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Prepositions - Time and Place

Added by Tomasz H. 24 April 2014 in category: English, Grammar

Preposition - Time

Preposition Usage Example
at
  • a certain point of time
  • weekend
  • night
  • at half past eight
  • at the weekend
  • at night
in
  • time of day
  • year
  • months/seasons
  • after a certain period of time
  • in the evening
  • in 2014
  • in May/Summer
  • in an hour
on
  • days of the week
  • on Sunday
by
  • up to a certain time
  • at the latest
  • By 11 a.m. I had read a chapter
  • She will be back by 10 o'clock
to
  • telling the time
  • marking the beginning and
    end of a period of time
  • It's five to ten (9:55 ...

Easter Day - Vocabulary

Added by Tomasz H. 17 April 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

Egg

The oval object with a hard shell that is produced by female birds, especially chickens, eaten as food

Bunny/Rabbit

A small animal with long ears and large front teeth that moves by jumping on its long back legs

Good Friday

The Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church

The Last Supper

According to Christian belief, The Last Supper is the final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his Twelve Apostles

Easter Bunny

An imaginary rabbit said to bring gifts to children at Easter

Chick

A baby bird, especially ...

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Lend, Loan, Borrow - Mistakes & Difficulties

Added by Tomasz H. 15 April 2014 in category: English, Grammar

What is the difference between lend, loan and borrow? Today I explain it to you how to use it correct. English learners often make mistakes. Let's see why.

Lend

It means to give something to someone for a short period of time, expecting it to be given back.

He doesn't like lending him books.

The library lent me the books one month ago.

Yes, I will lend you my car.

Loan

It's associated with a temporary provision of money (noun). But loan as a verb becomes more popular and now appears everywhere: to loan someone money and ...

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Business English - Fall Phrasal Verbs

Added by Tomasz H. 10 April 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

Fall out

to have an argument with someone and then be angry with each other.
I left the company after falling out with my business partner.

Fall off

To decrease, fewer in number.
Sales have been falling off recently.

Fall back on

To use, reply or do something else after other things have failed.
When the business failed, we had to fall back on our savings.

Fall behind

To make less progress or be less successful compared to others who are doing a similar job or activity. To fail to do something in the time you should.
I fall behind ...

Thinking in a Foreign Language

Added by Tomasz H. 7 April 2014 in category: English, French language, General tips, german

This time I'm writing about thinking in a foreign language. Is it easy? Of course not. It's not something that you can just learn, but rather something that happens. However, you can practice it at any time.

Thinking in a foreign language is a big step in a foreign language. But it doesn't come itself. You can learn language since many years and you will still not think in a foreign language. But when you start thinking in a foreign language, you will activate your brain to use active vocabulary. What does active vocabulary mean?

I show ...

Than vs. Then

Added by Tomasz H. 3 April 2014 in category: English, Grammar

These two words sounds a lot alike, but they are completely different. today we will show you hot to use them, when. Everything this way you will never have problems with using than or then.

 

Than

Than is a conjunction used in comparisons

John is smarter than Franck.

This is more important than you might think.

Yes, she is taller than I.


Then

At that point in time

Will you be working at noon? I'll call you then.

Next, afterward

I went to the bank, and then to the market.

In addition, also, on top of that

It cost ...

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