That is what Thomas Edison liked to say. He worked 😅 hard. If it was not good, he tried again.
He made the first the light bulb 💡, movie player 📽, and the music player. 🎧
Will you try to learn a new English word every day?
On Monday, I tried making a blog. I did not like my first one. I did not stop. I tried again, and I liked it.
I am trying to learn how to read Arabic. <<< the “-ing” means I still try. If I said “I tried to learn”, that means I stopped.
I tried to write Arabic words. It was hard. I will keep learning, and try, try again.
If someone gave $1,000,000 to you, what would you do?
Hmmm… I don’t know what I would do.
Give me a minute. Let me think…🤔
OK! I know what I would do! 💡
I would like to travel. I would visit people. That would be nice. ✈️
Please do something for me. On Monday, I gave you a book. Tomorrow, please give it to Sara. Then she will give it back to me.📔
Then I will make dinner for us, and we will talk about the book. 🍲
Would you like to learn about these? I want to teach you.
“would like” = “want”
“I want some food” is OK, but it is nicer to say
“I would like some food”.
“Want” is a strong word.
“Would” is more polite, like asking and saying “please”. It is like saying “If I had some food, I will be happy”.
Would you like a drink?
Yes, I would like some tea please.
Would you like some cake too?
I would, but I am not hungry
If something is not 100% real, you can use “would”:
If you saw a house on fire, what would you do?
I would call 911.
Would you try to stop the fire?
No, I would not.
No, I wouldn’t. I would call 911.
If your car does not start, would you call 911?
No! I would not. I would call my friend.
Yes, I’d call my friend. He would help me.
Yes, he’d help me.
I’d = I would
he’d = he would
she’d = she would
they’d = they would
you’d = you would
we’d = we would
Today, we practice the words “give” and “to”.
- Please give your pen to me.
- Please give your pen to Sarah.
In English, we like to make things short. We could say:
- Please give Sarah your pen.
- Please give me your pen.
More sentences like “give me”, “give her”, “give us”:
- Will your mother give us some cake?
- Give me all your money!!! <<< that is not nice to say!
If it happened yesterday, the word is “gave”
- Yesterday, you gave me a pen. I will give it to you tomorrow.
- Why do you need money? I gave you a lot of money yesterday.
It can also be used for nouns (things) you can’t really touch:
- I will give you a job.
- Can you give me a hand? <<< not your real hand! This means “Can you help me”, like, “I need some more hands.”
You will read the words “give me”, but we usually say “gimme”.
Try saying them. It’s a lot easier to say “gimme”!
- Can you gimme a drink?
- “Gimme Shelter” is the name of a famous song.
- If you need to pick up a big box, you might say “Hey, gimme a hand.”