Grammar

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20 10, 2021

Reported Speech

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Grammar Time: Reported Speech. Exercises When we want to report what someone said, we use indirect or reported speech. Revise the rule and have practice doing these exercises. Exam in Mind Level B1 Task 1. Change the direct speech into reported speech. Choose the past simple of ‘ask’, ‘say’ or ‘tell’: “Don’t do it!” - She asked

6 10, 2021

Passive Reporting Structures

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Passive of Reporting Verbs Let's revise how to use passive reporting structures. Exam in Mind Level B1/B2 In informal language we often use impersonal expressions like: People think (that)… They say (that)… They expect (that)… In newspapers, reports and other more formal writing, this idea is often expressed with a structure based on a passive

4 10, 2021

Active and Passive Voice

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Grammar Time: Passive Voice Let's revise active and passive voice. Exam in Mind Level B1 Compare Active and Passive voice Present Simple We build the house. - The house is built. Present Continuous  We are building the house. - The house is being built. Present Perfect We have built the house. - The house has

1 10, 2021

Used To/Be Used To

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Used To/Be Used To/Get Used To Used to + infinitive and be/get used to + -ing look similar but they have very different uses. Let's learn how to use used to/be used to and get used to. Exam in Mind Level B1 used to We use used to + infinitive to talk about a past situation that is no longer true.

29 09, 2021

Passive Voice With Different Tenses

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Grammar Time: Passive Voice Let's revise how to use passive voice with different tenses. Exam in Mind Level B1 We can use passive voice with most tenses. To change the tense of a passive sentence, you change the form of the verb 'be'. The main verb in a passive sentence is always in the past

22 09, 2021

Would Rather

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Would Rather / Would Sooner / If Only Would rather/sooner has a meaning similar to would prefer and can be followed by a bare infinitive or by a clause with the past subjunctive or the past perfect subjunctive. The grammar is slightly different between would rather/would sooner and would prefer. would prefer + to + verb (or a

19 09, 2021

Dates in English

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Read and Write Dates Correctly Let's learn how to read and write the dates in English. Revise: the days of the week months of the year Cardinal and Ordinal Numerals Level A1 /Elementary How to write the dates in English? The most common way in British English is to write the day of the month

15 09, 2021

Mixed Conditionals

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Grammar Time: Mixed Conditionals Mixed conditionals combine two different types of conditional patterns. Exam in Mind Level B1 / B2 Unreal conditionals (type II + III) sometimes can be mixed, that is, the time of the if clause is different from the one of the main clause. Past Condition / Present Result If I had taken

5 09, 2021

Adjectives and Adverbs for Speculation

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Grammar Time: Adjectives and Adverbs for Speculation Specific modal verbs, adjectives and adverbs are used to introduce speculation and deduction. Let's learn to use modal verbs, adjectives and adverbs for speculation. Speculation is the act of guessing possible answers tp a question without having enough information to be certain. Deduction is the process of reaching a decision or answer by thinking

30 08, 2021

Modal Verbs of Possibility

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Modal Verbs of Possibility: may, might, could The word "possibility" means that something is possible. Possibility is expressed by the modal verbs may, might, could. The speaker thinks that something is possible, but doesn't know for sure and implies "maybe, perhaps". Let's revise modal verbs of possibility. Exam in Mind Level B1/B2 May, might, could are