Category: English grammar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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