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HumorA big mystery: the tremendous benefits of laughter.Humor, the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement, affects how we perceive and 
respond to life. It enhances the quality of life and may relieve the body from so many health problems. In fact, humans are the only creatures on earth that are endowed with the ability to laugh. The difference between humor and laughter is that humor is a perceptual process while laughter is a behavioral response. People of all ages and cultures respond to humor. The majority of people are able to experience humor, i.e., to be amused, to laugh or smile at something funny, and thus they are considered to have a sense of humor. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humor would likely find the behavior induced by humor to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person will find something humorous depends upon a host of variables, i…

Simple Present

The Simple Present

The simple present tense This page will present the simple present tense: its form and its use. Before you continue the lesson read the following passage and try to see how the verbs are formed and used. James is a taxi driver. He drives a taxi. But on Sundays he doesn't drive his taxi. He stays at home.
The verb be, drive, stay are in the simple present.
(more on the simple present of the verb to be)
The forms of the simple present The affirmative form of the simple present: I, you, we, they
He, she, it
Remember the verbs in the third person singular (he,she and it) always take an "s". For example, "he plays, she sings,it works..." Examples: Nancy and James speakgood German. Nancy works in a restaurant downtown. The children play in the garden every weekend. The interrogative form of the simple present: Do
I, you, we, they

Adverbs and Their Function

Adverbs and Their Function

Adverbs play a vital role in every language.

Adverbs are words which describe or modify other verbs(The thief ran quickly).Adverbs also modify adjectives (The really dumb thief looked right into the security camera). Adverbs may also modify other adverbs (The police very easily arrested the dumb thief). Adverbs will often indicate frequency:  often, never, always, usually.  Adverbs can generally be identified by their:

1) Function (how, when, where) 2) Form 3) Position 1.  Functionan adverb modifies other verbs(verbs are in bold/adverbs are in italics) ·The thief actsstupidly. (answers the question:how?) ·The thief never shoots, because he has no gun.(answers the question: when?) ·The thief robs locally. (answers the question:where?) -an adverb modifies other adjectives (adjectives are in bold/adverbs are in italics) ·       The thief is extremely stupid. ·       This very dumb thief is now in jail. -an adverb modifies other adverbs (adverbs in italics) ·The thief walksi…

International Workers' Day

International Workers' Day The struggle to have eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest was the origin of International Workers' Day, which is also referred to as May Day or Labor Day. The celebration commemorates the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886, when Chicago police shoot workers who were striking to establish the eight hour day. Many workers died in the event. Historically, the first congress of the Second International, which was an organization of socialist and labor parties formed in Paris on July 14, 1889, called for international demonstrations on the 1890 anniversary of the Chicago protests. In 1891, the Second International recognized May Day as an annual event. In 1904, Social Democratic Party organizations and trade unions of all countries were called on to demonstrate actively on May First to establish eight hours of work a day and to get workers rights. Unions of all countries were urged to go on strike on May 1, whereve…

Family Members

Exercise on DefinitionsFill in the correct family member. My mother's sister is my . My daughter's brother is my . My father's daughter is my . My mum and dad are my . My sister's son is my . My aunt's son or daughter is my . My father's brother is my . My mother's father is my . My daughter's son is my . My brother's daughter is my .
Do the exercises and click on the button to check your answers.Write down the term for the opposite sex:Female Male a. grandmother b. mother c. daughter d. sister e. wife f. granddaughter g. niece