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PRACTICAL ENGLISH FOR TURKS

YAHOO Uluslararası İngilizce Öğretim Grupları DÜNYA BİRİNCİSİ !!

 March 11th, 2004

 Supplement # 087

 
 

 

VOCABULARY & PRONUNCIATION

COMMON MISTAKES

PART V

(Continued from Issue # 085)

 accept  --  expect  --   except

ses ve yazılım benzerliği

 #  Although I wasn't quite expecting any failure on your part, I suppose I will have to accept your excuses, except that part about losing contact with the rest of the group.

 #  We waited there not quite knowing what to expect except that we would have to accept whatever they would offer us.

 Q  --  I'm ............... an answer within a few days.

a. expecting
b. hoping
c. excepting
d. waiting
e.
accepting

  

 access   --    excess

 geçiş, ulaşım  ---  aşırılık, fazlalık

 #  The number of people who sought access into the auditorium was in excess of a thousand.

 adapt  --   adopt

 uyarlamak, uyarlanmak (adapte)

 benimsemek, evlat edinmek

 #  The government will have to adopt new policies to help immigrants adapt to a different culture and climate.

 adolescent   --   adolescence

 kişi / nitelik

 #  The trouble with many adolescents is that they never seem to grow out of adolescence.

 advice  --  advise

ad / fiil

 ıd-vays -- ıd-vayz

 #  I need your advice. What do you advise me to do? Just tell me please: what's your advice?

NOT: "device - devise" ikilisi de böyledir.

 affect  --   effect

 fiil / ad

 #  How does this pill affect a person's stomach? What side effects does it have on the liver?

 Q  --  His new appointment takes ............. from the beginning of next month.

a. place
b.
effect
c.
post
d.
part
e.
position

  

 Q  --  How did the island's humid climate ............... his health?

a. affect
b.
defect
c.
suspect
d.
effect
e.
reflect

  

DİKKAT: Ayrıca "to effect" fiilini de not ediniz: "to bring about" = "neden olmak, olmasını sağlamak" gibi anlamlarla: "The government hopes that this new tax will effect a more balanced state budget."
 


To be continued... Devam edecek...

 

 
 
 

 

 JOKE OF THE WEEK

 MEN ARE SILENT ACTORS !!

Orhan's dad picked him up from school to take him to a dental appointment. Knowing the parts for the school play were supposed to be posted today, he asked his son if he got a part.

picked him up from school = okul çıkışında aldı... to take him to... = götürmek için... parts = roller... to be supposed + infinitive = Bu çok önemli ve yaygın kullanılan deyimin gördüğünüz heryerde ne anlamla kullanıldığını not ediniz...  were... to be posted today = bugün asılıp ilan olunacaktı...

Orhan sullenly announced that he had got a part: "I play a man who's been married for twenty years."

sullenly /sa-lınli/ = asılmış suratla...

"That's alright, son. Keep up the good work and before you know it they'll be giving you a speaking part."

Keep up the good work = Böyle çalışmağa devam et ("başarılarının devamını dilerim" nüansı taşır)... before you know it = 1. zamanın nasıl geçtiğini anlamadan; 2. başına ne geldiğini anlama fırsatı olmadan... a speaking part = oyuncunun arka planda figüran olmadığı, diyaloglara katıldığı bir rol...

 FOOD FOR THOUGHT !!

 If you want to make GOD Laugh, tell him your future plans. -- Woody Allen

Tanrı'yı güldürmek istiyorsanız, O'na gelecek hafta için olan planlarınızdan söz edin...

NOT: "Tell him about your plans" yapısı da olanaklı...

 DIRTY LIMERICK OF THE WEEK

There was a young man from China
Who thought he was a jolly good climber;
When he slipped on a rock
He knocked off his cock
And now he has got a v*gina.

NOT: Bazı aşırı duyarlı mail merkezlerinin sansürüne takılmaması için, kimi sözcükleri *'lı yazmak zorunda kalıyorum.

NOT: "Climber" sözcüğünü umarım doğru telaffuz ettiniz: /klay-mı/

 TIP OF THE WEEK

It is wrong to say (& think) that someone from Wales, Scotland or Ireland is "English"...

You can call someone from Wales "Welsh" or "British"... You can call someone from Scotland "Scottish" or "British"... You can call someone from Ireland "Irish" (or "Northern Irish" if the person is from Northern Ireland)...

You need to know something about the history of the United Kingdom to understand why this mistake annoys people.

 THE WEEK'S LOVE POEM

 

Your Secret Admirer

When you and I are far apart,
Can sorrow break your tender heart?
I love you my darling, yes I do;
Sleep is sweet when I dream of you.
All of you is a blooming rose --
Night has come so I must close...
With care read the first word of each line;
You will there a message find...

 

NOT: "Şiir dilini", sakın sınavlarda taklit etmeye kalkışmayın. Şairler dille diledikleri gibi oynama hakkına sahiptirler. Buna İngilizce'de "POETIC LICENSE" adı verilir...

 RECOMMENDED WEBSITE

http://www.nonstopenglish.com/

Test çözmeyi seven Üyelerimiz için süper bir site... (Walla, en az benim kadar paylaşmacı !!)

http://www.4hb.com/letters/index.html

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