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1.hardly -> therefore
2. was very hury -> relly hurry
3. even -> because
4. to research
5. was applying while I was still employed
6. forgot, realised
7. remember - was in 9 grades

1. I think that the adverb "hardly" is not a appropriate one. Hardly means almost not, maybe "unfortunately" is a better choice.
2. This sentence should be: "I was in a hurry to" not "I was very hurry" because Hurry is a verb or noun, not adj.
3. Too stressed not so stressed.
4. ... for researching, or else use "to search for the information".
5. I assumed that they wanted to say that they applied for a new job when they haven't left their current job yet.
6. It happened in the past so we should write "forgot" and "realised".
7. ... when I was in 9th grade or Grade 9.

1. "an appropriate one", sorry.

1. I made a huge mistake, which hardly made me miss the flight.
I made a huge mistake , which nearly make me miss the flight .

2. I was very hurry to get back to that restaurant.
I was in a hurry to get back to the restaurant .

3. I was so stressed, even I forgot something that I needed to bring.
I was so stressed that I forgot to bring what I needed .

4. I had two days for research the information.
I had two days to search the information .

5.i had applied this job when I was still in my previous job.
I had applied to this job while I was in my previous job .

6. I forget my admit card in file at home and I realise it when I reached the bus stand.
I had forgotten my admit card at home and I realized it when I reached the bus station .

7. remembered when I was studied in 9 grades, there was a final exam and I forgot it.

I remember when I was at 9th grade , there was a final exam when I.d forgotten to attend .

1.I made a huge mistake, which made me nearly missed the flight.
2.I was in a hurry to get back to that restaurant.
3.I was so stressed that I forgot to bring something that I needed.
4.I had two days to research the information.
5.I applied this job when I was still in my previous job.
6.I forgot my admission card at home and I realised it when I reached the bus stand.
7.I remembered when I was studying in the 9th grade, there was a final exam and I forgot about it.

1. I made a huge mistake, which made me nearly miss the flight.
2. I was in a hurry to get back to that restaurant.
3. I was so stressed, and because of it I forgot something to bring that I needed.
3. I had two days to research the information.
4. I applied this job when I was still in my previous job.
5. I forget my admission card in a file at home and I realised it when I reached the bus stand.
6. I remembered when I was a 9th grade student, there was a final exam and I forgot about it.

FROM SHAKHZOD

Hi there, Simon. I am sorry but my question is not related to the today's post.

I have had a trouble with one of the reading questions in Cambridge 11, Test 2, Passage 1, Question 3.

Extract from text:

Because of the way the ship sank, nearly all of the starboard half survived intact.

T/F/NG Question:

Most of one side of the Mary Rose lay undamaged under the sea bed.


My answer was FALSE because text says "the NEARLY all of the starboard HALF survived intact" yet the question say "MOST of one side lay undamaged". As you can see KEY WORDS are not matching.

However, books say the correct answer is TRUE. Can you give a bit explanation of that?

Thanks in advance.

Sorry I missed to correct.
5. I *forgot my admission card...

Hi Simon. I have a question not related to your lesson but I'd like to hear your confirm. There is a website named Swoosh English. They say you partnered with them to develop some free IELTS Speaking eBooks. Is that true? Here's the links: https://swooshenglish.leadpages.co/ebook-ielts-simon-1/ and http://swooshenglish.com/. Thanks!

thanks to correct the mistakes, i am in one in those mistakes above, i know the correct now. Hope you have the nice weekend. And my answer is below:
1. I made a huge mistake, which hardly made me miss the flight.
-> I think don’t use “,” here and don’t use hardly they make misunderstanding, or can change “I made a huge mistake and therefore missed the flight.
2. I was very hurry to get back to that restaurant.
-> Hurry is verb, so don’t use as this form. Change by the other sentence: I hurried to get back to that restaurant.
3. I was so stressed, even I forgot something that I needed to bring.
-> I really got stressed, even I forgot something that I needed to bring.
4. I had two days for research the information.
-> I had two days to research/for researching the information.
5. I had applied this job when I was still in my previous job.
-> Applied for, in my recent job that moment.
6. I forget my admit card in file at home and I realise it when I reached the bus stand.
-> Realized, forgot.
7. I remembered when I was studied in 9 grades, there was a final exam and I forgot it.
-> I was in 9 grade.

1. I made a huge mistake, which hardly made me miss the flight.
⇒ I made a huge mistake and nearly missed the flight
2. I was very hurry to get back to that restaurant.
⇒ I was in a big hurry to get back to that restaurant.
3. I was so stressed, even I forgot something that I needed to bring.
⇒ I was so stressed that I even forgot to bring something I needed.
4. I had two days for research the information.
⇒ I had two days to search for information.
5. I had applied this job when I was still in my previous job.
⇒ I applied to this job when I was still in my previous job.
6. I forget my admit card in file at home and I realise it when I reached the bus stand.
⇒ I left my admission card at home, and then I realised that when I reached the bus stop.
7. I remembered when I was studied in 9 grades, there was a final exam and I forgot it.
⇒ I remember that I forgot the final exam when I was in the 9th grade.

