The video for Day 11 of English Success introduces how to make a contraction for the negative form of the simple present.
When do not becomes a contraction, it looks like this: don’t.
Watch the video for today that you downloaded.
People often go to the internet to solve problems. I have two challenges for you today.
1. Describe a problem. In your first comment on the webpage for this video, begin your sentence with “I need to . . .” or “I want to . . .” Then follow that idea with an expression that includes don’t or doesn’t and a simple present verb.
Here are some examples:
I need to buy a car, but I don’t have enough money.
I want to help my friend, but she doesn’t answer the phone or respond to email.
I want to read a novel, but my responsibilities don’t give me any time.
2. Give advice to at least one other person who describes a problem. Look at the comments on the webpage for this video. Respond to the comment, and give some advice.
For the person who doesn’t have enough money, you might write, “Maybe you could borrow some money.”
For the person whose friend doesn’t answer the phone or respond to email, you might write, “Perhaps you could visit her house.”
For the person who doesn’t have enough time, you might write, “Maybe you could listen to an audio book while you go to work or school.”
On the web page for this video add a comment to describe a problem. Then add another comment to give advice to someone else.
On Twitter, use the hash tags #ontargetenglish and #day11 in your answer to this question:
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#OnTargetEnglish #day11 This family’s contentment and optimism is inspiring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th6Njr-qkq0