Category Grammar

Vary your vocabulary

This afternoon’s class focussed on alternative words for common adjectives. Have you ever used any of these before? happy => CHUFFED sad => GUTTED good => TERRIFIC bad => DIRE angry => CHEESED OFF interesting => MIND-BLOWING attractive => STUNNING shocked => FLABBERGASTED Over to you … Can you think of a situation you have […]

21st June and the summer is officially here

The task today is not to guess what’s in the photo. Even if it’s not totally clear, I can tell you immediately that what you’re looking at is a sunbed or sun lounger, something you might put in the garden on a sunny day; you can read on it or work on your suntan. It’s not […]


Read the notice (click on photo to enlarge) Note new words which you find useful Spot the mistake. A tip – there’s an extra word.

Time to share a joke

I wish I had but the day started at 5am and now, 14 hours later, tiredness is making itself felt. However, if you’ve got a joke to SAY / TELL, I’m listening. If you do and I don’t understand it, I can say that I DIDN’T GET THE JOKE. It may happen that a few […]

Anyone for a shave this weekend?

It certainly isn’t the most exciting thing I have planned for this weekend but …. … I’m going to have my head shaved … I’m going to shave my head My questions for you are obvious. Are both those sentences correct? If not, why? If yes, is there a difference in meaning?


Which is the more natural sequence when using adjectives to describe an object or person? A blue, cotton, lovely top A cotton, lovely, blue top A lovely, blue, cotton top A cotton, blue, lovely top A blue, lovely, cotton top A lovely, cotton, blue top If in doubt, think OSASCO PANAMA! But what is OSASCO […]

When is a mistake not really a mistake?

Air quality would improve if there were less cars on the road. That sentence sounds so natural and yet, if you wrote it in a test, it would be marked as wrong. What is the error then? Can you correct the sentence? Can the mistake lead to a misunderstanding?