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 …

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 …

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 …

Zero Conditional: IF + PRESENT + PRESENT = ALWAYS


Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 First let’s remember when we use the first and second conditional. When we want to communicate that a situation and its consequence is a real possibility for an individual, we use the first conditional in English. For example, « If I study hard, I will pass the exam ». …

Prepositions + Nouns and Gerunds


Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Prepositions are used in English to express spatial or temporal relations for things. Some of the most common prepositions in English are on, in, under, before, after, for, from and with. One of the most important things to remember about prepositions is that they must be followed by a …

The Present Perfect and the Past Simple (Revisited)


Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 When we introduce the Present Perfect and Past Simple tenses for the first time, students sometimes make mistakes and use one when the correct choice is the other. In order to avoid these mistakes, we need to understand clearly when we use each of these verb tenses.   Download …

Easter Traditions in England


Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6   Easter is almost here everyone!   Download Exercise   I’m going to take myself on a trip down memory lane and let you discover what growing up was like for a child in the English countryside. I also realize that I now have the urge to learn more …

Articles in English (Two Part)


Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 This week we are going to go back to basics and look at the words the, a and an. These words appear in almost every sentence and are an essential building block in the language. They are collectively known as articles. We call the word “the” the definite article. …

False Friends


Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 This week we are going to look at some false friends between English and Spanish. False friends are what we call words that look very similar but the actual meanings of the words are very different. It is very common to see a word and try to equate it …

«Still and Yet»


Stage 5 Stage 6 Two words that can cause some confusion for English learners are the words ‘still’ and ‘yet’. Here is a basic explanation of when we use each word: Download Exercise   — We use ‘still’ to communicate that something is in progress. It could refer to something that was in progress in …