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My English Mentor – Accept – Except – Expect

  Accept – Except – Expect What’s the difference between ‘accept’, ‘except’ and ‘expect’?   To ‘accept’ something can mean to take or receive it. “I accept this flower from you.” “The managers accepted the feedback from the staff.”   It can also mean that you agree with something. “I accept that you are right.” […]

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in English Tips by Jen | Read More »

My English Mentor – The Difference Between Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

. Do you know the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives? We use comparative adjectives when we are comparing two things or people. Superlative adjectives are used when we’re talking about more than two things or people. Here are some rules you need to know: One-syllable adjectives are changed to ‘adjective + est’ ‘Large’ becomes […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in English Tips by Jen | Read More »

My English Mentor – Describing Your House

. How would you describe your home? What is the difference between ‘home’ and ‘house’? The word ‘home’ is not used to talk about a building. It’s used in a more emotional way, to talk about the place where you live. “I can’t wait to get home and relax.” We use the noun ‘house’ to […]

January 3rd, 2017 | Posted in English Tips by Jen | Read More »

My English Mentor Asks – Did it Blow Up and Blow Out?

. Blow Up and Blow Out? ‘Blow up’ the balloon before you ‘blow out’ the candle – do you know what these phrasal verbs with ‘blow’ mean? ‘Blow up’ can mean to fill something with air, like a balloon or a tire. They decided to blow up the hot air balloon during the festival. We […]

December 26th, 2016 | Posted in English Tips by Jen | Read More »

Jen’s English Tip – “Alternate”

. Alternate Are you confused about the meaning of ‘alternate’ as a verb and adjective? ‘Alternate’ can be used a verb and an adjective. As a verb, ‘alternate’ can mean to occur one after the other repeatedly. We usually use ‘alternate’ when we’re talking about going between two things. “She alternated between freestyle and backstroke […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in English Tips by Jen | Read More »

Jen’s English Tip – Can and May

. Can and May Do you know how to use can and may in conversation? We use both ‘can’ and ‘may’ to ask for permission. ‘Can I use your phone, please?’ ‘Can I take your bags, please?’ ‘May I use your phone, please?’ ‘May I take your bags, please?’ In this context, the only difference […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in English Tips by Jen | Read More »

Jen’s English Tip – Describing Someone in a Sentence

. Anne describes her brother to the private investigator. Anne: Can you help me? John: Well I’ll try. Now tell me about your brother Ms Lee. How old is he? Anne: He’s twenty-three. John: Well that would make him your younger brother. What’s his name? Anne: David. John: And what does he do? Anne: He’s […]

November 28th, 2016 | Posted in English Tips by Jen | Read More »

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