An awesome tennis match and an even more incredible explanation of whoever, wherever, whichever, whatever & however!
The first Student Podcast on the blog is full of interesting talking points, including recommendations, jokes, grammar (used to), games and the news!
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What did people used to do on Boxing Day? Full grammar explanation of 'used to + infinitive' and 'used to + -ing'
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Reality singing contests are so annoying that they make you want to throw up: grammar explanation of so vs such included
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Grammar explanation of all tenses in the passive.
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Friday was a special day but unfortunately not in a good way. Friday 13th in the UK is considered unlucky, and because of a horror film from the 1970s, it is also now associated to anything scary.
Why Friday the 13th?
Nobody knows exactly why Friday 13th is considered unlucky, but people think it is to do with being scared of the number 13 and Friday.
In the Christian faith, Judas was the 13th person at the table of the Last Supper and he, of course, was the traitor to Jesus.
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Phone hacking scandal returns and is a good example of the passive voice in English
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‘I predict a riot!’ sing the Kaiser Chiefs and I think that is a good way to describe how I feel about 2011.
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The story of the attempted terrorist attack on 5th November by Guy Fawkes shows us how to use the past tenses in English grammar (past simple, past continuous, past perfect, past perfect continuous and used to).
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Students often feel the need to 'learn grammar' so that they can construct accurate sentences and use them in their speech and writing. There are many ways of doing this. Below is one way you can practise writing sentences that are accurate and meaningful. Look at the front page of a newspaper like the Times or the Guardian. Read the headlines.