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Newsletter back issues - No. 65

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John Finley's English email newsletter
Monday 12 March 2001 2001 Issue No. 65
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Contents:

1. Welcome
2. Test - for or since
3. Idiom
4. Useful Links
5. Jokes
6. Subscribe/Unsubscribe information
7. Test answers
8. That's all folks


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1. Welcome
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Hello again

Another milestone has been reached! The newsletter
now goes out to people in 50 countries.

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England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland,
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Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Lithuania, Moldova,
Russia, Siberia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, China, Hong Kong,
India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan,
Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Egypt,
South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada,
Columbia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, United States,
and last, but by no means least, Venezuela.

Don't forget, please feel free to recommend the
newsletter to your friends and colleagues!

Now, on with the show ...

 

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2. Test - for or since
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Complete the following sentences by adding
for or since.

1. Harald has known me ..... 2 years.

2. This product has been available ..... 1993.

3. We've been waiting for the report ..... Tuesday.

4. The baby has been crying ..... ages.

5. I've had my car ..... November.

6. Ingrid has been on holiday ..... two weeks.

7. She's worked with me ..... Monday.

8. That dog has been barking ..... early this morning!

9. It's been raining ..... days!

10. Susanne has lived in her new house ..... 2 years.

 

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3. Idiom
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## to look like the cat that got the cream ##

Imagine the satisfied, contented look of a cat that
has just drunk a bowl of cream. It's smiling, and is
very, very happy.

If someone looks like the cat that got the cream
then they look very, very happy. Maybe they have
done well in a test. Maybe they have won a lot of
money on the lottery. We don't know the reason,
but we do know that they are very satisfied. The
look on their face tells us that.

 

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4. Useful Links
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Here are some links which may be of use to you.

BBC website
Probably the best news resource on the internet,
with audio and video reports too!
http://news.bbc.co.uk

ESLCafe Discussion Forums
If you have a question on anything to do with
English then this is the place to go. Just select
a category and see what's there.
http://www.eslcafe.com/discussion

 

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5. Jokes
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Bob went to a psychiatrist. "Doctor," he said, "I've
got trouble. Every time I get into bed, I think there's
somebody under it. When I look under the bed, I
think there's somebody on top of it. On top, under,
on top, under...you have to help me, I'm going crazy!"

The psychiatrist said, "Come to me three times a
week for one year, and I will cure your fears."

Bob asked, "How much do you charge?"

The psychiatrist replied, "A hundred dollars per visit."

"That's a lot of money. I'll think about it," said Bob.

Six months later the doctor met Bob on the street.

"Why didn't you ever come to see me again?" asked
the psychiatrist.

Bob replied, "For a hundred dollars a visit? A barman
cured me for ten dollars."

The psychiatrist was amazed. "A barman cured you!
A barman! How?"

Bob answered, "He told me to cut the legs off the bed!"
 

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A man and his five-year old granddaughter were
sitting on a park bench watching the ducks on the
lake. She asked, "Did God make you, Granddad?"

"Yes, God made me," the grandfather answered.

The little girl thought for a few minutes and then
asked, "Did God make me too, Granddad?"

"Yes, He did," answered the grandfather again.

The little girl looked at her grandfather in silence
for a few minutes and then said, "Granddad, God's
doing his job a lot better lately, don't you think?"

 

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6. Subscribe/Unsubscribe details
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To subscribe, send a blank email to:

topfen-subscribe@listbot.com

To unsubscribe, send a blank email to:
topfen-unsubscribe@listbot.com

 

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7. Test answers
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Here are the completed sentences.
I hope you have all ten correct.

1. Harald has known me for 2 years.

2. This product has been available since 1993.

3. We've been waiting for the report since Tuesday.

4. The baby has been crying for ages.

5. I've had my car since November.

6. Ingrid has been on holiday for two weeks.

7. She's worked with me since Monday.

8. That dog has been barking since early this morning!

9. It's been raining for days!

10. Susanne has lived in her new house for 2 years.

 

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8. That's all folks!
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That's all for this week.

Please send any jokes, website tips, etc. to me at
topfenman@yahoo.com

Keep smiling!

john finley

 

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