1 I made a huge mistake which made me miss the flight.
2. I was in a very hurry to get back to that restaurant.
3. I was in a terrible stress that I even forgot sonething I needed to bring.
4. I had two days to research/researching the information.
5. I had applied this job when I had been being in my previous job.
6 I forgot my admit card in a file at home and I realized it when I reached the bus stand.
7. I remember when I was in grade 9,I forgot the final exam.

1. I made a huge mistake which made me miss the flight
2. I was really hurry to get back to this restaurant.
3. I was so stressed out that I forgot thing needed to bring.
4. I had 2 days to research the information.
5.I applied this job while I was still in my previous job.
6.I had forgotten my admit card in a file at home and I realized it when i reached the bus stand.
7.I remember when I was in grade 9, I forgot a final exam.

I made a huge mistake, which hardly made me miss the flight.
- I made a huge mistake, which made me miss my flight.

I was very hurry to get back to that restaurant.
- I was in a hurry to get back to the restaurant.

I was so stressed, even I forgot something that I needed to bring.
- I was so stressed that I even forgot something I needed to bring.

I had two days for research the information.
- I only had two days to research the information.

I had applied this job when I was still in my previous job.
- I have applied to this job when I was still in my previous job.

I forget my admit card in file at home and I realise it when I reached the bus stand.
- I forgot my admission card in the file at home, and I just realised it when I got to the bus stand.

I remembered when I was studied in 9 grades, there was a final exam and I forgot it.
- I remember when I was in the 9th grade, there was a final exam and I forgot about it.

I made a huge mistake, which hardly made me miss the flight.
- I made a huge mistake, which almost made me miss my flight.

ANSWERS FROM SIMON

First I'll explain the problems:

1. The word 'hardly' is wrong. It needs to be replaced with 'nearly' or 'almost'. Look up 'hardly' in a dictionary or on Google if you're not sure how to use it.

2. You can't say "I was very hurry".

3. Instead of "even I forgot", we should write "I even forgot".

4. 'research' is used as a verb, so we need to say "to research" instead of "for research".

5. 'apply' should be followed by 'for'. Also, I don't think we need the past perfect "had applied".

6. "I forget" and "I realise" are in the present tense, but the story is in the past. Also, "admit card" seems strange to me. Maybe some companies use "admit" like this, but I'd prefer "admission card".

7. Problems with "I was studied", "9 grades" and "I forgot it".

FROM SIMON (continued):

Here are my correct versions of the sentences:

1. I made a huge mistake, which ALMOST made me miss the flight.

2. I was IN A hurry to get back to that restaurant.

3. I was so stressed THAT I EVEN forgot something that I needed to bring.

4. I had two days TO research the information.

5. I (had) applied FOR this job when I was still in my previous job.

6. I LEFT my ADMISSION card in A file at home and I ONLY REALISED (THIS) when I reached the bus stand.

7. I REMEMBER when I was STUDYING in THE 9TH GRADE, there was a final exam and I forgot ALL ABOUT it.

Thom,

Yes, I know the director of Swoosh, and I allowed them to make a few short collections of some of my blog lessons.

Thanks Simon, I was 'in a hurry' to answer the question!

Hello !

I took my ielts speaking test few days back .
My exam was in the morning but it took me ages to have the speaking year at 6 in the evening.
Being a native speaker , I never really thought I would have any trouble with this particular part but unfortunately I think I have messed it up !
The lady looked irritated and worn out ! she seemed knackered .
The first part was fine.
She asked me when was the first time I brought a flower and a magazine etc .i told her I have never been fond of gardening .
Anyhow , she seemed so uninterested and least concerned that it got me confused .
Her : do you believe in sharing ?
Me : no ! I don't really share my stuff with anyone . I am quite possessive .
Her : okay . How you promote sharing in children .
Me thinking omg :@ I have messed it up ..
I got confused :@
For part 2 , she asked have I ever shared something with someone ? When ? How was it etc etc ?
I said *my graduation day * and shared the memories and stuff about that particular day .
But she was like *say something more* ,
I didn't know what to say :/ I was like * what should I say ? I couldn't think of anything,.
I repeated few stuff .. She again said * can you speak more on this * Xx
God !! Part 3 went fine but now I'm super nervous and scared about my results ,.
She could tell I was born and brought up in here ,.
And
Another mistake * I said privacy in the American accent.while the rest of the conversation was all in British english* .
Please ! You think I'll cross the 7 mark.


p.s ; previously i have got an 8 in speaking twice.But the writing has made me suffer.

1. I made a huge mistake, which made me miss the flight.
2. I was in a hurry to get back to the restaurant.
3. I was so stressed that I forgot something that I needed to bring.
4. I had two days to research the information.
5. I had applied for the job when I was still in my previous job.
6. I forgot my admit card in file at home and I realized it when I reached the bus stand.
7. I remember when I studied in the 9th grade, there was a final exam that I forgot to go for it.

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