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Definite article – THE

This small but sometimes confusing word is used with nouns. These nouns can be something already mentioned in a conversation or known, something unique or something the speaker/writer has chosen to mention specifically. WE NEVER USE THE FOR GENERIC THINGS OR SOMETHING THAT HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED BEFORE. The other day I was watching anContinue reading “Definite article – THE”

Everyday English Expressions

It’s time to inject a little break from the grammar, so I thought I’d write about a few British English expressions using the word ‘get’. Some of them may also be used in other English-speaking countries and maybe not. I guess you’ll have to listen out for them wherever you are or better still, tryContinue reading “Everyday English Expressions”

Cat Idioms

Something I sometimes said when I was a high school teacher in the UK was “it’s like herding cats trying to get my year 9s to do even the simplest task on time” The underlined part is the idiom and means = almost an impossibility (can you imagine trying to herd a lot of cats?Continue reading “Cat Idioms”

If you’re an advanced student, can you do this?

A good exercise for continually improving upon your speaking and/or writing skills if you are an advanced student is to practice the following exercise. Below are a list of unfinished sentences for you to THINK carefully about and then COMPLETE. Whether you’re working alone, in a pair or in a small group, it might helpContinue reading “If you’re an advanced student, can you do this?”

Which cat will you choose next?

Look carefully at the six photographs of my cats and let me know by voting which one you want to hear more about next. The last photo is of Bellamy and you have had a little bit of information on him already, but if you want even about him, then please vote for him. IfContinue reading “Which cat will you choose next?”

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