(Answers from last time: 1C, 2B, 3A, 4B, 5A)

Dear student,

As you know, English has its problems. Sometimes you do not know which verb to use: remember or remind, look after or look for? The same goes for adverbs: hard or hardly, eventual or eventually?

Doubt no more: Difficulties of the English Language by Olivia Farrington is exactly what you need: the book is meant to guide you through this “mine field”.

The 121 sections focus on frequent mistakes made by even advanced speakers of English so as to help you avoid them in the future. The method is simple: you are shown two words or expressions which seem identical but which do not have the same meaning. Therefore, after going through all the explanations, you will be able to speak and write without making any mistakes.

Till next time here is an exercise:

Use for or since in the following context:

 I’ve been here… ages. I’ve been here… ten o’clock.

I’ve been here… at least two hours. I’ve been here… eight o’clock. I’ve been here… breakfast time actually.

Well, I’ve been queuing… daybreak.

Autor: Alexandru Macovescu – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză, Italiană şi Limba Română pentru Străini

Alexandru este absolvent al Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine, specializarea Engleză-Italiană. În 2010, a absolvit un masterat specializat în Traducerea Textului Literar Contemporan. Alexandru are o bogată experienţă atât în predarea limbilor engleză şi italiană cât şi în traduceri şi interpretariat şi exerciţiu în utilizarea, în contexte diferite, a limbilor străine. În prezent, Alexandru predă inclusiv cursuri A_BEST de limba engleză şi italiană, limbaj general şi de afaceri, precum şi cursuri de limba română pentru străini, în cadrul companiilor.