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Now let’s get busy!

NEWS

Many of you might have heard about the ‘In Bed With Buffi’ coaching session at the fabulous Lloyd hotel on 21 June (see link). It was a great success! I put on my softest pajamas and my sharpest analytical skills to help some very talented songwriters raise their lyrics to a higher level. See pics below.

I also finally met Freek Vonk (http://www.evolutionbites.com) who has so much energy, passion and love for what he does that I wanted to bottle it and take it home with me. He showed me his scars from shark and cobra bites. I showed him my scars from making spaghetti. We are going to do great things together! Really looking forward to that.

GRAMMAR

Here’s the best of my Tips Du Jour on Twitter (Which I should actually call ‘Tips Of The Day’ but it takes too many characters!)   A is used for consonants (b,c,d,f…) and AN is used for vowels (a,e,i,o,u). But watch out! We say ‘an umbrella’ but ‘a university’. Why? University starts with the ‘y’ sound – it sounds like ‘you-niversity’. Other words like this also go with A – a united front, a universal problem, a unit, etc. So be careful!   BREATHE is a verb. It’s something you should do pretty often. BREATH is a thing. I hope something takes yours away today for one special moment. 😉

YOUR QUESTIONS

Someone who is on chapter 2 in my course asked what it meant when the ‘ing’ form of the verb is used without the am/is/are part first. For example, ‘Learning English is fun’. This is called a gerund. In this sentence, ‘learning’ is actually the subject of the verb and the verb is ‘is’. Other examples are ‘Taking care of children is tiring.’ Here I have used 2 gerunds – the first one is ‘taking’ and the second one is ‘tiring’. Neither are used as a verb in this sentence – the first (‘taking’) is part of the subject of the sentence and the second one (‘tiring’) is an adjective. For more information on gerunds, click here

GIGGLE TIME!

Whenever someone tells me ‘I want to sound American’ or ‘I want to sound more British’, I always ask them…’Which one?’ 😉 Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dABo_DCIdpM

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Sending you all a Niagara Falls full of champagne,

buffi duberman

 

 

 

 

 

Loved teaching in my pajamas!