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Aista / Lithuaniaflaf Chris / Belgiumflaf
Do you like old cars?

Chris: Hello, I am Chris from Belgium, and this is for elllo.org. The topic today is old-timers.

Aiste: Hello, Chris.

Chris: What do you think about my new car?

Aiste: Well, I think it's cool because it's from the old times, but is it really convenient?

Chris: It's not really convenient, but that doesn't matter because it's cool. It looks very nice, and I love driving with it.

Aiste: You love driving with it, right, when you can make only 60 kilometers per hour speed currently?

Chris: No, it goes faster than 60 kilometers per hour. It goes like 80 kilometers per hour, at least.

Aiste: Tell me more about this car.

Chris: It's 25 years old, and it's made in Germany. It's called a Volkswagen Beetle, and it's worth a lot of money because it's so rare. But I don't care to pay a lot of money for it because it's really, really cool. I love old-timers.

Connectors
The four most common connectors in English are as follows:

and

I play tennis, and I coach soccer.
I like sports, and I like cooking.
I speak Spanish, and I speak German.

but

I can drive, but I don’t have a car.
I like golf, but I can’t play well.
I live in Thailand, but I can’t speak Thai.

so

I am tired, so I will go home.
It is raining, so I will stay inside.
It is his birthday, so I got him a gift.

because

I failed the test because I didn’t study.
I’m hungry because I skipped lunch.
I put on a coat because it is cold.

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Third Person Singular
Cheryl / Guamflaf
Who is a person you admire?

A famous person that I love and admire from my county, which is Hong Kong is probably Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan is a very well known actor and a martial arts specialist. He does a lot of movies and in almost all his movies he does almost all of his own stunts.

I really admire him because he brings a side of kindness and love to the screen because all the characters he plays are really, really good people. They're usually heroes and he is also able to introduce the people of the world to Hong Kong because he also does a lot of tourism promotions and he helps bring a lot of attention to his homeland.

Grammar:
Simple Present - Third Person Singular
The third person singular form refers to men, women and things in the singular form, just one person or thing.

You need to add an /s/ to the verb or auxiliary verb /do/. See the examples below.

She
(Q) What does she do?
(A) She works at a bank.
(N) She doesn’t like her job.

(Q) Does she work near here?
(A) Yes, she does.
(N) No, she doesn’t. (does not)

He
(Q) Where does he live?
(A) He lives near the beach.
(N) He doesn’t own a car.

(Q) Does he have children?
(A) Yes, he does.
(N) No, he doesn’t.

It
(Q) What does it do?
(A) It helps people with math.
(N) It doesn’t need batteries.

(Q) Does it cost much?
(A) Yes, it does.
(N) No, it doesn’t.

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Present Simple
CleAnn / Trinidad and Tabagoflaf
What is a typical evening for you?

When I'm back home in Trinidad and Tobago, I spend my typical evenings just relaxing. I go outside, I sit in my porch. I read the newspapers, I read a book and I just enjoy the breeze and the relaxation. Sometimes I might even go to the beach with some of my friends, it's a lot of fun. And it's very relaxing because I get to be near the seaside, I get to be near the water and I get to take a nice bath. And so I think for me, that's the ideal way to spend an evening. At home, in Trinidad and Tobago, just relaxing.

Grammar :
Simple Present
We use the present simple to talk about constant situations or actions that happen on a regular basis.

I play tennis. I do not play golf.
You have a nice car. You do not know him.
He works here. He does not work at home.
She has a cat. She does not have a dog.
They love it. They do not use it much.
We live close to each other. We do not meet often.

WH Questions - Use the auxiliary verb 'do' and 'does' before the subject to make questions.

(Q) What do you do?
(A) I work at home.
(N) I don’t work in an office.

(Q) When do you get to work?
(A) I get to work at 8.
(N) I don’t arrive until 8:30.

(Q) Where do go on the weekend?
(A) I play soccer in the park.
(N) I don’t stay at home.

(Q) Who do you talk to every day?
(A) I talk with my friends.
(N) I don’t talk with my sister.

