tenses 

How To Choose the Right Tense!

 

PRESENT

Present Simple
1. Usual, regular action:I usually go fishing at weekends. 
2. General existence; stating a fact:The earth goes round the sun.
                                      Water is liquid at room temperature. 
3. Dramatic narrative (theatre, sports, etc. events):
             Johnson takes the ball, he bounces it to the floor, then he throws and scorestwo points.
4. Timetables: The train leaves at half past four.
Present Progressive
1. Action happening now:I’m watching a film on TV now.
2. Action happening about this time, but not necessarily now:
                  He‘s studying Spanish and German.
3. Definite arrangement in the near future:I‘m travelling to Paris tomorrow. 


Present Perfect Simple
1. Action with a result:Sorry, I‘ve parked at the wrong place.
2. Action in incomplete time:Our friends have visited us four times this summer.
3. (action relating to time period in the past):Jane has already been to Italy.
4. Action beginning in the past and still continuing:The Simpsons have lived here for eight years.
Present Perfect Progressive
1. Action beginning in the past and still continuing :They‘ve been staying in this hotel for ten days.

PAST

Past Simple
Actions, events in the past:I had lunch with Mrs Robinson yesterday.
Past Progressive
Action in progress in the past:I was working in the garden when my sister arrived. 

Past Perfect Simple
1. Action in the past before another:They had lived in York before they moved to Liverpool.
Past Perfect Progressive
1. Continuous Action in the past before another :They had been  living in York before they moved to Liverpool. 


FUTURE

Future Simple
Fact, action or event in the future:I will be thirty years old next year.
Future Progressive
Action in progress at a given time of the future:This time tomorrow we will be flying to Los Angeles.
Future Perfect Simple
Action completed by a given time of the future:I will have done this work by the end of next week.
Future Perfect Progressive
Action completed by or still in progress at a given time of the future
               You will have been living here for thirty years by this time next year. 
 

Posted by JesusJR Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:45:00 AM

new word list  

Did you know)? You can   export and import wordlist in wordylus.  

Did you know)? You can   export   word lists

as mp3 directly ..  

 

Posted by JesusJR Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:55:00 PM

strategy and tactics to learn new words 

As a language learner, you work hard to power up your vocabulary. You plough hard  through new words everyday, make long lists of words and practise with flashcards. However, when it comes to speaking ore pronounce , the new words seem disapear from your head, so you resort to your old friends - words you already know and have used many times -  regularly  and again and again.

Remembering and using   new words in speech in conversations is often a big challenge for language learners. Here are few  tactics  to help you make words stick in your mind and use them in conversation.

Posted by JesusJR Thursday, February 1, 2018 2:18:00 PM