Category: English grammar

Fun English Idioms About Food | Teach & Live abroad!

The English language contains many set phrases whose meanings cannot be discerned by looking at the individual words that make

Time Changes in Reported Speech | Conditionals and Reported Speech

This video covers time changes that need to be made in correctly reported speech. This video is specifically aimed at

What is reported speech? | Conditionals and Reported Speech

In English, we use reported speech to quote people. When using reported speech, we don’t quote the exact words but

Bookworm | Ask Linda! | Idioms

The idiom “bookworm” refers to someone who reads a lot. Can you use this idiom in an example in the

Brainstorm | Ask Linda! | Idioms

The idiom “brainstorm” refers to the action of trying to come up with new ideas. Can you use this idiom

Copycat | Ask Linda! | Idioms

The idiom “copycat” refers to someone who copies the work of another. Can you use this idiom in an example

To Hit The Books | Ask Linda! | Idioms

The idiom “to hit the books” refers to the action of starting to study hard. Can you use this idiom

To Pass With Flying Colors | Ask Linda! | Idioms

The idiom “to pass with flying colors” refers to passing something with high grades. Can you use this idiom in

Teacher’s Pet | Ask Linda! | Idioms

The idiom “teacher’s pet” refers to the teacher’s favorite student. Can you use this idiom in an example in the

The Zero Conditional | Conditionals and Reported Speech

The zero conditional is used to talk about situations that are generally or always true, such as scientific facts. This

Reported Speech Overview | Conditionals and Reported Speech

This video is a review of the reported speech in the English language. We take a look at the necessary

Reported Speech Teaching Ideas | Conditionals and Reported Speech

This video presents a teaching idea for reported speech. The activity includes having the students walk around the classroom asking

Special Cases in Reported Speech | Conditionals and Reported Speech

This video covers special cases in reported speech that do not follow the typical pattern. This video is specifically aimed

Backshifting Places | Conditionals and Reported Speech

There are certain words that need backshifting when using reported speech. In this video we look at backshifting places in

The Mixed Conditional | Conditionals and Reported Speech

The mixed conditional deals with the present results of imaginary situations in the past. This video is specifically aimed at

The Third Conditional | Conditionals and Reported Speech

The third conditional is used when speaking about regrets and excuses. This video is specifically aimed at teaching the third

The Second Conditional | Conditionals and Reported Speech

The second conditional is used when speaking about dreams, fantasies and hypothetical situations. This video is specifically aimed at teaching

The First Conditional | Conditionals and Reported Speech

The first conditional is used for likely results of possible future situations, as well as promises, threats, warnings or back-up

Zero Conditional Teaching Idea | Conditionals and Reported Speech

The zero conditional is the most basic form of the conditionals in the English language. This is a teaching idea

What Are Conditionals? | Conditionals and Reported Speech

This video is the first video of our series on conditionals and reported speech. The conditionals are commonly referred to

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