Archive for January, 2014

Eating out

January 17th, 2014 in English for children

If you are planning to eat out, you will need to make arrangements with your friends or family about when and where to meet. You will also want to order to food. The phrases given in this chapter will help you do all this with confidence.

Hellos and Goodbyes

January 16th, 2014 in English for children

Here is a quick overview of common expressions used to greet people.

Use Hello… as a general greeting. This is a polite expression that you can use to greet anyone in any situation.

English for work

January 16th, 2014 in English Learning

Sometimes there are problems at the workplace and then we may make mistakes. When this happens, we will probably have to apologize to a colleague or customers. To apologize, use I’m sorry… or Sorry…

Shopping: asking for information

January 15th, 2014 in English for children

While you are shopping, you may have several doubts and questions. To find general information, use questions with Where…? or Which…?

Where is the nearest bank?

Where is the changing room?

Hire / Rent, Rise / Raise

January 14th, 2014 in Words

These words have very similar meanings.

To hire or rent something is to pay money so that you can use it for a limited period of time. Both hire and rent can be used with certain nouns. There is no difference of meaning.

Grammar exercise: both, either, neither

January 13th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using both, either or neither.

1. ……………. were tired, so they decided to get some rest.

a) Both

b) Either

c) Neither

Asking for things and talking about likes and dislikes

January 11th, 2014 in English for children

If you need something else, use Can I have…? or Could I have….?

Can I have the menu, please?

Can I have more potatoes, please?