Singular And Plural Nouns

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– Singular and Plural Nouns –


A noun is a word which represents:

Person, a Place, a Thing, or an Idea.


But There Is A Lot More To It Then That…

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“Advertising” – Conversational Questions

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Conversational Questions for “Advertising”


It’s been a long time since I made a “Conversation Questions” Post.  So here you go…  This one is (Obviously) about Advertising, and its related topics.


  • What are some different types of advertising?
  • Where are some different places that you would see or hear an advertisement?
  • Is is necessary to have advertisements?
    • Why or why not?
  • What is the most shocking advertisement you have ever seen?
    • Was it effective for selling the product?
  • What is the funniest advertisement you have ever seen?
    • Was it effective for selling the product?
  • What is an effective advertisement you have seen or heard lately?
    • Why was it effective?
  • What makes an advertisement effective?
  • What makes an advertisement memorable?
  • Do you buy products because of advertising?
  • Do you think advertising is persuasive?
  • Why do you choose one product instead of another?
  • Do you think adverting to children is wrong or bad?
    • Why or why not?
  • Do you think advertising alcohol or tobacco is wrong or bad?
    • Why or why not?
  • What do you think of celebrity endorsements (when a celebrity promotes a certain product)?
  • Does seeing a favorite celebrity advertising a product make you want to buy that product?

    • Why or why not?
  • Should there be advertisement-free zones (places where advertising is not allowed)?
    • Why or why not?
  • Do you think there truth in advertising?
  • What kind of advertisements attract your attention?
  • Do you think there are too many advertisements on Television or radio?
  • Do you think advertising is worth the money companies spend on it?
  • What do you think is the most effective form of advertising?
  • Do you think that there are harmful effects of advertising?
  • Do you think that there are beneficial effects of advertising?
  • Do you think that ads create a desire for more and more material possessions?

Besides the questions above, you might also find these blog posts useful as well…


Informational Disclaimer


This is by no means a complete list…

The items on this list are a combination of ideas compiled from many sources including my own personal experience and inspiration. These are basic questions that anyone with enough time and brainpower can think of. Therefore, I do not claim ownership of these ideas, nor do I believe that anyone else can either.

If this list looks similar to other on the internet, it is because these are good ideas for a conversational class on this particular topic and these questions can be found in numerous different places.

The reason that they appear here is because I have compiled this list for my own personal use and have also made it available for anyone else who may find it useful in their studies or teaching practice.

Information used for educational purposes should be free for ALL, for the sake of education and the overall advancement of human-kind.

It is also in this same light, that I invite anyone who wishes – to copycutpaste, and otherwise use this page for their own educational or instructional needs…


…There is nothing original under the sun…

(None can claim ownership…  All are rightful heirs of knowledge.)


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TOEFL Vocabulary #6 – “Facilitate” (Unique Word-Transformation)

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The Word “Facilitate” – TOEFL Vocabulary
(It’s Transformations + Meaning & Usage)

(Unique Word-Transformation & Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


The word “Facilitate”, and it’s various transformations is the next in the series of “Unique Word Transformation” TOEFL Vocabulary.  For a full description about the different types of TOEFL Vocabulary, you can read the blog post I wrote on that subject here.

In addition to being “Unique Word Transformation” Vocabulary, at least two of this word‘s transformations also qualify as Functional TOEFL Vocabulary.


1.  (to) “Facilitate” & (a) “Facilitator”


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2.  (a/the) “Facility” / “Facilities”


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3.  “The Facilities”


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To Get All The Info On Every One Of These Words…

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How To Find The Official TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


How To Find The TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?

Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?


People trying to find The Official TOEFL Testing Center in their area (Country, and City) is a very serious and important part of the process of taking The TOEFL iBT Exam.

The fact that this was the single biggest reason for receiving emails from people all around the world, and that responding to those emails, previously, took up most of my time, is the reason why I took nearly a year to collect and publish all of the official testing centers throughout the world, as given by the official website.

Yes, the official website does give this information, but the problem is – to get this information, one first needs to actually start the registration process to get it.  I don’t know who would actually spend the money to register for the exam before finding out where they actually have to take the damn thing, but I certainly wouldn’t!

