reporting back on a trade fair

11 Feb 2014

What makes it harder to sell something to someone?

Last week we brainstormed reasons why we found selling items hard to our fellow students and here are some of the points made:

What made selling objects easier?

We then looked at what makes selling things easier:

Linking words

We looked at page 96 in the book and worked on linking words in English:

We noted the following:

  1. The two words nonetheless and nevertheless have the same meaning. The differences are only in usage by speakers of English. Here is an article about the differences in usage. If you have access to a computer this site is a great source of synonyms(meaning the same thing) and antonyms(meaning the opposite thing)
  2. That some people say although and also in a very similar fashion and even though they are rarely confused because the meaning is clear – sometimes (like this exercise) it is important to distinguish between the two. Here is a Berlitz advertisement making the point nicely.

The collarbone

We heard that Maria’s daughter had broken her collarbone (or in German Schl├╝sselbein ) – it was interesting that the common English name collarbone tells you where the bone is – it is near the collar whereas the German name is a translation of the Latin name Clavicula meaning a key-shaped bone. The medical term in English is the clavicle coming from the same origin.

much and many

Much and many often confuse learners of English as in German, for example, they are both translated into viel
The key different in English is because English-speakers are distinguishing between the types of object that are being talked about.

The difference is whether the object under discussion is countable or uncountable

Many is the form used with countable nouns and much is used with uncountable nouns.

There is a little more details in this website

and a little quiz for you to try here