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How to Use the Zero Conditional

Date: Mar 07 2012

Themes: Hobbies, News

Grammar: Zero Conditional

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In our digital world, many people might say that magazines are old-fashioned. But others still like to crack open their favorite magazine and catch up on all the latest news, gossip or fashion trends.

Some people buy magazines only rarely, like if they hear about an interesting article or notice a cool cover. If you subscribe to magazines, the newest issue comes to your house every week or month. It’s cheaper to subscribe to magazines than it is to buy them individually every time they come out. But don’t forget to throw away your old copies!

Find out why Mason thinks Marni is crazy for subscribing to magazines.

在我们这个数字世界,很多人都会说杂志已经过时。 但是有些人仍然喜欢阅读自己喜爱的杂志,追踪所有最新的新闻、小道消息或流行趋势。
一些人只是偶尔购买杂志,例如,听到一篇趣闻或注意到一个很吸引人的封面。如果你订购了杂志,那么每周或每个月都会有最新的一期送到你家。比起每次发行的时候单独购买,订购杂志会更便宜。但是请不要忘记扔掉那些旧的版本!
找出梅森认为玛尼订购杂志是一件荒唐事的原因。

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Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Marni:  I just got my brand new copy of Vanity Fair in the mail, and I have to say, I’m pretty excited to have some quality reading time.

Mason:  Really? You still get magazines in 2012? Magazines?

Marni:  Absolutely. There is nothing like sitting down with a magazine, cracking it open, looking at the fashion ads and reading some really good articles.

Mason:  OK, note that you talked about the ads first though.

Marni:  Well, I think Vanity Fair is that perfect mix of eye candy and really quality writing. And that is why I subscribe to it. I love magazines.

Mason:  Doesn’t it get expensive? I mean, like, having to subscribe to all those things?

Marni:  Well, if you subscribe, it actually is quite a bit cheaper than if you buy it off the newsstand.

Mason:  Yeah? I honestly…it’s funny, I mean, I like the aesthetic of magazines, but I kind of just can’t be bothered, for two reasons. One, because I’m cheap. And two, because I’ve been conditioned now that I need all my information so quickly, I can’t wait for monthly things. As soon as I get an iPad it’s over. Nobody would ever need anything printed if you have a tablet.

Marni:  I refuse to go that route.

Mason:  Do you save them all?

Marni:  I do, sometimes I’ll save some for a while if there was an article I really liked. But in fact, just recently I went through a big purge, and I kind of looked at them and thought, OK, this is a few years old, I can recycle this now.

 

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Discussion

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Marni is excited to read the new magazine she just got in the mail. But Mason is surprised to learn that she still subscribes to magazines. He thinks magazines have too many ads. But Marni says that in fashion magazines, the ads are fun to look at.

Mason thinks that reading magazines is old-fashioned. He likes to get news right away and doesn’t want to have to wait for a magazine to arrive in the mail. He also says it’s expensive to subscribe to magazines. But it sounds like Marni isn’t going to stop subscribing to magazines any time soon.

Do you like reading magazines? What type of magazines do you read? Do you subscribe to any magazines?

 

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Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yep but reading it some times is boring i perefer to use net as dear sndra said..cuz  when ur reading news on a page u can also find so many other interesting  subjecst . and also the information  that u can find in the network is unlimited

11:16 AM Aug 13 2013 |

Sandra95

Sandra95

Sweden

Even if the internet is available and you can surf the internet  just by clicking on a link or photo and find ur interests..but magazin and reading is somthing else.. nothing can come instead of that..

11:02 AM Aug 13 2013 |

farid1390

farid1390

Afghanistan

Thank you for sharing , this is a good topic.

08:44 AM Mar 10 2012 |

ahmedghieth9

Egypt

im spite of technology and more progress in my opinion the books and magazines never become extinct , morover the news and magaizines still the one

08:13 AM Mar 10 2012 |

yukiqc

yukiqc

China

I used to buy magazines about  learning english, but almost everything is avilable on the internet now so that i think there is no need to buy them ,just searching what you want on the internet.

01:33 PM Mar 08 2012 |

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manik athawale

India

I like to read magazine but that news actually need true.

10:06 AM Mar 08 2012 |

xin7

xin7

Chile

Recently I only read magazines that are given on the airplanes. I like them because they expose topics that are interesting to me, like tourist information, fashion trends, etc. but when I want to catch up on all those I prefer using internet.

12:55 AM Mar 08 2012 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Actually if you want to be different person you should careful to enrich your culture , I always buy my favourite magazine it.s name fosta , Really a big excitement when you familiar on something to do everyday , I usually try to increase my information by all means , particularly when you decide to discovery this world by yourself .


I have some friends , They didn’t like reading or buy any magazine I don’t know why I guess the more foes against human being is the ignorance.


I respect  anyone seeks to fighting the ignorance , We should be civil people , We are living with the globalization , sometimes we feel frustrated ,but We shouldn’t forget our love to the culture .


The magazine and newspaper are vital thing to us , we can’t life without it . 

12:18 AM Mar 08 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Photos in magazine are heavily doctored, it’s like the editors are putting make up on mother nature , I like real photography … The ones I take myself,plain not tweaked images ; )
I need a dark room and everything

10:32 PM Mar 07 2012 |

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cheer manal

Morocco

Snoopy


hahaha


and i salute you for being skilled in word puzzles..because it´s not quite easy for me Smile

10:18 PM Mar 07 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Cheer haha ; )
Hats off to you , I can never complete a suduku my strong suit is word puzzles

10:05 PM Mar 07 2012 |

cheer manal

Morocco

yeah it´s entertaining to some extent, but i  also like sudoku i am kind of addicted to it, and i really don´t settle for newspapers, but i bought many books of it lol.


 

10:01 PM Mar 07 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

No, Butta that when I said ” how could those be plastic!!”


Tongue out

09:50 PM Mar 07 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Cheer


Plus, newspapers have crosswords and puzzle,

09:35 PM Mar 07 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

no butta, that’s the facial expression I wore last time I had a magazine on my lap


: )

09:34 PM Mar 07 2012 |

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cheer manal

Morocco

I previously used to buy magazines regularly ,but i no longer have this urge to read them. I prefer to buy newspapers instead.i can buy a magazine only if i get attracted by it´s cover or it sounds like it contains something interesting..still there are many unread magazines on the shelf. 

09:31 PM Mar 07 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

The face of splendor ” Surprised

09:26 PM Mar 07 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Sorry for the delay, I couldn’t find the term “lapdance ” in my dictionary


please elaborate , Butta


: )

09:15 PM Mar 07 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Are you referring to Playgirl Butta?


:)

09:06 PM Mar 07 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

No butta, now they just spray  the cologone  on the page, you just have to rub it on you.


: )

09:04 PM Mar 07 2012 |

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