IV. Concept Four:http://www.thisamericanlife.org/play_full.php?play=290&act=1
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What is Isaac Kramnick’s, co-author of The Godless Constitution, concerns and how does he address the controversy between religion and government?
What was the most controversial aspect of the US Constitution for people living during the time of its ratification?
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What is undemocratic about the Constitution according professor Dahl?
What does Dahl mean that the U.S. Constitution encourages Americans to think undemocratically?
What three questions does Professor Dahl ask those who argue that the United States was not intended to be a democracy but a Republic?
What is his response? Dahl is critical of the electoral college. Why?
What is the basis of the argument supporting the continuation of the electoral college.
Discuss the major weakness of the Articles and show how the Constitution overcame them. http://www.robertkennedyhistoryteacher.com/default.html
Scientists May Have Finally Cracked the Greatest Mystery Behind the Bermuda Triangle.
How many creepy stories about the disappearing of airplanes and ships in the Bermuda Triangle have you heard? We guess many.
It is a large area in the Atlantic Ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. This region is notorious for its mysterious phenomena. Huge amounts of ships and planes have disappeared here. Its second name is ‘The devil’s triangle.’
All those mythical vanishings happened under unknown and unexplained circumstances. Some of the planes and ships have never been found. There have been many theories about why it all occurs in that area starting from waterspouts to aliens and even sea monsters. But those were only theories…
Where is the Bermuda Triangle? 0:22
A big incident in 2005 1:40
Stories behind the Bermuda triangle 2:50
The main mystery solved 3:08
– In 1945 five American torpedo bombers and a plane that was sent out to find them vanished without a trace.
– 75 aircraft and several hundred ships have been lost.
– The latest tragedy happened in 2015 when the cargo ship “El Faro” disappeared in this region.
– In 2005 the first Piper-PA airplane disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle.
– In 2007 one more Piper-PA airplane disappeared near Berry Island.
Many stories are whirling around this area. But now, finally, the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle, might have been solved.
This is part 5 of a 7 part series on how to analyse articles for your Language Analysis SAC. Your school will give you three pieces of information, and these may be presented as either articles (opinion, editorial, letter to the editor) or images (cartoons, illustrations, graphs). Here I use a past VCAA exam and analyse it with you 🙂
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“What’s the different”? “Today morning”? “I enjoyed”? Improve your grammar by correcting the common mistakes in these English sentences. A good review for all students, especially at intermediate and advanced levels. Also check our full resource of 100 Common Grammar Mistakes in English at http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/50-common-grammar-mistakes-in-english/
Hi. I’m Rebecca from engVid. In this lesson, you’ll have a chance to review eight common English errors. So, let’s see how you do.
The first one: “Today morning I woke up late.” So, what’s wrong with that? There is actually something wrong with each and every one of these. I’ll tell you that in advance; there’s no… There are no tricks here. Okay? So, what’s wrong with that sentence? “Today morning I woke up late.” Well, it should be: “This morning”. Okay? We don’t say: “Today morning”. We say: “This morning”.
Number two: “What’s the different?” What’s the different? Well, that’s wrong too, because “different” is an adjective. What you want to use here is the noun. So, what’s the noun of this word? “Difference”. “What’s the difference?” Okay? This is a really common error, so make sure you don’t make this one.
Next one: “I met John two years before.” Okay? What’s wrong with that? Well, over here, we can’t say: “I met John two years before.” We can say: “I met two… I met John two years ago.” All right? If you use the word “before”, then you have to say before something. “Before I graduated”. Okay? “Before I got married”, or whatever. But you can’t use “before” by itself. So the proper word there is “ago”. “I met John two years ago.”
Next one: “This is a six-months course.” That sounds almost okay, but it’s not okay. So the mistake here is with the “s”. When we use this expression, it becomes… The entire expression becomes an adjective for the noun “course”. So we should say: “This is a six-month course.”, “This is a million dollar contract.” And so on. Okay? That’s another… Each of these is a different element of grammar, different aspect of grammar, and so on.
