Author Archives: Sara Vergel

Permission and requests

The modal verbs can, could and may have several meanings and functions. Today I’m going to show you how you can use these modals to express permission and requests. Asking for, Giving and Refusing Permission with Can/Could If someone is … Continue reading

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Should is a modal verb. We use should mainly to give advice or make recommendations Structure of Should: The main verb is always the bare infinitive (infinitive without “to”). subject auxiliary verb main verb + He should go. – He … Continue reading

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Comparatives and superlatives

We use Comparatives and Superlatives to compare two or more nouns. The formation of the comparative and superlative depends on the number of syllables in the adjective: One-syllable Adjectives To form the comparative, we add -er to the end of … Continue reading

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Articles: the, a/an, 0

English has two articles:  the and a/an.  The is used to refer to specific or particular nouns; a/an is used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns.  We call the the definite article and a/an the indefinite article. the = definite article a/an … Continue reading

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Going to the doctor’s

Going to the doctor while being abroad can be scary, especially if you do not know what to expect. Sometimes it is hard to describe your symptoms. Sometimes it may be hard to understand what the doctor is telling you. … Continue reading

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Writing a recipe

The following vocabulary words are common English verbs found in recipes: add               bake                barbecue              beat                    blend             boil broil             brown              chop                      combine            cook               cube cut                dice                   drain                    fold in               fry                  grate knead          marinate          mince                    peel                    puree             refrigerate roast            sauté                sear                       separate             serve              slice simmer       strain               toast                      toss                      whip In addition to important … Continue reading

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Asking for/ giving directions

PLACES IN A CITY In a city, there are a lot of different shops, check them here and try some vocabulary exercises: Exercise 1 Exercise 2 , Exercise 3, Exercise 4 GIVING DIRECTIONS First of all, let’s revise the prepositions … Continue reading

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