What’s the difference between “good” and “well“? It’s not that hard to remember. Good is an adjective, which means that it always gives more information about (modifies) a noun (person, place or thing). Well, on the other hand, is an adverb and can only modify a verbor an adjective.
Examples with good:
This is a goodcomputer.
She had a goodtime at the party.
That restaurant wasn’t very good.
That sweater looks good on you.
Examples with well:
We are workingwelltogether.
I like my steak welldone.
This car is wellmade.
There are some exceptions:
I feel good
I feel well
I am good
I am well
All 4 are correct but have different meanings.
“I feel good” means I feel happy, and I have lots of energy.
“I feel well” means I was sick but now I’m better.
Before you go to any country to study English, you need to get a Visa. There are different kinds of Visas. For example, if you plan to study for more than 6 months, you need a Study Permit, also known as a Student Visa. You must apply for this permit in your own country or at least outside the country where you want to study. For example, if you are already in Canada, you can cross the border and apply in the United States. A Visitor’s Visa will allow you to study for only 6 months. If you want to study and work at the same time, you need a Working Holiday Visa. Again, you can apply for one in your home country or outside the country where you want to work and study. A Working Holiday Visa also allows you to study English but only for 6 months. To study longer than that, you can fill out a form at the nearest Immigration Office and pay about $125. So if you’re planning to come to a city like Vancouver and seriously study and learn the language well, you need to be here for at least a whole year and probably more. Therefore, you really need a Student Visa. To get one, take your passport and a letter of acceptance from the ESL school you are going to attend to a Canadian Visa Office outside of Canada. You also have to show that you’re taking enough money to live in Canada for the time you are studying and have enough to buy a ticket back home. Apply for the permit a few months before you plan to go so you have it before you leave.
Click on the audio recording below to hear the above lesson.
permit: a government paper that gives you permission to do something apply: fill out an application form at least: not less than border: the line between two countries fill out: write information on a form
Pronunciation Exercise: Listen and repeat the vocabulary above on the audio file below.
Always be polite to people that you need help from. Ask questions if you don’t understand something.
Student: I’d like to apply for a Student Visa, please. Clerk: Sure. Would you please take a seat in the waiting room and someone will be with you shortly. Student: Thanks.