La magie de Noël

La magie de Noël   Au nord de l’équateur, tout commence avec les premières neiges qui annoncent que l’année touche à sa fin. On commence à préparer la fête de Noël. Doucement mais lentement, on prépare la fête la plus emblématique du monde entier. Penser […]

Parentheses and Brackets

Parentheses and Brackets The difference between a ‘bracket’ and a ‘parentheses’ can be a bit confusing. Generally, parentheses refers to round brackets () and brackets to square brackets[]. Parentheses are punctuation marks that are used to set off information within a text or paragraph. For […]

Direct and indirect speech

Direct and indirect speech Direct speech describes when something is being repeated exactly as it was – usually in between a pair of inverted commas. For example: He told me,“I’ll call you at 8pm.” Indirect speech will still share the same information – but instead […]

Christmas Word List 2

Christmas Word List 2   List of useful Christmas vocabulary words Christmas in English speaking countries is a big deal, and there are many different celebrations going on at this time of year. Knowing these words is also really helpful for explaining the things that […]

Christmas Word List 1

Christmas Word List 1 List of useful Christmas vocabulary words Christmas in English speaking countries is a big deal, and there are many different celebrations going on at this time of year. Knowing these words is also really helpful for explaining the things that you […]

Question tags

Question tags A tag question is a special construction in English. We usually use them for checking information that we think we know is true or for asking for confirmation that we have heard something correctly. They are very common in English. Useful rules If […]

The interrogative form

The interrogative form The construction of the interrogative form is different if the verb is an auxiliary verb (be, have, will, can, etc.), or a ‘normal’ verb. Interrogative of ‘normal’ (non-auxiliary) verbs For ‘normal’ verbs (verbs that are not auxiliary verbs like ‘to be’, ‘to […]