Category Archives: Unit 10

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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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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What is a biopic?

A biopic is a film that is biographical or one that dramatizes the life of a real person. It is not a movie that is based on a true story but rather a movie that tries to tell the life … Continue reading

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IN THE AIR – body language, cheap flights…LOOK INSIDE!

Remember the vocabulary about airplanes and airports you recently learnt. . .IN LESS THAN TWO MINUTES!!! Now watch this video  and see how important BODY LANGUAGE (and learning languages) is!!!Two Englishmen on a plane, travelling to Italy….. And…have you ever … Continue reading

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How to Write a Complaint Letter

Writing an effective complaint letter requires first finding out where to send it, maintaining composure and eloquence throughout the letter and detailing the complaint with exact dates, facts and any other necessary details. It’s said the pen is mightier than … Continue reading

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Dear Agony Aunt

Have you ever heard of an agony aunt? An agony aunt is an advice columnist at a magazine or newspaper. The image presented was originally of an older woman providing comforting advice and maternal wisdom, hence the name”aunt”. Find some … Continue reading

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