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  1. englishgeek

    On the beach?

    I wouldn't say there are any exact rules, but if you say you met someone at the beach, it is basically just giving the location. Like 'at the store'. If you say you met someone 'on the beach' it sounds like you are talking about meeting someone on the sandy part of the beach.
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    On the beach?

    Yes. You can say: We met on the beach. We met at the beach. Both sentences are correct and usage would depend on the situation.
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    Welcome to the forum @junim.jr Please let me know what you need help with. Are you studying English now? How are you studying? What are your goals?
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    want vs wanted

    I think you could have it either way, want or wanted. Perhaps wanted is technically correct, but it sounds fine if you just say "want". If you Google your sentence, it shows up on a watch site with it written "want".
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    Top 5 English learning Application To Practice Spoken English

    Please stop the spam or your will be banned from the site!
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    In or On?

    I would write it as: on the morning of Saturday, July 3rd.
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    Billionaire space travel - what is the point?

    Did you watch the recent launches into space by Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos? I watched it with my family, but like many others I was questioning what this really means to the rest of us ordinary people. I know many people think how the money spent launching just a few people to the edge...
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    Books for English teachers

    Thank you for sharing. I find many of these types of books fairly bland. Quite a few years ago I read a book about how people learn languages. It had a lot of interesting stories about how people learn languages, bilingualism and what goes on in the brain. For example there was a story about...
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    Writing task 2:It is a natural process for animal species to become extinct (e.g. dinosaurs, dodos, etc.).

    Conservation of endangered animal species is a topic for hot debate. Some people believe that efforts for conserving endangered species are futile since it is a natural process for species to become extinct. I disagree with this notion because, although extinction of certain animal species is a...
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    Task 1 - Proportion of gender instructors across a range of educational systems in the UK

    The chart demonstrates the proportion of gender instructors by gender across a range of educational systems in the UK in 2010. From the graph, it is easy to perceive that there are lots of many female teachers in three categories school, namely Nursery/Pre-school, Primary school, and Secondary...
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    GT Writing Task 1

    Dear Mike, How are you? I hope that everything is going well with you. Yesterday, I have met your father and he told me that you decided to take a driving license course to get your license. I think this is a great idea and you have made the right decision. As you know, I have had a driving...
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    Help needed in quoting a statement

    This what I would say: This is a summary of Mr X's speech and the quotations are not word by word. "Dear all, I have been with you now for quite a few years. You know me well. You must have seen me ..." Is this the answer you were looking for? If not, please let me know.
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    A doctor and a lawyer

    Riddle: A doctor and a lawyer a both in love with the same woman named Ashley. The lawyer had to go on a business trip that would last a week. Before he left he gave Ashley seven apples. Why?
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    Targetted or targeted

    The spelling is targeted in both US and UK English. The reason being is the preceding vowel is unstressed. Read more here:
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    FREE online English speaking practice group

    I was wondering if people would be interested in having an online practice speaking session. Maybe once a week. I did this once before and it was fun and I think useful for the people who participated. It would be free for anyone to join. Please comment below if you are interested.
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    Looking for online english teacher

    You can find a list of private English language teachers here.
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    TASk 2: Families who send their children to private schools should not be required to pay taxes

    These days, many affluent families have a tendency to let their children study at private schools. Therefore, many of them generally believe that it is unnecessary to spend their money on pay education taxes. However, I argue that parents whose their children are studying in private schools do...
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    Please help me review my writing task 2

    It is unequivocal that these days, many schools still place heavy emphasis on academic performances of students. This has led to some people to argue that those who have the best educational achievement should be recompensed(1), while others believe that the school administrators should give...