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Grammar Review - Future Tense: Will/Will Be

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Fill in the blanks with the words in brackets, paying attention to the particular tense. Write your answers in the comments area. You can read the answers by clicking on the link below the questions.

1. A. Will ___ be home this afternoon? (Judy)
B. Yes, ___ will. ___. (ironing)

2. A. Will ___ be home this evening? (Nick)
B. Yes, ___. ___. (mopping the floor)

3. A. Will ___ be home this evening? (Iris)
B. Yes, ___. ___. (sewing)

Do/don't/does/doesn't

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What can you remember about the verb 'to do' in the present tense? Here's a review exercise to test your knowledge. Take your time and read each sentence carefully. This little word is all over the English language, so it's important to get it right!

Do and does are similar to modal verbs. They are used to make questions and statements when there is no other auxilary. "Do you want some?"

Learn Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Today's Intermediate level lesson is by Ian who teaches at our English school in Cape Town. When we want to describe the quantity of something (how many things there are), we use certain quantifiers depending on whether the object being describe is a countable noun or an uncountable noun.

We use quantifiers when we don't need to give the exact amount.

Does, is or has

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The verbs do, be and have are often confused by beginning learners of English. This exercise explores some of the ways that we can use these verbs for the 3rd Person Singular. For example:

"He is a teacher, he has a friendly smile."

'The' and 'A': Using Articles

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This lesson tests your knowledge of the definite and indefinite articles as well as your food vocabulary! Read through the questions below and decide whether to put 'a, an or the' in the gap. Then let us know your answers to the questions. I've written my answers to give you some ideas and some extra reading practice!

Lesson by Caroline

Quantity nouns: a pair of, a tube of, a slice of

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Quantity nouns are the particular sets of words, such as phrases or terms, that you use to tell the quantities of certain things

Example: "Do you want a bottle of water?"

Of course, some quantity nouns have precise definitions and can only be used to tell the quantities of certain countable and uncountable nouns. Some of the special exceptions are:

Asking the right questions in every situation

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In everyday business and social situations, it is necessary to ask and answer questions.  When participating in a conversation we need to know what information is being discussed in order to ask appropriate questions using the correct 'question words' and to provide correctly structured responses.

Present Continuous Review

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Here's a quick review of the present continuous, with a quiz to see how well you remember the rules. We use the present continuous:

To talk about actions happening in that exact moment.
To talk about fixed plans in the near future.
To talk about temporary actions.
To talk about longer actions happening around the moment of speaking.
To talk about trends.
To talk about repeated actions that annoy us.

Reported Speech – Intermediate Level

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When you use reported speech, it's not necessary to change the tense of verbs if the event or situation you are reporting is still true, but a past form must be used when there’s a difference between what was reported and what is true now. Remember that there’s no difference between reported and direct speech.

Direct: Will said, "South Africa is hotter than England."

If - Using the First Conditional

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"If it is sunny, we will go camping."

The first conditional...