ENGLISH · GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR: WORD ORDER OF PROBABLY, PERHAPS AND MAYBE

When we talk about probability in English, we have several options to choose from, but one thing we must be careful with is the simple error of word order. Be careful not to make this basic mistake:   Probably Probably cannot go at the beginning of a sentence, it goes after the auxiliary verb, for… Continue reading GRAMMAR: WORD ORDER OF PROBABLY, PERHAPS AND MAYBE

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ACTIVITIES · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY (WORD FORMATION)

Jeapody is a well known game in the language teaching foeld that serves to test the students´knowledge of vocabulary. It can be used for phrasal verbs (Jeapody game here) or even word patterns. This is a points based activity in which the students compete against each other to see who has the best understanding of… Continue reading VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY (WORD FORMATION)

ENGLISH · GRAMMAR

QUESTION WORDS IN ENGLISH

A key part of holding a conversation in English is the ability to ask questions. When you can ask questions, you have the ability to guide an interaction and you can also maintain (continue) and develop (elaborate) it. What you need to take into account is that there are two types of questions: open questions… Continue reading QUESTION WORDS IN ENGLISH

ENGLISH · VOCABULARY

BUSINESS VOCABULARY

Nouns: Annual leave – I have three days annual leave left this year. Application – I have already handed in my application to APPF. Benefits – The job has many cool benefits on offer. Bonus – I get a bonus twice a year if sales go well. Boss – My boss seems like a fantastic… Continue reading BUSINESS VOCABULARY

ENGLISH · GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR: PRESENT TENSES

The basis of the English language is in understanding its verbs and how we can form sentences.   We can form to be with the full form I am or the contraction I´m SUBJECT TO BE CONTRACTION I AM I´M YOU ARE YOU´RE HE/SHE/IT IS HE´S WE ARE YOU´RE YOU (ALL) ARE YOU´RE THEY ARE… Continue reading GRAMMAR: PRESENT TENSES

ENGLISH · GRAMMAR

COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

Countable and uncountable nouns: Nouns in English can be either countable or uncountable. When you learn them, you need to know if the noun is countable or uncountable as if influences the grammar we use.   Countable nouns: they can be counted 1, 2, 3 (Examples: people, jobs, cars, computers, days, hours, sweets, bottles, glasses)… Continue reading COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

ENGLISH · GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR: IRREGULAR PAST VERBS

In the English language there are both regular and irregular verbs. The regular verbs are easy as they all end in ed, for example walked, listened and decided. The only difficulty occurs with pronunciation as there are three ways of doing this, /id/ /t/ /d/. Irregular verbs on the other hand are more difficult as… Continue reading GRAMMAR: IRREGULAR PAST VERBS

ENGLISH · GRAMMAR

COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

Comparative adjectives: 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. (NORMAL) tall = taller, short = shorter (IRREGULAR) good = better, bad = worse (DOUBLE) big = bigger, fat = fatter (…IER) Happy =… Continue reading COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

DEUTSCH · GRAMMATIK · STUDENT

DIE REIHENFOLGE DER ADVERBIEN

Die deutschen Sätze sind manchmal richtig komplex und lang und scheinen sehr schwierig zu sein. Es ist wichtig zu wissen, in welcher Reihenfolge die Elemente im Mittelfeld des Hauptsatzes stehen. Die Reihenfolge der Adverbien im Deutschen Satz ist ziemlich einfach, wenn man sich nach dieser kleinen Merkhilfe richtet: TE-KA-MO-LO TE – tempus = Zeit KA –… Continue reading DIE REIHENFOLGE DER ADVERBIEN

ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITY: TRUTH OR LIE

The premise of the game “TRUTH OR LIE” is quite simple, you need to take one of the sentence cards and then explain to your partner about the situation, you need to make it sound like it is true. Your partner must decide, based on what you have said, if it is true or not.… Continue reading ACTIVITY: TRUTH OR LIE

ENGLISH · PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

PHRASAL VERBS: 25 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT WORK

Example: Be up for – fancy (gerund) Are you up for starting a business in the near future?   Be mixed up in – be involved in You had better not be involved in arguments at work? Carry out – realize something We are carrying out a really important project at work right now. Come… Continue reading PHRASAL VERBS: 25 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT WORK

PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

PHRASAL VERBS: HEALTH

  Example: Work out – do exercise   Sign up for – do/join a team or club Join in – participate Feel up (to) – feel well enough to Cut down (on) – reduce the amount of Get over – recover from Look after – take care of Put on – gain weight Pass/black out… Continue reading PHRASAL VERBS: HEALTH

ESPAÑOL · GRAMÁTICA

GRAMÁTICA: VERBOS REFLEXIVOS

Los verbos reflexivos o verbos pronominales siempre son reflexivos. Eso quiere decir que llevan el sujeto (yo) y el objeto (me). Solemos usarlos cuando el sujeto y el objeto son la misma cosa o cuando el sujeto realiza una acción que recae sobre sí mismo.   Pronombres: SUJETO OBJETO YO ME TÚ TE ÉL SE… Continue reading GRAMÁTICA: VERBOS REFLEXIVOS

ENGLISH · PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

PHRASAL VERBS: MONEY AND FINANCE

TAKE OUT – WITHDRAW MONEY DO WITHOUT – LIVE WITHOUT DEPEND ON – BE DEPENDENT ON PUT BY – SAVE A LITTLE BIT BANK ON – DEPEND ON SAVE UP – KEEP A LOT OF MONEY FOR A PURPOSE GET BY – LIVE WITH LITTLE MONEY GIVE AWAY – GIVE AS A GIFT SELL OUT… Continue reading PHRASAL VERBS: MONEY AND FINANCE

PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY: ESSENTIAL PHRASAL VERBS TO TALK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

PUT UP WITH – stand for/tolerate FALL OUT WITH – argue/fight with GET ON/ALONG WITH – have a good relationship with CHEAT ON – have an affair TALK DOWN TO – speak as though someone is inferior PUT DOWN – criticize PICK ON – tease/make fun of FALL FOR – fall in love with STAND… Continue reading VOCABULARY: ESSENTIAL PHRASAL VERBS TO TALK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS