English for everyday situations

February 27th, 2015 in English for children

In this lesson, we will learn some common English phrases that can be used in everyday situations.

When you are late

Expressing sympathy

February 26th, 2015 in English for children

In this lesson we will learn some phrases that we can use to express sympathy.

The most common way to show that you are sad for someone is to use the phrase I’m sorry to hear that…

Phrasal verbs exercise

February 26th, 2015 in English Quiz

This exercise tests your understanding of phrasal verbs.

1. He broke ………………… in the middle of his speech.

a) up b) in c) down d) off

Essential grammar terms

February 24th, 2015 in English Learning

Abstract nouns

Abstract nouns are words that refer to ideas that we can only feel, hear or think of. We cannot see them or touch them. Examples are: hope, agony, anguish, fear, frustration, beauty, kindness and glory.

Grammar review: types of sentences

February 23rd, 2015 in English Learning

There are four types of sentences in English.

  1. Declarative or assertive sentence
  2. Exclamatory sentence
  3. Imperative sentence
  4. Interrogative sentence

Declarative sentence

A declarative sentence makes a simple statement.

Making suggestions

February 22nd, 2015 in English for children

To suggest that you and the person you are talking to can do something use the phrase Why don’t we…?

  • Why don’t we get that car repaired?

Criticizing people for doing or not doing things

February 21st, 2015 in English for children

To criticize people for not doing things use the structure you could have + past participle.

  • You could have told me you weren’t coming.
  • You could have behaved more decently.