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Relative Clauses (Identifying & Non-Identifying): Explicación Sencilla

This entry is part 81 of 82 in the series B1 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 81 of 82 in the series B1 – PRE-INTERMEDIATE OK! The first thing to do is explain the difference between Identifying (or ‘Defining’) and Non-identifying (or ‘non-defining’) relative clauses: What is a koala? A koala is an animal that lives in Australia. What is a cardiologist? A cardiologist is a doctor…

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The Passive / La Voz Pasiva (Videotutorial)

This entry is part 78 of 82 in the series B1 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 78 of 82 in the series B1 – PRE-INTERMEDIATE The Passive / La Pasiva Hola! En este tema vamos a aprender como y cuando se usa la voz pasiva. Recuerda que hay 4 pasos a seguir en esta página: 1. El primer paso es abrir el pdf para ver o imprimir:…

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Common mistakes: Their, they’re, there, its, it’s, your, you’re.

This entry is part 35 of 37 in the series A1- BEGINNERS

This entry is part 35 of 37 in the series A1- BEGINNERSThese are very common errors in written English. Even native English speakers make these mistakes because they have the same pronunciation. This is not an excuse: They are unforgiveable! Let’s have a look: They’re = THEY ARE my cousins.    (VERB ‘TO BE’) Their =…

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Punctuation: Colons, Semi-colons and Dashes.

This entry is part 63 of 68 in the series B2 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 63 of 68 in the series B2 – UPPER-INTERMEDIATE COLON =   : SEMI-COLON =   ; DASH =     –   Examples. The police finally discovered the murderer: Jim the gardener. The police finally discovered the murderer; Jim the gardener was arrested. The murderer – Jim the gardener – was discovered by the…

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100 First Certificate Transformation Sentences

This entry is part 61 of 68 in the series B2 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 61 of 68 in the series B2 – UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Transformation sentences are one of the most difficult exercises in the Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE), Use of English Paper. You have to change the sentence using 3, 4 or 5 words, one of which must be the word given in…

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Preliminary English Test: Reading Part 2

This entry is part 71 of 82 in the series B1 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 71 of 82 in the series B1 – PRE-INTERMEDIATE These people all want to attend a course. Read the descriptions of eight courses. Decide which course would be the most suitable for each person. For Questions 1-5, select the best course. The answers and explanations are below. You should not take…

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DESCARGA GRATIS Libro de Lectura! (Pre-Intermediate)

This entry is part 70 of 82 in the series B1 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 70 of 82 in the series B1 – PRE-INTERMEDIATE Este es un libro para los que quieren mejorar su Inglés. Hay dos cosas que, como autor, he tenido claro desde el principio: (1) Usar un Inglés cotidiano. Es decir, el Inglés que se oye en el día a día. Los libros…

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Linkers and Connectors

This entry is part 69 of 82 in the series B1 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 69 of 82 in the series B1 – PRE-INTERMEDIATELinkers and Connectors     What’s more, / Moreover*, / Besides,   = Además In spite of + noun / Despite + …ing     = A pesar de Although / Even though                      …

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First Certificate Writing Exam: Practice

This entry is part 1 of 68 in the series B2 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 1 of 68 in the series B2 – UPPER-INTERMEDIATEComo puedo aprobar el examen de Writing del Cambridge First Certificate? Como preparo? Lee estos consejos para saber que tienes que hacer. Advice to pass the Cambridge First Certificate Writing Exam – What to do, and how to prepare. First Certificate: Question 1 Read…

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Cambridge PET Writing Part 1

This entry is part 68 of 82 in the series B1 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 68 of 82 in the series B1 – PRE-INTERMEDIATE Here are some sentences about a holiday on a canal boat. For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first. Use no more than three words. You can check your answers below.   8 MINUTE TIMER:…

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Mobile English

This entry is part 50 of 55 in the series A2 - ELEMENTARY

This entry is part 50 of 55 in the series A2 – ELEMENTARY Read these out loud – what do they mean?   1. RU Ricky AKA The Kid Y? YR GF H8 ME. Can we talk? Listen. GTG. Better 121 NP. When? CYT. GR8. BTW… ? ILU EM? JK OMG LOL. SC B4N  …

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Advanced Reading/Use of English Part 2

This entry is part 60 of 72 in the series C1/2 - ADVANCED+

This entry is part 60 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ This gap-fill exercise is also a very good example of an Argumentative Composition. For questions 1 – 10, read the text below and think of the word that best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.  In the exam…

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Song: ‘FEAR’

This entry is part 54 of 82 in the series B1 - PRE-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 54 of 82 in the series B1 – PRE-INTERMEDIATE ARE YOU A TEACHER? DOWNLOAD THE SONGSHEET AND WRITING ACTIVITY HERE! This wonderful song by the singer of legendary Manchester band ‘The Stone Roses’ impresses with its lyrics. The whole song is a play on the word FEAR. Each line finds a…

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7 Techniques for Better Writing

This entry is part 45 of 68 in the series B2 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

This entry is part 45 of 68 in the series B2 – UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Writing is not just about producing a text without mistakes. It is about showing the reader (or examiner) your capacity to use a variety of structures, vocabulary and grammar. If you are not native, some mistakes are inevitable. You have to compensate by…

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