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Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs
Phrasal verbs are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. (The more formal a conversation or text, the less phrasal verbs are found.) Phrasal verbs consist of a verb plus a particle (preposition, adverb). The particle can change the meaning of the verb completely, e.g.: look up – consult a reference book (look a word up in a dictionary) look for – seek (look for her ring) look forward – anticipate with pleasure (look forward to meeting someone) There are no rules that might explain how phrasal verbs are formed correctly - all you can do is look them up in a good dictionary and study their meanings. Frequently Used Phrasal Verbs with: break, bring, call, carry, come, do, fall, get, go, keep, look, make, put, run, set, take, turn Position of the Particle The particle is placed either after the verb or after the object. Example: Write down the word. / Write the word down. If the object is a pronoun, however, the particle has to be placed after the pronoun (object). Write it down.

English Prepositions Exercises on Prepositions Prepositions are short words (on, in, to) that usually stand in front of nouns (sometimes also in front of gerund verbs). Even advanced learners of English find prepositions difficult, as a 1:1 translation is usually not possible. One preposition in your native language might have several translations depending on the situation. There are hardly any rules as to when to use which preposition. The following table contains rules for some of the most frequently used prepositions in English: Prepositions – Time Prepositions – Place (Position and Direction) Other important Prepositions Exercises on Prepositions

Verbs with two objects Three days ago we were talking about presents with my students and I could hear that they were using the verbs buy,give, get etc. in a way that everyone would understand them but which was wrong. So, I created the following presentation and several exercises. What surprised me was that even after my presentation the students protested that some other forms (the ones they used) were correct too. But it is not true. Verbs with two objects – mind map I am really proud of this mind map. Verbs with two objects – games Once you have mastered the three possible patterns it is time to use them. Verbs with two subjects En Garde game. The second game is quite quick. Verbs with two objects – Teacher invaders Verbs with two objects – for teachers I have realised that this site is frequently visited by teachers. Verbs with two objects The other file contains the mind map in a pdf file. Verbs with two objects Follow us

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25 maps that explain the English language English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It’s spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today. The origins of English 1) Where English comes from English, like more than 400 other languages, is part of the Indo-European language family, sharing common roots not just with German and French but with Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, and Persian. 2) Where Indo-European languages are spoken in Europe today Saying that English is Indo-European, though, doesn’t really narrow it down much. 3) The Anglo-Saxon migration 4) The Danelaw The next source of English was Old Norse. 5)The Norman Conquest 6) The Great Vowel Shift The spread of English Credits

Improve Your Pronunciation One of the most important aspects of learning English is pronunciation. Without clear pronunciation, it is difficult to make yourself understood. However, you might be surprised by the following statement: Pronouncing every word correctly leads to poor pronunciation! Good pronunciation comes from stressing the right words - this is because English is a time-stressed language. Difficulty: Hard Time Required: Varies Here's How: Learn the following rules concerning pronunciation. Tips: Remember that non-stressed words and syllables are often 'swallowed' in English.

English verb understand conjugated in all tenses. Conjugate another English verb Nominal Forms Infinitive: to understand Participle: understood Gerund: understanding Indicative Present I understandyou understandhe understandswe understandyou understandthey understand Perfect I have understoodyou have understoodhe has understoodwe have understoodyou have understoodthey have understood Past I understoodyou understoodhe understoodwe understoodyou understoodthey understood Pluperfect I had understoodyou had understoodhe had understoodwe had understoodyou had understoodthey had understood Future I will understandyou will understandhe will understandwe will understandyou will understandthey will understand Future perfect I will have understoodyou will have understoodhe will have understoodwe will have understoodyou will have understoodthey will have understood Subjunctive I understandyou understandhe understandwe understandyou understandthey understand Imperfect Conditional Imperative you understand we Let´s understandyou understand

How to Improve Your English Pronunciation by Liliya Pavlova It's often found that people struggle to hold up a conversation for too long because they are not able to pronounce words correctly. Many people find it hard to get a job because they are not able to communicate well enough. No matter how talented and skilful you are, if the person you are talking to cannot understand what you are saying, you will not be able to succeed. This is why you should improve your English pronunciation. There are several resources you can use to improve your English pronunciation. Listen to others Probably the easiest way to learn how to pronounce words correctly is to expose yourself to native-speakers. Practice as much as you can As they say, practice makes a man perfect; you should practice the language as much as you can. Don't give up For non-native speakers, learning English is not an easy job especially if your pronunciation is not up to the mark. Read out loud Grab some magazines or books and read out loudly. Be patient

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Linking words Home » English Grammar » Linking words help you to connect ideas and sentences when you speak or write English. We can use linking words to give examples, add information, summarise, sequence information, give a reason or result, or to contrast ideas. Here's a list of the most common linking words and phrases: Giving examples For exampleFor instanceNamely The most common way to give examples is by using for example or for instance. Namely refers to something by name." Adding information AndIn additionAs well asAlsoTooFurthermoreMoreoverApart fromIn addition toBesides Ideas are often linked by and. "We discussed training, education and the budget." You can use also with not only to give emphasis." We don't usually start a sentence with also. As well as can be used at the beginning or the middle of a sentence." Too goes either at the end of the sentence, or after the subject and means as well." Apart from and besides are often used to mean as well as, or in addition to." Summarising Sequencing ideas

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