4 Different Types Of Modal Verbs

What are modal verbs? They are not quite the same as regular verbs such as play, walk and swim. Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb, which go before the main verb, and help to show a function such as permission, probability, ability and obligation. ... Read More

  • By: Sandra

4 Conditionals In English And When To Use Them

Conditionals? Is that something you use after shampooing your hair? Not quite. You may have heard your English teacher talk about conditionals. Who knows, you may have even learnt a couple:   [list type="" icon="icon-ok"] [list_item]If it rains, y... Read More

  • By: Brenda

4 Future Tenses In English And How To Use Them

“Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.” - Doc Brown, Back to the future. Just like the and tenses, there is more than one future tense in English. These change depending on the function and what we want to say. Today we... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Our Year In Review: Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2019

2019 went by in a flash - and what a year it’s been! We’re just as excited to be looking back on the past 12 months as we are for the New Year. If you’re like us and you’re ready to get cosy with a hot chocolate in hand, we’re sure you’ll ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

4 Past Tenses and When to Use Them

Do you have difficulty with the past tenses in English? Do you know the difference between the past simple and past perfect? Knowing what they are and when to use them can be tricky, but don’t worry we are here to help you with all your past tense doubt... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Stop Making These 7 Grammar Mistakes

No matter how long you've been learning a language, you're likely to make a mistake every once in a while. The big ones that cause a breakdown in communication soon get corrected. But what about the little mistakes that slip through the net and go unnotic... Read More

  • By: Brenda

10 False Friends in English and Spanish [Infographic]

Is English really that difficult? English is a Germanic language, which means it has lots of similarities with German and Dutch. However, you might be surprised to learn that many English words actually come from Latin. That’s good news for Span... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Myths and Mysteries of the English Language

Learning another language as an adult can be frustrating. We’re problem-solvers. We look for patterns in language and try to formulate rules. Unfortunately, there’s not always much logic to be found in English. In his book , linguist David Crystal ex... Read More

  • By: Brenda

10 Phrasal Verbs You Should Learn Today!

Why are phrasal verbs so frustrating? It’s like they’ve been sent from the devil to destroy the morale of English language students everywhere. I mean, how can changing one little preposition or adverb affect the meaning of a verb so drastically? No ... Read More

  • By: Brenda