Gerunds can often be modified with possessive forms such as his, her, its, your, their, our, John's, Mary's, the machine's, etc. This makes it clearer who or what is performing the action. I enjoyed their singing.
I went to London for the day last Friday with a group of students and created this crossword for them to do on the train. We had a great day, starting with a trip on the London Eye (highly recommended),...
Linking words in English are words that are used to combine or link sentences, two statements presenting contrast, comparison, condition, supposition, purpose, etc. Here are some examples of some linking words.
The structures be used to and get used to are used to talk about being accustomed to something or getting accustomed to something. Get used to talks about the process. Be used to talks about the result.
For, during and while are used in time expressions. For For is a time expression followed by a length of time – for an hour. Examples with for: I have been waiting for an hour. Sarah is going to Spain for ten days.
Stress is part of everyday life and can be beneficial. But high levels over a long period can be seriously bad for our health.
The following test has been created with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for National Stress Awareness Day. It has been designed to help you spot symptoms of stress and find out how well you are coping with the pressure of everyday life.
With Halloween just a week away, I thought I'd post this crossword early rather than waiting for the actual day. As usual, you can download a PDF version, or access an interactive web version (the one below doesn't work on some mobile devices).
Here is an explanation of the uses of so and such: So is used before an adjective or an adverb: so big – so beautifully designed Such is followed by a or an and is used before an adjective + a singular noun: such a long time – such an incredible story...
There is often some confusion between the usage of 'like' and 'as'. Like 'Like' is used before a noun or pronoun to say that two things are similar; they behave or work in the same way: He works like a slave.
Students should see the questions / answers "board" projected on an interactive whiteboard (if so they can come out and "touch" the numbers to play) or on a screen. Students could also play it on tablets if available.