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Lesson on 6/1/03 Topic(s): Christmas holidays, talking about the past

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it all adds up Quite informal, probably speech

I just go to the kitchen

 

before he rented a barbecue shop

Correct structure but only if used about something that is before something else. If just a statement about the past

file sharing  

Sometime I don't know how to how to name it

     
   

from Swiss

     
   

before the Christmas I order a turkey

     
   

I was finding the Brie

     
   

He brought them to the park

     

 

Lesson on 13/1/03 Topic(s): Trip to Japan (talking about the past),

Japanese culture, work habits and productivity, new gadgets

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spoof  

when I check in

 

even though the Japanese conquered our country before

Correct structure but only if used about something that is before something else. If just a statement about the past

slob around Quite informal, probably speech

as a management staff

  people of all ranks

Possibly correct but sounds old fashioned, not very PC, probably

Muesli Click here to see picture on web and here for definition

they like the Burberry

  Can I take the knitting needles?

Possibly correct but only if the listener knows which knitting needles you mean (e.g. if you are holding them) probably

La rose noir Pronunciation     she had her secondary school training in Toronto

Possibly correct but sounds very formal and would probably apply to a teacher, probably

 

Lesson on 20/1/03 Topic(s): Our weekends (talking about the past),

work, Sunday leisure habits, friends, pros and cons of cars in HK and matrimonial law

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fire up

Quite informal, probably speech
she work with another...
 

I will come now [when informing a caller that you will to come to the door]

Correct structure (and much better than using the present tense), but could be made more "native speaker like" by

get / keep your foot in the door Quite informal, probably speech

have a feel on [the type of business]

  I do not have a chance to practice

Correct structure, but could be made more "native speaker like" by

the nub of it Quite informal, probably speech

you know where is Smithfield Rd.

This is a common problem if you speak Cantonese, an easy mistake to make. Watch out for this one!    
tempers will have cooled Quite informal, probably speech

in the Kennedy Town

     
tart it up Quite informal, probably speech

near the Bagio villa

     
   

include in the rent

     
   

it need $500 something

     
   

apart from pound

     

 

Lesson on 27/1/03 Topic(s): Language of formal letters,

work protocol, Chines New Year, food (bread & breakfast), mild illnesses

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the flu

Irregular and confusing use of article, I can't think of another illness that uses "the" like this (although some are uncountable e.g. "Chicken pox")
I learn to [do something routine]
 

I always hear this expression

Possibly correct but usually "always" is used for habits/routines/states or for bad habits (e.g. "He's always smoking in the stair well."). Really

not a level playing field Quite idiomatic, often used about international trade

because she already know

  my husband also got a cold

Not a big problem but if you want to be more "native speaker like"

abalone Pronunciation

the Chinese year

Most festivals don't usually have articles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
mushrooms Pronunciation

all kind of new clothing

     
   

appropriate stuffs

I don't think "stuff" ever has an "s"    

 

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