La construcción “As … As …” en inglés


Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4   La construcción ‘As…As…’ en inglés o ‘tan…como’ en español, es una expresión que usamos para realizar comparaciones de igualdad entre personas y cosas valorando aspectos como la cantidad o calidad. Esta estructura gramatical parece sencilla, sin embargo es más difícil de utilizar de lo que pensamos porque podemos …

Adjectivos y adverbios en inglés


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 …

Los pronombres indefinidos en inglés


Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3   En inglés para hacer referencia a una cantidad indeterminada o indefinida de cosas usamos some y any, es decir, algunos / unas. Any se utiliza en preguntas y frases negativas, y some en frases afirmativas. Por ejemplo, decimos: ~ «Are there any books on the table?», «Yes, there …

“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 …

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


Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 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 the translation of the Spanish word ‘tener’ in English is the verb ‘to have.’ This is absolutely …

“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 …