Much, Many, Few, Little


Stage 2 Stage 3 Today we’ll be speaking about quantifiers in English, but before we begin to go over them in greater detail, it is essential that we understand the basic meaning of each quantifier.   Download Exercise   Many, Much, Few, Little.   Many, Much We use “many” to express the idea of a …

Tail Questions — Part II


Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8   In Spanish, there’s a very interesting way that we can use the word ‘no.’ When we think something is true and we want confirmation from another person, we can say it at the end of a sentence, with the intonation we use to indicate a question. The following …

Using ‘Should’ for the Past and Future


Stage 7 Stage 8 Stage 9   The modal auxiliary ‘should’ communicates the idea that we don’t necessarily have to do a particular action, but that it is the right thing to do; it is the best idea. You have alternatives, but the particular action is the right thing to do. Consider the following examples: …

Difference between — ‘Die’, ‘Death’ ‘Dead’


Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6   These three words often confuse us because they revolve around the same meaning. Die is a verb, dead is an adjective and death is a noun. For example:   Download Exercise   What are the differences between: ‘die’, ‘death’ y ‘dead’ La diferencia es tan sencilla como reconocer …

The difference between No and Not in English


Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3   We use both words for negations and negative sentences, but often find it difficult to distinguish their differences in how they are used.   Download Exercise   No and Not: their differences in how they are used 1. No, has the same use as in Spanish and is …

Food Idioms


Stage 9 Stage 10 Stage 11 Stage 12 Stage 13   Food Idioms: Forking Brilliant Idioms can come about from almost anything, and we have quite a few relating to such simple things as items we eat with and from, most of which are very commonly used in the language. Look in your kitchen drawer …

«Adverbs in English»


Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5   For many students, the correct placement of adverbs in English sentences can be a real headache. This pain is made worse when one considers the fact that there are different types of adverbs, and they can take up different positions in a sentence.   Download Exercise   . …

The Preposition ‘By’ Used for Time


Stage 8 Stage 9 Stage 10   The preposition ‘by’ used for time communicates a very specific idea. When we use it for time, it communicates the idea of ‘some time before’ and ‘no later than.’ A classic example: when a child asks their parents if they can go outside to play with their friends …