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I’ve been marking and revising lots of writing papers this week, and I’ve found some common mistakes that we have to solve immediately. We are going to revise all these issues in class, but as it is a widespread problem, we have to start working on it as soon as possible.

USE OF ARTICLES, A, AN, THE

To read a simple explanation, check this site.

To do some online activities, click here.

INDIRECT QUESTIONS

You can read here an explanation and some questions.

Click here and here for further practice.

OTHER MISTAKES

We “make mistakes“, we never commit them. This is a collocation, in this case “commit” can be seen as a false friend.

We write communication, another typical mistake for Spanish learners.


I have to admit that this is one of the grammar topics that caused me more distress when studying English. That’s is why I’ve tried to prepare a presentation that can be understood and followed by all my students.

Apart from the presentation, I would also like to leave you some links where you can do online activities to review the topic.

Finally, I hope you enjoy watching the presentation. If you have further questions, just leave them in the comments section.


I have to admit that this is one of the grammar topics that caused me more distress when studying English. That’s is why I’ve tried to prepare a presentation that can be understood and followed by all my students.

Apart from the presentation, I would also like to leave you some links where you can do online activities to review the topic.

Finally, I hope you enjoy watching the presentation. If you have further questions, just leave them in the comments section.


Modal verbs express different meanings: obligation, ability, permission, etc. But the uses we are going to deal with in this post are possibility and probability. Continue reading


I love grammar: reading about it, studying, doing grammar activities. I must be a bit weird, but that’s me. As I know that not all of you like it, I’ve prepared this post, expecting that you like it. Here you are a quick review of the Future Tenses we’ve seen in class. I hope this helps you use these tenses correctly.

Besides, you can practice the use of this tenses doing these online activities. In the blog English as a Second Language you have a gap-fill activity. In the BBC site, you can also do some practice. Finally, you could also visit English-hilfen.de and do some more activities, where all future tenses are combined.

Before finishing, I would like to know if you’ve found the information given in the slides useful and your opinion about the online activities. See you!


Narrative tenses are those tenses we talk to about the past, i. e., Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect simple and Past Perfect Continuous.

If you want to know how and when you can use them, just check the presentation below.


Hello, everybody! I’ve been correcting your informal emails and I’ve noticed that you make many mistakes with “tell” and “say”. Surfing the net, I’ve found an interesting article that might help you. It explains when you can or have to use one or the other. The article can be found in the site EnglishClub.com, where you can find many other articles, activities, etc.

200words-a-day.com

Please read it carefully if you want to improve your skills.

From now on you are not allowed to make more mistakes when using these verbs.



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