Valentine’s Day – How did it begin?

I have two stories that might help answer that question and believe it or not, both tales are firmly rooted in Ancient Rome. One describes the typical kind of love story we frequently watch today in cinemas across the globe. The only difference being instead of it ending all happy-ever-after as Hollywood films like PrettyContinue reading “Valentine’s Day – How did it begin?”

English Irregular Verbs gap-fill worksheet (Intermediate)

Just in case you’re feeling a little bored, nothing to do, not much on tv… try this gap fill exercise. I’m going with a cat theme… in case you didn’t notice! You need to supply the PAST TENSE form of the bold word in brackets. Oh, did I mention before that Bellamy ____________ me yetContinue reading “English Irregular Verbs gap-fill worksheet (Intermediate)”

Irregular verbs (Advanced)

I’m going to give you a short list of 20 of some of English’s less common irregular verbs. Try them out over the holidays. I guess for you advanced learners, these are just practice, but for all those intermediates out there who want to leap up a level… why not give them a try andContinue reading “Irregular verbs (Advanced)”

First Conditionals in English Grammar

In a previous post we looked as zero conditionals and in this one we will cover 1st conditionals. The two share a few similarities; they have two clauses, clauses can be swapped over, when the word if is in the middle of a sentence you can omit the comma, the if- clause sets the sceneContinue reading “First Conditionals in English Grammar”

Zero Conditionals in English Grammar

When you are writing or speaking and you want to convey an idea of something that usually, generally or always happens, use the zero conditional. This conditional is used, for example, to talk about scientific facts. The formula for the zero conditional is: if/when + simple present (1st clause) + simple present or an imperativeContinue reading “Zero Conditionals in English Grammar”

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