Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Problems with the English tenses?

Problems with the English tenses? Have a look at the time line, it might help you understand when to use which tense. As there is a similarity between past, present and future tenses, there are just a few rules to keep in mind.
If you know how to use the present progressive correctly to express present actions, you will as well be able to use the past progressive correctly to express past actions.
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Tenses

Legend

Tenses
moment in time
  • action that takes place once, never or several times
  • actions that happen one after another
  • actions that suddenly take place
Tenses
period of time
  • action that started before a certain moment and lasts beyond that moment
  • actions taking place at the same time
Tenses
Result
  • action taking place before a certain moment in time
  • puts emphasis on the result
Tenses
Course / Duration
  • action taking place before a certain moment in time
  • puts emphasis on the course or duration of the action

Sunday, 22 March 2015

World Water Day


World Water Day takes place every year on March 22nd. How much do you know about the water you drink and use every day? Watch this video and learn about the world water crisis.

If you want to check your understanding enter the British Council Learning Teens webpage

Monday, 16 March 2015

Funny Anagrams

Funny Anagrams - List of Examples

Enjoy our funny anagrams with a list of examples that are sure to impress. An anagram is a word, name or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another, using each original letter only once.
The best anagrams manage to link the new word, name or phrase to the original one in some way, such as when ‘listen’ becomes ‘silent’ or ‘Elvis’ becomes ‘lives’. Read on and check out how many you could do from this list:
  • A gentleman = Elegant man
  • Debit card = Bad credit
  • Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one
  • Hot water = Worth tea
  • Vacation time = I am not active
  • Conversation =
  • The eyes =
  • Schoolmaster = 
  • The country side = 
  • The Detectives = 
  • Mummy = 
  • Dormitory = 
  • A decimal point = 
  • Clint Eastwood = 
  • Astronomers = 
Give your answers on the comments box.

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