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Quite often I cook in multicooker very tasty dish, which doesn't take much time. I pour some clean water (1.5 finger-width) into a pot, salt it and add spices. Then I cut into pieces two potatoes, half a carrot, an eggplant, and put it on the grill. Also, I add garlic cloves and pieces of raw meat and fat from the freezer. Then I steam them for twenty minutes, doing other things at the time, and voila: the dish and broth are ready.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Well done again, Oleks. Here are some tweaks to your text: 

 

During childhood, I went fishing several times. I used to go fishing often when I was a child. I'm not a good fisherman (I'm not good at fishing); as a rule, I didn't catch anything when while my friends caught two or three fishes at a time.

The process seems quite simple for me: you take hold a fishing rod, tie a fishing line to it, then tie a hook to a the (You are referring the fishing line you've just mentioned.) fishing line and go to the nearest river bank with it. There, you hook a worm and throw it into the water. After that (Then), you just sit and wait until the fish bites, pull the rod and get the fish. Then you repeat the whole process, starting with hooking up the worm.

The most difficult thing for me in the fishing process was to make sure that the fishing line is not tangled.

Why the fish didn't want to be caught, I still don't know.

 

By the way, I love fishing. It is a great activity for relaxation since it requires a lot of patience. Happy fishing smiley

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Thank you, Aliakbar! Good luck to you in fishing and all other matters!

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Quite often I cook in multicooker a very tasty dish (no comma) which doesn't take much time. I pour some clean water (1.5 finger-width) into a pot, salt it and add spices. Then I cut into pieces two potatoes (may be more natural to say, "Then I cut two potatoes into pieces."), half a carrot, an eggplant and put it on the grill. Also, I add garlic cloves and pieces of raw meat and fat from the freezer. Then I steam them for twenty minutes while I do doing other things at the time. and Then voila: the dish and broth are ready.

Nice job. The recipe sounds really good!

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Hi, Kjcoffin! Thank you for very useful recommendations!

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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 love cooking! In the UK, many people don't bother cooking anymore and instead just order food from restaurants and fast food outlets like KFC. Do most people in your country still enjoy preparing food?

Here are some of my observations

1. Quite often I cook in multicooker very tasty dish, Quite often, I cook a very tasty dish in a multicooker. (just a word order issue here. I would advise you to take a look at this link for some further explanation on how word order works in English: https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/satzstellung_1.htm)

Let me know if you have any questions...

2. 1.5 finger-width - not sure what you mean by "finger-width" Could you please explain this?

 

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Hi, Edhutchins88! Thank you! I looked the material on which you gave the link. I had to pay more attention to the word order.

In my country only rich people order food - it's very expensive.

About 1.5 finger-width. I ment 1.5 of thickness of the forefinger, about 1.5 inches.

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Wow!  A really good post AND a really good recipe.  All I would add is that you would say "...while I do other things at the same time"   Ed has dealt with the word order.  Not that he inserted "a" before the word "multicooker".  This is a countable noun so needs an article.  Because you're mentioning the multicooker for the first time we use the indefinite article as the cooker is one of many.  If you refer to it again, it becomes "the" multicooker because you have now made it specific to you.  I hope this makes sense!

 

Warm regards

 

Ros

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Sorry - I meant to say "Note that he inserted "a"!

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Hi, Ros! Thank you for your very useful comment. It was hard for me to undestand when I should use "a" and when "the". Now I know better about it.

Best wishes, Oleks

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