Saturday, March 21, 2020

Swanky hotel?

This word means fashionable and expensive in a way that is intended to impress people.

It is a swanky new hotel.
That house on the side of the mountain is really swanky!
We went to a swanky new restaurant for dinner last night.

swanky - adjective
ˈswæŋki ˈswæŋki

swankier, swankiest (especially British English) (also swank especially in North American English) (informal, approving)

Saturday, March 14, 2020


Some nouns are countable – you can count them. These include:

apples, books, cars, trees

Some nouns are uncountable – you cannot count them. 
These include:

water, oil, rice, fruit, bread, information, money

Practice Here

Uncountable nouns have different grammar rules from countable nouns.
countable singular nouns
e.g. apple
countable plural nouns
e.g. apples
uncountable nouns
e.g. fruit

Singular countable nouns always need a determiner:
a, this, that, my, the etc.
Look at that cat!
Can I have an apple?
Is this your bag?

Plural countable nouns do not need a determiner.
I like apples. 
Dogs are friendly.
But they can be used with determiners:
Where are my shoes?
Are those pens yours?

Uncountable nouns do not need a determiner.
I like fruit. 
But they can use singular determiners:
This fruit is nice.

You can count countable nouns.
Can I have five apples please?

You cannot count uncountable nouns.
Can I have five breads please?

Use singular verbs and determiners.
This apple is nice.

Use plural verbs and determiners.
These apples are nice.

Use singular verbs and determiners.
This bread is nice.
Some determiners can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns.
some, a lot of, lots of, loads of, plenty of, any
We’ve got some potatoes. We need some bread.
We don’t have any potatoes. We don’t have any bread.
Some determiners can only be used with countable nouns:
several, various, a few, many
Some determiners can only be used with uncountable nouns:
much, a bit of, a little

Saturday, March 7, 2020

PET is the B1 Cambridge English Test

Would you like to see how you do in the reading part?
Go here and give it a try.  Good luck! CLICK