Active and Passive Voice in use


Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7   Today we are going to look at the Active and Passive Voice, and specifically look at the uses of the Passive Voice in everyday conversation and writing. We normally speak in the Active Voice, but sometimes it is necessary and very useful to speak in the Passive Voice. …

The Three Meanings of ‘Then’


The word ‘then’ is a commonly used word in English. This is because it has three different meanings. And as we’ve seen with words like ‘get,’ ‘even,’ and ‘anyway,’ words with various meanings are naturally used quite often. Download Exercise The first meaning of ‘then’ is the same as ‘next.’ In this case, it’s normally …

Homographs in English


Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7 En artículos anteriores os hemos hablado de lo importante que es la pronunciación en inglés y especialmente cuando nos encontramos ante palabras que se escriben igual pero su pronunciación es diferente y su significado también. ¿Sabes de qué palabras te estamos hablando? Efectivamente, nos estamos refiriendo a esas palabras …

Uses of the Passive Voice
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Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7   In general we use the Active Voice in everyday speech. But there are some very common instances when it is useful to use the Passive Voice when speaking. Today we are going to look at four of these uses.   Download Exercise   1. When we don’t know …

The Gerund and the Present Participle in English


Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7   There is a certain suffix that all students of English know, and that is ‘-ing.’ We add this suffix to the end of a verb. Studying, eating, reading, sleeping. However, the same word can be classified in two different ways: as a gerund, or as a present participle. …

False Friends Between English and Spanish


Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 Spanish and English have a lot of words that are either the same or at the very least close enough to be understood without having ever learned the language. These include a multitude of words that end in either –tion in English or –cion in Spanish. For example, “Education” …

Prepositions Related to Time


Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7 Prepositions, the great struggle for students of English everywhere! Although there exist some rules related to the use of prepositions, they must be learned, for the most part, by practice and trial and error. One useful way to learn them is by separating them into basic general categories, which …

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 …

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 word. …