I am not exactly sure why the organization that created and administers The TOEFL iBT Exam, makes it so difficult to find this information but don’t worry…  GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! has got you covered. 😉


So Where Is My TOEFL Testing Center?


 

To Find Out, Read The Full Post Here


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Pronunciation of The Letter B and The Letter P – (/b/ vs /p/)

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The Pronunciation of The Letter B And The Letter
(/b/ vs /p/)

(Pronunciation Lesson)


[su_dropcap style=”flat”]A[/su_dropcap]s you may already know.  Most of the Consonants come in “Voiced” and “Un-Voiced” pairs, which is clearly explained in This Post Here.  You probably also know that The Letter B is the first Consonant.

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]n the video below, the teacher explains that the Un-Voiced pair to The Letter B is The Letter P.  And she has a great way of showing you the difference between the two.  Not only in the sound, but what actually happens with the breath when speaking them.


Watch The Video Here!


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TOEFL Vocabulary – “Educate” (Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)

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The Word “Educate”


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(Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


“Educate” – (/EH-dʒə-kay[t]/ – /ˈɛ.dʒə.ke[t]/) [dynamic verb]…


  • “(to) Educate (one’s self or an other) is to provide or procure information upon any subject – either passively or actively, for the sake of expanding one’s comprehension – and thus – over-all knowledge of either a particular subject or all possible subjects, generally.”

“In order to excel on The TOEFL iBT Exam, is is necessary to educate oneself on what to expect in each section of the exam.”


To See Some Examples Of  “Transformational” Vocabulary For The Word “Educate”

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“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism


(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

(Today’s “Tid-Bit”)


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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:


To Find Out The Difference …

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“Dad” – TOEFL Vocabulary (+ Speaking Section – Task One Tip)

The Word “Dad” – TOEFL Vocabulary

(“Level-Checking” – (semi-)”Functional” – “Unique Word Transformation” Vocabulary)

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“Dad” – (/dæ[d]/ – /dæ[d]/) [concrete noun]…

“The word ‘Dad’ is a colloquial term for the word ‘Father’.”


The word “Dad” – being the most common colloquial and familiar alternative to the word “Father” in the English language, can be fit into a number of the categories that I have included into The TOEFL Vocabulary Database.

  • It functions as “Level-Checking” Vocabulary, because the chances that one who is preparing for The TOEFL iBT Exam has not yet heard of, or knows, this word are quite low…  yet, if it happens, then this is a good indication that that person’s “Level” is not yet high enough for The TOEFL iBT Exam, and there-fore, also not high enough to excel in a University-type setting.  Additionally, it will be unconsiciously expected that a person in both situations – absolutely – will know this word…  Thus the term “Level-Checking”.
  • It functions as (semi-) “Functional” Vocabulary, because the chances that a person will hear this word in a question on the exam may happen – but more likely, the fact that a person may USE this word in his or her answer in the Independent Speaking Section, and Writing Section answers is quite high.  However, I use the prefix “semi-” because the person does not NEED to use this term.  If one wishes to mention his or her “Dad”, then that person can always say “Father”, “Papa”, or whatever else is more common from where that person comes from.

But There is Much More…

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“Some” vs “Any” – Quantifiers – (Grammar Lesson)

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The Quantifiers, “Some” vs “Any”

(Grammar Lesson)


The use of these Quantifiers – “Some” vs “Any” are used with both Countable and Un-Countable Nouns, and are often used in very similar sentences.

They can be used to refer to a non-specific amount of one, all, every, some, none, or a non-specific type of the noun they are referring to.


To See How They Relate To Slamming Beers With your Friends…


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Or, a couple of girls doing some awesome Kung Fu moves…


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Read The Full Post Here!

(Or risk the loss of beer and the addition of a backwards kick right in the face…  Just kidding.  But you should still read it anyways.)


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Concerned vs Worried

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(To Be)

“Concerned” vs “Worried”


Both of these words, in this form, are Stative Verbs, which describe very similar states.  In fact, if you look them up in various dictionaries, you will probably find that each word is defined with the other.  However, this is not actually correct.


To Find Out Why…

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(I Promise, There Is Nothing To Be Concerned Or Worried About…  This is Not Click-Bait)

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You can find more similar words that are commonly mistaken on the “This” vs “That” Page of The GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Lexis Portal


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