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Grammar Reference

There are some chimpanzees.

Some and Any

Look at these sentences: Are there any anteaters in the zoo? No, there aren’t any anteaters but there are some […]

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Songs

Irregular verbs

Paul Simon, Slip slidin’ away Level: A1 (Elementary) – American English Practise irregular verbs with this Paul Simon song.

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Some and Any

There are some chimpanzees.

Look at these sentences: Are there any anteaters in the zoo? No, there aren’t any anteaters but there are some chimpanzees. We use some in positive sentences and any in negative sentences and questions. Positive Negative Question There are some cars. There aren’t any cars. Are there any cars? You have some money. You don’t have any money. Do you […]

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The Verb to be

She is happy

The verb to be is the first verb to learn when you are learning English. It immediately allows us to give basic information about ourselves and other people. Positive Negative I am I‘m not / I aren’t You are You aren’t / you‘re not He isShe isIt is He isn’t / he‘s notShe isn’t / She‘s notIt isn’t / It‘s […]

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English Phrasal Verbs – Glide down

Phrasal Verb glide down Definition to move freely without a care Examples “Believe we’re gliding down the highway when in fact we’re slip slidin’ away” Paul Simon, Slip slidin’ away. The bride glided down the aisle on her father’s arm. Verb and preposition separated? Can’t be separated Normal or Informal Normal American / British /International International Regular / Irregular Glide […]

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Gonna, gotta and wanna

In American movies and music it is very common to hear the words gonna, gotta and wanna. They are short forms of talking about the future (gonna), obligation (gotta) and desires (wanna). Gonna Gonna is the abbreviated form of going to and so is used to talk about the future. Sentence/ question with gonna Grammatically correct sentence/ question I’m gonna […]

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