Archive for the ‘Improve English’ Category

Talking about your past habits

March 30th, 2017 in Improve English

I used to + (verb)

This structure is used to talk about a person’s past habits.

I used to smoke, but now I don’t.

He used to play football at school.

Gap fills activity

March 15th, 2017 in Improve English

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. Each of the …………………………… received a reward.

a) man
b) men

2. Neither accusation ………………… true.

Conversational English Structures

March 13th, 2017 in Improve English

Here are some common conversational structures in English.

I’m trying to…

This expression is used to inform somebody that you are attempting to accomplish something. After I’m trying, we use a to-infinitive.

Apologizing | Sample conversations

March 7th, 2017 in Improve English

Conversations 1

Mary: I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I know you were badly hurt by my thoughtlessness.

General conversations about health

February 21st, 2017 in Improve English

Conversation 1

I have a bad cold and runny nose

Roopa: You don’t look so good. What happened?

Mitra: I’ve a bad cold and a runny rose. I think I’m also running a temperature.

Conversations about jobs and career

February 20th, 2017 in Improve English

Storyline: Jack has received a good job offer from a software firm in the US. Here is a piece of conversation between him and his friend Ted.

Jack: Hello, Ted. How’re you doing?

Asking about personal things like jobs

January 24th, 2017 in Improve English

You can ask about a person’s occupation in several different ways. Here are some questions you can ask:

  • What do you do?
  • Have you got a job?