Indirect questions

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Now is the time to learn a bit more about Indirect Questions or Embedded Questions.

There are two kinds of questions in English – direct and indirect. We use indirect questions if we want to sound more formal or polite, especially when we are talking to people we don’t know.

When we create indirect questions, we use introductory phrases such as:

Can/could you tell/show me …? / Do you know …? / Would you mind telling/showing me …? / Have you any idea …? / I wonder … / I wonder if you would mind telling/showing me …?

Examples:

1) (direct question) What time is it?

(indirect question) Could you tell me what time it is?

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Ordinary Love

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Today I am bringing “Ordinary Love”, song by Irish rock band U2. It was written to honour Nelson Mandela and is included in the biography film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. It was released on 29 November 2013, less than a week before Mandela died.

U2 had been friends with Nelson Mandela for several years, having played concerts in South Africa. Continue reading

Games

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Using games is one of the most important way to teach efficiently in a language class. Games mean a lot to students. It does not matter when and where they are played, we can not deny their importance.

If students learn with games and have fun, it means that you have reached your goals. Games strengthen language skills. Besides, learners develop social skills and good relationships while they interact with each others.

This post will be under construction. I will always add some information, as time goes by. I also count on your suggestions out there! 🙂

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