Christmas Activities

Merry Christmas! * Christmas Vocabulary1 Match the words with pictures Christmas Vocabulary2 Using Christmas words in a sentence * Christmas Verbs + vocabulary Change the verbs into simple present form * Prepositions with Christmas Put the prepositions into the correct place. Christmas with present passive Use the verbs in present passive form * Christmas with … Continue reading

Saying Thank you!

There are many ways to say thank you. This can change according to the situation.

Indefinite Pronouns

PEOPLE THINGS PLACES anybody/anyone anything anywhere somebody/someone something somewhere nobody/no one nothing nowhere everybody/everyone everything everywhere We use indefinite pronouns without saying a specific person, or a thing or a place. Anybody/anyone, anything and anywhere We use anyone, anybody and anything to refer to both an open, unlimited set of things or people and specific things or people. We use them … Continue reading

Reported Speech

Different types of sentences When we use reported speech, we either report: Statements Yes/No Questions Requests/commands Wh-questions We change the tense accordingly. For example: Jane says, “I like apples”           Jane says that she likes apples   Present Tense                         (Tense doesn’t change as it starts in the present.)    Jane said, “I liked the restaurant last night.”    Past … Continue reading

Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs usually have two words (a verb + a particle). Particles are small words (about, over, on, in) that look like prepositions. Unlike prepositions, however, they give a different meaning to the verb they combine with. Look out! There’s a dog in the road!Phrasal vI looked out the window.Verb + Prepositional Phrase Phrasal verbs are often used instead of … Continue reading

Vocabulary acquisition

Learning a language is a long process including vocabulary acquisition. It is an essential process to be able to make sentences, write smoothly, express your opinions better in writing and speaking. This can be overcome by following some strategies such as:

  • Keeping a diary : You will see how much you progress and how many words you add to your  vocabulary span. Keeping diary can be done in many ways such as

Or you can keep your vocabulary diary in more details as in :

It’s possible to add many columns in your diary.

  • Repetition: You can make a vocabulary treasure box by writing a word on one side of the small card next to the meaning, a picture or a sentence which could , something is going to remind it on the other side of the card. You can repeat these day by day
  • Category: This is another way to learn a bunch of words effectively by categorizing. This can be done through a mind map such as:

Categorising according to the features/definitions is another way to achieve this, for  example:

  • Practice: After you learn new vocabulary it is important to practice it. That means to use it in a daily conversation or in your writing. In this way, it will more effective you store the words in your memory span and recall them when needed.

Simple present tense

Meaning We use the simple present tense if the action is repeated, generalised and tells a fact. Forms: we use the base of the verb to form a sentence in the simple present . For questions, we use do or does. To make negative we use don’t or doesn’t. Positive: We eat a pizza every week. Question: Do you get up early in the … Continue reading

Simple Past Tense

Meaning The simple past tense is used to describe a completed activity that started in the past and ended in the past. For example:                Mary played the piano beautifully. Verbs in past tense Regular and irregular verbs. Regular verbs in past tense We add –ed or –d at the end of the verbs and the past form of the … Continue reading

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