Answers to Pop Quiz #2

These are the answers to Pop Quiz #2 so if you haven’t taken the quiz yet and don’t want the “spoilers”, do not read the rest of what follows! Answers Question 1 Correct response: A The story begins “so the next morning…” Question 2 Correct response: C The Narrator states several times that his sister…

Pop Quiz #2

It’s easy enough to understand a movie or TV show when there are subtitles or people are speaking slow, clear English. But the real world isn’t always like that, is it? Listen to the audio story below as many times as you like (click here if the embedded player doesn’t work for you) and then…

E4R: Answers to Pop Quiz #1

If you haven’t taken the Pop Quiz already, then go ahead and do so before reading further because what follows are the ANSWERS. Yay! Three cheers for answers. Ready? If you’re a highly educated person you probably missed that I mischievously put an “extra” question on the test. I deliberately embed all kinds of textual…

E4R: Pop Quiz!

All of the following are real sentences that I’ve heard spoken with my own ears. Your job is to correctly guess the “school book” or standardized translation. Good luck! 1) Yesterday I went at the mall a) Yesterday I physically attacked the mall b) Yesterday I began to yell at the mall c) Yesterday I…

E4R: For a Fistful of Dollars

In Romanian, the logic is absolute. Any time you buy something with money, well… you buy it with money. Ex: Am cumparat cartea lui Sam cu doar 30 de lei! However in English, as odd as it sounds, and as infrequently as it is used here, one always pays for things (with money). Ex: I…

E4R: Modal Verbs In The Past Tense

Hey it’s almost Christmas, it’s cold outside and trying to snow, so who wants to have a lengthy discourse about English grammar? Just me? Oh well :P If Romanian is not your first language but you’re trying to learn it, the good news is that verb tenses and conjugations are extraordinarily simple. In fact, about…

E4R: Transportation Pronouns

Probably one of the hardest things to learn in a foreign language are pronouns because they never “translate” one for one. English has a complicated relationship when it comes to transportation and pronouns and the only way to learn it is just to memorize it. If you try to understand why someone is “in” a…