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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: #107 Differences between Already, still and yet in English

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do you have a hard time using the words

already still and yet no problem just

make sure you continue watching hi

everyone I'm Georgiana and I'm founder

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material and techniques do you have a

hard time using the words already still

and yet well today I will help you to

understand how to use these three words

and with the point of view story you

will learn grammar without memorizing

any rules as you know I don't teach

grammar to my students however many of

you have difficulties using the words

already still and yet so in this episode

I'm going to explain how to use them

before I go any further I want you to

know that Naveen the speakers don't

learn these words by studying grammar

not at all what's the secret them well

they learn new words and expressions in

context and that's exactly the way you

learn your own language

let's see some examples my idea is to

give you a general sense of how to use

these words so I won't go into details

exceptions etc because the only

effective way to learn these subtleties

is to listen and read in context let's

start with an example it's 11 o'clock in

the morning and Finn is still in bed so

here we have Finn it's 11 o'clock but

Finn is still in bed here we emphasize

the idea that the situation hasn't

changed Finn didn't get up even though

it's late it's 11 o'clock now let's say

that Finn is a responsible guy and

doesn't want to oversleep because he has

many things to do

for example it's six o'clock in the

morning and Finn is already up and ready

to go

see it's very early 6:00 in the morning

and Finn is already up since it's so

early in the morning we didn't expect

our friend Finn to be awake now back to

the first example this time I'm going to

use the same example to explain how to

use yet it's 11 o'clock in the morning

and Finn is still in bed this was the

first example right if we want to use

yet it will be something like this it's

11 o'clock in the morning and Finn's not

up yet see if we compare these two

examples they look very similar so how

do we differentiate still and yet unlike

still yet is used in negative phrases or

questions the following question

contains the word yet it's 11 o'clock in

the morning is Finn in bed yet

let's hear more examples is Finn in bed

is Finn in bed yet here the meaning is

almost identical but in the second

sentence yet provides a sense of

expectation

we don't expect Finn to be in bed

and let's see more examples

it's getting late and Finn is still

working

it's only 5:00 p.m. and fin already

finished all the tasks

it's getting late and Finn hasn't

finished the task yet

has Finn finished his task yet it's

getting late

cool let's continue with a point of view

story you will improve your English

grammar without memorizing any rules I'm

going to tell the same story three times

so pay attention to the different

grammar points it's a technique that I

use in my courses you just have to

listen and enjoy the story let's start

with already

tom is a highly responsible man he works

from 9:00 to 5:00 but he's usually up by

five o'clock in the morning Tom so

anxious to work that at seven o'clock in

the morning he's already in the office

working at 2:00 p.m. he has already

finished all his work and from 2:00 to

5:00 he helps his colleagues with their

tasks he is so productive that he has

already been promoted five times this

year when he gets home

he's already in bed at 8 o'clock

dreaming of the next day in the office

will continue now with still tom is a

very unreliable man his office hours are

from 9:00 to 5:00 but he's usually still

in bed at 7:55 in the morning

at a 30 he's still on his way to the

office because tom is so unproductive at

5:30 he's still working there for his

colleagues need to help him with his

assignments he still works there

although so far he has received five

warnings for poor performance when he

gets home he still watches TV until 2:00

a.m. trying not to think about the next

day in the office

let's listen to the story one more time

this time let's focus on yet Tom's a

lazy person he works from nine to five

but at 7:55 in the morning he's not even

up yet

at 8:30 he hasn't arrived at the office

yet since tom is so unpredictable

afternoon he hasn't finished his work

yet from 2:00 to 5:00 his colleagues

helped him with his tasks although he

already got five warnings for low

performance

he hasn't been fired yet when he gets

home he watches TV until 2:00 a.m.

avoiding to think about the following

day at the office okay this is the end

of this point of his story have you seen

the power of the point of view technique

we have checked a lot of grammar by

merely using the same story it's very

easy to compare the different structures

because you compare them in parallel if

you want to get hours of audio with many

stories and point-of-view lessons I'd

like to recommend to you my fluency

course you can get it at fluency dot

speak English podcast.com well that's it

for today I will be back next week with

a new episode take care bye bye did you

enjoy today's episode get the transcript

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