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1.Parents influence their children and give then many advice.
2.Students need to develop their knowledge and skill.
3.We an do the internet to do some research.
4.If we want to find some information fastly, the internet is the best resource.

1. Parents influence on their children and "advice them a lot." (instead of give them many)
2. Students need to develop their knowledge (No "s" here)and skills.
3. If we want to find any (I changed some)information (no "s")quickly/ immediately, the internet is the best resource.

Sanjaya, I think some "fits" better on this sentence=))

1.Parents have a influence on their children and give them many advice.
2.Student need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3.We can use the internet to do some research.
4.If we want to find information quickly,the internet is the best resource.

Hi Simon,

I hope you are having a good weekend.
Here are my answers.

1. Parents have influence on their children and give them a lot of advice.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the Internet to do some research.
4. If we want to find some information quickly, the Internet is the best source.

1- Parents influence their children and give them many advices.
2- Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3- We can use the Internet to do some research.
4- If we want to find some information fast, the Internet is the best resource.

1. Parents influence their children and give them many advices.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the Internet to do some researches.
4. If we want to find some information fastly, Internet is the best resource.

1. Parents constantly influence their children and give them much advice.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use Internet to do some researches.
4. If we want to find some information fastly, The Web/Internet is the best resource.

My answers areas follows:

1. Parents influence their children and give them advice.
2.
Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the internet to do research.
4. If we want to find some information, the internet is the best resource.

1.Parents influence their children and give them advice.
2.Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3.We can use the Internet to do some research.
4.If we want to find some information fastly, the Internet is the best resource.

Find the mistakes in the following sentences:

1.Parents influence their children and give them many advices.
parents HAVE influence is correct but it does not meet the parellel structure requirement.
2.Students need to develop their knowledge(KNOWLEDGE IS NOT COUNTABLE) and skills.
3.We can use the Internet to do some researche(NOT COUNTABLE).
4.If we want to find some information(SAME AS ABOVE) fastly, the Internet is the best resource.

Hi Simon,

1.Parents have an influence on their children and they give them much advice.
2.Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3.We can use the internet to do some research.
4.If we want to find some information fast, internet is the best resource.

1.parents have influence and a lot of advice
2.knowledge
3.some research
4.some information

Hi Simon,

Here is my answer:
1. Parents influence on their children and give them a lot of advice.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the internet to do some research.
4. If we want to find some information fast, the internet is the best resource.

Thank you very much for your exercise.

Hi simon
Here's my answer:
1. Parents influence their children and give them many advice.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the internet to do some research.
4. If we want to find some information fastly,
internet is the best resource.

1. advice
2. knowledge
3. internet
4. information; internet

Parents influence their children and give them many advice.

Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.

We can use the Internet to do research.

If we want to find some information fast, the Internet is the best resource.

1.Parents influence on their children and give them LOTS OF [many] advice[s].
2.Students need to develop their knowledge[s] and skills.
3.We can use the Internet to do some research[es].
4.If we want to find some information[s]fastER[ly], the Internet is the best resource.

Hi,
Here my answers,
1.Parents influence on their children and give them some advice.
2.Students need to improve their knowledges and skills.
3.We can use the internet to do some research.
4.If we want to find some information,the internet is the best resource.

Hi Simon,
1-Parents influence on their children and give them some advice.
2-Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3-We can use the Internet to do some research.
4-If we want to find some information fast, the Internet is the best resource.

Hi Simon,

Here are my answers:

1.Parents have influence on their children and give them much advice.
Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
We can use the Internet to do some research.
If we want to find some information rapidly, the Internet is the best resource.

1.Parents influence on their children and give them many advice.
2.Students need to develop their knowledge and skill.
3.We can use the Internet to do some research.
4.If we want to find some information fastly, the Internet is the best resource.

1-parents can influence their children by giving them more advice.
2-students need to develope their knowledge and skill.
3-we can use internet to do some research.
4-if we want to find some information quickly, the internet is the best resource.

Hi dear Simon, My answers are:

1- Advice not advices
2-Knowledge not knowledges
3-research not researches
4-Information not informations

Hi Simon,
Here are my answers

1-Parents influence their children ,and give them many advice.

2-Students need to develop their knowledge and skill.

3-We can use the internet to do some research

4-If we want to find some information promptly,the internet is the best resource.

Thanks and Regards

1Parents have an influence on their children ,and give them much advice.
2.Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3.We can use the internet to do some research.
4. If we want to find some information fast,the internetis the best resource.

1-Parents influence on their children and give them many advice.(not advices)
2-Students need to develop their knowledge and skill.(without s)
3-We can use the Internet to do some research.
(without s)
4-If we want to find some information. (without s)

Dear Simon,
Could you please help me to understand question 7 reading test one in Ielts Cambridge 8? I can not find any synonym for "cabinet shape" in paragraph D! (basin?)
Thanks

The answer is in section D

D= English=England

To Marzi,

Yes, it is basin. I was also a bit confused at the beginning.