Next, number five: “Thank you. I really enjoyed.” What’s wrong with that? Well, the problem is here. “Enjoyed” is a reflexive verb, so you would need to say: “I really enjoyed myself.”, “I really enjoyed myself.”, “He enjoyed himself.”, “She enjoyed herself.”, “We enjoyed ourselves.”, “They enjoyed themselves.” Okay? So there are certain reflexive verbs in English, and we need to use them correctly. That’s one of them. Very common one.
Okay, number six: “Did you loose your cellphone?” What’s wrong with that? I helped you a little bit by actually showing you where the error is. So, many people make this error. This is actually a spelling mistake. You should be spelling the word this way. “Did you lose your cellphone?” “Loose” is an adjective which means not tight, and “lose” is the opposite of “find”. Okay? “Did you lose your cellphone?” Also, the pronunciation is “lose” and not “loose”.
Next one: “This is an academic course.”, “This is an academic course.” So, what was wrong with what I said there? Okay? So, what was wrong was my pronunciation of that. So many people mispronounce this word. It is not “academic”. It is “academic”. The stress is on the middle. Academic. “This is an academic course.”, “This is an academic program.” Okay? So, if… In case you make that mistake. I’m not saying you do. In case you do, make sure you correct it.
Last one: “Yes, I have a free time.” Is that…? What’s wrong there? What’s going on? Okay, here. We don’t need to say: “A free time”. We need to say: “Free time”, because this is a… Time is an uncountable noun.
Now, each one of these examples represents a different aspect of grammar. So, how can you possibly learn all of them? Well, I’ll give you two easy ways to help you out. One is to go to our website: www.engvid.com, because there, we have currently I think more than 700 lessons on different aspects of English grammar and of English in general for exams, for writing, speaking, all kinds of things. And by watching them, you can find the lessons that you actually need. And the other thing is that we also have… I’ve written actually a resource which might help you, which shows 50 such common errors that people make in English, and that might help you out as well. Okay?
So, I hope you did well, and I hope you continue to do better and better in English. All the best with your English. Bye for now. Video Rating: / 5
Learn how to use have been / has been / had been correctly. Also see – MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9
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3. SHOULD HAVE / COULD HAVE / WOULD HAVE: https://goo.gl/X2bw7J
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‘Have been’, ‘has been’ and ‘had been’. These forms cause a lot of
confusion for many people. Well, in this video, I will clear up
that confusion. I’m going to teach you the three main uses of
these forms how to use them correctly without making mistakes. As
always, there is a quiz at the end of the video to test your
understanding. Alright, let’s get started. Before we talk about
the uses, you need to know the basics of where to use have, has
and had been: in the present, if the subject of a sentence is
I/You/We/They or a plural noun, then we use ‘have been’. If the
subject is He/She/It or a singular noun, then we use ‘has been’.
This is when we talk about the present. When we talk only about
the past, it’s very easy. For any subject, we use ‘had been’. OK,
let me test you: what do we use with He/She/It or a singular noun
in the present? We use ‘has been’. What about with I/You/We/They
or plural nouns? We use ‘have been’. And in the past tense? We use
‘had been’ for all subjects. Good, so let’s now look at the first
use of these forms. This is in the present perfect tense. That is,
to talk about actions or situations that started in the past and
are still continuing. Here’s an example: “I have been working as a
teacher for 7 years.” In speech, we usually shorten ‘I have’ to
‘I’ve’ – “I’ve been working as a teacher for 7 years.” Let’s look
at a timeline for this. You know that I started working as a
teacher seven years ago (or in 2010 because at the time of filming
this video, right now, it’s 2017), and I’m still a teacher, so
this action – ‘working’ is continuing. In this sentence, we can
also say: “I have been working as a teacher since 2010.” The
difference between ‘for’ and ‘since’ is that if you want to
mention the duration (or amount of time), then you use ‘for’ (like
‘for 7 years’). If you want to mention the starting point of the
action or situation, use ‘since’ (as in ‘since 2010’). Here’s
another example: let’s say that this lady wants to see the doctor.
