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19 01, 2021

Gerunds and Infinitives as Subjects

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Gerunds and Infinitives We use Gerunds and Infinitives as subjects. Often an infinitive phrase is used with it as the object of a sentence: It is difficult to learn a second language. A gerund phrase is frequently used as the subject of a sentence: Learning a second language is difficult. An infinitive can also be

19 01, 2021

Adjectives Followed by Infinitives

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The Infinitives Adjectives Followed by Infinitives Certain adjectives can be immediately followed by infinitives. In general, the adjectives followed by infinitives describe a person (or persons), not a thing. Many of these adjectives describe a person’s feelings or attitudes. The expressions with a bullet • are usually followed by infinitive phrases with verbs such as

19 01, 2021

The Infinitive

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What is an Infinitive? The Infinitive is a non-finite form of the verb which names an action. As a rule the infinitive is used with the particle to. Students go to school to get knowledge. If two infinitives are connected by the conjunctions and or or, the particle to is placed only before the first infinitive.

13 01, 2021

Past Perfect

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Hardly ... when и No sooner...than + Past Perfect Scarcely/Nearly/Barely/Hardly + Past Perfect … when/as + Past Simple No sooner + Past Perfect … than + Past Simple No sooner had she come back than it started to snow. Barely had she stopped talking when he came in. Для придачи особой эмоциональности и выразительности может

10 01, 2021

Gerunds and Infinitives with Verbs of Perception

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Grammar Time: Verbs of Perception Exam in Mind Level B1/B2 Let's learn to use Gerunds and Infinitives with verbs of perception. Certain verbs of perception are followed by either the simple form of a verb (=the infinitive form without “to”) or the –ing form of a verb. There is little difference in meaning between the

9 01, 2021

Past Simple Irregular Verbs  

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Grammar Time: Past Simple Irregular Verbs Exam in Mind Level B1/ B2 These exercises will help you to review Past Simple irregular verbs. Exercise 1.  Answer the questions as in the example. Pay attention to Past Simple Irregular Verbs  Example: Did you sit down? – Yes, I sat down. Did you drink any coffee before class?

15 12, 2020

Present Simple and Present Continuous

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Grammar Time: Present Simple and Present Continuous Exam in Mind Level B1 / B2 Revise Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses before you start doing these exercises. Task 1. Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Simple or Present Continuous. Dear Philip! I (write)_______________ to tell you about my holiday. I (stay)_______________ with my friend in

13 12, 2020

Stative Verbs

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Grammar Time: Stative Verbs Exam in Mind  Level B1 /B2 The English verb could be classified as dynamic, stative, or both. A dynamic verb describes an action; a stative verb describes a condition. Stative verbs describe permanent states or conditions. These verbs cannot be used in the continuous tenses. What are stative verbs? Verbs that are always

13 12, 2020

Present Simple vs Present Continuous

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Have practice in using Present Simple and Present Continuous Exam in Mind  Level B1 / B2 In general or right now? Present Simple vs Present Continuous Let's revise Present Simple vs Present Continuous Present Simple is used to describe: habitual actions or  permanent states:  She works in a bank.He sometimes goes swimming. I never do anything I feel is against

2 12, 2020

Order of Adjectives

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Adjectives Order Get ready for exams Level B1/B2 When more than one adjective comes before a noun, the adjectives are normally in a particular order. Adjectives which describe opinions or attitudes (e.g. amazing, beautiful, expensive) usually come first, before more neutral, factual ones (e.g. red, big, round). If we don’t want to emphasise any one of the adjectives,