July is named after Julius Caesar, the famous Roman emperor, it being the month of his birth. Caesar created the Julian calendar, which was the world’s first solar calendar. Before that, people used a complicated lunar calendar. The Julian calendar was used by most of the western world for more than 1,600 years until it was replaced by the Gregorian calendar, which most of the world uses today.
July is named after Julius Caesar, the famous Roman emperor. He created the first solar (sun) calendar. Before that, people used a lunar (moon) calendar.
This is the second post in my modal verb series. You might want to read this post about "can" first. "Could" is often used as the past form of "can" but this isn't the only meaning. Keep reading to learn more.
Is watching TV a good way to learn English, or any other language? Is it even possible? For a long time, I thought that watching TV (or Netflix, films, YouTube and so on) was good for students who want to practise their listening skills but maybe not much more than that. However, I've been thinking about it a bit more recently and I'm beginning to change my opinions slightly.
This is the first in a series of posts about modal verbs. They are quite difficult for learners because one modal verb can have many different uses. Let's start with an easy one - "can". This post will teach you the different meanings of "can" and when we can't use it!
Today I'm going to tell you about the second conditional. We use this to talk about something unreal, imaginary or hypothetical. It could be something that is unlikely to happen in the future or something that is not true or impossible in the present.
We usually make the second conditional with the past simple after if and would/wouldn't + infinitive in the other half of the sentence.
Today's lesson is about phrasal verbs we use to describe relationships. Keep reading to learn how to talk about family relationships, friendships and romance.
This is the second in my conditionals series. Today I'm going to tell you about the first conditional. We use this to talk about a real possibility in the future. We usually make the first conditional with the present simple after if and will/won't + infinitive in the other half of the sentence.
Do you find it difficult to learn and remember phrasal verbs? A lot of students say it's one of the most difficult things about learning English. One way to learn them is by topic so here is a list of phrasal verbs which are useful for talking about telephone calls.
June is when the summer starts. I like the weather in June because it’s warm and sunny without being too hot. It’s light very early in the morning and it doesn’t get completely dark until about 10 o’clock. In fact, the longest day is 20th or 21st June. There are roses and poppies in the garden. It’s also a good month for strawberries.
June is when the summer starts. I like the weather in June because it’s warm and sunny without being too hot or humid, unlike July and August. It gets light very early in the morning, many hours before I get up, and doesn’t get completely dark until about 10 o’clock. In fact, the longest day is on or near 21st June.
This is the first in a series of posts about conditional sentences. That means sentences with "if". Let's start with the easiest one, the zero conditional, although you don't need to worry about the names as much as the meaning. Keep reading to learn more.
May is the fifth month of the year and the end of spring. The weather is usually warm and the evenings are light. A lot of trees have flowers on them, called blossom, and gardeners are busy in their gardens because everything grows quickly in this month. Birds can be seen collecting food for their babies and you might see young animals in the fields such as foals (baby horses) and calves (baby cows).
May is the fifth month of the year and the end of spring. The weather is usually warm and the evenings are light. A lot of trees have flowers on them, called blossom, and everything in the garden grows quickly in this month. Many animals and birds have babies in May.
We don't really have a future tense in English but instead use a variety of different structures. The most common are "be going to", "will", present continuous and present simple but do you know the difference? Keep reading to learn more about the different future forms in English.
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