Learning English

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What’s the difference between homework and housework?

This week we are looking at two words which are commonly confused because of their similar spellings: homework and housework. homework Homework is work that school pupils are given to do at home. You say that pupils ‘do homework’. You don’t say that… Read More

What’s the difference between shadow and shade?

This week we are looking at two words which are commonly confused: shadow and shade. shadow A shadow is a dark shape made on a surface when something stands between a light and the surface. The tree cast a shadow over the garden. If a place… Read More

Asking about places to stay in English

Our last article showed you how you could tell people your name and how to say what you do. Moving the conversation further along, a simple way to ask for information about places to stay or live is to start your sentence with Is … ? Is it expensive?… Read More

Telling people your name and what you do in English

Our last article helped you to talk about places to live or to stay when you are away from home. When you are looking for somewhere to live or stay, you may have to talk about yourself. To say what your name is, use I’m … or My name’s …… Read More

Asking for somewhere to stay or live in English

Our last article was the final article in the series giving useful phrases you can use when travelling. But what if you are staying away from home? These next articles will help you to talk about places to live or to stay when you are away from home. You can… Read More