So, neither + auxiliary/modal verbs

In English there are different ways of saying that you have something in common with somebody. We use me too to tell someone that you are in a similar situation. We use it to respond to positive statements. We use me neither to tell someone that you are also in a similar situation. We useContinue reading “So, neither + auxiliary/modal verbs”

6 Uses of Auxiliary and Modal Verbs

Auxiliary verbs are special words that help the main verb. Modal verbs are special words that help the main verb show possibility, intent, ability, or necessity. You have learned that both, auxiliary and modal verbs, are used to ask yes or no questions and to give short answers. However, auxiliary verbs have many more uses.Continue reading “6 Uses of Auxiliary and Modal Verbs”

What grammar topics do I need to study to level up my English?

Here you can see a list of grammar topics that you need to master in order to level up according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Beginner (A1) At this level you should be able to: These are topics you need to study at A1 Level according to Exam English: Adjectives:Continue reading “What grammar topics do I need to study to level up my English?”

Third Conditional

We use third conditional sentences to talk about unreal (imaginary or hypothetical) past situations and their consequences. We use the past perfect or the past perfect continuous in the if- clause (condition) We use would have + past participle or could have + past participle or might have + past participle in the other clauseContinue reading “Third Conditional”

Second Conditional

We use the second conditional to talk about hypothetical or imaginary situations in the present or future. In the if-clause we use simple past or past continuous. In the other clause (consequence/result), we can use would, could or might. For the verb be we usually start our sentence with If + subject + were ForContinue reading “Second Conditional”

Conditionals and Future Time Clauses

We use the zero conditional to talk about something that is always true or always happens as a result of something else. You can use the simple present, present continuous or present perfect in either clause. We use the first conditional to talk about something that will probably happen in the future. You can useContinue reading “Conditionals and Future Time Clauses”

Indirect Questions

We use indirect questions when we want to ask a question in a more polite way. Let’s compare direct questions and indirect questions:  Grammar Practice Level of difficulty:   Speaking Practice Level of difficulty:  Change the direct question into an indirect one Discuss the question with your group. Give as many details as possible

Future Perfect vs. Future Continuous

Future Perfect We use the future perfect (will have + past participle) to say something that will be finished before a certain time in the future. Future Continuous We use the future continuous (will + be + verb+ing) to say that an action will be in progress at a certain time in the future. Let’sContinue reading “Future Perfect vs. Future Continuous”

Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Continuous

We use the present perfect: We use the present perfect continuous: Grammar Practice Level of difficulty: Speaking Practice Level of difficulty: Student A -> Complete the question Student B -> Answer the question Flip the tile to check if your dialogue was correct Repeat the dialogue and ask follow-up questions to get more details LevelContinue reading “Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Continuous”

Tag questions

Tag questions are indirect questions that we often use to check something that we think is true. Example: Tag question: Your name is Mike, isn’t it? Direct question: Is your name Mike? How to form a tag question Auxiliary verbs Positive Negative be am, is, arewas, were am not, isn’t, aren’twasn’t, weren’t do do, doesdidContinue reading “Tag questions”