“Idioms”


It is estimated there are about 25,000 idioms in the English language. Before you decide to give up on your quest to learn them, remember that not all of these will be frequent in day to day use, and many will be hugely outdated – just the same as vocabulary. The average person on the …

“Adverbs”


First, we’ll look at adverbs of frequency. Some common examples are: sometimes, often, usually, never, always, occasionally…the list goes on and on! These adverbs normally go after the first auxiliary verb (if there is one in the sentence). For example: ~He can always hit that note when he sings. ~She has never been to Moscow. …

“Writing a letter in English”


When writing a letter, the sender’s address always goes in the top right-hand corner of the page. For an email this is not necessary. Underneath our address, we put the date in full form. This means we don’t write ‘3/05/2015’, but ‘3rd May 2015’. On the other side of the page, we put the recipient’s …

Idioms and Colour


Black sheep – if you’re the black sheep of the family, you’re a member of the family who is in disgrace, or is felt to be worthless. Nowadays, it can also mean that you’re very different to the rest of your family, but that isn’t used as much as its other meaning. ‘After spending all …