At the time of writing, the UK Government has appointed a Minister of Loneliness. This is in response to a perceived increase in loneliness, thought by some to result in part from social media use. Match headings to the text below which looks at some of the myths surrounding loneliness.
Don’t be lonely! First discuss with a friend why you think people sometimes feel lonely. Continue reading
The statistics show that until the early of 2018, Indonesian debt to GDP was below 30%.
It’s good to use early (and it’s opposite – late) to describe an approximate time of year or month. However, there is some grammar to think about. Continue reading
Although some experts say that public projects would be less attractive than private projects. However, the government can do something about this.
Although is a contrasting signal. However is a contrasting signal. Use one or the other, but never both!
A program like this is potential to be implemented in Indonesia.
Is this by any chance an Indonesian writer attempting to translate ‘berpotensi untuk..’? Continue reading
The IA-CEPA is predicted to stabilise diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Predicting a change that does not take an object
If you want to say something will change, without mentioning the thing that will be affected by the change (the object of the change), then the writer of our opening example is using the right structure: Continue reading
These days a lot of people like to use smartphones and tablets. Those are popular because they can connect to the Internet.
OK so our writer is using those as a substitute for smartphones and tablets. However, it would have been better to use these: Continue reading
Public-private collaboration in policy making requires a lot of efforts.
For Indonesians, effort is a word that often requires effort! This post will help you with your translations of upaya and usaha! Continue reading
Javorcik seems to be unaware of the ability of domestic companies to engage in improving their qualities.
Another countable / uncountable problem, folks! Later we’ll take a look at some examples of each and think about differences in meaning. Before you read the examples try this practice activity! Continue reading
Foreign companies offer more added values to products or services.
Sorry folks, but this is another countable / uncountable problem. Let’s take a look at some examples of each! Continue reading
A variety of arguments have been put forward to discuss about the difference between a linear economy and a circular economy.
Let’s see what netspeak.org has to say about discuss and talk:
As you can see, talk is often followed by about, but discuss is never followed by about!
- Today I’m going to discuss about unemployment.
- Today I’m going to talk about unemployment.
- Today I’m going to discuss unemployment.
Hope that helps!