy someone seems, you do not know them and may be giving them a substantial amount of money. If it turns out your trust was unjustified, you want justice and recompense.
Both diminutive and augmentative forms can be awkward to use correctly and require practice at first. Diminutive forms are extremely common in Portuguese.
EY and OI are probably the most ‘foreign’ combinations of letters that an English speaker has to learn. However, if you have previously studied another language, however briefly, you will know that there are quirks and pitfalls in all of them. The good news is that every Greek word follows the rules.
If you are hoping to get your pantomime published don’t make current films, television programmes or celebrities an integral part of your plot. Two or three years down the line the audience won’t know what these references mean so slip them in where they can easily be removed.
19 It is common to omit cup and glass when you order drinks.
A good way to increase your vocabulary is to look up words classified according to theme. Here are some more words for relatives in Spanish. What do they mean?: el/la cuñado/a , el/la abuelo/a , el yerno , la nuera , el padrino , la madrina , el/la ahijado/a.
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