Siete significados de ‘So’ en inglés


In this week´s blog I am going to speak about the word ‘so’. The reason I am going to talk about this small word is because it can be used in many ways. Words like ‘so’ can cause a lot of confusion for English language students because there are such a lot of ways in …

Phrasal verbs with ‘Break’


Stage 9 Stage 10 Stage 11 Stage 12   What’s a phrasal verb? It’s a phrase containing a verb and normally either an adverb or a preposition. Today we’ll be looking at phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘break.’   Download Exercise   The first phrasal verb we will discuss is ‘break down.’ It has …

“Phrasal Verbs with ‘Put’”


Stage 9 Stage 10 Stage 11 Phrasal verbs: the two words that are guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of English students everywhere. But phrasal verbs, although they can seem difficult, should cause you no fear, and should be treated just like any other vocabulary word we learn. Let’s break it down first. Download …

The Phrasal Verbs


Stage 9 Stage 10 Stage 11 A modo de referencia, los Phrasal Verbs podrían equivaler a ciertos verbos castellanos que en presencia o ausencia de una preposición cambian radicalmente de significado (estar ≠ estar en ≠ estar con; pasar ≠ pasar de ≠ pasar por; dar ≠ dar a ≠ dar con, etc.). Por ejemplo: …

“Uses of words that change due to location”


Stage 9 Stage 10 Entre los verbos del primer tipo, estarían los de desplazamiento o movimiento: caminar, andar, etc.; mientras que entre los del segundo tipo encontraríamos los direccionales: entrar, venir, etc. Los verbos de dirección se clasifican u ordenan en pares, lo que permite expresar movimientos contrarios: entrar/salir; ir/venir, llevar/traer, subir/bajar…>

“Mixed Conditionals”


Stage 9 Stage 10 Hablaremos en este espacio de tres tipos concretos de modos del condicional, los llamados Conditional Types. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the idea of Mixed conditionals. The time in which we use the Second and Third conditionals is quite limited. For the Second conditional, we must refer the …

“Homophones (Part Two)”


Stage 9 Stage 10 Stage 11 Here are some common words that are often mistaken for each other when either spoken or written.   STATIONARY and STATIONERY We use stationary for something that is not moving and we use stationery for writing materials.   YOKE and YOLK We use yoke for a wooden crosspiece to …

“Words And Phrases For Money”


Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10 Let’s start with some vocabulary. In the UK, a pound is called a ‘quid’. ‘Have you got a quid?’ means ‘Have you got a pound?’ Note that we don’t pluralise this noun when talking about an amount of money, i.e. we say ’50 quid’ and not ’50 quids’. However …

“Verb + Gerund or Infinitive?”


Let’s try some verbs followed by gerunds. 1. AVOID We should avoid eating fatty foods. You had to avoid hitting the car with his bike.   2. DISLIKE I dislike watching boring movies. A boxer dislikes losing a fight. Download Exercise   3. MENTION The teacher mentioned seeing me on the weekend   4. POSTPONE …

“How To Do Compositions”


When you are doing a composition you should plan it beforehand and then take your time when writing it. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to rush through it and not pay enough attention to what you are writing. Remember that you are learning a new language and it is quite different …