Friday, 28 June 2019

What are the benefits of hiring a life coach?
You start taking more effective and focused actions immediately
  • You stop putting up with petty annoyances
  • You create momentum so it’s easier to get results
  • You set better goals that are based on what you really want
  • You have more time and energy

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Affect/effect

It’s an easy enough mistake to make given how similar these two words look and sound, but there’s a simple explanation to help you remember the difference.

The rules:

Affect is a verb – “to affect” – meaning to influence or have an impact on something.
Effect is the noun – “a positive effect” – referring to the result of being affected by something.
There is also a verb “to effect”, meaning to bring something about – “to effect a change”. However, this is not very commonly used, so we’ve left it out of the examples below to avoid confusion.

How not to do it:

He waited for the medicine to have an affect
They were directly effected by the flooding

How to do it properly:

He waited for the medicine to have an effect
They were directly affected by the flooding

To/two/too

It’s time to revisit another common grammar mistake that we also covered in our homophones post, as no article on grammar gripes would be complete without it. It’s easy to see why people get this one wrong, but there’s no reason why you should.

The rules:

“To” is used in the infinitive form of a verb – “to talk”.
“To” is also used to mean “towards”.
“Too” means “also” or “as well”.
“Two” refers to the number 2.

How not to do it:

I’m to hot
It’s time two go
I’m going too town
He bought to cakes

How to do it properly:

I’m too hot
It’s time to go
I’m going to town
He bought two cakes

There/their/they’re

We’ve met this one before, too; it’s another example of those pesky homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings.

The rules:

Use “there” to refer to a place that isn’t here – “over there”.
We also use “there” to state something – “There are no cakes left.”
“Their” indicates possession – something belonging to them.
“They’re” is short for “they are”.

How not to do it:

Their going to be here soon
We should contact they’re agent
Can we use there boat?
Their is an argument that says

How to do it properly:

They’re going to be here soon
We should contact their agent
Can we use their boat?
There is an argument that says

“Could/would/should of”

This common mistake arises because the contracted form of “could have” – “could’ve” – sounds a bit like “could of” when you say it out loud. This mistake is made frequently across all three of these words.

The rules:

When people write “should of”, what they really mean is “should have”.
Written down, the shortened version of “should have” is “should’ve”.
“Should’ve” and “Should have” are both correct; the latter is more formal.

How not to do it:

We could of gone there today
I would of done it sooner
You should of said

How to do it properly:

We could’ve gone there today
I would have done it sooner
You should’ve said

Its/it’s

We said earlier that apostrophes should be used to indicate possession, but there is one exception to this rule, and that is the word “it”. Unsurprisingly, this exception gets lots of people confused.

The rules:

“It’s” is only ever used when short for “it is”.
“Its” indicates something belonging to something that isn’t masculine or feminine (like “his” and “hers”, but used when you’re not talking about a person).
If it helps, remember that inanimate objects can’t really possess something in the way a human can.

How not to do it:

Its snowing outside
The sofa looks great with it’s new cover

How to do it properly:

It’s snowing outside
The sofa looks great with its new cover

 Your/you’re

We covered this one before in our post on homophones, but it’s such a widespread problem that there’s no harm in covering it again.

The rules:

“Your” indicates possession – something belonging to you.
“You’re” is short for “you are”.

How not to do it:

Your beautiful
Do you know when your coming over?
Can I have one of you’re biscuits?

How to do it properly:

You’re beautiful
Do you know when you’re coming over?
Can I have one of your biscuits?

It's important to note that the spelling of a word is not always an accurate guide to how it is pronounced. Similarly the pronunciation of a word is not always helpful when working out how that word should be spelt. 

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet but there are many more sounds in the English language. This means that the number of sounds in a word is not always the same as the number of letters. 

For example, the word 'CAT' has three letters and three sounds but the word 'CATCH' has five letters but still only three sounds.
If we write these words using sound symbols, we can see exactly how many sounds they have.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Conversational English Learning and Reading Bonding and Communication with the World



Conversational English Learning and Reading Bonding and Communication with the World 
-Learning and reading is Knowledge 

In an increasing diverse, global economy, having a language in common greatly facilitates cross-cultural communication between people from different regions and nations. The English language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, second only to Mandarin. English is a widely-spoken language throughout the world is only one of the many advantages of learning the language.

International Relations


English is the primary language of business throughout the world. Most international business transactions, including emails, memos, reports and contracts, are written and read in the English language.

