GRAMMAR

EXPRESSING THE DESIRE FOR CHANGE: WISH AND IF ONLY

I wish I had more time to study! Expressing the desire to change aspects about our lives and even to express regret about the past and how we might have done things differently.   Expressing wishes and desires: Wish + past simple – I wish I could spend more time on my hobbies = PRESENT… Continue reading EXPRESSING THE DESIRE FOR CHANGE: WISH AND IF ONLY

GRAMMAR

GERUND VERSUS INFINITIVE VERB LIST

The GERUND versus the infinitive can be a challenging aspect of English grammar, for more practice, see our post on grammar structures HERE   To understand the gerund and infinitive, you need to remember 3 rules. Gerund Subject of the sentence g. swimming is good for your health. After a preposition g. I am keen on… Continue reading GERUND VERSUS INFINITIVE VERB LIST

ACTIVITIES · GRAMMAR · STUDENT

EBOOKS: KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

50 FREE PET REPHRASING EXAMPLES 50 FREE FCE REPHRASING EXAMPLES 50 FREE CAE REPHRASING EXAMPLES

ACTIVITIES · GRAMMAR · STUDENT

KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR CAE (C1) IN PDF

Part 4 of the CAE (C1) exam, or as it is better known sentence transformations (rephrasing) can be the most challenging part of the Use of English section of the Cambridge exams, due to the testing of your lexical and grammar knowledge. This post seeks to help you focus your studies, according to our method… Continue reading KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR CAE (C1) IN PDF

ACTIVITIES · GRAMMAR · STUDENT

SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) IN PDF

Part 4 of the FCE (B2) exam, or as it is better known sentence transformations (rephrasing) is probably the most dreaded and detested part of the Use of English section of the Cambridge exams. But what this post seeks to to explain is that it doesn´t need to be that way. GET OUR FULL KEY… Continue reading SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) IN PDF

GRAMMAR · STUDENT

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIMILAR WORDS: YET VERSUS STILL

This post is about the differences between still and yet. We will discuss some of the simple differences between still and yet and also offer a vocabulary boost with some important phrases using yet and still. DOWNLOAD THIS POST IN PDF (HERE)   Grammar: Yet and still can have a similar meaning, but this depends… Continue reading THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIMILAR WORDS: YET VERSUS STILL

GRAMMAR · STUDENT

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIMILAR WORDS: FOR, (SINCE) AND DURING

This post looks to solve once and for all of your issues with FOR and DURING. This is a common mistake, especially for Spanish speakers who are learning English. The best tip I can offer is to follow these simple tips to make sure that you never confuse them again. TRY OUR FREE PDF EXERCISES… Continue reading THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIMILAR WORDS: FOR, (SINCE) AND DURING

GRAMMAR · STUDENT

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIMILAR WORDS: AS VERSUS LIKE

AS and LIKE can be confusing for language learners because of various reasons: They can both be used as a preposition They can both be used as a conjunction In many languages, Spanish for example, they can translate into the same word “como”.   TRY OUR FREE PDF EXERCISES (HERE) The simplest way of looking… Continue reading THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIMILAR WORDS: AS VERSUS LIKE

ACTIVITIES · GRAMMAR · STUDENT

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES – FREE STUDY MATERIAL IN PDF

Grammar structures are the framework for the way we use language and it is always good to have a clear understanding of how it works. You should not focus so much on learning fixed grammar structures, but learn through examples and maybe fixed phrases to enhance your vocabulary and make it easier to recall, for… Continue reading GRAMMAR STRUCTURES – FREE STUDY MATERIAL IN PDF

GRAMMAR · TEACHING BLOG · VOCABULARY

PREPOSITIONS: LEARN THEM BY MAKING THEM VISUAL AND PRACTICAL!

FOR A FULL COURSE TO PASS THE B1, B2 OR C1 LEVEL EXAM (CAMBRIDGE ESOL) SEE WWW.APPF.ES   Prepositions can be confusing, especially when there are false friends involved. For Spanish speakers ´to think in something´ or ´to depend of something´ can easily slip into speech as when they are translated literally, they are perfectly valid.… Continue reading PREPOSITIONS: LEARN THEM BY MAKING THEM VISUAL AND PRACTICAL!