Sam Smith has pretty much swept the board at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
The 22-year-old British soul singer was the big winnner at the 57th ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
He crowned his breakthrough year by winning four awards, from the six he was nominated for, including best new artist and record of the year.
Greek is the adjective form for the country Greece.
It's (all) Greek to me is used to describe something that is very confusing or not understandable.
I've tried reading the instructions but it's all Greek to me.
Dutch is the adjective for the Netherlands, also known as Holland.
Today we look at some nouns, how they change into verbs and examples of use. English learners often confuse the noun form for the verb form when speaking, let's see if we can fix that problem for these words!
Advice (noun): My grandmother gave me some good advice.
Advise (verb): I advise you to travel abroad while you can.
As a main verb “to have” implies the meaning of possession.
What's the difference between is and has in this sentence:
Sophia is an English teacher, she has brown eyes.
Is is used to say something about a person, thing, or state, to show a permanent or temporary quality, state, job, etc:
Subject pronouns are used when the pronoun is the subject of the sentence.
Singular Subject Pronouns
I - I bought a new bike.
You - You told me you would be busy.
He - James is intelligent and he is funny.
She - She wears a uniform to school.
It - The dog is big but it is friendly.
Twelve months ago, Apple reported low iPhone sales that seemed to confirm long-term worries that the company's best days were over. Industry analysts thought Apple were struggling to maintain the high levels of success previously set by founder Steve Jobs.
Doubts over the ability of Tim Cook, who took over as current CEO six weeks before Jobs passed away, have been banished with the company's latest sales figures.
What do you think is the best response to each question?
1) What did John say?
a) He said he would call you tonight.
b) He saying he would call you tonight.
c) He calling you tonight he said.
The correct answer is a) 'He said he would call you tonight' because it is the correct use of reported speech.
2) Have you seen Belinda?
a) I haven't seen her since 3 days.
b) I haven't seen her for 3 days.
c) I seen her 3 days ago.
The confusion between amount and number is common but can be easily overcome. They are not interchangable - their use relates to countable and uncountable nouns.
Use amount is with uncountable nouns and abstract nouns:
amount of time
amount of snow
amount of noise
amount of love (abstract noun)
amount of pride (abstract noun)
Can you raed tihs sntecene?
Can you read this sentence?
Smoe of the lteters hvae been mxeid up.
Some of the letters have been mixed up.
Raed touhrgh the flolnowig sncteeens and ulcrmnabse the key wdros.
Read through the following sentences and unscramble the key words.
Tpye the crcroet seilpnlg in the bexos.
Type the correct spelling in the boxes.
All the wodrs are rteaeld to bdeomros.
Do you smoke?
Did you know the UK government are trying to pass a law banning branding on packs of cigarettes.
If they are successful tobacco manufactuers will be forced to sell their cigarettes in plain packets.
The motivation behind this decision is to make smoking less appealing to people, especially children.
A similar law was passed in Australia in 2012 that has resulted in a fall in smoking rates from 15.1% to 12.8% for people aged 14.