A few, few, a little, little


Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 This week’s blog post concerns two words that students often get mixed up – few and little.   Download Exercise   Few is the opposite of many (and “a lot of”) and little is the opposite of much (and “a lot of”). For example: – There are few people …

Nouns That Become Adjectives


Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 Today we are going to have a look at a different way to create an adjective. Sometimes we want to describe something by thinking about the use of the object. The use of that object might have something to do with another object. In English it is possible to …

CONFUSED AND MISUSED WORDS IN ENGLISH


Stage 7 Stage 8 Stage 9   There are many words in English which have similar meanings but are often used in very different ways. Also, there are words that are often confused for each other because of similar pronunciation or spelling. It can be difficult to figure out if you are using the right …

The Construction “As…As…”


Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4   The construction “as…as…” can be a difficult point for students of English to use correctly. After we learn the comparatives and superlatives of adjectives, we think, Ok, this is easy! But the construction “as…as…” can prove to be a little harder to not only remember, but also to …

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES IN ENGLISH


Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 This week’s blog is on conditional sentences. There are four conditional constructions in English. Their names are the Zero Conditional, the First Conditional, the Second Conditional and the Third Conditional.   Download Exercise   • We use the ‘Zero Conditional‘ to talk about things that are generally true. Its …

‘AS’ AND ITS MANY USES


Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 The word as has various meanings. Here are some of the most important ones: • It can be used to indicate two actions or events occurring at the same time. In this case, its meaning is similar to when or while. E.g. “As I was driving to work, I …

The Difference Between ‘In Time’ and ‘On Time’


Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 This week, we are going to learn about the difference between the phrases ‘in time’ and ‘on time’. Although they may sound similar to you, they both have different meanings. Therefore, it is important for us to understand what they mean and in what situations we use them.   …

Adverbs of Manner


Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 When we are talking about someone doing an action, it is very easy to focus on the action itself and not on the manner in which it is being done. The addition of an adverb of manner is an excellent way to add description to the sentence and make …

Colloquial English Expressions and Phrasal Verbs – Part II


Stage 14 Stage 15 Stage 16 Stage 17 Stage 18 Here are some tables of the items of vocabulary (idioms, phrasal verbs and colloquial language). The vocabulary is everday language familiar to all English-speaking people and useful to anybody planning to visit an English-speaking country or do business with English-speaking people. The tables list all …

Making a suggestion in English


Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 What is a suggestion? It is an idea of a plan that we present to other people. We say the idea that we have, to see if other people are interested in joining us in doing that plan. There are four common ways we can make a suggestion in …