Charles Elstub
Professional Teacher
This wonderful exercise, courtesy of joe, will teach you English Idiom. “Idiom” is a style of expression used by native speakers of English. The following paragraph is written by a non-native speaker and your task is to put it into better English. To improve it. For example, you might wonder about the use and form of the word “Passions” in the first line. Does it fit in the sentence? Should it be in the plural? I urge you to have a bit of fun and put this paragraph into better - probably simpler – English. Please post your answers and when we have a few, I will give you my idea of how to do it. There is no absolutely right answer, but you can have fun trying. “Looking back on my past twenty years full of passions and enthusiasm, I feel grateful and to live a healthy and happy life. There are a lot of qualities I have learnt from ordinary life that guided me through. If I am asked to list the first three, I will put health, happiness of my family and enough financial support as the passions I live for.”
Jan 31, 2022 8:36 AM
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This wonderful exercise, courtesy of joe, will teach you English Idiom. “Idiom” is a style of expression used by native speakers of English. The following paragraph is written by a non-native speaker and your task is to put it into better English. To improve it. For example, you might wonder about the use and form of the word “Passions” in the first line. Does it fit in the sentence? Should it be in the plural? I urge you to have a bit of fun and put this paragraph into better - probably simpler – English. Please post your answers and when we have a few, I will give you my idea of how to do it. There is no absolutely right answer, but you can have fun trying. “Looking back on the past twenty years of my life, full of passion and enthusiasm, I am pleased to say that I have lived a happy and healthy life. There are a lot of lesson that I’ve learned from my day-to-day life, which guided me throughout this all this time. If I am ever asked to list the first three of them, I would put health, my family’s happiness and sufficient financial support as the things I live for.”
So, that is my take on it. Was this text written by a person whose mother tongue is one of the Romance languages?
Jan 31, 2022 2:56 PM
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