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What's the difference between 'deal with' and 'cope with'? -- Firstly, to deal with means: 1 - to take action to do something, especially to solve a problem (In these cases it is not possible to use cope with). Nick's parents had to deal with the mess his friends had made of the living room. Record companies haven't yet found a way to deal with Internet piracy. Nina's responsible for dealing with customer complaints. 2 - to accept and control a difficult... seguir llegint

The real difference between some and any.

Escrit per British School el 28 d'Agost de 2018 en la categoria Uso del inglés

 
 

The real difference between some and any. -- Textbooks generally present the difference between some and any with the rule, 'Use some for positive sentences and any for negatives and questions.' And everyone's happy. The teacher's happy because he's given a simple explanation of something students often have trouble with and the students are happy because they have a simple rule to follow and they'll never make a mistake with some and any... seguir llegint

Why is my English not improving?

Escrit per British School el 10 de Juny de 2015 en la categoria Uso del inglés

 
 

Why is my English not improving? -- We've spoken before on this blog (here and here) about what students have to do to make sure that they are constantly improving and the danger of falling into the trap of thinking that just by attending class you are doing enough. The video below has the 7 main reasons why your English might not be improving as quickly as you might like.  Over the holidays you should be putting this advice... seguir llegint

Verb Patterns: Infinitve or ing?

Escrit per British School el 13 d'Abril de 2015 en la categoria Uso del inglés

 
 

Verb Patterns: Infinitve or ing? -- Here you haver an easy-reference table of verbs which take the gerund, infinitve or both. Using these verbs correctly makes your English sound much more natural as it's something natives do automatically, whereas learners tend to avoid using them. In fact, if we look at the previous sentence we can see the verbs: make, tend and avoid - all of which feature on the list! Click on the link below... seguir llegint

British School 5 steps to success 6 week checklist

Escrit per British School el 11 de Novembre de 2014 en la categoria Uso del inglés

 
 

British School 5 steps to success 6 week checklist -- Today we start week 6 of our course at British School, which is a good time to take a look at how you’re doing until now and ask whether you’re making the most of your studies. Have a look at our 5 steps to success – are you doing as much as you can? 1. Read and listen every day. There’s no excuse for not listening to or reading something in English every day. Think of your daily... seguir llegint

 
 

Have you ever wondered why we work in pairs so much in English class? -- Let’s imagine you’re currently living in a non-English speaking country. Let’s also imagine you're lucky enough to be attending  2, 90-minute lessons in a class of 10 students - that's 180 minutes. Take off ten minutes for late arrivals, greetings and administration at the start and end of the lesson - that's 140 minutes left per week. The teacher might talk for about 30% of the... seguir llegint

Lo que realmente quiere decir en inglés

Escrit per British School el 23 de Juliol de 2014 en la categoria Uso del inglés

 
 

Lo que realmente quiere decir en inglés -- Los ingleses tienen la fama de ser educados y reservados y es verdad, lo son. Pero muchas veces esa educación les impide decir lo que realmente están pensando. Aquí tienes algunas frase claves para poder entender mejor los anglosajones tan enigmáticos. imagen de Qikipedia seguir llegint

The least useful way to record language

Escrit per British School el 19 de Març de 2014 en la categoria Uso del inglés

 
 

The least useful way to record language -- The least useful way to record language is in an unorganised list of single words with translations. To know a word you need to know the meaning, connotation, collocation part of speech and most importantly, collocation. Most beginners know what ‘give’ and ‘hand’ mean and in millions of beginners notebooks all over the world these two words appear with their translations. But this is... seguir llegint

Speaking Test Evaluation

Escrit per British School el 25 de Març de 2014 en la categoria Uso del inglés

 
 

Speaking Test Evaluation -- 1) First watch the videos of Ottavia and Hannah doing the FCE Speaking exam and, where appropriate, comment on their range of grammarrange of vocabularyfluencypronunciationinteraction2) What global mark would you give the candidates? 3) Compare your notes with the examiners notes under the video. 4) How does your speaking compare to Ottavia and Hanna’s’? What do you do well and what do you... seguir llegint

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