What is reported speech and why do we use it? There are two types of speech – direct and reported. Direct speech – “I am leaving.” Reported speech – She said she was leaving. We use present tenses to form direct speech. For example: “I am going” or “I like this song.” (I am usually […]
Did you know that Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO city of literature? Visitors to this city understand how it has attracted so many writers from all over the world. Whether it’s the Georgian buildings, the majestic scenery or the spiral towers, writers from the past and the present have come to Scotland to be inspired, expand their imaginations, explore their creativity and, most importantly, write.
Christmas is a time for eating, drinking and spending time with your family. All of this is true, but it’s also a time to sit and read. To snuggle up by the fire, to wrap yourself in a blanket, to smell the scent of the fresh pages, to hear the crack of the book and […]
A phrasal verb consists of a root verb (such as go, put or set) and an adverb or preposition (such as away, on or out). Phrasal verbs are idiomatic, which means that the phrasal verb has a different meaning to the individual words within the phrase. This blog explains the meanings of eight common phrasal verbs containing the […]
What is the difference between countable and uncountable nouns? Nouns can be countable or uncountable. Countable nouns are the name of separate objects, people, etc, which we can count; they have singular and plural forms. One book two books A man some men Uncountable nouns are nouns which we do not see […]