Tag Archives: TOEIC

TOEIC Test – 600 Essential Words: Part 1

If you want to do well in a TOEIC Course, you need to know the list of 600 Essential Words For The TOEIC Test.  I know that sounds like a lot to learn, but you will manage if you study a small … Continue reading

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Me, Myself, and I

I’ve noticed that it’s not only English students who have problems with pronouns. Native speakers don’t always know when to use Me, Myself, and I. Even people in the media, including radio presenters and politicians, make constant mistakes. So, let’s have … Continue reading

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Reported Speech

Last week I taught Reported Speech to my Pre-Intermediate class. (Reported Speech is also called Indirect Speech. However, not all Indirect Speech is Reported Speech.) For example, if you want to ask about the price of something in a shop, you … Continue reading

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A Song containing Relative Clauses – by Shakira: #3

Originally posted on Mary's English Blog:
SHAKIRA sings a song called “You’re the One” which contains  several Relative Clauses. They are highlighted in bold in the lyrics below. A Relative Clause is a part of a sentence which contains (at…

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Defining Relative Clauses: #6

For Grammar Rules about Defining Relative Clauses see my post  September 22, 2013.                                                                                                                         RIHANNA  sings a song with Eminem called ‘Monster’. There are  Defining Relative Clauses in the chorus. Have a look: Chorus 1. I’m friends with the monster that’s … Continue reading

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Continuing: The World Cup and Prepositions

Today I’m continuing the post about Prepositions, which I started on June 29, 2014.  (The World Cup and Prepositions) In that post, I explained the following: PREPOSITIONS show the CONNECTion between  NOUNS / PRONOUNS. PREPOSITIONS ARE FOLLOWED BY NOUNS Now, let’s look at another rule … Continue reading

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A Song with Relative Clauses: (#4) Present Simple Tense, Present Continuous Tense, Present Perfect Continuous Tense.

            Songs are often short stories about a singer’s life. They usually use every-day language to describe the past, present, and/or future and so are valuable learning tools for students of English. The following song, Counting Stars, by One … Continue reading

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