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20 Day English - Day 10: Present perfect vs past simple grammar quiz

20 Day English - Day 10: Present perfect vs past simple grammar quiz

Present perfect is a grammar tense that causes a lot of problems for learners and results in lots of mistakes.

It is difficult for students to separate the past simple and the present perfect in their mind.

Often  it is because there is no direct translation for present perfect in students' own mother tongue language.

The best way to think about these tenses is this:

 

PAST SIMPLE

When you are thinking/speaking/writing about an action from the past that has definitely finished, then use the PAST SIMPLE.

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20 Day English - Day 9: English Grammar 50/50 Quiz

20 Day English - Day 9: English Grammar 50/50 Quiz

We are almost at the end of week 2 of the 20 Day English challenge to boost your English in 5 minutes every day.

Today the short test will challenge your knowledge of grammar. 

Specifically, the questions will cover small, annoying and tricky grammar issues like

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20 Day English - Day 8: Business English Vocabulary Upper Intermediate Quiz

20 Day English - Day 8: Business English Vocabulary Upper Intermediate Quiz

Another test to boost your English level with the 20 Day English Challenge.

Today, we are looking at Business English vocabulary.

This test is suitable for strong intermediate or upper intermediate learners.

This will extend your Business vocabulary and test your comprehension of reasonably difficult sentences.

 

Best of luck luck with today's challenge of modal verbs.

 

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20 Day English - Day 7: Intermediate Modals grammar quiz

20 Day English - Day 7: Intermediate Modals grammar quiz

Modal verbs are super common in English.

They appear so frequently that learners begin using them in even the first ever English classes they study in.

Can, will, must, could etc are the 'helping verbs' (also called auxiliary verbs) used in millions of sentences.

Let's look briefly at the basic meanings of these auxiliary modal verbs...

 

MODAL VERBS BASIC DEFINITION

 

CAN = something is possible, or it is allowed, or someone has the ability to do something

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20 Day English - Day 6: Upper intermediate idioms quiz

20 Day English - Day 6: Upper intermediate idioms quiz

Idioms are those phrases in English like "It's not my cup of tea". A group of words that when put together have a meaning that is completely different than the individual words would suggest.

There are really common idioms that students learn even at beginner level, like the one above with that famous cup of tea, meaning (I don't like that thing) or "it's a piece of cake" (meaning - it's very easy) 

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20 Day English - Day 5: Advanced phrasal verbs grammar quiz

20 Day English - Day 5: Advanced phrasal verbs grammar quiz

We are at the end of the first week of the SGI 20 Day English Challenge!

I hope you have completed all the other quick quizzes every day to give a nice boost to your English language skills.

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20 Day English - Day 3: Unusual vocabulary quick quiz

20 Day English - Day 3: Unusual vocabulary quick quiz

It's the third day of the SGI 20 Day English challenge - a quick and perfect way to improve your English every day.

How did you do with the Spelling quiz and Email sentences test??

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Trinity ISE B1 Test examples

Trinity ISE B1 Test examples

The ISE B1 English exam (that cab drivers in London have to pass to renew their Private Hire Driver's Licence, before 31st March 2017) is a test with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking questions to test your overall level of English language skills.

There are 2 parts. First is the Reading and writing test - this will take 2 hours.

Next is the Speaking and Listening test. This is much shorter and will only last for 18 minutes.

 

ISE B1 Test: Reading and Writing tasks

In the reading and writing part of the test, there are 4 separate tasks.

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Trinity ISE TfL Private Hire Licence Test - Everything you need to know

Trinity ISE TfL Private Hire Licence Test - Everything you need to know

There is a lot of confusion and even some fear in the London driving community right now.

It's all about the English test that Private Hire Drivers in London need to renew their licence.

This is a new piece of legislation from Transport for London and some of the information that has been given out by TfL is slightly vague and sometimes not in plain and simple English.

So, here is everything you need to know about the 'English test for London cab drivers' in 100% clear English.

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So vs Such - English Grammar Examples and Quiz

So vs Such - English Grammar Examples and Quiz

When you start to learn English there are a lot of small things to remember.

English grammar can be difficult at first, but when you take a few moments to study English grammar and the little details, then you can quickly improve your English skills from beginner up to pre-intermediate level or even higher.

 

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