Special Message for Lidia
Just a quick message to say thank you so much for blogging last week. I know you were very busy, and I appreciate the effort you made! Your hard work is producing excellent results! I like the topics you chose and your writing style. You used a wider range of sentence types than before, and better vocabulary. The other thing that is great about your last couple of blogs is the conversational tone. This means that the blogs are easy for other people to read, and have a light, informal tone. You have achieved this by asking questions and including your own exclamations. Well done! Keep up the good work.
Now, I’d just like to offer you some suggestions for your final week of blogging.
i. This week, try to use adverbs at the start of sentences to show your opinion or feelings, for example: certainly, clearly, evidently, fortunately, obviously, unfortunately. Use two or three adverbs in each blog to add a more personal style.
ii. Include some examples of parallelism (see Tuesday 20th blog) such as "Friday was a busy, exciting day at the end of a long, challenging week." (adjective, adjective noun x 2).
iii. Continue to use direct questions to your readers! Questions are fun!
iv. If you use exclamations, note the following grammar point:
Absolutely true! (adverb + adjective)
I absolutely agree! (subject + adverb + verb) /
How absolutely true! (question word + adverb + adjective).
v. As this is your last week, please try to focus on accuracy! The following sentences all need a subject, which I’ve added, in [brackets]:
[I] got a small salary but it was enough for me.
[I’m] still learning life’s lessons.
And [I] often watch [see] my job in awful nightmares.
[I] want to do something more in my specialisation.
[I] still believe in the theory about an apple.
vi. Finally, take care with adverbs and adjectives. Remember that an adverb acts on a verb [I’m speaking truthfully], and an adjective acts on a noun [I believe in true love].
That’s all for now. Have fun, Lidia! I’m looking forward to reading your next blog!
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