How to write a report for the B2 (FCE) test

for B2 Cambridge First A report is another piece of formal writing. It is based on facts (you’ll probably have to invent those ‘facts’ for the exam, and that’s okay). By writing a good report in English you will demonstrate that you can organize and communicate factual information using a formal tone. As with otherContinue reading “How to write a report for the B2 (FCE) test”

Useful Phrases for Presentations in English

Presentations are very common in academic and work settings, and they can be a bit challenging. Here you can find some sentence starters that will help you organize your ideas to sound professional and fluent. 1 Greeting the Audience Good morning/ good afternoon/ good evening everyone Welcome to my presentation If you don’t know me,Continue reading “Useful Phrases for Presentations in English”

Confusing Adjectives -ed/ing

In English there are 2 patterns for adjectives: 1. verb be + adjective I’m interested in English movies. English movies are usually very interesting. 2. adjective + noun It’s such an interesting class. She is such an interesting woman. 3. -ed or -ing There is a group of adjectives that can end in –ed orContinue reading “Confusing Adjectives -ed/ing”

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)”

Determiners: both, either … or, neither … nor

1. We use both to refer to two things, people, or animals together. We can use both + noun I like both coffee and tea. (I like coffee and I like tea) Both those women are my friends. (Those two women are my friends) We can use both of + an object pronoun We bothContinue reading “Determiners: both, either … or, neither … nor”

Quantifiers: all, most, every, and each

1.We use all + noun or all of the + a plural or uncountable noun all = in general all (of) the = specific All animals need food. All of the animals in the safari are dangerous. 2. We use everybody or everything + singular verb everybody = all people everything = all things EverybodyContinue reading “Quantifiers: all, most, every, and each”

How to make a plan to improve your English

So your dream is to improve your English. But how many times have you failed? You have spent a lot of time dreaming, thinking or talking about what you want. But you haven’t taken the necessary steps to achieve it. It’s not because you are lazy or incapable. It’s because perhaps you are confused orContinue reading “How to make a plan to improve your English”

How to Write a Formal Email

for the B1 Cambridge test (PET) or the General Training IELTS test Formal emails are the ones that people write to people they don’t know well. The language used in this type of emails is more formal and polite. informal email formal email friendsfamily memberspeople we know well people we don’t knowbosses or managersdoctors, teachersContinue reading “How to Write a Formal Email”

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”