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Tips

Spaniards tip too much - minister In cases, tips make up half the product's value
Spaniards still have not fully got to grips with the value of the euro and often tip too much, according to Economy Minister Pedro Solbes.
Over-tipping had added to the sense among Spanish consumers that the cost of living is higher since the euro's introduction in 2002, he said.
"People haven't taken on board the value of a euro," Mr Solbes told a political rally in Madrid.
Spain's inflation is higher than other eurozone states - at 4.1% last month.
"I see people having a couple of coffees and calmly leaving a euro tip," Mr Solbes told a Socialist Party economic forum in the Spanish capital.
"That's 50% of the value of the product."
Before the euro hit the streets five years ago, leaving a 25 peseta tip was the norm. One euro was then worth 166 pesetas.



Source: BBC News



Do you agree with the minister? What's your opinion on tips? When and who do…

Last Christmas - Wham

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Source: WhamVEVO (You Tube) Key words: Wham Last Christmas



Chorus:

Last Christmas,
I gave you my heart But the very next day, You gave it away This year, to save me from tears I'll give it to someone special
Once bitten and twice shy I keep my distance but you still catch my eye Tell me baby do you recognise me? Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me
(Happy Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it With a note saying "I Love You" I meant it Now I know what a fool I've been But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again
Chorus

(Oooh. Oooh Baby) A crowded room, friends with tired eyes I'm hiding from you and your soul of ice My God I thought you were someone to rely on Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart A man undercover but you tore me apart Oooh Oooh Now I've found a real love you'll never fool me again

Chorus
I'll give it to someone special who'll give me something in…

Subject Questions

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Subject Questions are an example of where practice is much easier than the theory. Let me try to keep the explanation short and simple.

The majority of questions are Object questions and they follow this form no matter what the tense:

Question - Auxillary - Subject - Infinitive (QuASI)

What do you do? I am a teacher.

Wheredoes he live? He lives inLondon.

Whenare they coming? They're comingon Monday.

Whodid you see there? I sawmy old teacher.

How will you get there? We'll gobycar.



Can you see the Question Words are the object of the verb?


But in some questions the Question Word (who, what, which, how many) is the subject of the verb. Look at the following examples:


Who teaches you? Graham (teaches us).

What happens at the end of the film? They fall in love.

Which teams reached the final? Real Madrid and Valencia (reached the final).

How many went to the meeting? Only 3 of us (went to the meeting).



Note that Subject Questions don't use an auxillary. The question word is followed by the v…