Carltonlad

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  1. I think I should explain a little more about this topic. Maybe the title is not exactly what I wanted to say. I came on to this site earlier with very little time to write too much. I just wanted you to share these videos with me. The two videos were sent to me. They are American videos in English, but after watching them they made me wonder about my past and if I was really sincere when saying thank you. This topic is not about Nottingham, but it does involve a lot of people in the Nottingham area, especially during my early years. And in a way Nottingham did shape me into what I am toda
  2. I have only stopped by for a minute today, as I want to share something with you. I do not know if this topic should go here. Below are 2 videos that I would like to share with you and gain some feed back on your thoughts. The first video was attached to a thank you email from a past student. The second one was also passed to me by a student regarding a topic we discussed last week. Both are short videos only about 10 minutes each. If you open them please view all the main content of the videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtvUn2PR8cshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y
  3. My first school was Carlton Central Primary School 1952-1958 I think Mr Lockwood was the headmaster. My first teacher was Miss Marshall a great young woman. I don't remember names of the other teachers. But a Mr Pugh springs to mind. 1958 to 1962 Chandos Street Boys school.
  4. Ayupmeducks #28 Thank you for the name of the book. I will try to find it. To be honest I learn something new about the English language almost every day. I may teach English, but there is always something new to learn.
  5. And thank you too Micheal Booth. Please keep adding to this topic. Don't forget idioms. It is a steal. Steal is to take something that is not yours. The idiom means It is a bargain. Another one. You can soar as high as you want to go. But never cry when you arm is sore. I want to go to the fair tomorrow, I hope it is a fair day and we get fair prices on the rides.
  6. I live in a community where children still ride their bikes and scooters. Sometimes too early in the morning. But I have no complaints being woken up early in the morning to children's laughter and fun. I have 2 boys living across the road from me still play with toy guns and home made swords, and they have girls joining in their fun. Taiwan really does bring back the memories of when I was a child in Carlton.
  7. Hi Carni Thank you very much for your support.
  8. English is becoming like politics and religion. It generates discussions, debates and also arguments. Never to be brought up in a pub. In school we were taught that dived was the correct past form of dive. Over the years things have changed and even in some parts of Britain dove was used as the past form of dive, but more in spoken language than in the written form. Many of the regular verbs have taken on the use of an irregular past participle as an additional past form and vice versa. We as individuals have the right to decide which past participle we want to use. Both are acceptable n
  9. #6 Dive is the base form dived or dove are the accepted past forms in both British English and American English.
  10. #1 Michael Booth Excellent post English isn't easy. Everyday as I teach it. I am asked Why? Why? Why? I am sick of why In fact it was only last night I had to try to explain fill in the forms or fill out the forms. I never realized how hard English was, until I started to teach English as a second language (ESL) It is surprising how we took everything for granted and never questioned anything at school. I can't remember any student during my school days saying "Why do you have to do it that way?" or Why do you use the same words for different things. I was teaching Business English
  11. This site may be better http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Night+Market+Keelung+Taiwan+Pics&qpvt=Night+Market+Keelung+Taiwan+Pics&FORM=IGRE
  12. Sorry the link does not work. So I will post some of my own photos later.
  13. This is a link to a good blogsite that has better photos of our night market. Most of the night markets are very similar to this one some are bigger so are smaller. As I have said I would not eat in the Night Market but a lot of visitors do and seem to enjoy the food. You can also read some of the responses to the night market on this blog I hope you can appreciate these photos. www.mykafkaesquekife.BlogSpot.tw/2010/miaokou-night-market-keelung.html