English as a Second Language/Vocabulary


Hi! I am Ali Ahmadian and an English teacher. Which item is correct?
His job is to count and ..... the number of people who were hurt or killed during the quake.
1) remove   2) research   
3) release   4) record
Thanks so much.

Hello Ali!

Sorry for the late response, but thanks for your patience!

The correct answer is #4: The purpose of counting people who were hurt or killed during the quake is to keep track of, or have a record of, the number, so #4 makes the most sense in this context.

Hope that helps!


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Brian Connelly


I can answer pretty much any question a student might have about English; about grammar, vocabulary, meanings of words, phrases, expressions or idioms, pronunciation, etc. I can answer questions about how to learn or study English better, how to improve certain aspects of communication (listening, writing, speaking, etc), about why we have certain rules.


I've been teaching English in Japan, mainly as a private (one-to-one) teacher, but also at companies such as Universal Studios or international airports. I have taught professional interpreters and translators and I have also taught students who dropped out of high school and never learned any English. Several years ago I acquired the CELTA and I have been running my own classroom for the past year.

None in particular, but I work with a number of companies who regularly introduce me to new students and occasionally to other companies that are looking for English teachers.


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I currently have approximately 40 individual students with whom I work one on one. I have also worked with local manufacturing companies, colleges, local retailers, as well as Sharp, Universal Studios, Itami International Airport, Kobe International Airport

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