Category Archives: Speak Out Intermediate

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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Unreal Conditionals

There are two kinds of conditional sentences: real and unreal. Real conditionals are used to talk about real situations. Unreal conditionals refer to imaginary, hypothetical and of course, unreal situations. Although they might seem quite abstract, they are very useful in everyday … 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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The successful covering letter

Your CV should be accompanied by a covering letter , and these two items form a package. Your prospective employer wants to know the following things – What job you’re applying for Why you want the job Why you want to … Continue reading

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