Friday, 27 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
If you click on this link, you'll find a very useful classification of verbs requiring gerunds, infinitives or both: Pearson-Longman.
Once you've read it through, you can practise here.
Infinitive / Gerund:
Infinitive or Gerund • Exercise 2 Level: lower intermediate
Infinitive or Gerund • Exercise 2 Level: intermediate
Infinitive or Gerund • Exercise 2 • Exercise 3 Level: upper intermediate
Infinitive and/or Ing-Form Level: upper intermediate
Tests on Infinitive and Gerund:
Level 1 • Level 2 • Level 3 • Level 4
For more information and activities, click on this link: EnglishClub.com
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
I have left a message for you here:
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
AS can be:
- a preposition meaning in the capacity of / in the function of like in the sentence:
She works as a teacher.
- but it is usually a conjunction of manner and goes therefore followed by a verb form, for example:
When in Rome do as Romans do.
- It also appears in comparative structures:
Peter is as tall as a my brother.
- In the group such as it means like:
There are different ways of travelling such as (=like) walking, flying or driving.
Is a preposition and goes therefore followed by a noun. It expresses similarity:
She feels like a rolling stone (=in the same way as)
It was like a dream (=similar to)
Like is a preposition and is therefore followed by pronouns in the object form.
They said they didn't want people like me in that group.
It can also be followed by a verb, in the -ing form
There's nothing like fishing from a boat.
In fact, when we want to ask about the description of something we use:
WHAT IS something LIKE ? which is quite different from
HOW is something /someone ? where we become interested in personal state, etc.
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Women use 20,000 words a day while men only use 7,000
Women do two-thirds of the world's work but receive only 10% of the world's income
Friday, 6 March 2009
My students' behaviour was very good and I want to congratulate them. If we have the chance, we will repeat the trip next year.
The solutions to the Gymkhana are the following:
8. Hindu Temple.
10. John Galiano.
11. King’s Chapel.
12. La Línea de la Concepción.
19. Saint Michael.
22. Victoria Stadium.
23. Winston Churchill Avenue.
24. Phone box.
How many answers did you get right? Which was the most difficult question for you? Did you practise your English while doing the Gymkhana? I hope so.