What part of South Africa were you born in?
What part of South Africa was he born in?
What part of South Africa was she born in?
the part – the whole
it will be called
it was called
it is called
The word “call” has many nuances.
it is called
it is still called
you grew up in a mining town
you were born in a morning town
you lived in a mining town
you worked in a mining town
Which one is passive?
I certainly didn’t know
I certainly don’t know
I guess there were not too many
I guessed there were not too many
Which one did you hear?
Three verb tenses of the same verb.
It was a hell of a lot.
It is a hell of a lot.
Past and present.
I could not estimate how many
I cannot estimate how many
It is difficult to make an accurate estimation … to give an accurate estimate …. but ….
I grew up in a mining town.
I grew up in a fishing village.
I grew up in a port city.
Where did you grow up?
Oh, did they?
Oh, did he?
Oh, did you?
An exclamation then a question.
They have a distinctive flavour
They had a distinctive flavour
Do you like strawberry ice cream?
most people are white
most people were white
or most people are black
or most people were black
Yeah. I know what you mean.
Yeah I know what you meant.
And then of course the mines had these huge compounds
and then of course the mines have these huge compounds
they had imported labor
they have imported labour
Do you have servants?
and these men lived on their own in these huge compounds without their wives
these men live on their own in these huge compounds without their wives
Do you live away from your wife?
and they have curfew at nine o’clock at night
And they had curfew at nine o’clock at night.
Is there a curfew in your village?
Do you know the story of Odysseus and the Sirens?
the people that they work for
the people that they worked for
Past or Future?
I was fifteen.
I am fifteen
How old are you?
I left there
I will leave there
I couldn’t wait.
I cannot wait
I can not wait
I can’t wait
Are you an impatient person?
You went to the city to go to school?
You go to the city to go to school?
Which one was it?
I continued my schooling
I carried on my schooling
Little Red Riding Hood
I stayed with my grandmother
I stay with my grandmother
Have you seen the History and Geography Page?
World English Course
There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!