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Reported Speech

If we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need to learn how to transform direct speech into reported speech. The structure is a little different depending on whether you want to transform a statement, question or commands. STATEMENTS     QUESTIONS COMMANDS/ORDERS CHANGES…

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Classic British Dishes

Classic British Dishes 1. Melt-in-your-mouth homemade scones. Turn any hour into high tea with these perfectly fluffy, perfectly dense, fresh-out-the-oven scones. (Life tip: It’s pronounced “skons”. Wild, I know, but trust me.) 2. Adorable, Christmas-ready mincemeat pies. Miraculously, mincemeat (or mince) pies contain no meat — just delicious bits of fruit and a lot of holiday spirit. Impress your English…

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How to write a speech

A persuasive speech is a speech intended to convince the audience to do something. The art of delivering a powerful speech ( discourse ) is called Rethoric. The five canons of rhetoric, which trace the traditional tasks in designing a persuasive speech, were first codified in classical Rome: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. Along with grammar and logic (or dialectic),…

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Lemony Snicket´s A series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 American dark comedy film directed by Brad Silberling. It is a film adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, covering the first three books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window. The film stars Jim Carrey as the villainous Count Olaf who adopts three wealthy orphan siblings in an attempts to steal their late parents’ fortune. Nickelodeon Movies purchased the film rights to Daniel Handler‘s…