Los pronombres indefinidos en inglés


Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3   En inglés para hacer referencia a una cantidad indeterminada o indefinida de cosas usamos some y any, es decir, algunos / unas. Any se utiliza en preguntas y frases negativas, y some en frases afirmativas. Por ejemplo, decimos: ~ «Are there any books on the table?», «Yes, there …

Los artículos en inglés


Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Esta semana vamos a dar un repaso a una materia básica: el artículo gramatical en inglés, un elemento esencial en la construcción del lenguaje. Los artículos se clasifican en definidos (“the”) e indefinidos (“a”/”an”), pero a diferencia del castellano, en inglés no tienen ni género (masculino/femenino) ni número (singular/plural). …

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 …

«The Present Simple and The Present Continuous» (Part Two)


Stage 2 Stage 2 This week’s blog is dealing with one of the most common mistakes that English learners make: the difference between the present simple and the present continuous. These tenses are often confused and used in place of each other.   I suppose the reason the two are mistaken for each other is …

“There, They’re and Their”


Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 As we saw in this week’s Tip of the Week, we’re discussing the word “there” and how it sounds like other words with different meanings. What part of speech is “there”? How do we pronounce it and use it in a sentence? Well, the difficulty comes from the fact …

‘Bring’ vs. ‘Take’


Stage 3 Stage 4 The verb ‘bring’ means ‘carry here.’ For example, you can tell someone: ‘bring me the book, please.’ If, at the time of speaking, you’re at work, you can say: ‘I forgot to bring my lunch to the office today!’ Again, the important thing to note is that when you said the …

“How To Translate The Verb ‘Tener’ In English”


Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4   Hoy vamos a analizar las diferentes traducciones que podemos hacer del verbo tener en inglés.   If you saw this week’s Tip of the Week, you know that we’ll be looking at the different ways we can translate the verb ‘tener’ in English.   Most people understand that …

«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 …

«Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses»


This week’s blog is dealing with one of the most common mistakes that English learners make: the difference between the present simple and the present continuous. If I had €1 for every time I hear these two tenses being confused or for every time I have to correct this mistake in class, I would be …

«The Importance of Prepositions»


Many English learners have trouble with prepositions. Using the incorrect preposition can completely change the context of a sentence and cause the speaker problems. So the correct use of prepositions is vitally important in English. For example, the difference between “to” and “at” in the context of throwing a ball could save your life. If …