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Monday, 29 February 2016

29th FEBRUARY: THE LEAP DAY OF A LEAP YEAR


2016 is a leap year, because February has an extra day, which is today: the 29th of February, leap day. Leap day is an extra day inserted into the calendar to keep it synchronised with the astronomical and seasonal year and it occurs every 4 years.


+ info: @ Wikipedia: LEAP DAY & LEAP YEAR.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

LUGGAGE, BAGS & BrE/AmE TRAVEL VOCABULARY



Some vocabulary related to luggage (BrE) / baggage (AmE). Different kinds of bags.



Saturday, 27 February 2016

Thursday, 25 February 2016

STRUCTURES TO DESCRIBE SOMEONE IN ENGLISH

These two charts show structures and specific vocabulary to describe people in English. For more on descriptive vocabulary for people, go to a previous post HERE.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

USED TO vs BE USED TO



On this post we try to clarify the difference between USED TO+infinitve to express past habits that are no longer practiced versus BE USED TO+-ing to express actions we are accustomed to do regularly.



Tuesday, 23 February 2016

PREPOSITIONS IN QUESTIONS


Remember that in interrogative structures in English, prepositions go at the end of the sentence. Complete information about how to make questions in English on this previous post HERE.

Monday, 22 February 2016

USE OF HYPHENS -


This is chart with the rules of when to use a hyphen:
- with compound nouns.
- to join prefixes to words.
- to show word breaks.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

PHRASAL VERBS: PARTYING


Another collection of phrasal verbs under the topic of partying.

Remember there's a separate page in this blog where you can find phrasal verbs listed alphabetically.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FORMAL & INFORMAL ENGLISH


This chart summarises the main differences between formal & informal English.
Below examples of differences in vocabulary:

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

ENGLISH AUXILIARY VERBS


Remember English needs auxiliary verbs to make the negative and interrogative forms. Here are the three main auxiliary verbs in English: BE for the Continuous/Progressive and Passive forms, HAVE for the Perfect forms and DO for the Simple forms. BE and HAVE are used also in the affirmative of those forms.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

ALL ABOUT VALENTINE'S DAY

It's that day once again... Some say it's romantic and cheesy... Others that it's only a commercial invention...
But it's here, and it's celebrated.
We've devoted many posts to it throughout the years, you can link to all of them HERE.

Another link to HOW TO FLIRT IN ENGLISH.

But if you really want to know everything about it, click to The Telegraph's article below:


Below we also include some charts with idioms/expressions with the word of the day: HEART:

And different ways to say you're in love:



And whatever, enjoy!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES


Here's a map of the current geographical distribution of the different branches of Indo-European languages throughout Europe & Asia.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY


A chart with vocabulary of ICT technology gadgets & media.

Monday, 8 February 2016

MAKE UP



As it's Carnival, you might need some of these products to disguise properly. Here's make up vocabulary. For more vocabulary on personal hygiene care HERE.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

CARS: PARTS & TYPES


In this post you can learn the different parts of a car and the different kinds of car that exist.

Friday, 5 February 2016

VEHICLES




Starting a series of post devoted to vocabulary of vehicles. The first one a generic basic review of the most important.




Wednesday, 3 February 2016

AGREEING: SO, TOO / EITHER, NEITHER



These is the structure you use in English when you want to agree with what another person says:

SO+auxiliary verb+Subject or repeat the same using TOO at the end.

Similarly to Question Tags.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

INSECTS



Today's post devoted to those tiny animals called insects.


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