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Auxiliary Verbs

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Auxiliary verbs are the verbs which help the main verb and give extra meaning to it. For example:

"I have studied English for three years."

The auxiliary verb have changes the tense of the sentence to present perfect, so we know the activity is ongoing.

"I studied English for three years."

Music Lesson: My Way

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Business English - Confused in the workplace

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There are some words related to work that can be very confusing, as they sound similar but have very different meanings. For example:

Employer- the person who employs people (the boss).
Employee- the person who works for the employer.

Danny's Advanced Level Reading Practice - becoming a parent

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Last month, my son Jake celebrated his third birthday so we threw him a small party at home with around eight of his friends. This, incidentally, is not something that I would recommend to anyone who likes their house the way it is, particularly if ‘the way it is’ includes things that break easily, or things that don’t break easily but that can somehow be broken if you try hard enough, or things that are absolutely impossible to break but that can be stained, swallowed or used to break something else.

Idiom of the day: Stand in the way of someone / something

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2010 World Cup - Who will win?

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Unless you've been living on the moon for the last few months, you'll know that the Fifa World Cup kicks-off today in South Africa.

Travel Tips

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Many of our students learn English for travel purposes, so here's an article that can help you build your vocabulary while also giving you some interesting tips about staying safe during your travels. Copy and paste, or write, the words from the list into the correct gaps.

Look Phrasal Verbs

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A few weeks ago we looked at 'Get' phrasal verbs, now lets take a look at some of the ones that use the verb ‘look’. Remember, phrasal verbs can take a long time to get used to, just practise practise practise and try to use them in your day to day conversations.

Today's lesson is by Caroline
 

Past Simple or Past Perfect?

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These two tenses are both used to talk about things that happened in the past. However we use past perfect to talk about something that happened before another action in the past, which is usually expressed by the past simple.

For example:

"I had already eaten my dinner when he called."
In other words, First I ate my dinner, then he called.
The past perfect is often used with already, yet, just and even.

Music Lesson: Glee - Don't stop believing

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