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Phrasal Verbs with ‘go’

Phrasal verbs, or multi-word verbs, are verbs that are combined with one or two particles (a preposition or adverb), for example, ‘up’ or ‘down’, to make verbs with new meanings. Visit the BBC for more info on Phrasal Verbs. These new meanings are usually non-literal. For example, to pick means to select or choose (she picked him for her team), but to pick on someone means to … Read more…

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Indirect Questions

Indirect questions There are two main ways of asking questions – directly and indirectly. Both have the same meaning but we use indirect questions when we want to be more polite, more formal or less confrontational. We can ask a direct question – Where is Brighton Pier? Or to be more formal or polite, we can ask an indirect question – I wonder if you could tell me where Brighton Pier is? … Read more…

Environmental vocabulary

Water Vocabulary

Water is one of the most important substances on earth. All plants and animals must have water to survive. … Apart from drinking it to survive, people have many other uses for water. Learn new words below to help you understand more about water and practice new words with your skypeclass Teacher Philip. The National Geographic has a great article about our use of water. Water … Read more…

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Can or Could

Can Could – We use can, could and may to ask for permission. We use can and may, but not could, to give permission. May is less common: Compare. asking for permission. formal/polite? giving permission. formal/polite? Can I ask you a question? informal. Yes, you can. Yes, you may. Yes, you could. informal. Could I use your phone? Practice can or could with … Read more…

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English Tenses

English Tenses English Tenses -The tense of a verb tells you when a person did something or when something existed or happened. In English, there are three main tenses: the present, the past, and the future. You can practice the following tenses with your skypeclass Teacher. The present The present tense (e.g. I am, she works, we swim, they believe) is also called the present simple or simple present. It’s … Read more…