Miki's father submitted a suggestion for a name for the new panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo by online poll. Unfortunately, he wasn't successful.
Have you ever entered a competition, poll or ballot online, or by post? And, were you successful?
I was lucky to win tickets to see finals games at Wimbledon back in 1989.
Here is a link to the article. www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/09/25/national/baby-panda-ueno-zoo-named-xiang-xiang/#.WdBNS0yB2jQ
Words and usage:
What is the difference between competition, poll or ballot online? Well, a competition is where you compete against other entrants to win a prize by giving a better answer, idea or piece of work, such as a drawing.
A poll is where you give your opinion on a topic, hoping that your answer will be the most popular.
A ballot is a secret poll where names go into a pool from which a smaller number will be drawn as lucky winners, for example, of tickets to an event.
Other forms and uses can be found at Oxford Dictionaries.
Grammar point: 'Have you ever.....'
The perfect tense is the name of the grammar often used to convey one of two points about an action; 1, how many times it has happened, and 2, over what time period.
Present perfect is used for things which started in the past and are continuing in the present or still have an effect now.
'Ever' means since you were born or since something started. For example, 'have you ever been to an opera?'
More explanation can be found at The British Council website.
Practice: Write about an idea you have for your city or workplace, or a new product.
Quiz Me! Conversation card: Card F7 below is from General Level 1, pack 2.
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