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 …

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 …

‘AS’ Y SUS MUCHOS USOS EN INGLÉS


Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 El término inglés ‘as’ tiene muchos usos. Estos son algunos de los más importantes: • Como conector para indicar dos acciones o eventos que ocurren simultáneamente en el tiempo. En este caso, su significado es similar a while (mientras) o when (cuando). P.ej.

Diferencia entre ‘In Time’ y ‘On Time’ en inglés


Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 Vamos a dedicar un espacio a hablar sobre la diferencia entre estas dos expresiones ‘IN time’ y ‘ON time’ en inglés. Aunque puedan sonar muy similares, lo cierto es que tienen significados bien diferentes; aquí, de nuevo, las preposiciones tienen su peso. Por tanto, es importante que entendamos qué …

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 …

Colloquial English Expressions and Phrasal Verbs – Part II


Stage 14 Stage 15 Stage 16 Stage 17 Stage 18 Here are some tables of the items of vocabulary (idioms, phrasal verbs and colloquial language). The vocabulary is everday language familiar to all English-speaking people and useful to anybody planning to visit an English-speaking country or do business with English-speaking people. The tables list all …

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 ». …

Modal Auxiliaries For Probability


Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 Many times when we are trying to say how likely we think something is, we use words like sure, certain, probably and perhaps. But another useful way of saying the exact same thing is to use modal auxiliary verbs, such as may, might and must. There are many different …

No Pun Intended


Stage 13 Stage 14 Stage 15 Everybody loves a good joke. Or even a bad one sometimes. But we all love to laugh at something, even if you are laughing at the joke teller in a mocking way instead of at the joke itself. One of the best kinds of jokes, but often one of …