Are there any mistakes which you keep making over and over? Does it drive you crazy?! If this is you, don’t worry! You are not alone! Most language learners have the same problem. Keep reading for some tips on what to do about it.
I often have students tell me they want to get rid of their accent and speak like a native speaker. Clear pronunciation is definitely important for effective communication but let’s think about whether it is realistic or even necessary to sound like a native.
Happy New Year, dear readers, and best wishes for 2022! Read on if you'd like to learn about how people celebrate the new year in the UK. Practise your reading skills at the same time.
Part of an English Christmas is going to the theatre to see a pantomime. Practise your reading and learn about this Christmas tradition.
Do you sometimes feel like you are not making progress with your English? Does this cause you to lose your motivation? I know a lot of learners do feel this way. Here’s a suggestion for you.
Try setting yourself some small and easy to achieve goals for your language learning. Keep reading for some examples.
Do you sometimes find it difficult to motivate yourself to sit down and study English? If you’re anything like me, you probably have days when you don’t feel like it or you might even get out of the habit altogether. I know how you feel and you are not alone!
Teachers tell students that there are four kinds of conditional sentence: zero, first, second and third. (Click the links to see the posts.) These cover most conditionals but of course there are some that don't fit the pattern! This post will show you how to make mixed conditionals and what they mean.
Some time ago, I started a series of posts about conditional sentences in English and now it's time to finish it! So let's have a look at the third conditional. (You can learn about the other conditionals by clicking here: zero conditional, first conditional and second conditional.
Why are you learning English? What are the advantages of knowing this language? Thinking about your reasons for learning English can be a big help when studying seems boring or difficult. If you are struggling with motivation, remember why you want to learn English and maybe you will find some energy and enthusiasm again! Keep reading to see if your reasons are mentioned here and maybe you will see other advantages that you hadn't thought of!
As with the other perfect continuous tenses, the future perfect continuous combines the ideas of the future perfect and the future continuous. We imagine a future time and then look back to an earlier time. We are also interested in the duration of the action. It probably isn’t used as often as the other future forms.
This is almost the end of my series about verb tenses in English. You can click here to see all the other posts in the series, but for now, let's have a look at the future perfect! This tense is mostly used to imagine a future moment and then look back to an earlier time.
Can you find and correct the grammar and vocabulary errors?
1. I’m maths teacher.
2. I saw my friend yesterday. We hadn’t seen for a long time.
3. I was loving all subjects at school.
4. I listen to music to be relaxed.
5. The problem is that not always I have time.
6. Look new words in the dictionary to find out what they mean.
7. I want to know new people.
8. I can’t go the party because I’ve to work.
Some time ago, I did a series of posts about the different verb tenses in English and I thought it was now time to finish it off. You can click here to see the rest of the series so far. To learn more about simple future tenses, click here.
And now, let's look at the future continuous! As with all the other continuous tenses, the future continuous has the idea of an action that will be in progress, or continuing for some time, at a certain point in the future.
This is the last in my series on modal verbs for now. There are nine modals in the series and you can find the rest here.
We are almost at the end of the series on modal verbs. This is the eight post and today we're going to look at how to use "might" in English.
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