prepositions plus -ing

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Hello again. This weeks’s exercise is about prepositions that are followed by the -ing form. You can find the exercises here http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/grammar12/menu.php I have told you before about my friends who have the big house and the intelligent dog. I have another story about them but this time it is quite amazing. My friends live […]

More multi-word verbs

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Hello again. I have some exercises for you today on multi-word verbs. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/vocabulary13/menu.php I have been away for a few days on the island of Mallorca. It is only a short flight from where I live, about 45 minutes, but it is a completely different world. The island has long been a popular destination for […]

New lesson on Gerunds

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Hello again. I have a new exercise for you about that complicated subject of infinitives, gerunds etc. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/grammar11/menu.php I have a happy ending for my story about my not seeing my daughter in Barcelona. She is coming again next week. Fingers crossed. On the first of May it is Mayday. My other daughter and granddaughters […]

Another listening activity

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I have a new listening activity for you. It is number 6 on this page http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/listening/menu.php I heard last week that my younger daughter was coming to Barcelona with her work. As some of you may know, she is cabin crew working for an airline in Dubai. So I booked a room in the same […]

More on Sentence Structure

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Hello again. I have a new exercise for you on Sentence Structure. It is number 10 on this page http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/grammar/menu.php I got a lot of reaction to my story about the intelligent dog. Thank you, everybody. Here is a true story about birds sent in by one subscriber from England. My daughter is a writer. […]

Expressions

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Hello again. The exercise this time is about some useful expressions. Look at number 12 on this page http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/vocabulary/menu.php I have had a fun time looking after my friend’s house and kittens. I am scratched all over 😉 However, I want to tell you about their dog, a most incredible animal. The dog is a […]

Order 2

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Hello again. I have a new vocabulary exercise for you. It is number 11 on this page – http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/vocabulary/menu.php I am off to house-sit today. Or perhaps I am dog-sitting? Or even kitten-siting? In any event, I am moving for a few days from my very small flat to a big house with an enormous […]

Listening activity

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Hello again. Here is another listening exercise. It is called In The Warehouse and is number 5 on this page – http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/listening/menu.php Pearson BROWN admin Please enter the biographical info from the user profile screen.

Listening – office

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Hello again. I have a new listening activity for you. Number four on this list – http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/listening/menu.php Full of flu so won’t write any more. Pearson BROWN admin Please enter the biographical info from the user profile screen.

Customer Orders

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Hello again. I have an exercise for you about dealing with customer orders. You will find it at number 10 on this list : http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/vocabulary/menu.php Just a reminder that my exercises are only guaranteed to work on computers such as PCs or Macs. I am experimenting with some new software which also works on telephones […]

Meetings vocabulary 3

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Hello again. I have produced another set of exercises on Meetings vocabulary. Scroll down to the last exercise on this page http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/vocabulary/menu.php The first of November was a public holiday here in France. It is called All Saints Day and is a day when many people visit cemeteries to remember the dead. the flowers they […]

A new listening text

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Hello again. I had a great time on Friday. My friend and I had been told that a supermarket near us in Spain had a section containing a lot of English food. Although we eat well in France and have ready access to the good food in Spain, we thought it would be interesting to […]

Should plus the -ing form

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Hello again. I have been travelling a bit recently, both within France and in Spain. Although I live in France, the nearest big city to me is Barcelona. I haven.’t visited there very much because I find the driving in big cities too difficult these days. However, there is now a very fast and cheap […]

Multi-word verbs

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Hello again. We are still having lovely days here but the evenings are getting cold. As a result, everybody I know has got a head cold. Noses are streaming, eyes are watering, ears and throats are aching. Today we have some exercises on multi-word verbs. Look at exercise 6 http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/vocabulary/menu.php Pearson BROWN admin Please enter […]

Grammar Revision

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Hello again. Today I have some grammar revision for you. It shouldn’t cause you too many problems. Look at Units 4 and 5 here http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/grammar/menu.php These exercises will not work on many tablets and phones but I am testing out some new software that works with these. More on this very soon. Pearson BROWN admin […]

Meetings

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Hello again. I don’t like meetings – and I think many of you will feel the same 🙂 However, they are a fact of life for many of us. So today we have some useful vocabulary to do with meetings : http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/vocabulary/menu.php Click down to Unit 5. Pearson BROWN admin Please enter the biographical info […]

Sport

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Hello again. Here are some vocabulary exercises on SPORT. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/vocabulary/menu.php I won’t write more as I am off to do some sport 🙂 Pearson Brown admin Please enter the biographical info from the user profile screen.

Socializing

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Hello again. I have some exercises today on ‘socialising’. My spell checker thinks I have made a “mistake” there because my spell checker is American and I am British. We tend to write words like this with an “ise” ending though it is still correct to use the common American ending of “ize”. So if […]

Stative Verbs and Passives

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Hello again. I have produced some exercises on stative verbs and on the passive. They are items two and three on this page. http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/grammar/menu.php Time to get in the swimming pool. Oh, I don’t have one. Luckily, my friends are building one at this precise minute. 😉 Pearson admin Please enter the biographical info from […]

Listening

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Hello again. Thanks for all your good wishes. My eye test was a success. It is very hot here. Too hot to work 😉 But I have got some new listening tasks available for you at the bottom of this page: http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/exercises/listening/menu.php Have a great week. Pearson BROWN admin Please enter the biographical info from […]