C 2 · law & crime

Confusing words: rob and steal

Hi there! I’m back with some innovations. This is the first one I’m going to try out, that is, creating a quiz with the plugin Quiz Cat. Some of you will somehow be a bit surprised that I should place the category of these two words under B2 and C2, when it’s almost obvious that…… Continue reading Confusing words: rob and steal

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Confusing words: remember/remind

Here’s a lesson on two words that very often confuse learners of English. In Spanish and Catalan both verbs ‘remind’ and ‘remember’ are mostly covered by recuerda (Spanish) and record (Catalan) like in Recuerdo haber dejado las llaves sobre la mesa or Recuérdale a Jorge que llame a su madre. However, in English here we’d…… Continue reading Confusing words: remember/remind

A2 · B1

Confusing words: dish/meal/recipe

Many students get these word wrong and since I’ve uploaded some vocabulary for ingredients, it may be a good idea to go over them or learn them. Dish The word dish when used as a noun and not a verb, has two meanings. One is the type of recipient we use for putting food on.…… Continue reading Confusing words: dish/meal/recipe

B1 · Body, health & nutrition

Confusing words: ache/hurt/pain/damage

Ache Ache (verb) meaning that a part of your body hurts in a continuous and dull way. Ache (noun) referring to a continuous dull pain. This word is usually used in combination with the part of body that is in pain. Stomach ache, toothache, headache, or my stomach aches. Hurt Hurt (verb transitive and intransitive)…… Continue reading Confusing words: ache/hurt/pain/damage

A1 · A2 · B1

Confusing English words:do, go, play or nothing?

Which option should we use? Here are a couple of tips. After, click on the activity button for some practice. Go + place for when we go to a specific place to do it. For example: We go to the gym. Go + -ing (activity noun) Go + activity usually before words that end in…… Continue reading Confusing English words:do, go, play or nothing?

A2 · B1

Confusing words: travel – trip – journey

travel/trip/ journey travel (uncountable noun) term used to refer to the act or activity of travelling. travel (verb intransitive transitive)  to go from one place to another. When meaning long distances, we usually use travel instead of trip. We also use this word when we talk about travelling for a reason such as work, etc.…… Continue reading Confusing words: travel – trip – journey

A2 · B1

Confusing words: say – tell

say/ tell Both are verb associated to communication but both are used quite differently. Look at some of the examples of how to use these words. say say something/say something to somebody/say  as a reporting verb. Ask him to say something in English. She didn’t say anything to him about the party She said that…… Continue reading Confusing words: say – tell


Confusing words: advise – advice

advise/advice Advise /əd’vaɪz /  (verb) Notice that these two words have a different pronunciation Meaning to tell somebody what you think they should or shouldn’t do in a particular situation. Here are some patterns for this verb. Advise somebody: His brother couldn’t advise him because he was far too busy. Advise something: The government has advised…… Continue reading Confusing words: advise – advice


Confusing words: after- later- afterwards

after/later/afterwards After (Prep) meaning later than something, or following another event in time. This form is used in front of a noun phrase. We’ll leave after they call. They lost contact after their grandmother’s death. Later (Adv) Meaning after the time of speaking See you later! Later (Adj) Meaning after something else or in the future…… Continue reading Confusing words: after- later- afterwards