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Monday, 16 October 2017

PAST SIMPLE

past simple tense

Past Simple Tense – What Did You Do?

We use the past simple tense when talking about things that we have done in the past.
What Did You Do?
The past simple tense is written by adding “ed or “d” to a REGULAR VERB or by using the past tense form of IRREGULAR VERBS ( third column of the irregular verbs list).
Regular Verbs
  • arrive – arrived
  • play – played
  • work – worked
Irregular Verbs
  • buy – bought    to buy-bought-bought
  • go – went   to go-went-gone
  • sit – sat    to sit-sat-sat
Examples:
  • went to the shop.
  • Steve played football.
  • They jumped out of the window.

past continuous tense

Past Continuous Tense – What Were You Doing When…?

We use the past continuous tense when talking about things that we were doing in the past.
What Were You Doing When?
The past continuous tense is written with the PAST TENSE of the auxiliary VERB BE (was/were) and with the ing (present participle) form of the main verb.
We can use past continuous tense to talk about an action or event in the past that was interrupted by something. The past continuous describes an unfinished or incomplete action in the past.
past continuous example
  We use the past simple tense to talk about the shorter action that interrupted what  we were doing.
We usually use when or while to connect the two actions in our sentences.
  • was walking to school when it started to rain.
  • While they were sleeping last night somebody stole their radio.
  • The computer shut down while I was writing a lesson plan.
  • My car broke down while I was driving to Paris.

PRESENT SIMPLE

present simple tense


Present Simple Tense – Daily Routine

We use the present simple tense when talking about daily routines.

What is your normal daily routine?

Your routine is your normal everyday activities. The things that you usually do on a normal school or work day.
How to write about your simple daily routine:
1. Use the present simple tense.
Forming the present simple tense is simple – use the base form of the verb.
  • play
  • You work
  • They swim… 
  If you are using the third person singular (he/she/it) you need to add s/es   
to the verb.
  • He plays… (to play)
  • She jumps… (to jump)
  • It goes… (to go)
Example sentences with the simple present tense:
  • I clean my teeth at 7:00.
  • go to sleep at 11:00.
2. Use adverbs of frequency.
100%      0%
always, usually, often, sometimes, occasionally, hardly ever, rarely, never 
always clean my teeth before I go to school. 
sometimes have hot chocolate in the evening.



present continuous tense


Present Continuous Tense – What Are You Doing?

We use the present continuous tense when talking about things that we are doing now.
What Are You Doing?
The present continuous tense is written with the present tense of the auxiliary verb be (am/is/are) and with the ing (present participle) form of the main verb.
present continuous tense
We can use the present continuous tense to talk about something that is happening right now.
  • I am reading.
We can also use this tense to talk about something that is not happening now.
  • I am not studying.





Sunday, 15 October 2017

ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY


We use adverbs of frequency  to describe how frequently or how often we do an activity or something happens.

These are also known as Adverbs of INDEFINITE frequency as the exact frequency is not defined.

FrequencyAdverb of FrequencyExample Sentence
100%alwaysalways go to bed before 11 p.m.
90%usuallyusually have cereal for breakfast.
80%normally / generallynormally go to the gym.
70%often* / frequentlyoften surf the internet.
50%sometimessometimes forget my wife's birthday.
30%occasionallyoccasionally eat junk food.
10%seldomseldom read the newspaper.
5%hardly ever / rarelyhardly ever drink alcohol.
0%nevernever swim in the sea.
* Some people pronounce the 'T' in often but many others do not.

The Position of the Adverb in a Sentence

An adverb of frequency goes BEFORE a main verb (except with TO BE).
SUBJECT + ADVERB + MAIN VERB
always remember to do my homework.
He normally gets good marks in exams.

An adverb of frequency goes AFTER the verb TO BE
SUBJECT + TO BE + ADVERB
They are never pleased to see me.
She isn't usually bad tempered.

We can also use the following adverbs at the beginning or at the end of a sentence:
Usually, normally, often, frequently, sometimes, occasionally.

Eg.  Sometimes I go swinming.
       We read books occasionally.


Adverbs of Definite Frequency

We can also use the following expressions when we want to be more specific about the frequency:
  • every day
  • once a month
  • twice a year
  • four times a day
  • every other week
  • daily
  • monthly

These are also known as Adverbs of DEFINITE frequency as the exact frequency is specified.

Monday, 2 October 2017

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WHEN SANTA GOT STUCK UP THE CHIMNEY...




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