Is it pay by or pay with? Wrap up or wrap about? Uf! We all know that English prepositions drive us crazy and I don’t mean “the good type of craziness”. Here’s a short quiz to get you help you out with some of the most common expressions of this type.
Here’s another quick video. This one covers the present continuous for questions. Watch the video and after you can do the activities.
What are stative verbs? This is important for learners that are now being introduced to the present continuous (I’m writing right now), and need to learn why they can’t say things like ‘I’m loving you’ when a famous fast food chain uses this as a slogan and a famous rock band from the 80s even said ‘I’m Still Loving You’ in one of their most popular hits. By tackling the ‘stative verb’ issue from an early stage, we’ll probably avoid learners making funny structures that are later on very difficult to get rid of because they have become a habit, and although I’m not really sure if this will be effective or not, I’m going to try it out anyway. Here’s a short video that introduces the very basics and after there’s an activity that focuses on some very typical mistakes that we need to avoid.
After, you may want to do the activities that I have attached below.
Here’s a video for beginners of English. Watch the video, take notes (if you need to) and after do the quizzes.
Hello! For today’s class we plan to introduce questions using wh-words.
As I explained in our classes, wh-questions are different from yes/no questions because they don’t need a yes or no for an answer. These questions ask for some missing information (time, place, reason, etc). Can you imagine that somebody asks you the time and you answer ‘yes’? This sounds quite funny because you should give the person the time (hour and minutes).
Another thing to notice in wh-questions is that we use wh-words at the beginning of the question. Here’s an example:
Did you like the film?
Why did you like the film?
Here’s a short video that explains the basics for wh-questions in the past simple. After watching the video, you can click on the quiz button to see how much you learnt.
I hope you find it useful!
I admire many, many people. Some for their bravery, some for their talent, honesty and intelligence… A long list of names comes to my mind when I think of them. It’s so difficult to choose. As I asked my students to write a short composition about a person they admire, here’s an example. Why Chris Cornell? Well…why not? I listen to his music very often; when I drive to work or when I go running… Chris Cornell is no longer among us physically, but his music will always be there.
On the buttons below you will find different activities related to the past simple. Word order activities and changing sentences to question, positive and negative forms.
The yellow button is for word order in questions.
The red button is for changing sentences to different forms with ‘be’
The activity below is to practise making sentences in question, positive and negative forms with regular and irregular verbs.
Click on the button below for a word order quiz