Most of the time we use adverbs to describe verbs, because we're describing how we're doing something:
I slammed the door angrily.
However, if we're describing how someone feels, or how something looks, sounds, or tastes, we use an adjective, because we're describing that thing.
The food tastes delicious - not deliciously
The ring looks expensive - not expensively
I feel happy - not happily
Look can also be followed by an adverb if I say something like
look at these sentences carefully - because it's the way in which I want you to look.
These sentences look difficult - here we need an adjective, because I'm describing how the sentences look to me.
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I work with students from a number of countries. With some I only communicate in English, but when I'm working with German speakers, I can add additional value because I also speak German. Today I'm looking at how it can help if you have a teacher who speaks your language, and what you need to be careful about in this situation. Here are the show notes for today's episode: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode141
In today's episode, I'm talking about job interviews - specifically, 11 things that you should think about if you're giving a presentation as part of a job interview:
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Today's episode is about 20 things that you shouldn't do if you want to win an argument or come across well in discussions. You can find the blog article or contact me using the show notes page: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode138
Today isn't about teaching you something. I am sharing an experience that I had a couple of weeks ago. I would consider myself to be an advanced learner of German, but a friend showed me that when I'm writing, I know a lot of words in my target language, but I don't sound the same as I do in my native language.
This doesn't happen so much in less formal situations, but when there's more pressure, or you're doing something that you don't do all the time - how well do your natural style and personality come across in your target language? That's the question that I'd like to ask you today!
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We all use filler words, but sometimes they can be really distracting if we use them too frequently in presentations. Today's episode is about filler words, why we use them, and when they can become a problem:
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When I asked on the English with Kirsty page about the most difficult sounds in English, someone said that they find the "th" sound difficult to say. Actually there are two "th" sounds, and in this episode I talk about them,give some examples of words that have these sounds in them, and point out some of the mistakes that people make.
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In today's episode, I sum up everything we've gone through in the challenge, offer you a way to keep track of your plans and progress, and tell you about my English language coaching service.
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