Author Archives: Robert D. E. Senior

About Robert D. E. Senior

Fully qualified and experienced Professional English teacher / trainer UK native speaker BA (hons, first class) Linguistics and TEFL 15 years experience in UK, Spain and Austria FCE - CAE - CPE - BEC V - BEC H - TOEFL - IELTS Business, Academic and General English

be used to / get used to

Click on the link below for a  simple explanation of this grammar point: be-get used to A typical mistake is to mix up ‘ be used to’  with ‘used to’.  Click on the link below to see the latter if … Continue reading

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How to use ‘however’

Everything you need to know is here:

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A1 – what you should know

See the pdf to find out what an A1 level learner should know before moving up to A2. Level-A1-Learner-Outcomes

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The Phonemic Alphabet

The phonemic alphabet is the symbols used to represent the sounds of the English language. You see them in a dictionary, usually written in italics and between two slashes. Here is a very nice pictorial depiction from English File that will hopefully … Continue reading

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likely / unlikely

See here for an explanation and here for a few exercises.

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Subject / Object Questions in Past Simple

Check out this infosheet to learn when we use the help verb ‘did’ to make questions in past simple and when we do not. Simple Past Subject and Object qs

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Used To

See the ‘used to info sheet’ below for a thorough explanation of how ‘used to’ works and the ‘would for past habits’ info sheet for a comparison to the use of ‘would’ in a similar sense. used-to-info-sheet would-for-past-habits

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