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Do you like noodles? In many cultures around the world, noodles are a basic ingredient in many dishes. And no matter what kind of noodle dish you like, noodles always taste better when they are made by hand. Most noodles are made with wheat or some other kind of grain flour, and I think it is better to eat noodles from a dish that was made of ceramics.
Today, let’s look at the various prepositions used with the word made. This lessongraphic has all of the details and some examples:
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Just a few months before Valentines’ Day, Kaplan International Colleges has launched their “Language of Love survey” which aims to discover the romantic motivations behind language learning among other things. This short, ten question survey, asks some fundamental questions about the motivation behind learning a second language. Examples include: “Have you ever learned a language to impress a loved one?” and “What do you think is the most romantic language?” I can’t wait to see the results of this one!
According to the school’s online Marketing Executive, Mr. Martin Hofschröer, the survey is fun and should be enjoyable for all language learners around the world. “We hope that there will be some interesting results that we can share with the language learning community,” he said. There is alwaus something exciting going on for students who learn English with Kaplan!
Those responding to the survey will be entered into a prize drawing to win $100 worth of Amazon vouchers. The results will be compiled into an infographic scheduled to be published on, well, Valentines Day, of course! Do you want to try it? Just click here to take the survey…and good luck!
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Here is a point that can be confusing, even for native English speakers. Take a look at this example sentence:
- I can cook dinner in twenty minutes.
This sentence actually has two meanings, because we use in + a time period two different ways. Let’s look at this grammar today.
You can use in + a time period to talk about a future point in time.
- I can cook dinner in twenty minutes. This means, twenty minutes from now, I can begin cooking dinner.
- I am going on vacation in one month. One month from today, I am going on vacation.
- Jack said he will be here in an hour. Jack will arrive one hour later.
You can use in + a time period to talk about the amount of time that is required to do something. In this case, in + a time period means within. When we use in + a time period with this meaning, we generally do so when we talk about ability.
- I can cook dinner in twenty minutes. This means, within twenty minutes, I can cook dinner. In other words, I am a pretty quick chef!
- I usually reach my office in 45 minutes. My commuting time is 45 minutes.
- I can finish the report in about two hours. I only need two hours to complete the report.
Can you cook a mean in 20 minutes? Can you reach your school or office in 30 minutes?