BBC News – Covid: Sweden official defends Christmas trip to Canary Islands

“I celebrated Christmas with her and my family,” he told Expressen newspaper. He also said he had been worked remotely while in the Canaries BBC News – Covid: Sweden official defends Christmas trip to Canary Islandshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55523587 Yes, even the BBC make mistakes. Can you see what’s wrong with the quote? Share your ideas in theContinue reading “BBC News – Covid: Sweden official defends Christmas trip to Canary Islands”

Parking Procedures: 7 (conditionals)

This is the seventh of an 8-part series on parking procedures. These are the instructions on how to use the car park, taken from the website of an international airport. As I like to say, there’s no better way to learn than by using English from the real world! For this seventh task, you haveContinue reading “Parking Procedures: 7 (conditionals)”

Parking Procedures: 3 (tenses)

This is the thrid of an 8-part series on parking procedures. These are the instructions on how to use the car park, taken from the website of an international airport. As I like to say, there’s no better way to learn than by using English from the real world! For this third task, choose theContinue reading “Parking Procedures: 3 (tenses)”

Practise your tenses with Covid-19

This gap-fill exercise has Covid-19 as the main theme. The target level is very good intermediate and above. Complete the sentences using the correct tense. Think carefully whether you need the active or passive form. When __________ the first case of Covid-19 __________ ? to record Where __________ it __________ from? to originate Covid-19 __________Continue reading “Practise your tenses with Covid-19”

Future forms

Here are 4 ways we can speak about the future. The chart above explains in which situations we can use them while below I’ve given an example sentence with each one. Since this is appearing close to Valentine’s Day (February 14), I’ve stuck to the theme of love and relationships. BE GOING TO + infinitiveContinue reading “Future forms”

Know your tenses! – Changes in a Sicilian village

Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense: At the same time every afternoon, while seated on the same bench, my father-in-law, Rosario Buttaci, silently <1>__________ (watch) John Babalola Wale and his family <2>__________ (climb) the steep walkway in the village of Sutera that <3>__________ (lead) from Piazza Europa to the old Arab quarterContinue reading “Know your tenses! – Changes in a Sicilian village”

I ALWAYS DO / I’M ALWAYS DOING

Once again, my students had a writing task to do for homework. The idea was for them to practise relative clauses by describing their favourite number, photo, person, shop or object and saying why. I’m happy to report that the aim was achieved, with the whole class showing that they could create grammatically correct sentences.Continue reading “I ALWAYS DO / I’M ALWAYS DOING”

Know your tenses – Brandon Truaxe (part 2)

Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense Deciem’s sales 9__________ (hit) $300 million, which 10__________ (be) significant for a company best known for its inexpensive products, specifically from its marquee brand, The Ordinary. Kim Kardashian publicly 11__________ (claim) her love of one of the serums, which 12__________ (cost) less than $10. Deciem 13__________Continue reading “Know your tenses – Brandon Truaxe (part 2)”