How to Write a Short Story for the B1 Preliminary Test (PET)

A short story is a piece of fiction that has a limited number of words and a few characters. Parts of a short story Title: It summarizes the whole story, or it is related to the main theme. The theme is the central idea or belief in a short story. Exposition: It is the beginningContinue reading “How to Write a Short Story for the B1 Preliminary Test (PET)”

Clauses of Purpose

To, in order to , as to, for, and so that are words that help us talk about purposes or goals clearly and fluently. Time to practice The best way to improve your English is by practicing. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Remember that practice makes progress.

Clauses of Contrast

Although, though, even though, in spite of, and despite are words that help us connect contrasting ideas clearly and fluently. We use them to introduce a clause in a sentence which is in contrast to another clause in the same sentence. You already know how to use basic connectors such as so and but. InContinue reading “Clauses of Contrast”

Reporting Verbs

Reporting verbs are verbs which are used to tell someone what another person said. They are used in reported speech. Say and tell are the most common reporting verbs. However, there are other reporting verbs that we can use instead of say an tell to communicate our ideas more clearly. Example: He said that heContinue reading “Reporting Verbs”

Past modal verbs

Modal verbs or modals are special words that give extra meaning to verbs. They go before the main verb. Examples of modal verbs: can, will, should, must, may, might, have to, used to, etc. Some past modals are used to express advisability, certainty, possibility/ impossibility in the past. Practice time Do you want to tryContinue reading “Past modal verbs”

Advantages and Disadvantages Essay

for B1 Preliminary Cambridge Test/ IELTS An essay is a written piece where you can present an idea, propose an argument, express your emotions or initiate a debate. In an advantages and disadvantages essay your task is to describe the positive and the negative sides of a specific topic. You must include examples and reasonsContinue reading “Advantages and Disadvantages Essay”