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Adjective or Adverb?

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What can you remember about the difference between adjectives and adverbs? Here's a quick reminder:

An adjective describes a noun or pronoun: "That boy is so loud!"

An adverb describes a verb or anything apart from a noun and pronoun: "That boy speaks so loudly!"

Culture Lesson: Colombia - Find the mistakes

Average: 3.8 (32 votes)

Today's English lesson looks at sentence structure. There is a grammar mistake in each of the eight sentences below. Can you find them all? Write the correct sentences in the comments area.

In the past year I've spent quite a lot of time in this country and with my daughter being half Colombian, I imagine I'll be spending a lot more!

Future Continuous Tense with 'Will'

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In English there are many different ways to talk about the future. What can you remember about the future continuous tense with will? Here are ten sentences to see if you can remember how to form this tense. When you have completed the exercise, see if you can explain for other learners when and why we use this tense. Good luck!

Subject + will + be + base verb + ing

"I will be sleeping at midnight."

Find the Mistakes

Average: 4.3 (35 votes)

Today's lesson tests your knowledge of English grammar and your general knowledge.

People in the UK this year celebrated 60 years of the reign of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. But how much do you know about the Queen?

Task 1 - There is one mistake in each of these eight sentences. Can you find the eight mistakes?

Task 2 - Are the sentences true or false?

Should / Had Better

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Should is a modal verb that has more than one meaning. The obvious meaning is that we use to give advice (eg. You should quit smoking), but it could also mean that you expect something to happen in the future

eg. John called and told me he's on his way. He should be here soon.

The past tense of should is should have + past participle.

In The News: Wayne Rooney

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Adverbs of Quantity

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Countable Nouns

Countable nouns are things which can be counted. That means that when there is more than one of them, you need to add 's'. Also, when a countable noun is singular an article (a/an/the) is often used with it.
e.g. There are too many factories.

Reported Speech for Beginners

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A - Practice changing these sentences from Direct to Reported Speech. You do not need to change the verb tense.

E.g. Nancy: The world is beautiful.

Nancy says (that) the world is beautiful.

1. Bobby: Jacob has a lot of friends.

2. Diane: It's time to get ready.

3. Mike: The weather is great today.

4. Drew: Most people are friendly.

5. Stacy: It a beautiful day.

Will and Going To

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When talking about the future, we can use will..., going to...or the Present Continuous.

Use will to talk facts or things that we believe are true.
"I'm sure you will love learning English in Malta. It's a great place."

Going to is used with predictions.

Passives for Pre-Intermediate

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Passive sentences are used to focus on the object, or when the agent is unknown. The object of the active verb is the subject of the passive verb. Compare:

Active: The boy broke the cup.
Passive: The cup was broken (by the boy).

In passives, the subject does not perform the action in the sentence - the action is performed on it.