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Hallowe'en Scene 2 Language Focus

This time, the subject (and the object!) is pronouns.

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Thanks Rob . I have a little problem in pronouncing ( costume ). I always practice it but still not able to pronounce it the correct way . Is it that difficult ?

Hello littlemoon86,

Different sounds and words are difficult for different learners, and it may be that this word is particularly challenging for you.  There will be other words that are easy for you but difficult for learners from other countries with other first languages.

By the way, have you tried using the Cambridge Dictionaries Online link?  Type 'costume' in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online seach window and click 'Look it up!'  Choose 'costume (noun)' and, as well as phonemic transcriptions of the word, you'll see links to the pronunciation in British and American English.  You can click on these to hear the correct pronunciation as a model.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter,
where's the Cambridge Dictionaries Online link ?
Should I find it on google or in this website ?
The best,
Stef

Hello Stef,

We had some problems with the link to the Cambridge Dictionary because of changes that they made on their pages and so it has been removed for now. You will need to access their page directly. There are, of course, many other dictionaries that you can use as well.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, and how about Reverso context ?

Hello STEPHANE ROTH,

I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean. Could you explain please?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I couldn't understand first questions. We can use "it" instead of "Junk food"... Could you explain in this situation please.?

Hello UNSAL,

We use pronouns in place of nouns. For people we use 'he'/'him', 'she'/'her' etc. For objects, we use 'it' (singular) or 'they'/'them' (plural). 'Junk food' is a singular (uncountable) noun phrase and is a thing not a person, so we use 'it'.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, as the video explained, pronouns replace the subject.
So 'he, she, we...' are for people and 'it' for things

e.g.
"John" eats eggs for breakfast = "He" eats eggs for breakfast

Junk food is not a person, then you must use "it"
e.g.
Junk food is not good for you = It is not good or you

The plural form is 'they' for everyone. (They, their, them)

Done ;)

Hello KonigxTiger,

This is a helpful answer to the question, thank you.

Best wishes,

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

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