4 05, 2022

Past Perfect

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Past Perfect Tense: Grammar Exercises We use Past Perfect Tense to express that an action or actions happened before something else happened. I had eaten dinner before they came. Tilly had seen that film before it was on TV. Level A2/B1 Have practice in using the Past Perfect Tense Task 1. Past Simple or Past Perfect

4 05, 2022

Extreme and Gradable Adjectives

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Adjectives: Extreme and Gradable Adjectives are words that describe the qualities of something. What are extreme and gradable adjectives? Some adjectives in English are gradable – that means you can have different degrees or levels of that quality from “a tiny bit” to “extremely”. For example, the weather can be a little cold, rather cold, very cold,

27 04, 2022

Infinitive Forms

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How many types of infinitives are there in English? Let's learn the infinitive forms in the English language. Exam in Mind  Level B1/B2 The Infinitive in English has six forms: The Simple Active Infinitive to do The Simple Passive Infinitive to be done The Continuous Infinitive to be doing The Perfect Infinitive to have done The Perfect Passive Infinitve to have

6 04, 2022


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Grammar Time: Conditionals Revise Conditionals to get ready for the exam: the First Conditional, the Second Conditional, the Third Conditional. Level B1 The First Conditional (Type 1) = if +Present Simple (V1)  +  Future Simple (or Modal + Infinitive) The Second Conditional (Type 2) = if + Past Simple (V2)  +  would / could /

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

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