Archive for November, 2015

Asking questions about ability

November 30th, 2015 in English Learning

The most common structure used is ‘Can you…?’

Read the following sentences. They are all questions about ability. Sample answers are also given.

‘Can you speak English?’ ‘Yes, I can.’

Small talk | Breaking the ice

November 30th, 2015 in English Learning

So you have met someone interesting. You can start a conversation with a polite ‘Hi’ or ‘Hello’. You can keep the conversation going by asking a question like:

Talking about obligation and freedom to act

November 29th, 2015 in English Learning

We can use modal auxiliary verbs to talk about duties and freedom to act. Common modals used to express these meanings are: should, must and ought to.

Strong obligation

Form questions

November 28th, 2015 in English Learning

Frame questions for the following statements.

1. James works at a factory.

2. Mike lives with his parents.

3. Ram is learning his lessons.

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

Change into simple past tense

November 25th, 2015 in English Quiz

Sentences are given in the simple future tense. Change them into the simple past tense.

1. She will accept this offer.

2. We will move to another city in January.