(Q) How do you get to work?
(A) I drive to work.
(N) I do not take the bus.

Simple Present + Y/N Questions

(Q) Do you live close to here?
(A) Yes, I live down the street.
(N) No, I live far away.

Short Answers

(A) Yes, I do.
(N) No, I don’t.

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There is / There are
Natalie / Englandflaf
What is there to do in Tokyo?

Hi guys! Today I’m going to tell you about my city. I live in Tokyo in Japan, and in Tokyo there are many people. There’s a lot of traffic, but there’s not much nature. There’s not much crime here. Tokyo is a very safe place to live. Is there much crime where you live?

There are many restaurants here, and there are not many cheap restaurants, so most days I go to the supermarket and cook at home. It’s really easy to get around in Tokyo because there are so many buses and taxis and trains. I usually take the train because it’s fast and it’s cheap.

There is some bad weather here in Tokyo. Last week we had a big typhoon and it was pretty scary. There are not many rubbish bins here in Tokyo and it’s really annoying. I usually take my rubbish home with me and recycle it there. I do love that there are many vending machines here in the city. There’s one on every street corner. It’s so convenient. I hope that one day you get to visit Tokyo too. There are many wonderful things to see and do. So tell me about where you live?

Grammar : There is / There are
Point 1: Use 'there is' with singular countable nouns .
There is a department store in town.
There is a big mall in this city.
There is not a place to sit.
There is no park near my house.
Point 2: Use 'there are' with plural countable nouns.
There are two cars parked outside my house.
There are some books on the table.
There are not many tall buildings in my town.
There are no new students this year.
Point 3: Use 'there is' with non-countable nouns.
There is crime in the city.
There is money on the table.
There is not any cheese in the fridge.
There is no ice-cream in the freezer.
Point 4: We usually use 'some' in positive statements with plural count nouns or uncountable nouns.
There are some stores on Cane Street.
There are some trees outside.
There is some food in the kitchen.
Three is some snow on the mountains.
Point 5: We usually use 'any' in questions and negative statements with plural count nouns or uncountable nouns.
Are there any students in class?
No, there aren't any students. They left.
Is there any snow on the mountain?
No, there isn't any snow. It melted.

https://vimeo.com/297421037

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Todd / United Statesflaf
What can you do in the park?

Hi, everybody. This is Todd, you're teacher from elllo. And today I am in a park in Seoul, Korea. And it is a beautiful, beautiful park.

And you can do many things in this park. You can take lovely pictures of the city. You can actually see the entire city because it's on a hill so you have a great view. You can see things here that you cannot see down on the street. And you can relax. It's quiet and you can read a book. You can stretch out on the grass. But it's kind of a nature park. So you can't play sports, you can't do exercise.
But Korea has some great parks near the river. And the parks near the river are perfect for sports. You can run. You can ride a bike. You can play sports. You can do exercise. You can even lift weights. They have little weight machines down there and you can exercise. They have these all over Korea, actually. So you can definitely get exercise in Korea and you don't have to go to a gym.
So the parks in Korea are fantastic. Some of the best in the world. You can do so many things in these parks. And that's one of the reasons I really, really love coming to Korea.

Grammar : Can
Point 1: We use can to show options.
At the mall, you can shop till midnight.
You can use a pen or a pencil.
You can sit anywhere you like.
At the beach you can surf or swim.
Point 2: The pronoun you is used to refer to the listener and people in general.
At the gym, you can do yoga.
On the flight, you can watch movies.
In Japan, you can eat lots of healthy food.
At the airport, you can meet lots of interesting people.
Point 3: There are three ways to show the negative form on can: cannot, can not, can't.
On this side of the hotel, you cannot see the ocean
On this side of the hotel, you can not see the ocean
On this side of the hotel, you can't see the ocean
Note: Because can and can't sound similar when spoken quickly, even native speakers sometimes cannot tell the difference, so it is easier to hear cannot, rather than can't.

Point 4: The reduced form of can /cn/ sounds like the vowel is not spoken.
You /cn/ swim.
You /cn/ golf.
You /cn/ not swim.
You /cn/ not play sports.
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