1. Parents influence their children and give them much advice.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the Internet to do some research.
4. If we want to find some information fast, the Internet is the best resource.

1. Parents often influence their children and give them advice.
2. Students need to improve their knowledge and develop their skills.
3. We can use the Internet to do some research.
4. If we want to find information quickly, the Internet is one of the best choices.

1. Parents can influence on their children by giving them advices.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the Internet to do some research.
4. If we want to find some fast information, the Internet is the best resource.

Parents influence their children and give them many advices.
Students need to gain and develop their knowledges and skills.
We can use the Internet to make some research.
If we want to find some information fastly, the Internet is the best resource.

Parents influences their children and gives them many advices.
Students needs to gain and develops their knowledge and skill.
We can use the internet for research.
If we want to find some fast informations,internet is the best source.

Hi, Simon
As i learned English, my teacher told me that "research" is an uncountable noun and we dont have to add "es" after. but today, i see in many dictionaries like Oxford, it tells that "research" can add "es" after. I'm really confuse. could u please explain it for me. thank you so much ^^
Brs,
Nhung Ie

Hi Simon,

Here are my answers:

1.Parents influence on their children and give them many advices.

>> PARENTS INFLUENCE THEIR CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM ADVICE.

2.Students need to develop their knowledges and skills.

>> STUDENTS NEED TO DEVELOP THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

3.We can use the Internet to do some researches.

>> WE CAN USE THE INTERNET TO DO SOME RESEARCH.

4.If we want to find some informations fastly, the Internet is the best resource.

>> IF WE WANT TO FIND SOME INFORMATION FAST, THE INTERNET IS THE BEST RESOURCE.


***andrea

Hi Simon,
Here are my answers:

1- Parents influence their children and give them a lot of advice.
2- Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3- We can use the internet to do some research.
4- If we want to find some information fast, the internet is the best resource.

1.Parents influence on their children and give them plenty of advice.
2.Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3.We can use the Internet to do some research.
4.If we want to find some information fastly, the Internet is the best resource.

CORRECT ANSWERS
 FROM SIMON:

Firstly, each sentence has a mistake involving an uncountable noun: ADVICE, KNOWLEDGE, RESEARCH, INFORMATION should not be used in the plural or with a/an.

2 and 3 have no other mistakes:

2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.

3. We can use the Internet to do some research.

Number 4 has one other mistake: "fastly" is not a correct word. Use "quickly":

4. If we want to find some information quickly, the Internet is the best resource.

In number 1 there is a problem with "influence on". This is correct when influence is a noun e.g. "to HAVE AN influence on", but not when influence is a verb. We also need to change the word "many" because it isn't used with uncountable nouns:

1. Parents influence their children and give them advice.

OR: Parents have an influence on their children and give them advice.


"a lot of advice" is fine (in my opinion), but "lots of" is more informal". It might be better to find another word if you don't like "a lot of" e.g. you could write "invaluable advice" (which means "important or useful advice").

Hi dear Simon,
I could not find your comments about yesterday lesson,I mean the grammer mistakes.Could you please explain where were the mistakes.Thanks

Hi Nafiseh,

I've just posted my corrections above.

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Hi Marzi,

The answer is D = English, but the answer is not in paragraph D, it's in paragraph G:

new cabinet shape = new floor-standing case design (last 2 lines in paragraph G).

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Hi Nhung,

"Research" is almost always uncountable. You can forget about the rare countable use.

Hi Simon,

Is it right when i use "fast" in question 4?

Thank you in advance.

1.advice.not advices
2.knowledge
3.research
4.information

Hi UT,

'Fast' is fine, but maybe a bit informal. 'Quickly' looks better if you're writing an essay.

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Hi Romeyseh,

Yes, but there are one or two other small problems. Have a look at my comment further up this page.

Hi Simon
i am zarif from afghanistan

1. Parents influence their children and give them advice.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the Internet to do some researche.
If we want to find some information fast, Internet is the best resource.

Hi Zarifullah,

Those answers are fine. Have a look at my detailed explanations in my comment further up this page.

Hi Simon,
1. Parents influence their children and give them advice.
2. Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3. We can use the Internet to do some researche.

Hi Leila,

Just miss the 'e' on the end of 'research'.

Hi, Simon!
Can't we say "much advice"?

Hi Anuar,

"much advice" is fine if it's negative (e.g. he didn't give me much advice)

1.Parents influence their children and give them many pieces of advice.
2.Students need to develop their knowledge and skills.
3.We can use the internet to do some research.
4.If we want to find some pieces of information fast, the internet will be the best resource.

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