Language Learners

Saying what you have to do

To tell someone that it is very important that you do something, use I have to … or I need to … I have to call my mother. I really have to finish this piece of work today. You don’t have to work till eight o’clock every evening. I need… Read More

Agreeing and disagreeing

Agreeing To agree to do something or give someone something, use Yes or OK. To make yes more polite or enthusiastic, add of course. ‘Will you come with me?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Could you help me with my bags?’ ‘Yes, of course.’ ‘Can I have an ice cream, Dad?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Can you… Read More

French word of the week: vous

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French pronoun 'vous'. Read More

Asking for permission

It’s very useful to know how to ask for permission to do something in English. There are a number of phrases you can use. The most general way to ask for permission is to use Can I … or Can we …? Can I pay by credit card? Can I… Read More

French word of the week: nouveau

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French adjective 'nouveau'. Read More