Category Archives: Grammar

I wish/if only

Wishes about the present We use wish + past Tense (simple and continuous) to express regret about present situations: – I wish I was taller = (I’m not very tall) – I wish I was going with you = (but … Continue reading

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Impersonal passive structures

We have just done some practise on this type of sentences we find mostly in the written language when reporting in newspapers and magazines. They are used when we report information we are not totally sure about and therefore we … Continue reading

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Some more Exercises on Conditionals

The following expressions can be used instead of IF: Result Condition Provided/ providing that I would stop working provided that I won enough money As long as I would work on Saturday as long as you paid me extra Even … Continue reading

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Mixed conditionals

Unreal conditionals (type II + III) sometimes can be mixed, that is, the time reference of the if clause may be different from the one of the main clause. Past –> Present If I had taken an aspirin, I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Conditionals Quick Revision

“If I do my homework, I’ll get good grades. If I get good grades, you’ll send me to university. If I go to university, I’ll graduate and get a job. If I get a job, I might get fired. If … Continue reading

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Word pairs or binomials

There is a good set of examples of binomials or word pairs in this OM page I hope you don´t get sick and tired of the ups and downs of English vocabulary. They are just part and parcel of the … Continue reading

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Connectors

Connectors or linking words join phrases while adding a shade of meaning. In out textbook you will find exercises on connectors in the accurate writing section. It important to use a variety of connectors. You need linking words/phrases: * To … Continue reading

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Future in the past

Future in the Past is used to express the idea that in the past you thought something would happen in the future. There are different ways of expressing “future in the past”: . By using “was/were going to”, you describe … Continue reading

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Making headlines

The idiom to make headlines means to do something important that gets put in the news. However, understanding newspaper headlines in English can be somewhat difficult at times, mainly because they are incomplete. Look at this powerpoint presentation to understand … Continue reading

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Future Time

We’ve been looking at future time in this unit and here you have a summary of the different forms and the new expressions: Here you have an exercise on future forms and its key. If you want some more practice here … Continue reading

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