What’s a Phrasal Verb? (Lesson @ English42)

What’s a Phrasal Verb? (Lesson @ English42)

If you want to GET AHEAD in English, you’ll need to BRUSH UP on your phrasal verbs! Do you know what we mean? LISTEN UP and READ ON as we DIG INTO some new vocabulary! WHY DO I NEED PHRASAL VERBS? Phrasal verbs are unique to English: no other language has them. Nobody...
Weekend Plans (the future tense in English)

Weekend Plans (the future tense in English)

What will you do this weekend? What are you going to do, and what are you doing? Why do we use future tenses? It’s not just to talk about the weekend. We use it in social English to talk about any plans or to make small talk about the weather (“Do you...
Building complex sentences

Building complex sentences

Some time ago, we posted an interesting question on our Facebook page. Take a look and see if you can complete the short exercise. (answers are below)   Here are the answers:1) At 331,210km, Vietnam is almost twice as big as Cambodia b) it is around half the size of...
Geography & Grammar: using comparatives in English

Geography & Grammar: using comparatives in English

At English42, we love adjectives – words which we use to describe things. We also know that adjectives are important for using comparatives in English. This is when we say some places are bigger than others, or some countries are colder than others. Using...