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domingo, 30 de octubre de 2011

Part 2 - Question Formation - Common Mistakes in English (captions)

Part 1 - Question Formation - Common Mistakes in English (captions)

lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011

BBC - Skillswise - English

This is a great page on the Internet where you can practice English.

There are many resources in order to get you to improve your English.

All students should practice as much as possible if they want to feel confident communicating in English.

domingo, 16 de octubre de 2011


Do you know about the verb tenses? What's the difference between the present perfect and the past simple? Are you sure? How about the past perfect?

Many students have problems with verb tenses. But they aren't really very difficult, I promise. Here you'll find really clear examples and explanations, so you can easily review all the English tenses - firstly how to make them (the 'form'), secondly, how to use them (the 'use').

Useful Expressions - Habits

Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing
1. I spend a lot of time...
2. I (often) tend to...
3. You'll always find me...
4. ___ is a big part of my life.
5. I always make a point of...
6. Whenever I get the chance, I...
7. I have a habit of..
8. I can't (seem to) stop...
9. I'm always...
10. I can't help...

How To Use These Phrases In Your English
Phrases 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10 are followed by a gerund. (-ing form)
Phrase 2 is followed by the infinitive of the main verb (e.g. I often tend to watch TV in the evenings.)
Phrase 4 needs a noun or gerund in the blank space.
Phrases 1 - 3 are quite neutral. The habit is neither a good one or bad one.
Phrase 4 is a bit more positive and phrases 5 and 6 show that the speaker likes doing these things and tries to do them a lot.
Phrase 7 suggests that the speaker often does something but that it's not intentional. It may be a bad habit.
Phrases 8 to 10 are habits that the speaker thinks are bad but cannot stop.