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5th Year

Relative Clauses

As it was already stated in class, we had two types of Relative Clauses to work with depending on the occasion, which were: Defining Relative Clauses Non-Defining Relative Clauses Referring to the Defining type, we stated that these described the... Continue Reading →


Gradable and Non-Gradable Adjectives *

Adjectives describe qualities (characteristics) of nouns. Some qualities can vary in intensity or "grade", for example: rather hot, hot, very hot; hot, hotter, the hottest The adjective hot is gradable. Other qualities cannot vary in intensity or grade because they are: extremes (for... Continue Reading →

Connectors *

Enter Here to read about a rather laaaarge list of connectors and useful expressions to link sentences in the english language.

Narrative Verb Forms *

The following Link includes a presentation of the 3 Verb Forms we worked this current term, with a few exercises for each.

Reading Assignment

Edgar Allan Poe Analysis of a selection of his stories The Cask of Amontillado(A Story of Revenge) <Nathalie, Richard, Angela R> A Descent into the Maelstrom(Man vs Nature) {Fabrizio, Luciano, Raynell} The Gold Bug(A search for pirate treasure) {Odett, Gaby... Continue Reading →


1. A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding "-ing." The gerund form of the verb "read" is "reading." You can use a gerund as the subject, the complement, or the object of a sentence. Examples: Reading... Continue Reading →


Second Conditional: When we are thinking about a situation in the present or future that is hypothetical, unlikely or impossible, we use: If + Past Simple, ...Would + Verb We use a past verb though are imagining the present or... Continue Reading →


  Zero Conditional: When we are thinking about facts which are generally true, we use: If + Present Simple, Present Simple If you put water in the freezer, it becomes ice. If you stand in the rain, you get wet.... Continue Reading →

Future – Will Vs Going To

    We're definitely not going to talk about Future as in the "rapper" (I mean come on now, that ain't even rapping, if you want a real hip-hop song, kick it to this But we will discuss the... Continue Reading →

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