March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It used to be the first month of the year because it’s when spring starts so it’s a time of new life and new beginnings. January and February were added to the calendar about 2700 years ago, making March the third month.
March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. A long time ago, it was the first month of the year because it’s when spring starts. January and February were added to the calendar about 2700 years ago so March is now the third month.
At the start of February, it’s still winter and sometimes it snows, but at the end of the month, it looks like spring. The days are longer and it gets dark at 5 o’clock or later. There are flowers in the garden, such as snowdrops, crocuses and early daffodils.
At the start of February, it’s still winter and there’s still a chance of snow, but by the end of the month, there are signs of spring. The days are noticeably longer and it doesn’t get dark until 5 o’clock or later. There are flowers in the garden, such as snowdrops, crocuses and early daffodils.
This tense is a combination of past continuous and past perfect. The perfect part is because there is a link between two different past times and the continuous part indicates that the action continues for some time. If you haven't studied the other past tenses yet, you can find them here. Or click "read more" to learn about the past perfect continuous.
I did a survey on my Facebook group to see what people found the most difficult aspect of learning English and a lot of people said listening. (You can join my Facebook group by going to www.facebook.com/groups/learnenglishwithkatie.) So, I've put together a list of websites, apps and YouTube channels which I think are good for listening practice.
I've said in another post that I think reading is one of the best things you can do to improve your English. As well as improving your reading skills, reading helps you to improve and review vocabulary. It can help you with your grammar as well because you see how grammar is used in real contexts. The more you read, the more you get a feel for the language.
This is the first month of the year and it has 31 days. January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doors, because January is the door into the new year. Janus was also the god of beginnings. January is usually the coldest month of the year and we sometimes have snow.
This is the first month of the year and it has thirty-one days. January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doors, because January is the door into the new year. Janus was also the god of beginnings. He has two faces, one looking forward and the other looking back, so he can see both the past and the future.
I think this is actually one of the easiest tenses in English. It’s definitely easier than the present perfect! Basically, it means “the past before the past” or “more past”. A good way to understand this tense is to think about flashbacks in books and films. If I’m telling you a story about the past but then I need to go back even further in time to explain earlier events, this is called a flashback and it can be described with the past perfect tense. For example, the first Harry Potter book starts the story when he is eleven years old. Later we learn that his parents had died when he was a baby.
An idiom is a phrase with a meaning that isn't always obvious and can't always be translated directly into another language. Do you know what it means to have two left feet or itchy feet? Have you ever put your foot in your mouth? Read this post to learn some common idioms about parts of the body.
I think today is the coldest day we have had so far this winter! It's only just above zero degrees but the sun is shining and it looks beautiful outside. I still wish I didn't have to go out and could stay inside in the warm! Anyway, here is some winter vocabulary for you!
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