Quiz: Which is correct?
1 a I'm pleased to meet you.
b I'm pleased meeting you.
2 a She's good at to speak English.
b She's good at speaking English.
3 a He's given up to smoke.
b He's given up smoking.
4 a Being happy is more important than being rich.
b To be happy is more important than to be rich.
5 a I went to the shop to buy some milk.
b I went to the shopping buying some milk.
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Test your knowledge of past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous with this quiz!
If you enjoyed this quiz, click here to try my present tenses quiz.
Today is International Dog Day so I thought I would give you some useful vocabulary to talk about dogs.
kennel = a shelter for a dog, usually outside
bark = the loud sound a dog makes
growl = the sound a dog makes when it is angry
In part 1, we looked at when to use "to" and when to use "-ing" but there are some situations when we use the infinitive without "to" and that's what you can learn in part 2.
In this post, you can learn the most common dog-themed idioms in English. I was surprised to discover that there are so many! Read on to learn more!
Do you prefer cats or dogs? I like both but think I'm probably more of a cat person. In this post, I'm going to teach you some cat-themed idioms we use in English.
I think one of the most important factors in how successful you will be when learning a language is motivation. Motivated students usually do better and learn faster. If you aren’t motivated, you won’t learn as much. However, even the best of us find it difficult to stay motivated all the time! Here are some suggestions to motivate yourself.
We've just had a heatwave here in the UK! In Cambridge it was over 30 degrees for six days. This might be totally normal in some countries but not here! It's not my favourite weather at all and I'm very glad it's cooler today! This morning we had rain, thunder and lightning!
Here's some useful vocabulary for talking about the weather in summer!
The Internet is a fantastic resource for learning English! In fact, I don't think it has ever been so easy for people to learn from home. This post will give you some suggestions for how to use the internet and some useful websites and apps to try.
Here are some useful phrasal verb infographics which I originally posted on Instagram! There's one for each letter of the alphabet except X and Y! If you like these, you can find me on Instagram @learnenglishwithkatie.
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