Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today I’d like to talk about this word: quite
I’ve often had students confuse this word with quiet
when they read it – which is understandable, because they look similar.
And I’ve come across many people who aren’t quite sure how to use the word quite
So, what does it mean? And how do you use it?
It’s an adverb similar to: very
.This book is very good. This book is quite good.
How good is quite good
Well, that’s kind of hard to say because it can depend on your intonation.
If your teacher reads your essay and then says: Mmm, it’s quite good …
They probably mean that it could be better.
But if they say: Mmm, it’s quite good …
Then, they’re probably surprised because they didn’t think it would be that good.
Also, in my dictionary it says that in British English, quite can mean two things but in American English it usually just means one thing and that’s something like very.click here
The site I recommend today is called: iliketotallyloveit.com
I found it because I was looking at the list of Time’s best websites of 2008
I think this site could be a good one for practicing describing things, which can be very useful.
It’s a site where people can write about and rank things that they … like, totally love.
I found a few things on there that I like. Like a doormat
which says: HI, I’M MAT.
And a transparent toaster
, so you can see whether or not the toast is burning – that’s not an actual product yet, but it’s a pretty cool idea, I think.
And one item that I definitely don’t want is the psycho shower curtain
This is from the description:The world's most famous movie scene can be reenacted in your bathroom! Do you have some house guests that are staying a bit too long? Put up this shower curtain before they wake up, and it will send them packing! STICK NEWS
Kia ora in Stick News today according to an online survey, 40 percent of workers in the United States have dated an office colleague.Last year an American company conducted an online office romance survey of more than 8000 full-time adult employees. They’ve just released the results and they say that 40 percent of people have dated a person from their office. And 31 percent of those people went on to marriage. Ten percent of the people surveyed said they work with someone they would like to date.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 11th of February.
Kia ora.今回のスティックニュースのイラストTDES Niseko Snow Reportat MSK JR Apartment
The other day some people at MSK
made this cute little park.Word of the Day
Today’s word is Sellotape
This is Sellotape – well, that’s what we call it in New Zealand.Sellotape
is a brand name from the UK and apparently in America they call it Scotch tape
Another term we use in New Zealand is sticky tape – that’s usually used by kids or parents or teachers. For example on a show called Play School
they always used to make stuff with sticky tape.conversations with sarah That’s pretty cleverTom Did you see any other cool designs?
何か面白いデザイン見つかった？Sarah Yeah, the tape tape dispenser is pretty cool.
テープ・テープ・ディスペンサーが良いと思った。Tom The what?
何それ？Sarah The tape tape dispenser or maybe it’s called the audio tape tape dispenser.
テープ・テープ・ディスペンサー。 またはカセットテープ・テープ・ディスペンサーって言うかも。Tom What’s that?
その説明でもよく分からないんだけど。Sarah It’s a Sellotape dispenser that looks like a cassette tape.
カセットテープの形をしたセロテープ台。Tom Ah, that’s pretty clever.
Show 965 Wednesday 11 February
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