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.
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