How to Pronounce "METICULOUS" - English Pronunciation


In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word meticulous. This word refers to the action of showing great attention to detail, as well as being very careful or precise. Some synonyms for meticulous include careful, diligent and conscientious. The word comes from the Latin meticulosus meaning fearful.

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Unit 16 examines conditionals and reported speec.
Conditionals are sentences which contain if/when which refers to the past, present and future possibilitie.
Conditionals usually contain an if clause and a main claus.
Both the if and the main clause can be at the first part of the sentenc.
Conditional sentences usually consist of a condition with a consequenc.
The five main types of conditionals are: ? Zero Conditional: Speaks of actions and facts that are irrefutabl.
This includes the use of if/when + present tens.
If/when is used with no change in meanin.
Example: The sweet potato will get soft, if you boil i.
The condition is to boil the sweet potato and the consequence is that it will get soft after boilin.
? First Conditional: This type of sentence shows a real situation in the future that is possibl.
This includes the use of if + present simple, will (will can also be replaced by a modal verb.
Example: If he works hard, he will be rewarded with a ca.
The condition is working hard and the consequence is getting a troph.
? Second Conditional: This involves a present or future situation that is unrea.
It is takes the form of if + past simple + (would/could/ might) + base for.
Example: If I won the lottery, I would build a castle in the country sid.
The condition is winning the lottery and the consequence is building a castl.
? Third Conditional: This refers to a hypothetical past action and hypothetical past consequenc.
It takes the form of if + past perfect+ (would/could/might) + have + past participl.
Example: If he had practiced the guitar, he would have performed bette.
The condition is practicing the guitar and the consequence is to perform bette.
? Mixed Conditional: The mix refers to a hypothetical past action or state and the hypothetical present consequenc.
It takes the form of if + past perfect, would + base for.
For example: If I had listened to the doctor, I would be in better health no.
This means that the person did not listen to the doctor so he/she is not in the best of healt.
The difference between reported and direct speech can be explained with person A and .
When person A says he is happy, person B can say that person A said he is happ.
Person A is explaining direct speech while person B is reporting what person A sai.
Reported speech does not consist of question mark.
With reported speech, the present becomes the past and it is known as back shiftin.
Additionally, this and here becomes that and ther.

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