How are you today? This is Torsten Daerr again sending you the second of your email English lessons. Do you remember what the first lesson was about? Yes, we reviewed the personal pronouns and now it's time to take a closer look at the "be-verb"
again. If you follow this lesson, you can start making simple sentences such as these: I'm from China. I'm Russian. I'm very happy. I'm a successful business person. You might have noticed that English is a rather compact language. This means, we often shorten words. For example, instead of writing "I am from Italy", we write "I'm from Italy." So, if you want to type texts in English, you often need the apostrophe ('). It's important for you to learn how to type properly right from the start. For more information please read How to type fast?
In addition to typing you also want to improve your listening skills. That's why I introduced our audio English course to you in my first email. Did you listen to the recording? Did you find out where Sue Darville is from? Yes, she is from Bristol in England. Sue also wants to get to know you better and has recorded this message
As you can see, this text contains a number of interesting words. For example, on the recording Sue says that she lives in a suburb. Do you know what the word 'suburb' means? Also, what is Bristol famous for? And where is the city of Leipzig? Friend, we would like to learn more about you too. Please go to our forum and tell us where you are from. On the forum you can also meet Laura from Austin, Texas in the USA
. Laura wants to become an English teacher so she can help people like you improve their English. We hope to meet you on the forum soon. In case you haven't registered as a forum member yet --
here is the registration page
I hope you have a great week. In a few days you will receive your email English lesson number 3. Until then.
PS: I almost forgot: How did score in the English test I gave you last time? Did you get all the answers right? If yes, you should take the next test which is called Drive carefully
. Good luck with the test!
If you have any English grammar or vocabulary questions,
please post them on this English Grammar Forum.