Rule number 12: Do not put a comma before the word "but" unless it combines two independent clauses. Otherwise, put it.
"They very deliciously cook in eatery number 6. Special thanks for the tea, which was not sweet but not too hot."
As for people, they mostly destroyed each other for the resources which still existed. In the end, there were almost no resources, but few people remained also.
Now, there are two main ways to survive. Oddly enough, they are the same as they were at the time when human history was just beginning. People did not have writing in those days, so they had to pass on stories by word of mouth. We know that then there were a lot of fish in the rivers and a lot of game in the forests. People then had little knowledge. Now we have the knowledge, but there is almost nothing else, and people.. people have remained the same or have become even worse.
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The learner's ability to pronounce words shared by the people of a particular country or region of the language they are learning.
Good effort at accent. Quite close to that of a native speaker
Excellent effort at accent. Extremely close to that of a native speaker.
Limited effort at accent. Definitely a non-native speaker
The learner's ability to speak continuously by chunking and linking words together. For example, instead of saying very slowly, "I - am - poor. I - have - no - money" like a robot, a fluent speaker would say, "I'm poor because I don't have any money."
Speech is relatively smooth; some hesitation and unevenness caused by rephrasing and searching for words
Smooth and fluid speech; few to no hesitations; no attempts to search for words; volume is excellent
Speech is frequently hesitant with some sentences left uncompleted
The learner's ability to understand the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word, or to certain words in a phrase or sentence
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 50-90% accuracy.
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 90-100% accuracy.
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with < 50% accuracy
The learners' ability to enunciate the various consonants, consonant blends, vowels, and vowel blends in words, words linked together, and words in sentences.
The pronunciation contained some individual word pronunciation errors. Around 3-4 errors
The pronunciation is exceptional and mirrors a native speaker. Shows a clear understanding of word stress and intonation. Only 0-2 errors
The pronunciation is inconsistent and made it difficult to understand. 5 or more errors