Conditionals What are conditionals in English grammar? Sometimes we call them 'if clauses'. They describe the result of something that might happen (in the present or future) or might have happened but didn't (in the past) . Download my infographic! There are four kinds of conditionals: The Zero Conditional: (if + present simple, ... present simple) If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.Click here to learn more.The First Conditional: (if + present simple, ... will + infinitive) If it rains tomorrow, we'll go to the cinema.Click here to learn more.The Second Conditional: (if + past simple, ... would + infinitive) If I had a lot of money, I would travel around the world.Click here to learn more.The Third Conditional (if + past perfect, ... would + have + past participle) If I had gone to bed early, I would have caught the train.Click here to learn more. (Notice we can put 'if' at the beginning, or in the middle. Click here for conditional exercises
Modaux : Can, could and be able to Can, could, be able to We use can to say that something is possible or that somebody has the ability to do something. We use can + infinitive (can do / can see etc • We can see the lake from our bedroom window. • Can you speak any foreign languages? • I can come and see you tomorrow if you like. The negative is can't (= cannot): • I'm afraid I can't come to the party on Friday. (Be) able to... is possible instead of can, but can is more usual: • Are you able to speak any foreign languages? But can has only two forms, can (present) and could (past). Compare: • I can't sleep. but I haven't been able to sleep recently, (can has no present perfect) • Tom can come tomorrow, but Tom might be able to come tomorrow, (can has no infinitive) Could and was able to... Sometimes could is the past of can. See/ hear/ smell/ taste/ feel/ remember/ understand • When we went into the house, we could smell burning. • She spoke in a very low voice, but I could understand what she said. • We were completely free.
Tiny Texts | Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish Enseignement de l'anglais/can, could, be able to Un livre de Wikilivres. Can et could sont des modaux, ils ne prennent pas de -s à la troisième personne du singulier, ils ne sont jamais suivis de to, la négation et l'interrogation se fait sans do. Can[modifier | modifier le wikicode] Can : capacité physique et intellectuelle[modifier | modifier le wikicode] On emploie le plus souvent can donner une capacité intellectuelle ou physique actuelle de quelqu'un. Exemples : He can speak French. Can : demande polie informelle[modifier | modifier le wikicode] Exemple : Can you help me ? Can : demande de permission[modifier | modifier le wikicode] Can I eat ? Can't[modifier | modifier le wikicode] Can't est la négation de can. He can't swim. Be able to[modifier | modifier le wikicode] Will be able to[modifier | modifier le wikicode] Can ne s'emploie pas au futur. Tomorrow I will be able to do this. Infinitif, participe présent, participe passé[modifier | modifier le wikicode] Finally, I was able to finish my homework. He couldn't understand.
Le niveau B2 INTERMEDIAIRE en anglais? - Site de testexamenanglais ! Le niveau B2 complète le B1. C'est pourquoi il est important de bien assimiler le B1. Ce test-QUIZ d'anglais de niveau B2 intermédiaire, GRATUIT et INTERACTIF, vous permet de vous autoévaluer. Il est entièrement rédigé en anglais: - les questions, - les réponses aux questions, - le score interactif (chiffres et pourcentage), - les conseils Ce QUIZ d'anglais comprend 40 questions simples. Chaque fois que vous répondez, s'affichent : - la bonne réponse - le score de bonnes réponses en % - le point de grammaire à revoir (à ignorer si la réponse est bonne) A la fin du test le score global, le nombre de bonnes réponses et le pourcentage obtenus, s’affichent ainsi que les points à réviser, les questions posées et les réponses que vous avez données. Allez, je me lance dans le test-quiz d’anglais B2 intermédiaire!
Parler l'anglais / Améliorer sa prononciation anglaise: cours pour débutants Written by Lord Cromer, published in the Spectator of August 9th, 1902 Autre texte sur les difficultés liées à l'apprentissage de la prononciation anglaise Ce petit texte très connu regroupe bien les principales angoisses auxquelles sont confrontées les personnes qui apprennent l'anglais: > comment prononcer les mots? Comment se fait-il par exemple que beard et heard s'écrivent presque de la même façon mais ne se prononcent pas pareil? Apprendre la grammaire et le vocabulaire anglais, c'est compliqué. Cette série de cours sans prétention vise à tout reprendre depuis le début. Pour tous ces cours, nous vous recommandons, si vous avez un micro (pas indispensable pour ces cours, mais recommandé), de télécharger le logiciel gratuit MagnetoJo qui vous permettra de vous enregistrer plus facilement.
