Extra listening: interview with an artist

Multiple choice: interview with an artist (Sophie Axel) in just 10 minutes.

http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-4/3/

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I wish / If only

I wish and if only

There are three distinct types of I wish / if only sentences

1 Regrets with the PAST PERFECT (the third conditional)

I wish I hadn’t got so angry.

2 Wanting change for the present or future with the PAST SIMPLE

I wish I had enough money to go to Mozambique this

3 Complaints with WOULD +INFINITIVE

I wish you wouldn’t arrive so late all the time.

You can find some quick exercises here: http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.wish.p.htm

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-if-only-I-wish.php

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/es/quick-grammar/wish-and-if-only

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People talking about recent experiences

Five people talk about their recent experiences and how they felt. A multiple matching exercise in just 9 minutes!

http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-6/4/

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Best TV Shows now

This is very personal –there’s no accounting for taste– but this looks pretty interesting and it is worth giving it a go:

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/tv/best-tv-shows-2018-netflix-14469022

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Why is Friday the 13th considered bad luck?

Friday the 13th: Why is Friday the 13th considered bad luck?

 

Why we knock on wood and the truth about other common superstitions

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-we-knock-on-wood-origins-of-7-other-common-superstitions-psychology-magical-thinking-2018-2

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Dirty Money

White collar or corporate crimes can pose a threat to democracy. Short and to the point. Is it the same in Spain?

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Gerund or infinitive?

This is a great visual summary:

Infinitive-orGerund21-03-20131

Why don’t you practise with songs? Click here

If you want a video explanation there’s a great one on youtube:

For a complete explanation have a look at perfect English grammar.

If you want to test yourself with really quick exercises try exercise 1, exercise 2exercise 3 and exercise 4 (verbs followed by infinitive or gerund) . In this task you won’t have to type anything.  You’ll finish them in the blink of an eye.

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