Employment Opportunities

The ability to fluently speak English in addition to your native language can be beneficial if you're seeking job opportunities with international companies.
Travel and Tourism

The English language is predominantly spoken throughout the world, so international travelers, being able to speak with people living in the area where you are vacationing adds to the cultural experience.
Education
Students from other countries who attend school in the United States will benefit greatly if they know basic English. This knowledge will help them communicate with their host families as well as students and teachers at their school. These international students will also have an easier time with their studies
Computers and Technology
Most software programs are written in English being able to speak and communicate in English enables engineers and technicians to quickly adapt to new software tools


Knowledge is power’ is a popular proverb. It means that knowledge is more powerful than physical strength and no great work can be done without knowledge.
Knowledge is a powerful factor that empowers people achieves great results. The more knowledge a person gains, the more powerful he becomes.
Knowledge is power because it helps us to think for ourselves.

The importance of the proverb:


Study: the proverb motivates us engage, Conversations learning the English Language in conversation to communicate with one another
  • Conversational English is Education: education is life long.

Monday, 10 June 2019

CONTACT ME

Marika Gerika

Those who are still unaware of the importance of English should start learning it, as a time will come when everything will be understood, spoken and written in English. In a lot of ways, that time is already here. Go ahead.

CONTACT ME - 
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH ME - WE CAN HAVE A ONE ON ONE CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH LESSON SESSION  TO TEACH YOU THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED 

I AM A PROFESSIONAL AND CERTIFIED WITH

35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN :- 

* CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH

* LIFE AND BUSINESS COACHING
* PERSONAL MENTOR
* ENGLISH TEACHER


WHY WE SHOULD LEARN AND SPEAK THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The Importance to learn and know how to speak and understand the basic English Language in Today's World.

Language is our primary source of communication. It's the method through which we share our ideas and thoughts with others. Some people even say that language is what separates us from animals and makes us human.

English is the primary or secondary language of many business and cultural spheres. It is the language of Hollywood and the language of business, international banking and business. It is a useful and even necessary language to know. it is the most common foreign language.

Different countries (for example, a Mexican and a Swede) usually use English as a common language to communicate. That’s why everyone needs to learn the language in order to get in touch on an international level. Speaking it will help you communicate with people from countries all over the world, not just English-speaking ones.

English is also essential to the field of education. In many countries, children are taught and encouraged to learn English as a second language. 

At the university level, students in many countries study almost all their subjects in English in order to communicate and to be more accessible to international students.

What is conversation and how can we be more effective in engaging in conversational communication?


Conversation is a progression of exchanges among participants. Each participant is a “learning system,” that is, a system that changes internally as a consequence of experience. This highly complex type of interaction is also quite powerful, for conversation is the means by which existing knowledge is conveyed and new knowledge is generated.

We talk all the time, but we’re usually not aware of when conversation works, when it doesn’t, and how to improve. 
How can conversation be improved? And, if conversation is important, why don’t we consider conversation explicitly when we design for interaction?
When participant A sends an initial message, the possibility for conversation opens. For conversation to follow, the message must establish common ground; it must be understood to your participant B.






Sunday, 2 June 2019

The English Alphabet and Vowels


Learning our English Alphabet

The English Alphabet consists of 26 letters - 

The English word alphabet comes to us, by way of Latin, from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta
Around 1,000 BC, the Greeks adopted a shorter version of the Semitic alphabet, reassigning certain symbols to represent vowel sounds. 

There are more than 40 distinct sounds (or phonics) in English. Because we have just 
26 letters to represent those sounds, most letters stand for more than one sound. 
A vowel is a Letter of the Alphabet (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y) that represents a speech sound created by the relatively free passage of breath through the larynx and oral cavity.



Our Vowels in the English Language




Flow of Abundance


What is a flow of Abundance



Abundance is a Flow - The point here is that the widely accepted definition of abundance – hoarding enough for a lifetime in advance – is totally against the laws of nature. Hoarding is not natural abundance! By the same principle, health is natural and abundance is natural.
Genuine abundance means knowing that there is always more than enough available to you so that you don’t have to hoard.  The former definition – of living quite naturally in an abundant flow – is something we can all experience, whilst the latter definition is, by its very nature, something which only a few can experience.





Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul: What’s the Difference?


What’s the difference between the mind, body, spirit, soul and the self?

Most people go through life believing that they are this story, believing that they are the thoughts they are thinking, instead of the essence that is experiencing those thoughts. Because they have cultivated a degree of inner freedom by learning not to identify with the mind, personality and self.
A person who identifies with, and believes themselves to be their passing thoughts and emotions, will suffer in life much more than a person who has found the centered of their being, their Soul.
Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul: What’s the Difference?Spirit and Soul: What’s the Difference?