Her appointment was at 3 o’clock. She came to the hospital at 3,
but the doctor wasn’t there. So she started waiting at 3 o’clock
and she’s still waiting – let’s say it’s 5 o’clock now, so two
hours have passed. So what can we say? We can say: “She has been
waiting for two hours.” or “She has been waiting since 3 o’clock.”
In natural speech, we say he‘s been and she’s been: “She’s been
waiting”. OK have a look at this sentence: “He has been the CEO of
the company for four months” or we can say ‘since June’ because
that’s when he started. Here, we don’t have an –ing verb like
‘working’ or ‘waiting’. That’s because we don’t want to focus on
any action, we just want to express the situation – that he became
the CEO in June and he’s still the CEO. Here’s another example:
“They’ve been married for 25 years / since 1992.” When did they
get married? In 1992. Are they still married now? Yes. So, they’ve
been married for 25 years now. OK, so what about ‘had been’? Well,
let’s change our sentences a little bit: “I had been working as a
teacher for 7 years when I quit my job.” Ah, we see a different
meaning here. It means that I started working as a teacher at some
point in the past, I was a teacher for 7 years, but then I quit.
So now, I am no longer a teacher. I want you to notice that there
are two past actions here: one continuous action (“I had been
working as a teacher”) and a single finished action at the end of
that (“I quit”). Compare this to the previous sentence – “I have
been working as a teacher” – here, there is only one continuous
action and it’s still continuing, it’s not finished. So, please
remember this rule: only use ‘had been’ if there were two events
in the past: a continuing action or a situation and a single,
finished action. So let’s go back to the other sentences. With
these, we can say: “She had been waiting for two hours when the
doctor finally arrived.” “He’d been the CEO of the company for
only four months when it went bankrupt.” ‘Went bankrupt’ means the
company lost all its money and closed down. “They had been married
for 25 years when they divorced.” So are they still married?
Unfortunately, no. Just like the sentences with ‘have been’ and
‘has been’ are in the present perfect tense, the sentences with
‘had been’ are in the past perfect tense. Video Rating: / 5
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These 12 easy riddles will chill your blood! How many of them can you solve right? Stretch your brain with these tricky brain teasers! I’m pretty sure that some of them will blow your mind and make you think for a while before giving an answer 😉 Don’t forget to share your answers to the most difficult riddles in the comments!
00:14 – Hey, Detective, here is another criminal case for you to solve! You are to talk to the suspects and find the kidnapper. Turn your logic on and get ready to start!
01:31 – Sophie brought a lot of food to her office but someone ate it all. Who did it? Test your logic and attentiveness with this tricky riddle.
02:46 – A set of visual brain teasers to test your attentiveness to the details and critical thinking! Try to solve all of them right on time!
03:38 – How many kids has she got? Test your attentiveness to the details and boost your logical thinking with these fun puzzles 🙂
05:08 – When Julia got out of her coma, she saw three men around her. Who’s her boyfriend? Test your logical skills with this tricky riddle!
06:59 – Who killed Susan? A mind-blowing crime riddle for the best detectives! Are you smart enough to solve this criminal case before you run out of time?
08:16 – A logic brain teaser to boost your brain! Mia’s ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and locked in an old barn! How can she get out of there?
09:38 – What would you do if your friend was kidnapped? Take a look at this riddle and try to solve it before the time is up!
11:41 – The Joneses were on vacation. But one day someone kidnapped their son Harry! Turn on your logical and detective skills and find who kidnapped Harry!
12:25 – Boost your brain and improve your critical thinking with this visual teaser! Who do you think is the kidnapper? Share your answer in the comments!
TELL me IN THE COMMENTS which riddle made you do some hard thinking!
A, an and the are called articles. In this video are about Same Noun Used with all Three Articles. Same noun used with all three articles conveys different meaning. Here is an Example-
He is at a school. (We don’t know which school.)
He is at the school. (We know which school.)
He is at school. (He is a teacher or student and is teaching or learning.)
I buy the paper every day. (Newspaper)
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Position of an article in a sentence- https://youtu.be/GK_i32B5fFY
Articles before Countable and Uncountable Nouns- https://youtu.be/Ny0YZqOrygo
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