There are several ways of expressing future time in English. These sentences refer to plans, intentions or arrangements in the future.
The weather is getting hotter so I'm going to spend the summer by the sea.
I’m going to + verb in infinitive – is a prediction based on a present situation/evidence.
I'm visiting Malta this summer.
I'm visiting (present continuous) – is a fixed arrangement in the future.
Look at the comparative and superlative forms in these sentences.
John Frampton is a successful young businessman but if you saw him you wouldn't realise. He always wears an old leather jacket, faded blue jeans and a pair of tan cowboy boots. He drives a black and white Mini to work. John lives in a house just outside Cambridge. It's pretty and small but John would never move. The reason for this is the wine cellar under the house. It's where John keeps his wine collection. That is his passion; Italian wines.
Richard is an actor. This is what he said about his profession:
Here are the most common uses for the present tenses:
For timetables: The train leaves at 6:30. And for unchanging situations: It never snows in Malta.
Idioms, idiomatic expressions and euphemisms have one thing in common: their meaning is figurative, so it cannot be interpreted or understood literally.
We have chosen some popular idioms and euphemisms for you to use:
A walk in the park – something easy or pleasant (unchallenging)
Beat around the bush – to avoid answering a question by wasting time talking about something else.
When talking about direction, there are several prepositional phrases you could use:
Let’s start off with two examples:
Sally ran out of the bar and jumped right onto her bike.
Walk past the school, down the road and through the park.
Some of us can’t live without the first meal of the day, others would much rather do without it. Then there are others who believe skipping it can contribute to weight gain!
If you want to say that something belongs to somebody or something, you would:
1. Add an ‘s to a singular noun and
2. An apostrophe (‘) to a plural noun ending with an ‘s.’
The girl’s doll (one girl)
The girls’ doll (two or more girls)
It’s the 22nd day of April. It’s Earth Day!
Earth Day was born in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. It is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.
Events are held to show support for the protection of our natural environment, as well as inspire awareness and appreciation.
In honour of this important day, here is a set of words and phrases related to the environment and the problems it is facing: