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BeckyGreenBeans's picture

Hi Oleks,

Thanks for this.

Here, you say '...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 23:58
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Hi,

Thanks for this. I can see your creative...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 23:35
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Hi Ed! Thank you for your comment and corrections! I...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 19:34
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Thank you, Kealin! I will try to use shorter sentences...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 19:27
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Hi Ed! At the time I myself was only sitting at the...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 19:21

Desert 11

When we walked through the desert to Araks, our path was much more dangerous and tedious than it could if I had behaved as silently as Ayia. It is hard to believe, but she can walk past a sandworm without disturbing it. Because of me, we had to constantly run and fight of desert fauna. Not to mention the fact, that at night, if I fell asleep alone,  I would most likely not have woken up the next morning.
So, as soon as the upper edge of the sun appeared over the horizon, the Temple of the Five Gods began its daily countdown, announcing the arrival of dawn with one blow of the gong.

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Another good post.  Your audio was good.  Just one word: 'fauna' - It's pronounced 'forna' /ˈfɔːnə/

When we walked through the desert to Araks, our path was much more .and tedious than it could  would have been if I had behaved as silently as Ayia. It is hard to believe, but she can walk past a sandworm without disturbing it. Because of me, we had to constantly run and fight off [the phrasal verb is 'fight off'] desert fauna., Not not to mention the fact, that, [You need to put the comma after 'that'] at night, if I fell had fallen asleep alone,  I would most likely not have woken up the next morning.

So, as soon as the upper edge of the sun appeared over the horizon, the Temple of the Five Gods began its daily countdown, announcing the arrival of dawn with one blow strike of the gong.

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Thank you, Ros! I feel more confident in English since I started writing posts and getting your comments on this wonderful site Lingora.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks, 

I have never come across someone like Ayia! Most people who I know are loud, noisy and clumsy. I am always knocking things over and breaking things accidentally haha! 

Here are some things I would like to point out...

much more dangerous and tedious I am not sure whether the word "tedious" is the correct one to use in this context. You would use the word tedious when describing something that is boring. For example, "I have such a tedious job". Fighting off desert fauna and walking through the desert certainly does not sound tedious to me haha! It sounds like a true adventure. Please let me know if you have any questions about this though. 

 

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Ed! Thank you for your note, I understood your point, maybe I should use the word "tiring" instead of "tedious".

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When we walked through the desert to Araks, our path was much more dangerous and tedious than it could have been if I had behaved as silently as Ayia. It is hard to believe, but she can walk past a sandworm without disturbing it. Because of me, we had to constantly run and fight of desert fauna. Not to mention the fact (no comma) that at night, if I fell asleep alone,  I would most likely not have woken up the next morning.

So, as soon as the upper edge of the sun appeared over the horizon, the Temple of the Five Gods began its daily countdown by announcing the arrival of dawn with one blow of the gong.

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Thank you, Kealin! I willl need to learn more grammar.

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