Author Archives: Sara Vergel

Wishes

The Bucket List is a 2007 film directed by Rob Reiner, written by Justin Zackham, and starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The main plot follows two terminally ill men (Nicholson and Freeman) on their road trip with a wish … Continue reading

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Warnings and prohibitions

We have different options to express obligation, prohibition, permission or possibility. We can use the following verbs… Obligation Prohibition   Permission Possibility Be necessary Be forbidden Be allowed Be OK Be prohibited Be permitted Be illegal e.g. It is necessary … Continue reading

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Advice

Here are some ways we can give advice or make recommendations: imagine your friend is worried that she is getting unfit. She asks you for some advice. You can respond using one of the following phrases: You should take some … Continue reading

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Relative clauses

So we can use relative clauses to join two English sentences, or to give more information about something. I bought a new car. It is very fast. → I bought a new car that is very fast. She lives in … Continue reading

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Gerunds and Infinitives

To use gerunds or to use infinitives, that is the question! Learning how to use gerunds and infinitives is one of the most challenging aspects of learning English. Here is a brief review of the differences between gerunds and infinitives. … Continue reading

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Writing an Advantages/Disadvantages essay

Writing is like a journey: you start with a blank sheet of paper and what appears on it at the end of the trip depends entirely on you. You should go through every stage of the essay writing process described in … Continue reading

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Comparisons

Although comparisons are odious, they are helpful to get the picture when someone is explaining something to you. You’ve been studying comparisons for years now but, this year, we are going to pay attention to modifiers which highlight how big the … Continue reading

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