Vocabulary exercise to help learn words to talk about what you do every day.

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What time do you wake up on school days?

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Jonathan - Coor... 16 December, 2014 - 06:12

Hi Charles. Yes, these words are very common, aren't they? Have you heard them in films and songs? These are quite informal, so they're fine when you are speaking but in writing you should use the long forms (got to, going to, want to). And these are common in both British English and American English. How about you, do you say gonna or going to?

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Charles 17 December, 2014 - 12:21

oh,thank you
I say "going to" but I often say wanna and even in writing, oh I've made a mistake.
Actually what's the difference between british and american english? could you tell me,please?

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Jonathan - Coor... 18 December, 2014 - 06:50

If you are emailing or messaging your friends, wanna is fine so don't worry! But if you're writing something more formal such as something for school, you should use want to. :)

British and American English are actually more similar than different and many things are the same. But there are some important differences. For example, do you say lift or elevator? The first one is British English and the second one is American. Have a look at this page on the LearnEnglish site for adults to learn more. There's also a funny video on the site about this topic :)

Good luck with your studies.

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Charles 18 December, 2014 - 09:28

Thank for your answer.
Is it okay if we abbreviate auxiliary verb for writing something more formal such as for school ?
e.g. : she is beautiful = she's beautiful
Thank you
I'll be waiting for your answer.

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Jonathan - Coor... 24 December, 2014 - 15:44

Hi Charles. If you’re writing something formal, use the full form and not the abbreviated form. Formal pieces of writing include essays, letters and reports. But if you’re writing something informal, such as a letter to a friend or a blog, the abbreviated form is fine and full forms are often used too. Good luck with all your writing :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Charles 26 December, 2014 - 03:08

Oh thank you
In future tense, there are "will" and "be going to". what is difference between them?
sorry do you have facebook or twitter account?could I know? If you want

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JoEditor 26 December, 2014 - 10:19

Hi Charles,
LearnEnglish Teens has a Facebook page and Twitter account and you are welcome to join us there. We won't be able to answer all your grammar questions there though. As I said before, we are a small team but we will help you as much as we can. 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens.) 

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Tessy 13 December, 2014 - 11:34

hi,everyone just new in these site.
i wake up 5:00am in the morning ,do my house chores
arrange my books my bag ,have my shower brush my teeth
then i have my breakfast and leave home around 7:300am

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Jonathan - Coor... 5 June, 2014 - 05:20

Hi fgulbahar. It's great that it was a bit easy. Next time, try level B1 and see if it's more challenging! Are you enjoying learning English? Good luck! :)
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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fgulbahar 8 June, 2014 - 18:22

hi jonathan. I tried B1 level before but it's easy too. In my school we are learning english at a2 level, for this reason I did this exercise

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Jonathan - Coor... 10 June, 2014 - 03:02

It sounds like you're doing very well at school. Keep going, try B2 level - that's the highest level we've got at the moment and I hope it will be more challenging for you. Good luck! :)
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Wesal 16 March, 2015 - 08:47

Hi buddy,
I wanted to share bit of confusions with you, it is ok if you explain me, be and would.

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