English Grammar, English Prepositions

A proposition of prepositions

Spanish prepositions are quite easy and have some very basic rules. However, this is not the case for English prepositions. As Oliver Pritchard explains, they’re easy to get wrong, but not hard to get right. So practise, practise and practise some more!
Translation tricks

Lost in translation: Translation tricks between Spanish and English

Translation can be difficult, but these little tricks and similarities can help you move between Spanish and English with ease.

A question of language: How to form questions in English

Are you OK? Do you need a helping hand? This month Phil Stoneman looks at how to form questions in English.

Formal language and written English letters

In the first of two articles on letter writing, we look at writing in formal English. A difficult part of language learning is formality. It’s easy to chat with friends, but that’s not always an appropriate way to talk to everybody. Whether on email or snail mail, it’s important to be able to use formal language. Oliver Pritchard looks at some do’s and don’ts of formal communication.
English adverbs

English adverbs: quickly, easily & painlessly!

If you think you already know your English adverbs from your adjectives, skip straight to the quiz – otherwise learn more about this handy language construct with Phil Stoneman’s guide.
Puns, play on words

Pun-believable!

Get to grips with wordplay as Oliver Pritchard takes things in a pun direction with some light-hearted language learning.

Modal verbs: Can you feel the love tonight?

Can you use modal verbs correctly, or might you make a mistake? Follow our guide and you should be perfect.
Making comparisons

Making comparisons: The good, the better, and the best

Making comparisons is as important as any other aspect of language. In this edition, we look at different ways to compare one thing to another in English.
vowel sounds

Vowel sounds not bowel sounds

Research shows that mispronunciation accounts for about two-thirds of communication breakdowns. So this month Oliver Pritchard shows you how to work on those all too difficult vowel sounds.

English language: We’re going through changes

As English language changes, you want to be on the right side of his(or her)tory.