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  1. How to ask for things in English Asking for things in English doesn't need to be stressful. Just remember some key phrases, and you'll be able to deal with most situations smoothly and confidently! (Hello.) Can / Could I have ….. please? (Falling intonation) (Good morning.) Can / Could you give / get me ….. please? (Good evening.) A table for two, please. Interrupting people to ask them for something Excuse me… …. Do you know if…? …. Do you have…? …. Do you accept …. (credit cards)? …. Is this the right way for…. (the Post Office)? …. Could you tell me if …. (there's a Post Office near
  2. Use SHOULD and SHOULDN’T for advice Here are some examples of using should and shouldn’t to ask for and give advice and suggestions: “I’ve had a really bad headache for the past week.” “That’s not good – you should go to the doctor.” “I want to make more friends, but I don’t know how.” “First of all, you shouldn’t spend so much time on the computer. You should go out and join a club or start playing a sport instead!” “I had a fight with my best friend. What should I do?” “Hmm… I think you should call her and tell her you’re sorry.” Use COULD and COULDN’T for ability in the past Could and co
  3. Phrasal verbs, Prepositional verbs with special meaning (A-H) Here we have listed verbs with adverbs and prepositions. These verbs have a special meaning, therefore we have used them in sentences. A agree to I wish she would agree to my proposal. agree with I agree with him on that point. ask after Mr. Smith asked after John. ask in He was asked in. ask over Yes, you can ask your friend over. B back off She was told to back off. be in Are your parents in? be off I'm off now. bear (up) on These fac
  4. Comparison of adverbs Adverb is a part of speech used to describe or modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, clause or sentence. Adverbs answer the question: how, when, where, why, in what way, how much, how often, under what condition, to what degree. Examples : - Mrs Davidson drives her car carefully. - Nelson easily lifted the barbell. - We’ll use the new system tomorrow. Degrees of comparison for some adverbs are similar to adjectives. Degrees of comparison are used when we compare one person or one thing with another. Similar to adjectives, adverbs
  5. Abstract, material and concrete nouns Noun is a word used as the name of a person, place, thing or a quality. Abstract noun is the name given to a quality, a state or a concept. It refers to things that we can neither touch nor see, though we can think of them. Abstract noun is a type of common noun. We can describe a person using qualities like, brave, strong or wise. We can also think of these qualities like bravery, strength and wisdom independent of any particular person or thing. Examples: - Your sister is a smart girl. - Salma Hayek has a strong personal
  6. Adverbs of place >> They tell us the place where something happens. They answer the question "Where?" >> Adverbs of place mainly modify verbs. ~ Please sit HERE. ~ They looked for the lost wallet EVERYWHERE. ~ Two cars were parked OUTSIDE. >> Common adverbs of place: ~ about, above, anywhere, away, back, backwards/backward, behind, below, down, downstairs, east, elsewhere, far, here, in, indoors, inside, near, nearby, off, on, out, outside, over, there, towards, under up, upstairs, where. >> Common suffixes. (-wards/-ward)
  7. Adverbs of Manner >> They tell us the manner or way in which something happens. They answer the question "How?" >> Adverbs of manners mainly modify verbs. ~ He speaks slowly . ~ They helped us cheerfully . ~ James Bond drives his cars fast . >> We normally use adverbs of manners with dynamic (action) verbs not with stative (state) verbs. ~ He came QUICKLY. (correct) ~ He worked HAPPILY. (correct) ~ It seems strangely. (wrong) ~ She looked beautifully. (wrong)
  8. Antonyms An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word. For example "bad" is an antonym of "good". Antonym Examples: Achieve – Fail Idle – Active Afraid – Confident Ancient – Modern Arrive – Depart Arrogant – Humble Ascend – Descend Attack – Defend Blunt – Sharp Brave – Cowardly Cautious – Careless Complex – Simple Compliment – Insult Crazy – Sane Crooked – Straight Decrease – Increase Demand – Supply Destroy – Create Divide – Unite Drunk – Sober Expand – Contract Freeze - Boil
  9. Grammar Terminology Active Voice: The verb form that indicates that the subject of the sentence is doing the action expressed by the verb. Ø Linda cooked the meal. Adjective: A word that describes or modifies the meaning of a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase. Ø Little boys. / Hot water. / A big car… Adverb: A word that qualifies or describes the meaning of a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. it can tell how, where, when, how often, or to what degree. Ø Softly, now, here, frequently, rapidly, slowly,…. Articles: limi
  10. A Kind Of, Kind Of, Kind To A Kind Of We use a kind of + noun when we talk about a think that resembles another thing. - A smartphone is a kind of computer - This book is a kind of dictionary - A banjo is a kind of guitar Kind Of We use kind of + adjective to mean a vague amount of. - I think the prices in that store are kind of high, don’t you? - The cupcakes here are kind of small - I was kind of worried about her when she didn’t call me Kind To We use kind to when we want to show the object of someone’s kindness. - I’m always kind to
  11. Types of Verbs: Before you begin the verb tense lessons, it is extremely important to understand that NOT all English verbs are the same. English verbs are divided into three groups: Normal Verbs, Non-Continuous Verbs, and Mixed Verbs. Group I: Normal Verbs: Most verbs are "Normal Verbs." These verbs are usually physical actions which you can see somebody doing. These verbs can be used in all tenses. Normal Verbs: to run, to walk, to eat, to fly, to go, to say, to touch, etc. Examples: • I eat dinner every day. • I am eating dinner now. Group II: Non-Continuous Verbs: The second group, c
  12. Linking Words: * Though despite the fact that The baby isn't sleeping, even though it's late. * If in the event or on the condition that something happens We'll go for a walk if the weather is nice. * As if as it would be if He treats her as if she were a princess. * So with the result that He didn't want to go to the party, so we went without him. in order that I stayed there so I could see them. * Both ... And to emphasize that each of two things is true Both Carmen and her husband speak French. * When at what time, the time at which, and then...etc My aunt was only sixteen when she go
  13. Bored to death "I have nothing to do. I'm bored to death." "I hate it when I'm bored to death." "Would you rather be super busy or bored to death?" A: "Hey Seth, what are you doing?" B: "I'm reading a book. What are you doing?" A: "I'm bored to death. Let's do something." B: "Sure. Come over and we can play some games." Other Common Sentences "I'm so bored, I could die." "I'm dying of boredom."
  14. I'm in/at/on Describes an action you are doing. Most commonly, you would use the word 'in' when entering a physical location such as a room or a building. Here are some examples: "I'm in the shower." "I'm in the lobby." "I'm in a car." "I'm in a house." "I'm in a school." Using the word 'at' helps tell someone where you currently are. The difference between 'at' and 'in' is that the physical location is general. Here are some examples: "I'm at the grocery." "I'm at the mall." "I'm at the doctor's office." "I'm at the park." "I'm at the airport." However, in some cases you can use 'at'
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