What do you like doing in your free time? How do you unwind? I like going out on my mountain bike, but unfortunately, I don’t have as much time available as I would like to. Another thing I’m getting more and more enthusiastic about is DIY. Yes, I really love changing tacky old furniture into something completely different and unique. Hanging out with some friends having a beer and a laugh is another activity I like doing, but there are many others such as listening to music, reading or escaping to the cinema every now and then; although many of the films on nowadays are not really my cup of tea. You might agree with me if I say, that the only problem about having free time is not having enough of it, but there again, life isn’t perfect, is it? 🙂 What do you like doing? Here’s a vocabulary quiz for different hobbies. See if you can guess the word and after, think about which one suits you most?
Think or thinking ? Have or having? When dealing with stative verbs, we basically mean those verbs that describe a state instead of an action, but this can be a tricky thing and sometimes a verb belongs to both categories depending on context. When can we use these verbs in the progressive form? Here are a few tips along with a quiz.
ADJECTIVES THAT GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT A NOUN (NOUN MODIFIERS)
We can give information about something by using adjectives.
An Italian car.
These adjectives can come before a noun although they can also come after a verb. Here we are going to see them in front of a noun. (predicative position). Look at the boxes and after do the grammar activity.
We can use a lot of adjectives but in the English language we usually have a pattern of preference for which adjectives come first.
A beautiful, red Italian car.
Long curly dark hair.
… But which one comes first? There is a general rule according to the type of information the adjective is giving.
block of flats
the more adjectives we add, the more complicated the things gets. We might have to give very long descriptions which would look something like the box above. Luckily, we don’t usually use this in speech because our interlocutor might start yawning.