Tag Archives: sibling

Use an English dictionary!

Many of my students are in love with Mr (or Ms) Google. When they find a word they don’t understand, their fingers switch on the phone and tap into Google translate. This is wrong for two reasons. One. Depending on how important the task is, you can try guessing the meaning from context. Let me […]

Hand-me-downs

I don’t know about you but when I need to buy something – car, TV, microwave oven, etc. – I never get it second-hand. It must always be brand new. I know, buying something that belonged to another person can save me a lot of money. However, when I was a child, there were many […]

Quiz card #018

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Have you ever been asked for the name of your SPOUSE?

In previous posts, I mentioned the word sibling, which can mean either “brother” or “sister”. Today I’m giving you another useful word, SPOUSE. This can be used instead of “husband” or “wife” and is commonly found in official situations. When you apply for a passport or visa or even when opening a bank account, there is […]

Do you have any SIBLINGS?

Do you have any brothers or sisters? = 7 words Do you have any SIBLINGS? = 5 words There you have it, one good reason to use the word SIBLING. However, if you are asked the question, it is better to answer with brothers and sisters. When I tell you that I have one SIBLING, your next question […]

Visa application: Name of SPOUSE

In my last post, we spoke about “sibling“, a word which can mean either “brother” or “sister”. Today I’m giving you another useful word, SPOUSE. This can be used instead of “husband” or “wife” and is commonly found in official situations. When you apply for a passport or visa or even when opening a bank […]

Do you have any SIBLINGS?

Do you have any brothers or sisters? = 7 words Do you have any SIBLINGS? = 5 words There you have it, one good reason to use the word ‘sibling’. However, if you are asked the question, it is better to answer with brothers and sisters. When I tell you that I have one sibling, […]