“HI. DO YOU HAVE ANY VACANCIES?”
You had to travel to another city at the last minute. You don’t have a hotel reservation, so you go to a hotel and ask this at the reception desk.
Hi. Do you have any vacancies?
The words "some" and "any" have almost the same meaning. But you use "some" in positive sentences:
He didn’t study at a four-year university, but he does have some formal training.
"Any" is used in negative sentences like this:
It’s also used in questions, like in this example:
Is there any tea left?
If a hotel has rooms which are available for people to rent now, you can say that the hotel "has vacancies".
Some hotels have a neon sign out front which says "vacancies" if there are rooms available, and "no vacancies" if all of the rooms are full.
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May 10, 2013, 12:04 am Comment
Word of the Day | elusive
elusive •\ē-ˈlü-siv, -ˈlü-ziv\• adjective
1. skillful at eluding capture
2. difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
3. difficult to describe
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IELTS test takers from New Zealand and Bangladesh (thank you, M and S!) shared this exam update. They didn’t remember any reading or listening topics, but had a good recollection of the writing and speaking questions:
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have recently booked a trip abroad with a travel agency, however, plans have changed and you cannot go to that trip. Write a letter to your travel agent. In your letter
– Give details of your trip.
– Explain why you can’t go on this trip.
– Tell the agency what you want to do about the booking.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
It is generally believed that clothing and fashion industry have a big influence on people. Is this a good or a bad thing? Explain your answer using your own experience and examples where relevant.
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for a living?
– Please describe your job in detail.
– What is the hardest part of your job?
Describe a team project you have been involved in. Please say
– what was it,
– when was it,
– what happened and
– how you feel about this project.
– Describe a big change that happened in your life.
– Was it a good or a bad experience?
– How did it affect your life?
– What did you learn from it?
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