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 …

Adjectius i Adverbis en Anglès


Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Adjectives are words that describe nouns. When it comes to the positioning of adjectives in a sentence, they go in front of nouns. For example, in the sentence “I have two black cars,” the word ‘black’ is an adjective, and it describes the noun ‘cars.’ Some examples of adjectives …

Els pronom indefinits en anglès


Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3   En anglès per fer referència a una quantitat indeterminada o indefinida de coses fem servir some i any, es a dir, alguns/unes, tot i que en català molts cops no es tradueixen. Any es fa servir en preguntes i frases negatives, i some en frases afirmatives. Per exemple, …

“Quantifiers”


Stage 1 Stage 2 This week’s blog is about the words ‘many’ and ‘much’ and ‘few’ and ‘little’. These words often cause confusion because a lot of students have difficulty remembering when to use one or the other.
We use ‘many’ and ‘few’ for things we can count, such as tables, chairs, people etc… We use …

“The Present Simple and The Present Continuous” (Part Two)


This week’s blog is dealing with one of the most common mistakes that English learners make: the difference between the present simple and the present continuous. These tenses are often confused and used in place of each other.   I suppose the reason the two are mistaken for each other is that they are similar …

“How To Translate The Verb ‘Tener’ In English”


Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4   Hoy vamos a analizar las diferentes traducciones que podemos hacer del verbo tener en inglés.   If you saw this week’s Tip of the Week, you know that we’ll be looking at the different ways we can translate the verb ‘tener’ in English.   Most people understand that …

“Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses”


This week’s blog is dealing with one of the most common mistakes that English learners make: the difference between the present simple and the present continuous. If I had €1 for every time I hear these two tenses being confused or for every time I have to correct this mistake in class, I would be …

“Prepositions for Days and Times”


When we talk about a specific time of the clock or the calendar – for example 5pm or Easter – we use the preposition ‘at’, e.g. ‘I have an appointment at 5pm,’; ‘the meeting finished at 10am’, and so on. To answer the question we asked on Facebook – should we say ‘I’ll see you …

“Prepositions of Time”


There are two common ways of telling the time: (a) using ‘past’ and ‘to’ or (b) giving hours, then minutes. (a) If we use ‘past’ and ‘to’, we normally use increments of five minutes. Let’s use the example of two o’clock (‘o’clock’ means ‘of the clock’): 2.00 – two o’clock 2.05 – five (minutes) past …

“Possessive Adjectives vs. Possessive Pronouns”


We put a possessive adjective before a noun, just like another other adjective. As a reminder, the possessive adjectives are: -my, your, his, her, its, our, your (plural), their So let’s see some possessive adjectives in action: ~Hey, that’s my coat! ~I don’t know where your book is. ~Our cars are parked outside. Download Exercise …