Category Archives: GRAMMAR

PASSIVE VOICE!

As you probably know the passive is commonly used in English when we don’t know or don’t want to say who did something: In Spanish we often resort to the structure ‘se’, which makes us (or rather, people from other … Continue reading

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Perfect Tenses

Are you sure you master verb tenses in English? You have two possible testing options: The ones where you have to type or thumb the tenses: this quick test or this one. They can be done very fast and easily. If … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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Gradable and ungradable adjectives

I’m very happy. I’m really happy. Thrilled! I’m really thrilled! I’m absolutely thrilled! Can you see a difference between happy and thrilled? Which one is gradable? Some adjectives are extreme or ungradable: Find out more on the BBC webpage with a video and an … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Quantifiers: both, either,…

A quick test on how much you know: http://www.grammarbank.com/quantifiers-test.html Explanation: https://www.test-english.com/explanation/b1-2/quantifiers-either-neither-no-none/  A bunch of exercises: https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/mengen.htm http://myenglishmatters.blogspot.es/1489599690/quantifiers-and-determiners-exercises/ Many resources for teachers: https://agendaweb.org/grammar/quantifiers-worksheets-resources.html

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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

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Stars: a song with a few relatives

You can see a few relative clauses in this song plus some interesting vocabulary for your compositions (states, as for…). Enjoy and sing along!!!  

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