First of all, thank you for your warm messages during the past week.
Today, we are going to continue the previous lesson. We won’t have too much to do if you have learned lesson 101. Have you?
In this lesson, we are going to learn the following structure:
He is either Iranian or Canadian.
All we have to do here is to follow the rules we learned in lesson 101. There is only one small difference here. Do you know the difference? I guess not!!
In this structure, we don’t need to change our sentence into negative form. This makes our job much easier.
Now, let’s try it as before:
He is Iranian.
He is Canadian.
Let’s translate each sentence separately:
He is Iranian = /u: ira:ni æst/.
He is Canadian = /u: ka:na:da: i: æst/.
Very easy, isn’t it?
Now we want to say:
He is either Iranian or Canadian = /u: ya: ira:ni æst ya: ka:na:da: i:/.
As you notice, the verb in our Persian sentence comes before the second ya: . So, we don’t have verb in the end.
This should be very easy. So, I don’t explain it more to avoid any confusion. Let’s see some more examples:
1- He is either fat or short = /u: ya: cha:gh æst ya: ghæd ku:ta:h/.
2- She is either good or bad = /u: ya: khu:b æst ya: bæd/.
3- I am either here or there = /mæn ya: inja: hæstæm ya: a:nja:/.
Note: As you know, verbs should change according to our subjects.
4- My room is either clean or dirty = /ota:ghæm ya: tæmiz æst ya: kæsif/.
I hope you have no problems.
So, that’s it for today.
Please do the Quiz first and then go to Useful Drills page to practice more.
1- Listen to the audio files first (preferably once). Repeat it for a couple of times. Write it down on a paper. Find their English equivalents. (Seen)
2- Find the Persian equivalent for the following words and make four sentences with each of them (in different tenses).
To know (something)
3- Say these numbers in Persian:
20 – 112 – 120 – 210 – 201 – 220 – 122 – 102 – 12
4- Follow the examples, combine the letters, and make words using the given letters. You’ll have to change the big letters into the small ones whenever needed.
See you next week!
October 6, 2013 @ 10:50 pm
Is there any source to get the answers for the listening passages? Merci!