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Questions you may ask and hear at the hairdressers

November 26th, 2015 in English Learning

These are some of the English phrases you will need when having your hair / beard cut or colored at a beauty parlor or saloon.

Structures with I think

November 25th, 2015 in English Learning

I think I should + (verb)

This structure is used to talk about something that you feel strongly about doing.

  • I think I should buy a new laptop

Some idiomatic expressions

November 22nd, 2015 in English Learning

Here are some common idiomatic expressions in English.

Take stock of

To take stock of a situation is to assess it.

A man of straw

Verb + verb structures in English

November 2nd, 2015 in English Learning

Modal auxiliaries are followed by forms of other verbs.

  • I would like to go.
  • I can explain everything.
  • She may come.
  • You must follow my instructions.

Ing forms after a preposition

November 1st, 2015 in English Learning

After a preposition we cannot put a to-infinitive. Instead, we use an –ing form.

I am confident of winning. (NOT I am confident of to win.) (NOT I am confident to win.)

Some common prepositions and their correct use

October 22nd, 2015 in English Learning

Correct usage of some common prepositions are explained in this article.


In is used with the names of countries and large towns.

  • He was born in Australia.

Explaining a problem in English

October 15th, 2015 in English Learning

Sometimes you don’t have access to what you need. To explain a problem, you can use ‘I’ve got a problem…’

Use the preposition ‘with’ to talk about something that is causing the problem.