Wh-questions Asking for Information

Wh-questions Asking for Information

What is a Wh-question A Wh-question begins with a question word. This lesson will show you how to use them. Question words are who, what, which, whose, where, when, why and how. We use a Wh-question to ask for information. You can see the different with the lesson Short Questions and Answers. Understand the structure of […]

Will and Be going to

Introduction to Will and Be going to What are the difference between Will and Be going to for the future meaning? First we will study the following conversation. Emma: It’s my birthday soon. I‘ll be eighteen next Sunday. Joan: Oh, really? Are you going to have a party? Emma: I‘m going to have a meal […]

Present Perfect Simple or Continuous

Mike has been repairing the car. The car cannot run now. We use the Present Perfect Continuous for an action happening over a period of time. We are thinking of Mike doing the repair and the car cannot run now. Mike has repaired the car. He is showing the repairing cost to the owner. We […]

Present Perfect Continuous

Present Perfect Continuous

We have been waiting here for twenty minutes 1. Introduction to Present Perfect Continuous We use the Present Perfect Continuous for an action (waiting). The action happens over a period of time (for twenty minutes). Here the period lasts up to the present – They are still waiting now. 2. Structure of Present Perfect Continuous […]

Present Perfect or Past Simple

Present Perfect and Past Simple are two confusing tenses to most of English learners. This lesson will help you to understand how to differentiate the usage of the two tenses. First, we will see the examples: 1. Present Perfect or Past Simple We‘ve won the Cup! It’s our at last! Well, we won the Cup last year. […]

Present Perfect Tense

It has rained for 2 hours. The present perfect tense is a rather important tense in English, but it gives speakers of some languages a difficult time. That is because it uses concepts or ideas that do not exist in those languages. In fact, the structure of the present perfect tense is very simple. The […]

Past Continuous or Past Simple?

Well, when we were driving home last night, we saw a strange object in the sky. 1. Introduction This lesson will help you to understand the difference between Past Continuous and Past Simple. Both the past simple and the past continuous refer to completed actions in the past. 2. Past Continuous or Past Simple? A reporter is interviewing […]

Talking about here and now – Present Continuous

In this lesson, we will practice to speak English on present continuous tense. Listen to the conversation and repeat.  1. What is Ms. Chan doing?  She is writing a letter.  Oh. That’s nice.  2. What is he doing?  He’s playing hockey.  That’s interesting.  3. What are you doing?  I’m reading a book.  Is it interesting? […]

Present Simple or Present Continuous

We have learnt about Present Simple and Present Continous. In this lesson we will learn how to differentiate the two tenses in use. 1. Sometimes or Now? PRESENT SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUS We use the Present Simple for repeated actions.”He works at the local TV station” means that he does it again and again, he works everyday. It always rains at […]

Simple Present (Present Simple Tense)

Sunflowers bloom in summer. The simple present (or present simple tense) expresses an action in the present taking place once, never or several times. It is also used for actions that take place one after another and for actions that are set by a timetable or schedule. The simple present also expresses facts in the […]