Category Archives: GRAMMAR

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 … Continue reading

Posted in 7 Unit, GRAMMAR, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gerund or infinitive?

This is a great visual summary: 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 … Continue reading

Posted in 6 Unit, GRAMMAR, SONGS, Uncategorized, VIDEO | Leave a comment

Mixed conditionals, omission of IF and alternatives

Omission of if with inversion: some theory and practice can be found in grammar quizzes (scroll down for the practice) and english zone.  There are some alternatives to IF (as long as, provided (that), providing, even if, unless) plus some theory. Mixed conditionals: oup, english … Continue reading

Posted in 5 Unit, GRAMMAR | Leave a comment

Inversion (negative words)

In formal styles, when we use an adverb with negative meaning (e.g. never, seldom, rarely, scarcely, hardly) or an expression beginning with not (+ a prepositional phrase or a clause)  in front position for emphasis, we invert the subject (s) and auxiliary … Continue reading

Posted in GRAMMAR, VIDEO | Leave a comment

Learning Modals with songs and films??? Yeah!!

SONGS: https://englishsongsforclass.wordpress.com/modals/ Here you can see a great powerpoint explanation (with practice) on these modals! The British Council’s web is always a must! What are the typical characteristics of modal verbs? Have a look at a very useful handout: modal-verbs-tutorial2 Looking for quick exercises? … Continue reading

Posted in 3 Unit, GRAMMAR, VIDEO | Leave a comment

Future and future in the past

Apart from the explanation in the grammar section you can watch this video for an interesting overview: However you may feel the need for exercises. TRY AT LEAST ONE to see if you fully understand these tenses : in English … Continue reading

Posted in 3 Unit, GRAMMAR, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The: When do we omit it?

OMISSION OF THE DEFINITE ARTICLE ‘THE’ When shall we omit the? There are some good explanations in: englishpractice, englishgrammar,  eslmonster, or even in video  youtube. If you want to practice: englishexercises1 and englishexercises2,  englishlearner, english-hilfen1 and english-hilfen2, learnforgood, and monash. Do not feel overwhelmed by so many links. Have a look at the … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Unit, GRAMMAR, VIDEO | Leave a comment