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

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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

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

GRAMMAR

JUSTIFYING: GIVING REASONS

When we give reasons for an action, what we are doing is justifying this action, or better said, explaining the motive behind an action or event. We use reasoning to extend speech and also to maintain conversations. There are various ways to do this: How to learn: The important thing to remember is that context is… Continue reading JUSTIFYING: GIVING REASONS

GRAMMAR · STUDENT

GRAMMAR: USED TO, BE USED TO, GET USED TO

Within English grammar there can be some confusing points with relation to similar expressions (used to, be used to and get used to) for example. The best way to improve your understanding of these points is to put them into practical examples and also to review them in a consistent manner. See our grammar exercised HERE… Continue reading GRAMMAR: USED TO, BE USED TO, GET USED TO

ACTIVITIES · GRAMMAR · STUDENT

FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

Fixed phrases: Fixed phrases are an essential part of language learning as they will give the learner confidence to express their ideas in various ways. They are really useful for speaking and the learner will recognise them in both written and spoken language. In relation to exams they are essential for rephrasing exercises, for the… Continue reading FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 20

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 20

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 19

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 19

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 18

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 18

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 17

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 17

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 16

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 16

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 15

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 15

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 14

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 14

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 13

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 13

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 12

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 12