Mrs. Then, I will give you a list of seven prepositions that are easily confused, and I will teach you their usage. For example, do we say
in work? Do we say
on the radioor
in the radio? We will then move on to proper English intonation. I will demonstrate how to ask questions without sounding overdone. Many Polish speakers feel English questions are spoken with too much stress, so I will address this concern. And lastly, I will show you how to use the articles
ancorrectly depending on the word that follows it. After watching this lesson and doing the quiz, I guarantee you will feel much more confident about your English!
For English speaker as a foreign language with some skill in German, is it hard to start learning Polish?
Hi, i’m native Polish speaker. If you want I can help you. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Hallo Anuchan 1988, Polish is absolutely different language. It is a member of a slavic languages
group, German and Englisch are germanic languages.
They have absolutely dissimilar phonetics, syntax and all the other aspects of the language. Some English I know and who are learning Polish or Russish say, that that is a constant uphill stuggle to learn a slavic language.
Got 80℅. Thank you Benjamin. I need more such lessons. <3
Greetings from Katowice;)
I got 9/10 and wrong at number nine, I think the ear problem is more correct because of speaking about the ear of Mr. Tom, so please explain to me, thank Benjamin a lot
Me too :)
In the lesson this was explained at 7:07. Benjamin was talking about trains. If we explicitly POINT finger to THE train, we implicitly DEFINE the train. We know exactly about which train we are talking about. Train is defined.
But if we are talking about a train it may be any train coming from any direction. In this case train is UNDEFINED.
But in the sample “Does Tom have an ear problem?” It may appear we are talking about an “ear”, but we are not. We are talking about a “problem”. This “an” is because of the “problem” word. We could say: “Does Tom have a problem?” In this case “a” must be used because of the “p” letter, but still “an” preposition from test sample is because of a “problem” word and not because of an “ear” word.
It may be misleading, but “ear” in this case is not a noun. In this case “ear” is ADJECTIVE. Prepositions “a/an/the” are used in front of NOUNS. In this case it is obvious problem is the noun and ear is adjective. So a/an/the preposition is about “problem” word.
Because we are talking about and ear problem for the FIRST TIME, this problem (not ear) is UNDEFINED. For undefined nouns it must be used a/an.
But if we talk about this PROBLEM for the SECOND TIME this PROBLEM becomes DEFINED. Example: “You know, Tom still has THE ear problem, I was talking to you about yesterday. He never ever listens to anyone.” In this case we know about which PROBLEM we are talking about. So the PROBLEM noun is in this case already DEFINED.
Hope I explained it clearly enough.
Yes, you did. Glourious explanation.
Thank you ;)
Thanks very much my dear teacher
polish Topic really very interest points.
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Got 70/10..thank you
8/10 So I have to learn my lessons.
Thank you to be my Teacher
Tanks sir…8 out of 10
Hi Benjamin, greetings from Poland. A very useful lesson for learners, not only from Eastern Europe. If you’d recorded lessons on the difference in English and American pronunciation, that would be great
Poland is Central Europe, not EE.
thank you so
greetings from Kazakhstan 17 Dec 2o21:)