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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Do you know how to spell existence/
Should that be an e or an
It should be an e.
How about occurrence/
occurance? E or a?
And how about separate/
That should be an a.
I found a fun spelling test for common mistakes. And those were three of the words they tested.
It’s called the Twitter Spelling Test.
You can find that test here. So go and take the test and if you don’t get full marks, then please study that list of words.
Something else which you may find useful is the Irregular Verb Dictionary on English Page.com.
That site has lots of useful pages for studying grammar.
In the Irregular Verb Dictionary there’s a list of irregular verbs that you probably studied at school
… but you may be a bit rusty, if school was a long time ago.
By the way, how did or how do you learn irregular verbs? Do you just try to memorize a list? Or do you have a special method, like a chant or a song?
Kia ora in Stick News today a British newspaper reported that a festival used to be called the Wanky Balls festival – after doing its research on Wikipedia.
The Big Chill is an annual music festival held in England.
A newspaper called The Independent reported that the festival was founded in 1994 as the
Wanky Balls festival.
Apparently they got the information from Wikipedia.
The Wikipedia entry has since been corrected.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 18th of August.
Pretty chill festival, eh?
Yeah. Let’s chill together.
Are you coming to the pub?
Yeah! Hang on a
Wikipedia is my friend!
They used my edit!
I’d like a word with you in my office
Word of the Day
This is a word from the list of irregular verbs:
Partake is a formal or
old-fashioned word for joining in or taking part in an activity.
For example: They preferred not to partake in the social life of the town.
#817 What happened?
Step 1: Repeat Adriana’s lines.
Step 2: Read Adriana’s lines and talk to Sarah.
Sarah What happened?
cutted my finger.
Sarah Really? How?
Adriana I was cooking.
Sarah Ow. It looks sore.
Adriana Oh, it’s not really. It’s just a small cut.
Sarah By the way, you should say, "I cut my finger".
Adriana Oh, that's right. Cut's irregular, isn't it?
Adriana Ah. I cut my finger. Thanks.
Sarah No worries.
Big Chill Festival - site
Big Chill Festival - YouTube
from: Saint Raphael, France
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