Tips for improving your written and oral english

In this category you will find useful content to take into account in written and oral situations

7 nov

Allow, Permit & Let


¿Conoces la diferencia entre estos tres verbos "allow", "permit" y "let" ? Ahora mismo la explicamos.   Allow, permit y let son verbos con un significado realmente parecido: dar permiso o hacer posible que alguien lleve algo a cabo. No obstante, permit es más formal que allow y allow es más formal que let. Entramos en un juego de diferenciar entre lo formal y lo informal. - The University has established a new Committee to permit more formal discussion about how scholarships should be provid...

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Modal Verbs 11 may

Modal Verbs


Modals are different from normal verbs: 1: They don't use an 's' for the third person singular.2: They make questions by inversion ('she can go' becomes 'can she go?').3: They are followed directly by the infinitive of another verb (without 'to'). Probability:First, they can be used when we want to say how sure we are that something happened / is happening / will happen. We often call these 'modals of deduction' or 'speculation' or 'certainty' or 'probability'. For example: It's snowing, so ...

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Verb distinction MEET & KNOW 18 abr

Verb distinction MEET & KNOW


MEET   Meet is talk to somebody for the first time or by chance. - They met Peter during their holidays - I would like to meet him! Meet is to arrange to be at a particular place at a specific time. - Let's meet for dinner after our exams - The Reading Club members meet on Saturdays   KNOW   Know is to have a relationship with someone after having been with this person for some time. - I have known Rick ever since we were at school. - I know Alison and Daniel, they live in Boston.

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Phrasal Verbs with LOOK 4 abr

Phrasal Verbs with LOOK


Phrasal Verbs with Look that can be useful for enriching your vocabulary. 1. Look after To take care of someone or something I need to find someone who can look after my dogs this weekend while I’m on holiday. 2. Look ahead To think about and plan the future Let’s look ahead to next month’s projected sales figures. 3. Look around/round Visit a place and see what is there Do you want to have a look around/round town this afternoon? 4. Look at To consider or examine something, usually b...

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Notice the differences between Advice and Advise ! 17 mar

Notice the differences between Advice and Advise !


ADVICE Advice is a noun. It talks about something someone tells you to do, because they think it is the best course of action. When we have a problem, and we don't know what to do, we ask someone for their advice. We ask them what they think is best for us to do Let's look at some examples of the word advice. Examples: - You should talk to Laura. She always gives excellent advice and she always knows what to do.  - If you need some advice about which courses to take, you can talk to the pr...

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Salary & Wage 16 mar

Salary & Wage


Do you know the differences between salary and wages? They may be really similar, but actually they have some differences that need to be noticed - In general terms, a salary means a fixed pay that an individual draws for the work done by him on an annual basis.  - In contrast, a wage has the meaning of a variable pay that an individual draws on the basis of hours spent in completing the certain amount of work.   I hope that these distinctions will be helpful to you :)

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