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Thanks Simon
My answers would be:

1. Qualifications and skills may lead to (getting) promotions.
2. Lack of exercise contributes to (having) an unhealthy body.
3. Violence on television is one factor that results (in increasing) the crime rate.

What is the rule for these 3 verbs?
I suppose that they should be followed by nouns (e.g. verb+ ing)

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I would be very thankful, if you would respond to my queries.
1- Which sentence is more correct?

This would reduce poverty and (would improve) living standards
This would reduce poverty and (improve) living standards

Do I have to repeat (would) in such conjunctions?

2- Which sentence is more correct?

This is an indication of love and (a gesture) of good faith
This is an indication of love and (gesture) of good faith

Do I have to repeat (a) in such conjunctions?

Your help is highly appreciated
Thanks in advance

1. Qualifications and skills may contribute to get promotions.
2. Lack of exercise results to an unhealthy body.
3. Violence on television may lead to increase in crime rate.

1. Qualifications and skills may lead to promotions.
2. Lack of exercise contributes to an unhealthy body.
3. Violence on television is one factor that results to crime.

!-qualifications and skills contribute to promotions.
2-lack of exercise results to unhealthy body
3-violance on tv is one factor that may lead to crime.


regards
sulaiman

Hi Simon
1. Qualifications and skills may lead to getting promotions.
2. Lack of exercise contributes to having an unhealthy body.
3. Violence on television is one factor that results in increasing the crime rate.
All these verbs should be followed by a gerund or a noun

G'day,

I would say:

1.Qualifications and skills may lead to getting promotions.
2. Lack of exercise contributes to having an unhealthy body.
3. Violence on television is one factor that results in increasing the crime rate.

Regards,
Kenneth

hi
1. qualification and skills contribute to get promotion
2. Lack of excercise lead to have an unhealty body.
3. Violence on television is one factor contribute in increasing the crime rate.

Thanks

hi. Simon
My answers would be:
1. Qualification and skills may lead to promotions.
2. Lack of exercise contributes to an unhealthy body.
3. Violence on TV is one factor that results in increase of the crime rate.

Thank you.

Hi Simon,

1 Qualfications and skills may lead to promotion.
2 Lack of exercise contributes to poor health
3 Violence on television is one factor that results in crime rate increases.

Thanks

Hi Simon,

1. Qualifications and skills may lead to promotions.

2. Lack of exercise contributes to an unhealthy body.

3. Volience on television is one factor that increases the crime rate.

Thanks,
GP.

Hello Simon,

I am posting my work.


Some people believe that the salaries paid to professional sports are too high, while others argue that sports salaries are fair. Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

Undoubtedly, these days’ sports persons are the most famous personalities. Although some people believe that annual income of these sportspeople is more than other professions, I argue that the salaries given to sportspersons are reasonable.


The reason why the people believe that the sports professionals are given more salaries is that sportspeople do not provide vital services to the society. Football players, for example, earn enormous salaries by simply kicking a ball. In terms of public services, society people can live happily without professional football. At the same time, life would be difficult without doctors, engineers and other vital professionals. Society does not seem to value these professions as highly as professional sports. The salaries of the sportsperson should be compatible with the wages most people earn.


Despite the above arguments, I believe that it is fair that the best professionals earn a lot of money. Sport is a multi-million-dollar industry, and there is a large audience of sports fans that are ready to pay any amount to watch special events of sports. This helps to raise the economy of the country as government plays a vital role in organizing these sports events. Sports on television attract many viewers. Moreover, sports stars have dedicated hours of practice to developing their fitness and skills, and only the most talented among them will reach the top. A sports career may only last 10 years. Sports fans are so much into the games that they are willing to pay to support their.


In conclusion, I would say that sports man are the favorite of all the country people, and salaries paid to them is the reward.

1. Qualifications and skills may lead to self-promotions.
2. Lack of exercise contributes to an overwieght or sickness.
3. Violence on television is one factor that results to the augmentation of the crime rate.

The rule for these verbs are what will come after sould be noun or phrasal noun,

1. Qualifications and skills may lead to self-promotions.
2. Lack of exercise contributes to an overwieght or sickness.
3. Violence on television is one factor that results to the augmentation of the crime rate.

The rule for these verbs are what will come after should be noun or phrasal noun,

hi simon
i took my ielts test on 19th of March 2011 and i got overall band 7.in speaking 7.5,in listening 7.5,writing 6.5 and in reading 6.But iam required to get 7 in all four parts.Can u advice me how can i improve my reading and writing,and wen should i retake my exam.i will be extremely thankful to u and i will like to buy your e-book.

Hi Simon,

1. Qualifications and skills may lead to getting promotions.
2. Lack of exercise contributes to having an unhealthy body.
3. Violence on television is one factor that results of increasing the crime rate.


I learn these phrasal-verb patterns from MacmillanDictionary.com :)

1. lead to (sth/noun)
2. contribute to (sth/noun)
3. result in (sth/noun)

Hi simon,
1. Qualifications and skills contributes to get promotions.
2.Lack of excise may lead to an unhealthy body.
3.Voilence on television is one factor that results the increase of crime rate.

Thank you.

Hi Simon,
1.Qualifications an skills may lead to promotions.

2.Lack of exercise contributes to an unhealthy body.

3.Violence on television is one factor that results to an increase of crime rate.

Hi ainne,

Will you be happy to share the writing exam questions?

Thanks.

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. Qualifications and skills may lead to promotions.

2. Lack of exercise contributes to an unhealthy body.

3. Violence on television is one factor that results in an increase in the crime rate.

REMEMBER:

lead to + noun

contribute to + noun

result in + noun

NOTE:

It's ok use the "ING" form e.g. "lead to getting promotions", but it's better without it.

Hi Salih,

1. You don't need to replace 'would' - it's better without.

2. You do need to repeat "a" in your second sentence.

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Hi Gp,

Thanks for sharing again.

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Hi ainne,

It's difficult for me to give you advice because I haven't taught you or seen your work. My advice is to find a teacher who can check your written work and highlight areas for improvement. For reading, you just need to keep practising.

Sorry I can't help more.

PS. One of the other students asked if you can share your writing exam question.

thks alot...
TASK 1 was about a table comparing cinemas in four countries,having columns 1 about no. of cinemas in each country,2nd column was total no visitors in cinemas ,3rd column was average no of visits by each person during the years 1994 to 1999.
task 2:
In modern world of today people are becoming more dependent on each other.other says people are becoming more independent.do u agree with these statements.explain your answer by giving

explanation and arguments..

Thanks Ainne.

Hi Simon,
I would appreciate if you could show me the difference between "elder people" and "elderly people".
"Elder" and "elderly" can be adj. Why don't we use "elder people" instead of "elderly people".

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards
HanVu

Hi HanVu,

I never use 'elder people' - I use 'elderly people' or 'older people'.

I'm not sure why, it's just what we say.

THANKS A LOT

Hi simon,
Is it correct to use gerund after these?
e.g. lead to +getting

Hi Maryam,

Yes, you could use gerunds, but English speakers tend to prefer nouns (see my answers further up the page) in these cases.

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