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Author Topic: English presentation  (Read 4570 times)

Ilyushin

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011, 06:23:19 PM »
Guess why I dislike them :P

that, and their fuel and maintenance bills....

Well they have a low acquiring price to compensate. :)

And stolen designs or not - the Il-62 still looks better than the VC-10, etc. But that's a matter of opinion, of course.

I'm in high school too so I know what your going through. Unfortunately unless it has gore or funny in it, they're not gonna care anyways. Make some comparisons of fuel economy of old planes. Show a picture of the black smoke that spilled out of the engines of DC-8 at takeoff. Then you could crack a joke about that. Then how they evolved into a more efficient mode of transport than driving. Although its not the most interesting thing, fuel mileage is something people can relate to and somewhat know about.

Good luck man!

-Scott

Fuel economy sounds good, they will be amazed I guess. Thanks for the advise mate.

Ilyushin
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 07:22:35 PM by Ilyushin »

Offline swiftus27

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 07:42:50 PM »
Since this is English class..

Advise is a verb.  You advise someone
Advice is a noun.  You offer advice to someone

Ilyushin

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011, 08:06:24 PM »
Since this is English class..

Advise is a verb.  You advise someone
Advice is a noun.  You offer advice to someone

/care. My English is perfectly understandable, better than some Americans, even...

Offline swiftus27

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2011, 08:15:06 PM »
I was just trying to help, man.  It is like saying aircrafts...  aircraft is one of those few words that is singular and plural

Ilyushin

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2011, 09:21:35 PM »
I was just trying to help, man.  It is like saying aircrafts...  aircraft is one of those few words that is singular and plural

Well, sorry then... I didn't mean to be harsh. I just don't really like to be corrected on my English (neither on my Dutch) because people who do that (especially in real life) just sound like annoying perfectionists. :P

Offline swiftus27

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2011, 09:35:02 PM »
If it weren't a thread entitled english presentation, id never correct it.  If and when you are done with your powerpoint, I can check it over if you want me to

Ilyushin

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2011, 09:41:08 PM »
If it weren't a thread entitled english presentation, id never correct it.  If and when you are done with your powerpoint, I can check it over if you want me to

Yeah sure, but the powerpoint won't have lots of sentences... mainly images and videos. I can't have a paper to peek at so I have to know my presentation by heart and I can only use the powerpoint as a form of support.

GEnx

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2011, 09:45:53 PM »
If it weren't a thread entitled english presentation, id never correct it.  If and when you are done with your powerpoint, I can check it over if you want me to

Since this is English class..

"I would" is always abbreviated to I'd (with a capital I), not id.
Regarding grammar, you should have said: "I'd never have corrected it", since your sentence refers to a past event which has already happened, instead of an event which still has to happen.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2011, 11:37:16 AM by Quinoky »

Offline swiftus27

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2011, 09:50:55 PM »
I'm on my cell phone.  It picks and chooses what it wants to capitalize for me.  Ball busters here today.  I've been published in the past. Yes, I do know how to properly use contractions and indefinite articles
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 09:53:34 PM by swiftus27 »

Offline Jona L.

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2011, 11:14:07 PM »

Ilyushin

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2011, 11:52:30 AM »
::)

That's what I thought when you told me that, yup. ;D

Offline Jona L.

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2011, 01:47:25 PM »
That's what I thought when you told me that, yup. ;D

he he ;D

but true! I'd never board a russian plane or a plane being built in a former soviet country or flown by an airline from one of the named countries.. (so no Wizzair, Aeroflot, or whatever)

But I don't wanna sound to racist, so I better drop off by here....

Jona L.

Ilyushin

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2011, 02:06:48 PM »
Isn't Wizzair a Hungarian airline flying 320s?

GEnx

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2011, 02:39:23 PM »
And Aeroflot flies A320, A330, B777, and A350/B787 in the future as well.

Edit: And upcoming Russian aircraft like the Irkut MS-21 look like they are firm competitors to Western built aircraft either.

Ilyushin

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2011, 03:10:58 PM »
And Aeroflot flies A320, A330, B777, and A350/B787 in the future as well.

Edit: And upcoming Russian aircraft like the Irkut MS-21 look like they are firm competitors to Western built aircraft either.

Aeroflot has flown the B777 from 1998 to 2005 and got rid of them, but they got new ones on order now. ;D

Can't wait to see those beauties in the Aeroflot livery.

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2011, 04:02:38 PM »
I'd love to fly in a Sukhoi Superjet 100. It looks like a safe plane and a decent competitor to western RJs, and it would be an interesting experience to fly in a good russian bird.
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Ilyushin

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2011, 01:01:37 PM »
Spent an hour creating the powerpoint now... Started at the 1910s, I'm about to begin with the 1950s now. Now it gets interesting for me. ;D

Offline Maarten Otto

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2011, 10:22:45 AM »
You could talk about rail vs air.

I wouldn't do that in a continent with over 8.000 miles of dedicated High speed Rail lines with speeds up to 220 miles per hour... Where trunk aviation routes were forced out of competition in favour of High Speed trains like the TGV and ICE.

« Last Edit: May 06, 2011, 10:25:44 AM by Maarten Otto »

Jps

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2011, 01:10:27 PM »
I wouldn't do that in a continent with over 8.000 miles of dedicated High speed Rail lines with speeds up to 220 miles per hour... Where trunk aviation routes were forced out of competition in favour of High Speed trains like the TGV and ICE.



But that indeed could provide an interesting presentation - after all, the common understanding is that air travel is the fastest (and most convenient) way of travel.

Offline Maarten Otto

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Re: English presentation
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2011, 06:59:32 AM »
Paris to Brussels (City centre to City centre) in just 1h30 can't be done using planes...

Made this short video yesterday afternoon while trainspotting along the Ligne a Grande Vitesse Nord Europe (Near Lille)
- TGV to Lille: http://www.youtube.com/user/MaartenOtto?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/8h45FzKTc9k
- Eurostar to London: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-mAnx0tzx4&feature=player_profilepage
« Last Edit: May 09, 2011, 07:13:47 AM by Maarten Otto »

 

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