Category Archives: New English File

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

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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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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Journey, travel and trip

Do you know the difference among these words? Travel is used to mean the general activity of moving from one place to another. Common mistake: My travel to France this summer was great Journey refers to travelling a long distance, … Continue reading

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Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Past Simple and Present Perfect are easily confused by Spanish students. Find below some help: * Certain time in the past or just / already / yet? Do you want to express that an action happened at a certain time … Continue reading

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