TASK 2: ASPECT If the present tense refers to a what the speaker sees as current reality, and the past tense refers to remote situations, the aspects help us express how we see the relationship between the verb and its context: What does the PERFECT express? Have you ever been to Canada? I’m hungry –…Details
“It’s raining cats and dogs!” Idioms like these may sound rather odd when translated into other languages! However the same is true when the translation is done from other languages into English. Click on the picture for an article with some funny examples!
Here are some ideas for spending a romantic Valentine’s Day in Brighton, from ‘We Love Brighton’. Just click on Dali’s Mae West Lips Sofa, on display at the Brighton Museum!
Feed the dinosaur fish at Brighton Sealife Centre, where the latest interactive technology brings ferocious fish of the past to life! Click on the picture for more info!
It seems we are all related, and this is reflected in the languages we speak. Click on the picture below to read an article in The Guardian newspaper which illustrates this:
HOLISTIC GRAMMAR NON-MODAL MODAL PRESENT If I win the lottery.. I have to study tonight He has missed the bus I play tennis The motorway is being completed next year The motorway is going to be completed next year …I will travel around the world I must study harder! He…Details
Here are two articles form local paper The Argus. The first is a warning of very cold temperatures, and involves a lot of weather vocabulary and collocations. The second shows beauty created by those very same cold temperatures.
Here is an article from the Guardian Newspaper, together with some language practice tasks to help you improve your English: