My brother, who lives in Barcelona, is rich. My brother who lives in Barcelona is rich. In which of these phrases does the speaker have more than one brother? … … In the second one. This is the case when comma defines the meaning. “who lives in Barcelona” is a relative clause. If this is […]
Home, sweet home! Hello, everyone! Today we are going to speak about home as well as idioms and expressions connected to it. You might have heard or seen the very popular expression “home, sweet home”, it is originally English and just shows the importance of home to English people. There is no place like home, […]
If I hadn´t read the book until 2 a.m., I wouldn´t have overslept. In this phrase, the speaker regrets his actions in the past. When you regret something that happened or did not happen in the past, and introduce a condition with “if”, you have a typical case of the 3rd conditional. Its formula is: […]
Hello, everybody! How are you these days? Christmas season is over and we hope, none of our readers suffers post-holiday syndrome. Just in case, to prevent and cure, let us present you with a happy pill – happiness vocabulary in English for all the levels! Big hugs!
Hello there! It’s Christmas time, and while we are waiting for a New Year Night, we can’t leave unnoticed how chilly it is outside! It’s biting cold! (el frío que te muerde) So, in this post let us wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! We are so proud of having you […]
Hi Everybody! Many English learners are confused with these two phrases – I´ve been living here.. I´ve lived here… When do we use one and another? The answer is that we say “I´ve been living here..” when we focus on living, on the action itself. For example, I´ve been living here for six years and […]
What are conditionals in English grammar? Sometimes we call them ‘if clauses’. They describe the result of something that might happen (in the present or future) or might have happened but didn’t (in the past). Today we will speak about three types of Conditionals. 0 type. If (present simple) + (present simple) We use it […]
Hello there! Are you really busy these days, trying to meet all these end-of-the-year deadlines? In this case, we could use the idiom “busy as a bee” to describe your state. Busy as a bee To be really busy. Example: I have been trying to take her for a walk, but she looks busy as […]
How do you answer to a heartful “thank you”? Can you think of other responses rather than the common “you´re welcome”? Today we propose nine new ways to respond to this magic word.