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”

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”

Double comparatives (games)

Fun activities and playing games are great ways to improve your fluency. Here you can find 3 different activities to review and practice double comparatives in English. Level of difficulty: ⭐ Match the two parts of the sentences. Change the sentence using a double comparative. Example: If I study a lot, I learn a lot.Continue reading “Double comparatives (games)”

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 an Article for the Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET)

An article is an informal/ neutral piece of writing that is written for a specific audience. The purpose of an article is to share an opinion, or knowledge on a particular topic, or offer suggestions and pieces of advice to the readers. Newspapers, magazines, and journals usually publish articles. For that reason, articles have toContinue reading “How to Write an Article for the Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET)”

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”