Metaphors: Language That Bites Back!

What is a metaphor? A metaphor, put simply, can be defined as a phrase which says one thing but has a different, more emphatic meaning. Where does the word originate from? Metaphor derives from the Greek word Metapherin, translated as Transfer. Hence, it makes sense that the meanings within metaphor … Read more

Phrasal Verbs With ‘Go’

GO OVER– to re-examine or review Harrison spent the first 45 minutes of class going over yesterday’s homework. GO DOWN– to worsen in quality or stop working After experiencing a number of technical errors, the company’s network finally went down. GO FOR– to sell for a c … Read more

Grammar Lesson: Future Continuous

What will you be doing this time next year? Where will you be studying? We use the Future Continous to express an action or something that will be happening at a precise moment in the future. While certain sentences in the Future Continuous are relatively accurate, others might be wild predictions. … Read more

Verbs with Prepositions

Whatever your level, prepositions are extremely important when learning English. Did you know that ‘of’, ‘to’, ‘on’ and ‘in’ are some of the most widely used words in English? Probably not! Most verbs preceding a preposition are followed by a noun. Thi … Read more

Grammar Lesson: Future Simple

There are two grammatical forms to express the Future Simple when using English: Will and Be + going to. Despite their similar nature, each of these forms can be used to express different meanings or intentions. Will used to express a promise. More often than not, we make promises. Whether we keep t … Read more

Noun Bank

Nouns are everywhere. No matter how hard you try to avoid them, they are simply inescapable! Today, we’re going to look more closely at some of the different types of nouns and their particular function. Common Nouns: Common Nouns often refer to ‘general items’, ‘types of peo … Read more