This is a map my first year students developed for an activity that included research on the fifty states of the U.S. regarding the geography, the history, the economy, population density and square miles/kilometers of each. Each student had two states appointed and for each they researched on the above topics. The data they collected was then put … Continue reading MAKING A MAP TO LEARN GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY


These are the last two couples of Modal or Anamalous Verbs, the previous can be found here and here. WILL/WOULD are always followed by the infinitive of the main verb without the "To" like so: I will go home now                                                   I would like to go home now They express the idea of WANTING something with emphasis, a … Continue reading MODAL VERBS: WILL/WOULD – SHALL/SHOULD


The Past There are four different main past tenses in English (the past simple, the past continuous, the present perfect and the past perfect that you may find at the following link), however, both the present and the past perfect tenses each have a simple one and a continuous one. Let's see how they are … Continue reading PAST TENSES – SUMMARY CHART (Part 1)


PRESENT TENSES Remember there are two ways of expressing present actions in English, here is a quick reminder of how to form them and how to use them properly. PRESENT SIMPLE it is used to express: Permanent Situations Mr and Mrs Trent live in Oxford Belongings This house belongs to my grandmother Scientific Facts The … Continue reading THE PRESENT TENSE – SUMMARY CHART

THE FUTURE – Summary Chart

A quick review chart to help you remember how to form and how to use the four different verb tenses and which is best for every different possible situations. Long Term Life Plans I'm going to study biology at University Be going to Intentions  We're going to spend our holidays in Tuscany Something About to … Continue reading THE FUTURE – Summary Chart

MODAL VERBS: Must-Ought To

  Must is another modal verb and will behave as such, meaning that all the peculiarities regarding modal verbs will apply to this one as well. MUST-OUGHT TO have three type of meanings and specific usage accordingly: (a) indicating obligation, an order given by the speaker, as for instance: You must do your homework before … Continue reading MODAL VERBS: Must-Ought To


Lately I have noticed that some grammar topics need some refreshing, that is why I thought it would be useful to inaugurate a series of posts regarding such issues and I'm starting with the two most common Modal Verbs, more will follow, hoping to be of help especially to whom is studying English as a Foreign Language. … Continue reading MODAL VERBS: MAY/MIGHT-CAN/COULD