Learn English Harry Potter lesson | Skype Lessons These TV show courses were written in order to help my online students learn English. They proved to be a popular and effective resource, and so I have decided to make them available here, on my website. It could be useful for two different types of readers. Comprehension Questions 1) Why did Dumbledore think Harry Potter should live with his Uncle and Aunt in privet Drive? 2) Why was Dudley upset on his birthday? 3) What happened at the zoo? 4) Why does Uncle Vernon like Sundays? 5) What did Hagrid tell Harry when he finds him on his birthday? 6) What equipment did Harry need for school? 7) Where did Harry get his money? 8) What was special about Harry’s wand? 9) What did Hagrid tell Harry about his parents? 10) What did Harry buy on the train? 11) Which places were strictly forbidden to the new students? 12) How were they sorted into different schools? 13) Where had there been an (attempted) robbery? 14) What happened to Neville when he tried to use the broomstick? Vocabulary Nothing, I ___. No!
English mistakes | Skype Lessons Two hundred Common English mistakes are listed below. Can you see where the errors are, and how you should correct them? Please watch the accompanying English lessons in order to check your answers. And lastly, don’t forget to focus on using the correct forms of these very typical English mistakes. English mistakes episode 1 1) He told that / He said me to… 2) I think yes 3) I work here 10 years 4) I’ve done it 10 years ago 5) I feel myself.. 6) I made something bad 7) He was so bad man 8) He’s not very good in 9) I can’t to explain.. 10) He has been in Paris English mistakes episode 2 1) He gave me 20 pounds.I spent them on ice cream 2) On the one side 3) advices / knowledges/ researches 4) The most part of 5) She don’t 6) 6 millions 7) I already have done my homework 8) He’s not so fast as … 9) I’m agree 10) I didn’t went English mistakes episode 3 English mistakes episode 4 English mistakes episode 5 English mistakes episode 6 English mistakes episode 7 English mistakes episode 8
A Visual List of 100 English IDIOMS FOR TIME with Examples Are you looking for something to do to kill time? Well there are plenty of idiom examples here for you to learn! If you practise them regularly, soon you’ll be able to use them on a day to day basis and improve your English! I am a true believer that there is no time like the present. The “Time Idioms” image was created by Kaplan International. 1. The hotel’s service is great, there is always someone available to help you around the clock. 2. It’s a shame his parents don’t understand it from his point of view, they’re really behind the times. 3. If you make the cakes ahead of time, then you’ll be able to focus on the decorations more. 4. Right guys, you’ve worked really hard. 5. It’s been a month of Sundays since I last went to the theatre! 6. I wish you’d stop dwelling on the past, she’s never going to come back. 7. I worked day and night against the clock to get this done on time, and you’re being so ungrateful! 8. I think we should call time on this project. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
50 Popular English Idioms to Sound Like a Native Speaker To understand English as it is spoken in real life, you have to be familiar with idioms. They are used so much in everyday English that it is important to be aware of them. You need to learn what they mean, and how to use them to become an ‘insider’. This blog post will show you some of the most popular English idioms currently in use. 50 Popular English Idioms 1. I’m not getting enough sleep these days. 2. My colleagues were surprised at the Christmas party- I let my freak flag fly and showed them a break dance routine. 3. The party got out of hand and the guests started to throw bottles at each other. 4. I just can’t get my head around the fact that Joe is leaving us. 5. My parents wanted me to give up writing, but I dug in my heels and went on to become a famous writer.My parents wanted me to give up writing, but I stuck to my guns and went on to become a famous writer. 6. I’d been pounding the pavement for months before I found a job in a fast food restaurant. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
English e-books 50 Of The Best Podcasts For High School Students - 50 Of The Best Podcasts For High School Students by Dennis Lee, StudyPug.com This post is the first part to a 3-part series entitled “250 things any high school student must learn”. High school is perhaps one of the biggest turning points of a person’s life. So while you’re all in the stage where you go wonder what you really want to be like in the years to come, why not try listening to Podcasts to give yourself some insights about life. So here’s a collection of 50 Podcasts that any high school student should listen to, categorized into the four general topics would help you focus on what you might choose to become in the years to come. Academic Related Podcasts Not everyone can be a History Buff, a Grammar Nazi, a Science Geek, or a Poetry enthusiast, but a person could try listening to one of these podcasts to have a bit more of new things learned from among every classes like Science, Math, English, History and Literature. General and Special Interest Podcasts Entrepreneurship
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