Parts of Speech – Word Classes

What is an adverb? What is a preposition? What is a…? These are questions that students sometimes ask when a teacher is explaining a grammar point. The different parts of speech (or all of those “grammar words” as some students call them) are...

So, Too, Neither, Either

I have just created two new charts. The first chart shows the structure of So + Auxiliary + Subject. This is used to show agreement (and how you or someone else is similar) with a positive statement that the first person said. The second chart shows the structure of...

Cooking Vocabulary

We have a new chart with 20 common verbs that are used when cooking. These verbs often appear in recipes or other cooking instructions in English. For a more detailed explanation of what each verb is, I recommend seeing our vocabulary notes about Cooking Instructions...

Difference between DO and MAKE

Something that we are frequently asked is when do you use the verb DO and when do you use the verb MAKE. This is understandable because in some languages they use one verb for both Do and Make (like Hacer in Spanish). So to help students understand the difference we...

A fly without wings

The Joke… Question: What do you call a fly without wings? Answer: A walk   Vocabulary Fly (noun) – a common black insect that is attracted to faecal matter and rubbish. Wings (noun) – A pair of limbs that birds and insects use to fly Why is it funny? It is...

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