Speaking exercise (forming and giving opinions) Intermediate/advanced

I like recycling and I decided to reuse an idea from an older post to form this one. In “33 ways to say walk” you practiced your past participles. Well, sticking with a ‘walking’ theme, please read on… Now many years ago (too many in fact) when I was an undergraduate, I had a friendContinue reading “Speaking exercise (forming and giving opinions) Intermediate/advanced”

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”

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