Friday, 31 May 2019


**We can speak/talk and discuss your goals and program** 


SayTellSpeakTalk
To speak about something , often reporting on what has been said.To deliver information to someone.To exchange information about something. (formal)To exchange information about something. (informal)
We do not include an object e.g. Rosie said she was free this afternoon.We include an object e.g. Rosie told me she was free this afternoon.Can be used to cover languages. E.g Georgie speaks three language fluently.Cannot be used to cover languages. E.g. Georgie talks three languages fluently.
Does not require a second person to engage with.Does not require a second person to engage with.Requires a second person to engage with.Requires a second person to engage with.
E.g. I said I wasn’t going swimming tonight.E.g. I told you before that I am not interested in you in that way.E.g. Let’s speak about the class rules again before we continue.E.g. We can talk about it more when you feel less angry.
Mostly interchangeable with tell.  The grammatical structure must be altered.Mostly interchangeable with say.  The grammatical structure must be altered.Mostly interchangeable with talk.  The grammatical structure needn’t be altered.Mostly interchangeable with speak.  The grammatical structure needn’t be altered.
E.g. Richard said (that) he would be late home tonight.E.g. Richard told me(that) he would be late home tonight.E.g. We will speak about the plans for our summer holiday when I next see you.E.g. We will talk about the plans for our summer holiday when I next see you.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019


THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING ENGLISH

English is an increasing diverse, global language and it  greatly facilitates cross-cultural communication between people from different regions and nations. The English language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, second only to Mandarin. 
English being a widely-spoken language throughout the world is only one of the many advantages of learning the language. 

International Relations

English is the primary language of business throughout the world. Most international business transactions, including emails, memos, reports and contracts, are written in English
Travel and Tourism 
Being able to converse with people living in the area where you are vacationing adds to the richness of the cultural experience.
FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
International students  have an easier time with their studies, including reading lengthy texts and researching topics for classes. A large amount of research in scholar journals is written in English. Knowing English is a great and helpful resource for scholars who wish to communicate their ideas, findings to peers in their own field.
            

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

What do I study?

    • Words
    • Verbs, nouns, adjectives, articles, etc.
    • Sentence structure
    • Basic word order
    • Clauses and phrases
    • Subordination and coordination
    • Collocations

Time

As people get older, their perceived value of time increases, so it’s a practical topic that everyone has something to say about. You could ask questions like:
  • How much free time do you usually have?
  • How important is time to you?
  • If you had more free time, what would you do?
  • “Time is money.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  • How do you feel about time that is wasted?

3. Sleep

As people get older, they start to appreciate a good night’s sleep more and more. This topic is often a favorite for all. Some example questions are:
  • How much sleep do you usually get?
  • Why do some people sleep well while other people do not sleep well?
  • What do you do when you have trouble sleeping?
  • What time do you usually go to sleep? What time do you usually get up?
  • Have you ever slept in a strange place that was not a bed?

4. Music

Everybody loves music and most people feel very strong emotions towards it—especially when it comes to the music that they love (or hate) most. Some simple questions to ask could be:
  • What types of music do you like/dislike?
  • How do certain kinds of music make you feel?
  • What types of music come from your country?
  • What’s your favorite song/album/artist?
  • What music is popular in your country right now?

1. Hobbies

Everybody has hobbies, and everybody loves talking about them. Hobbies could be passions too, you know. Some simple questions to ask include:
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Why do you like your hobbies so much?
  • How often do you do these hobbies?
  • How long have you been doing these hobbies, and how did you get started?
  • What hobbies did you used to have, but now do not?
  • Is it important to have hobbies? Why/why not?

10 Positive Affirmations for Parents



  1. I am a great mother/father.
  2. I am willing to learn and grow.
  3. I am grateful for the resources that continue to show up to help me be a great parent.
  4. I am a good role model to my children on how to take care of my mind, body, and spirit.
  5. We have a lot of fun and make fond memories in our family.
  6. I have patience when I need it most.
  7. I always speak to my child in a loving, kind tone of voice.
  8. I have good communication skills and am a good listener.
  9. All of my children feel safe and honored by me.
  10. I love how much joy this role gives me.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Marika Gerika : "I Can Cook" Children's Book Series


Marika Gerika : I Can Cook

Author of Children's Cook Book Series



Born in Zimbabwe,  Africa I was fortunate and privileged enough to have had several years of cooking.
I take pleasure in writing these books for children - bonding in the kitchen with their parents, grandparents and friends.
Spending many enjoyable hours in the kitchen and I have no doubt they will one day become  Great Cooks. I came from Africa where fresh healthy locally grown fruits, vegetables 
and meats were readily available grown and ripened in the natural unspoiled gardens and farms with a large percentage of organic growing and production.









Available at 

https://www.amazon.com/Marika-Germanis/e/B00L6G1EZM?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1560223786&sr=8-1



Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Cooking is a healthy hobby plus,great help with math and reading

Cooking is a healthy hobby plus,great help with math and reading skill for children, bonding with their peers, parents and more


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"I CAN COOK"
 CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES

Everyone recognizes the clear links between health and diet 

Cook with olive oil


Healthy eaters try to avoid cooking with oil as much as possible, but if you do want to try some food, make sure to use natural olive oil. Olive oil lacks the harmful substances found in cheaply manufactured oils. It also provides a valuable dose of the Omega-3 fatty acid that helps to lower blood pressure and thus improve heart health.