30 03, 2022

Adjectives Ending in -ed and -ing

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Grammar Time: Adjectives ending in -ed and -ing Let's learn what's the difference between adjectives ending in -ed and -ing not to confuse them. Level A2 / B1 Adjectives that end in -ed (e.g. bored, interested) and adjectives that end in -ing (e.g. boring, interesting) are often confused. -ed adjectives Adjectives that end in -ed generally describe emotions – they tell us how people feel. I

30 03, 2022

Past Perfect Tense

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Grammar Time: the Past Perfect Tense Let's learn when we use the Past Perfect Tense. Level A2 The Past Perfect Simple = had + V3 (past participle) We make the Past Perfect with had/hadn't + past participle: -ed for regular verbs and the third column for the irregular verbs. I hadn't been there before. She had never

23 02, 2022

Past Continuous

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The Past Continuous Tense The Past Continuous is used to describe: past action in progress at a given point in time: She was still working at eight o’clock yesterday evening.  past action in progress interrupted by another past action: She was leaving when the phone rang. simultaneous past actions: While Jane was getting dressed, Tom was enjoying his drink. Time expressions: at 3

26 01, 2022

Gerund Forms

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Grammar Time: Gerund Forms The gerund is an -ing form. It can be simple or perfect, active or passive. These are gerund forms: Active Passive Simple gerund writing being written Perfect gerund having written having been written Exam in Mind Level B1 / B2 Gerund Forms: Perfect Gerund The perfect gerund refers to a time before that of the

20 12, 2021

Gerunds Grammar Exercises

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Grammar Time: Gerunds Grammar Exercises Exam in Mind Level B1 Exercise 1. Gerunds Grammar Exercises: Gerunds after prepositions. Complete the sentences with prepositions + gerunds (-ing forms).  Example: My dad is used __________ up early. (get)  - My dad is used to getting up early. My brother is good _______________ . (dive) I'm not very keen _______________ computer

15 12, 2021

Infinitive or Gerund after Verbs

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Infinitive or Gerund after Verbs with a Difference in Meaning Some verbs are followed by the gerund and some verbs are followed by the infinitive. There is a group of verbs that can be followed by a gerund or an infinitive, but the meaning changes. Study the rule when we use infinitive or gerund after verbs with a difference

5 12, 2021

Adverbs

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Adjectives and Adverbs Exam in Mind Level A2/B1 Adverbs tell us in what way someone does something. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs: A beautiful girl drives her expensive car carefully. Adjectives tell us something about a person or a thing. Adjectives can modify nouns: a beautiful girl, an expensive car Jessica is a careful driver. (adjective) She

1 12, 2021

Gerund or Infinitive

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Grammar Time: Gerund or Infinitive What to use: Gerund or Infinitive? Revise and have practice. Exam in Mind Level B1 Task 1. Fill in the correct form : Gerund or Infinitive (with or without to) My dad used _____________________ after dinner but he doesn't do that anymore (SMOKE). She advised us _____________________ there alone. It could

7 11, 2021

Distancing Expressions

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Grammar Time: Distancing Expressions Distancing expressions are often used in journalism when a speaker wants to stress that the information is second-hand and comes from a specific source or sources, rather than being their own knowledge or opinion, or they are not sure of the sources. Exam in Mind Level B2 Passive Voice with Reporting Verbs 

3 11, 2021

Change to Reported Speech

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Grammar Time: Reported Speech Revise how to change the direct speech into reported speech. We often change to reported speech when we tell someone what another person said. Exam in Mind Level A2/B1 Task 1. Change to reported speech. The teacher said, "You can't leave the room!" - The teacher ordered us ... Mom told me, "Don't spend too

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