Sunday, April 30, 2017

Monkey Island

Nanwan Monkey Island is a state-protected nature reserve for macaque monkeys in Lingshui county on the south coast of Hainan, the southernmost province of China. While termed an island, the reserve is actually on the Nanwan peninsula bordering the Xincun harbour on the east and south. It is accessible by China's longest over-water cable car from Xincun, spanning 2,138 metres .
Since the nature reserve was established in 1965, the reserve has become a popular tourist destination. It is now home to approximately 2,000 monkeys. The reserve, totalling 1,000 hectares, is China's largest area for raising and training monkeys.

Key words:
1.      Approximately
2.      Reserve
3.      Span
4.      Peninsula
5.      Destination
6.      Accessible
7.      Tourist
8.      Cable
9.      Border
10.  Established

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pronoun Task

Choose the correct form in the following sentences. Punctuate properly.
  1. Yourself /you and John were mentioned
  2. She told Mary and me/ myself to go with her/ herself.
  3. The book is for you/ yourself and I/ me/ myself.
  4. Henry and I/ me/ myself are in the same class.
  5. He thinks you/ yourself and I/ me/ myself should bring the books.
  6. Our friends and we/ us/ ourselves are going out tonight.
  7. Herself/ she and her husband have been sick.
  8. They/ themselves and their children have gone abroad.
  9. You play the violin better than he/ himself.
 10. The machine failed to work well, because it/ itself and the engine were not properly adjusted to each other.
 11. Let them do it theirselves/ themselves.
 12. He came by hisself/ himself.
 13. The teacher hisself/ himself could not have done better.
 14. I'll bring my gun, and you bring your'n/ yours/ your own.
 15. That book is his'n/ his.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Compound Personal Pronouns

 The COMPOUND PERSONAL PRONOUNS are formed by adding self or selves to certain of the objective and possessive personal pronouns. Ex: herself, myself, itself, themselves, etc. They are used to add emphasis to an expression. Ex: I, MYSELF, did it. He, HIMSELF, said so.  They are also used reflexively after verbs and prepositions. Ex: He mentioned HIMSELF, He did it for HIMSELF.
The compound personal pronouns should generally be confined to their emphatic and reflexive use. Do not say, MYSELF and John will come, but, John and I will come. Do not say, They invited John and MYSELF, but, They invited John and ME.
The compound personal pronouns have no possessive forms; but for the sake of emphasis own with the ordinary possessive form is used. Ex:I have my OWN book, Bring your OWN work, He has a home of his OWN.
 There are no such forms as hisself, your'n, his'n, her'n, theirself, theirselves, their'n. In place of these use simply his, her, their, or your.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Key words:
1.     Clarification
2.     Constitution
3.     Tenure
4.     Inability
5.     Long-term
6.     Primarily
7.     Constituent
8.     Proclamation
9.     Accordance
10.                        Enact

The State of Israel has an unwritten constitution. Instead of a formal written constitution, and in accordance with the Harari Decision of 13 June 1950 adopted during the Israeli Constituent Assembly, the State of Israel has enacted several Basic Laws of Israel dealing with the government arrangements and with human rights. The Israeli Supreme Court President Aharon Barak ruled that the Basic Laws should be considered the state's constitution, and that became the common approach throughout his tenure (1995-2006). Opponents of this approach include Barak's colleague, Judge of the Supreme Court Mishael Cheshin.
According to Israel's proclamation of independence of May 14, 1948, a constituent assembly should have prepared a constitution by October 1, 1948. The delay and the eventual decision on June 13, 1950 to legislate a constitution chapter by chapter resulted primarily from the inability of different groups in Israeli society to agree on the purpose of the state, on the state's identity, and on a long-term vision. Another factor was the opposition of David Ben-Gurion himself.
Various bodies in Israel have called for the enactment of a formal constitution as a single document, and have submitted ideas and drafts for consideration.