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

27 10, 2021

Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns

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Grammar Time: Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns If you don't remember what's the differences between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns, study the rule and have practice doing the exercises. Exam in Mind Level A1/A2 A possessive adjective is usually used to describe a noun, and it comes before it, like other adjectives. My car is bigger than her car. What’s your address? My car is in front of

27 10, 2021

Subject/Object Questions

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Grammar Time: Subject/Object Questions Let's revise types of questons and focus on Subject/Object Questions. Exam in Mind Level A2/B1 Object Questions Object questions are the questions you have always asked, the questions you know very well. Wh- + auxiliary verb + subject + Verb (in correct form) …? We use auxiliary (helping) verbs in object questions. Object questions use interrogative

26 10, 2021

Too Very Enough

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Grammar Time: Too Very Enough Let's learn how to use too very enough. Study the rule. Exam in Mind Level A2 Very and Too + adjective Very + adjective - Very has a positive or a negative meaning Too + adjective - Too has a negative meaning; Too implies a negative result. Compare:  The exam is very difficult, but Jim can

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

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