I’m moving house! As you may know, I live in Cambridge at the moment. I’ve been here for almost 20 years but I’ve decided it’s time to move back to Nottinghamshire to be nearer my parents. Keep reading to learn some useful vocabulary about moving house!
Summer has arrived in the UK! It's warm and sunny this week and the forecast says it could be 32 degrees on Friday! That's too hot for me! Today's post is a list of vocabulary which you might find useful to talk about the summer.
"How can I speak English better?" It’s probably no surprise that this is the most common question I get from English learners. If you have the same question, keep reading to find out what I think the first step is. You can also get a free e-book to help you with your speaking.
This year, Britain is celebrating the Queen’s platinum jubilee. She has been our queen for 70 years, which is longer than any other British monarch. A jubilee is a special kind of anniversary and platinum means 70 years. Keep reading to learn more about the Queen and the jubilee celebrations.
Have you ever been the victim of a scam? I was recently targeted by a group of hackers. They said they were trying to help me but it was a vishing scam and they were trying to hack into my bank account! I always thought I would never fall for something like this but they were very convincing! Read on and you will learn some useful vocabulary to talk about this topic.
This weekend, people in many countries are celebrating Easter. If you would like to know what Easter is, when it is and what people do to celebrate in the UK, then this article is for you.
I think spring is my favourite time of year! The weather is warmer and the evenings are lighter. I love seeing the spring flowers and hearing the birds sing. Today's post will give you some useful vocabulary to talk about this time of year and at the end, you'll find some spring idioms!
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK, a day to celebrate our mothers. Keep reading to learn some fun facts about Mother’s Day!
Verb 3 is usually called the past participle but I think this is a confusing name. Firstly, it isn’t only used for the past but can be used for the present and future too. Secondly, not many people really know what a participle is, not even teachers! So I prefer to call it “verb 3”!
Did you learn your irregular verbs from a list - beat, beat, beaten; come, came, come and so on? How well do you understand what the three forms mean and how to use them? This post is about the second form. “But that’s easy!” I hear you say. “It’s for the past!” That’s mostly true but not completely. Keep reading to learn why.
The present simple is easy, right? Are you sure? It’s the first tense that English students learn but it’s also one that causes problems and confusion, even at higher levels.
Have a look at these sentences. Are we talking about present time?
1. My train leaves at 2 o’clock this afternoon.
2. I usually go shopping on Wednesdays.
3. Two plus two equals four.
4. I live in Cambridge.
5. Send me a text message when you arrive.
6. Suddenly this woman comes in and starts shouting at me!
7. In this film, Daniel Craig plays James Bond for the last time. He searches for a missing scientist.
8. Fire destroys church.
9. We need more milk. This milk smells bad.
Keep reading to check your answers.
My first job teaching English was in Warsaw, Poland. I was there for two and a half years from 2000 to 2002 and it was an amazing experience. It also taught me a great deal about learning and teaching languages.
Look at the word “go” in these sentences. Is the grammar the same in each one or different?
1. I go to the supermarket on Wednesdays.
2. Go to the end of this road and turn left.
3. I want to go home!
Keep reading to check your answer!
Do you find it difficult to remember what you have learnt? Have you studied English but later you feel like you have forgotten it? Do you worry that it was a waste of time and money?
I just put this question into Google and the results were very interesting! The first article I read said we don’t need to study grammar at all. Then I found an article saying the opposite and listing all the reasons why grammar study is important. Let me tell you what I think.
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