Are you superstitious? If so, what do you think of the number 13? I'm asking because this is our email English lesson number 13. First, we'll have a look at how you can abbreviate the days of the week and the months. An abbreviation is a short form of a word. For example, the abbreviation of Monday is "Mon". By the way, did you notice that all the weekdays and months are spelled with a capital letter at the beginning. Click here
to get an overview. In today's audio recording we are going to review open questions. Do you remember how to make them? Listen to what Sue has to say
As for our English test number 13, this one might be quite tough as it is all about grammar. For example, do you know the difference between a noun and a verb? Or what does 'passive' and 'active' mean? Don't worry about these things too much --
just take the test and see how you score: grammar test
Friend, English is an interesting language, isn't it? I mean, many English words can be both --
noun and verb. Take "show" for example. You can use it as a verb as in "I'd like to show you my new computer." Or it can be a noun as in "Will there be any interesting shows on TV tonight?" A lot of English learners confuse these two words: thing vs think
So which of the two of them is the noun and which is the verb? Of course you know the answer but maybe you know somebody who wants to learn English too? Invite them to join our email course, I really look forward to meeting you and your friends on the forum!
Friend, as I said before, I'd like to remind you that you wanted to share with me your views on the question are you superstitious?
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