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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Is it impolite to use the second person "you" in a formal context in English?

When meeting your new boss, John Smith, for the first time, what is the best way to address him?

Which of these two questions is worded incorrectly?

Luke never has time for lunch when he's _________ work.

Natalie is travelling to Australia _________ one month.

A: Could you get me a glass of water, please?
B: Yes. ___________ pleasure.

With what kind of intonation would you end the following sentence?
"Do you know if the pharmacy is open tomorrow?"

With what kind of intonation would you end the following sentence?
"Who did you go out with last night?"

Does Tom have _________ ear problem? He doesn't seem to hear anything I say.

My aunt lives _________ Sydney.


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14 Comments on “ENGLISH Tips for POLISH Speakers”


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For English speaker as a foreign language with some skill in German, is it hard to start learning Polish?

Wednesday, June 19th 2019

    Hi, i’m native Polish speaker. If you want I can help you. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

    Thursday, June 20th 2019

    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.

    Thursday, June 27th 2019

Got 80℅. Thank you Benjamin. I need more such lessons. <3

Thursday, June 20th 2019

Greetings from Katowice;)

Friday, June 21st 2019

got 7/10

Friday, June 21st 2019

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

Friday, June 21st 2019

    Me too :)

    Sunday, June 23rd 2019

    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.

    Wednesday, June 26th 2019

Thanks very much my dear teacher
Benjamain.
polish Topic really very interest points.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019

Thanks

Saturday, July 20th 2019

Thanks for you websid and help us,I am from Afghanistan Kabul,I very happy you are my teacher, I need your help my English

Wednesday, July 31st 2019

Got 70/10..thank you

Monday, September 9th 2019

thanks, Benjamin

Wednesday, September 18th 2019
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