I used to feel very bad when I was talking with the English major students or those have very high scores on the GRE, TOEFL… in ENGLISH. Trust me, I made tons of mistakes on grammar, spelling, or whatsoever it was a mistake. What I am going to say is don’t be discouraged by the mistakes. We are not native English speakers and we do have the right to make mistakes.
I receive email from “Web International English” everyday, but I didn’t spend much time on it. I think the materials are good so I’d like to share with those who are diligently studying on English. The reason I post the study material here is kind of force myself to spend more time on it.
I really appreciated if you would like to chat in this post. Any topics are welcome; we can talk about life, study, movies, jokes or whatever you are interested in or you would like to share with others. Don’t be so worried about your English; we are learning now. We learn from the mistakes, don’t we?
For learning English, I am going to be brazen-faced. If you don’t mind to be a brazen-faced person, please join me
This is what I received Today:
例: We live on the earth. 我们活在地球上。
例：Let’s go shopping together. 我们一起去逛街吧。
真实条件句：If the pay is above the average, I will accept the job. 如果这里的薪水高于平均水平，我会接受这个工作。
非真实条件句：If the pay were above the average, I would accept the job. 如果这里的薪水高于平均水平，我就会接受工作。（事实是“这里的薪水没有高于平均水平，我无法接受这个工作”。）
例：①If the room were larger, we would hold the party there. 如果房间大一点的话，我们就在那儿举行聚会。
② If I had money on me, I would lend you some. 假如我身边有钱，我就借点给你。
主句：would/should/could/might have +过去分词
例：If you had been more careful, you might have avoided the mistakes.
If 从句：should/were to +原形动词/动词过去式
主句：would/should/could/might + 原形动词
例：①If it should be fine tomorrow, we would go on with our harvest. 如果明天天气好，我们就继续收割庄稼。
② If we were to have enough time, we could discuss the matter. 如果我们有足够的时间，我们可以再讨论这个问题。
If you had set out earlier, he would be home now. 如果他早点出发，他现在已经到家了。
①Anyone being in my place wouldn’t be interested in the idea. 任何人处于我的位置都不会对这个想法产生兴趣。
②A cleverer man wouldn’t have done that kind of thing. 聪明一点的人不会去干那种事。
③But for（要不是） the crew, the plane would have crashed. 要不是机组人员，飞机就坠毁了。
Live and Learn
make a（great/fine)figure 崭露头角,大放异彩
If someone makes a great figure, he or she is performing excellently. make a figure 表示某人绽露头角，在人前大放异彩。在figure之前可以添加上形容词，比如褒义的make a great/fine /good/splendid figure, 贬义的词语有make a little figure, make a sorry figure: 露出可怜的样子。
He made a great figure in this competition for his eloquence. 凭借着他的雄辩口才，他在比赛中大放光彩。
Some people believe that boys who make a fine figure at school often make no figure in the world. 有些人认为在学校出风头的学生在社会上通常无所作为。
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