Monday, 24 February 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Using Conditionals in English

We all know that constructing "if" sentences ("conditionals") in English can sometimes be tricky.

Here's a superb mind map from ZDENDA to help you navigate!

Just click on the image to enlarge it.



More information can be found at http://www.engames.eu/conditionals-intermediate-grammar/ .

Is it impossible to translate some words?

Lucy Greaves writes,

"No two languages map neatly on to one another with direct correspondences between words. Languages are bound up with the cultures of their users and have all developed in different contexts and along different paths. There is also a great deal of variation in the way different individuals relate to the language they use."

Read the complete article in "The Guardian" here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/31/word-untranslatable-lucy-greaves?CMP=twt_gu

Do you believe some words cannot be translated? Can you think of examples in your first language?

Has your first language contributed any words to English?

What strategies do you use when you can't translate a word into English?

Don't forget to check out the great blog at http://www.freewordcentre.com/blog/2013/03/more-of-our-favourite-untranslatable-words/ !



Thursday, 6 February 2014

Join "Ask the Experts" -- Live Chat on IELTS Official Facebook -- Feb 07 2014

"Don’t forget to join the ‘Ask the Experts’ live chat session on the IELTS Official Facebook page 07 Feb at 13.30-14.30 GMT.

This session you can ask any questions you have on the Academic Writing test.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/IELTSOfficial .


Find out the time of the session where you are: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/"

(From: IELTSOfficial)