Remember vs Remind


Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7   When to use the verbs remember and remind can cause students some confusion, as both verbs can express the idea of bringing something to your mind, or not forgetting something. However, it is important to know that we use each verb in different situations.   Download Exercise   …

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 …

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 different uses of: If, Whether, Supposing and Provided


Stage 5 Stage 6   This week we will be looking at the different ways we use the words if, whether, supposing and provided. Most students immediately recognize the word if, as it is a fundamental part of forming the conditionals: the Zero, First, Second, and Third conditionals. Before we go any further, let’s refresh …

The meanings of the verb ‘get’


Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6   This week, we’ll be looking about some meanings of the verb ‘get’ that do not appear in the book. In class, we have practiced the verb ‘get’ with the meanings of ‘become,’ ‘arrive,’ ‘obtain,’ ‘receive,’ and ‘fetch.’ But there are many other meanings of the verb, some of …

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 Stage 8   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 …

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. …