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January 20, 2015


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Thank you


thanks so much

I'm working on it
Thank you

Dear Simon,

First of all, thank you very much for your daily lessons. I downloaded all of your lessons (posted from 2010 until now). I've been keenly working on them for nearly a month. Thankfully, I now feel much more confident in writing and reading. And I would like express my appreciation for your constant dedication.

Secondly, I have a question about following True/False/Not Given task.

Statement: Plato believed humour to be a sign of above-average intelligence.
Part of a passage: Plato expressed the idea that humour is SIMPLY a delighted feeling of superiority over others.

You explained the statement was NOT GIVEN because 'a feeling of superiority' does not mean the same as 'a sign of intelligence'.

My answer is NO. Because if humour is SIMPLY a feeling, it is not anything else but a feeling. Therefore, humour is not a sign of above-average of intelligence.

Please kindly explain.

Thank you!


Hey there, anyone wants to practice speaking? I will take the exam at the end of Feb and my target is 7. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact me by Skype:lotus1520196. Pls mention that you see this msg in Simon's blog. BTW, I base in Shanghai. Thanks.

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