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ADVICE GRAMMAR AND SPEAKING

Giving advice in English is a key skill that all learners must master. There are various different forms that can be used, and learners of English should vary them. 2nd Conditional: IF + PAST + , + WOULD/COULD/MIGHT + BARE INFINITIVE If I were you, I would study with a native teacher. If I had… Continue reading ADVICE GRAMMAR AND SPEAKING

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GET + ADJECTIVE

The use of GET + ADJECTIVE is extremely useful in the English language because it gives the adjective a reflexive meaning. This is particularly useful for Spanish speakers learning English because it helps them to translate phrases such as “cansarse o enfadarse”   For instance: To get tired = I always get tired if I… Continue reading GET + ADJECTIVE

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CONDITIONALS GRAMMAR

First (1st) conditional: We use the first conditional to speak about likely events e.g.        If I go shopping, I will buy some new trainers.   Word order change e.g.        If I go shopping, I will buy some new trainers. I will buy some new trainers if I go shopping.      NO COMMA   Change… Continue reading CONDITIONALS GRAMMAR

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CLEFT SENTENCES

A cleft sentence is used to put emphasis on a part of the sentence by making it the subject. We use cleft sentences, especially in speaking, to connect what is already understood to what is new to the listener. In cleft sentences we usually use an IT CLAUSE and WHAT + CLAUSE. The information that… Continue reading CLEFT SENTENCES

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ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

THE USE OF ADJECTIVES IN LANGUAGE MAKE IT FAR MORE INTERESTING AND IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT LEARNERS OF ENGLISH UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AND ADJECIVE AND AN ADVERB.   AN ADJECTIVE IS A WORD NAMING AN ATTRIBUTE OF A NOUN WHERE AS AN ADVERB IS A WORD THAT MODIFIES THE MEANING OF AN ADJECIVE, VERB… Continue reading ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

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COMPARATIVES GRAMMAR

We use comparative to talk about the similarities and differences between different things.   Comparing two things: She is taller than me.                                      You are better looking than your dad.   Comparing a group of things: It is the tallest building.                                 They are the most expensive glasses in the shop.   Similarities: I am as funny… Continue reading COMPARATIVES GRAMMAR

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CAUSATIVE GRAMMAR

The causative is used when we pay, make or delegate someone else to do something for us.   FORM = NOUN + HAVE/GET + NOUN + PAST PARTICIPLE (+ BY/WITH + NOUN/SUBJECT)   Examples + Meaning: I get my hair cut by the barber on Main Street. The barber on Main Street cuts my hair.… Continue reading CAUSATIVE GRAMMAR

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ARTICLES GRAMMAR

An article is a simple word (a, an, the) that is used to determine a particular noun (item or object)   THE (Definite article) We use the definite article to speak about specific things: Singular eg. Can you pass me the pen, please?  (the pen we were talking about) Plural eg. I have got the… Continue reading ARTICLES GRAMMAR

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INVERSIONS GRAMMAR

Inversions are used to make sentences more formal, they are not so much used in spoken English as written but they do appear in the use of English and writing parts of the exam.   Negative adverbs: Never, seldom, rarely, hardly, Not until, at no time, under no circumstances, at no point, little, not only… Continue reading INVERSIONS GRAMMAR

ACTIVITIES · EXAMS · WRITING

PET (B1): LETTER WRITING

When we write a letter for the B1 exams, you need to make sure that you use the information in the question and respond to the letter. You need a clear introduction (thank the person for the letter) and a clear ending (say goodbye). For a plan of how to write an excellent letter, click HERE… Continue reading PET (B1): LETTER WRITING

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PET (B1) STORY WRITING

In the writing of a story at B1 level you need to follow the instruction and write a letter of 100 words. To get a step by step guide of how to write an excellent story click HERE   Try writing these letters using real exam questions. Remember to plan your answers and check them for… Continue reading PET (B1) STORY WRITING

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QUANTIFIERS GRAMMAR

Quantifiers are words which show how many things or how much of something we are talking about. They are much, many, (a) little, (a) few, a lot (of), some, any, no, none, both, all, either, neither, each, every, (the) other(s), another.   QUANTIFIER GRAMMAR EXAMPLE SOME +/? SENTENCES I have some sweets in my backpack.… Continue reading QUANTIFIERS GRAMMAR

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PRESENT PERFECT GRAMMAR

Present perfect simple:   Subject + have + past participle e.g. I have eaten lunch today We use the present perfect simple to talk about actions that happened in the past but no time is mentioned or if we are still inside the time period (today, this week, this month, this year, recently). We also… Continue reading PRESENT PERFECT GRAMMAR

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SHORT QUESTIONS FOR BETTER INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION

SHORT QUESTIONS: And you? We do not usually use “and you?” as it is a very simplified way of asking a general questions. You should try to use:   What about you? What is your impression? How do you see it? Can you see my point of view? What is your take on this? What… Continue reading SHORT QUESTIONS FOR BETTER INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION