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Jan 2012

New Year’s Resolutions – Can You Keep Them?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVA9IOMKl-A&feature=fvst “I love a good checklist. A to-do list starts my day off on the right foot. So when it comes to creating New Year’s resolutions, I take it pretty seriously. I mean, it’s a year-long to-do list, it better be a good one.” Resolutions are what you make of them. Without some thoughtfulness about your goals for the New Year, your resolution might not…

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13

Jan 2012

Can…Auxiliary Verb subject + can + main verb

Can is an auxiliary verb, a modal verb: talk about possibility and ability make requests asking for or giving permission Can is invariable. CAN does not change. Remember that: The main verb is always the bare infinitive. Bare infinitive NEVER use CAN with TO Correct – I can play the guitar NOT – I can to play the guitar Use of Can can: Possibility and Ability We use can to talk about…

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13

Jan 2012

Talking about likes and dislikes…. I love ice cream

We use the present simple tense to express likes and dislikes in English. For Example: I like chocolate I don’t like chocolate. I like cycling I don’t like playing football Likes Dislikes I Love I don’t like I Adore I dislike I enjoy I hate Test your knowledge [QUIZZIN 27] You can also watch a video about New Year’s Resolutions by clicking here.


13

Jan 2012

I am going to……do more exercise

  I AM GOING TO – Future simple to express things in the immediate future. So when we make New Year’s Resolutions we normally use GOING TO to express actions in the near future.   Structure I am going to sing I am not going to sing Are you going to sing? We use  Signal Words with GOING TO in one year, next week, tomorrow…

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13

Jan 2012

Friday Fun: The History of English… #2

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B8TwBrCIEY Another fun post for a Friday at the end of a busy week… this continues the history of English series that is produced by the Open University in the UK. This short clip talks about the Norman Conquest in 1066 and the influence of French on the development of English. How many of these words do you know?  


06

Jan 2012

FOR years TO stop

FOR & TO FOR and TO – confusing words Do you know how to use them correctly? We use FOR and TO to talk about the purpose of action. For + Noun To + Infinitive Example: We went to the supermarket for milk. We stopped at the service station for petrol. We went to the theatre to watch a play. I will go to London…

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