C1 - Grammar
and suffixes. For example: dislike,
nouns. For example: tooth + paste = toothpaste.
and substitutions (words you can leave out or
replace with something
For example: This 'one' is bigger. 'One
noun so it’s a substitution. Sometimes you
leave words out completely
because the meaning is clear.
'one' (thing) is bigger (than the other thing).
✓ Question tags. For example: You like that, don’t you?
✓ Active and State (stative) verbs (actions and conditions).
For example: She bought
(active) a motorbike
and also owns (stative) a
perfect continuous tense: For example: I will have
rules on phrasal verbs. Phrasal verbs consist of
a verb and a particle,
that together make a new
meaning. For example: To get on with
someone, to put up with
C1 - Vocabulary includes:
idioms. An idiom is a phrase that has a meaning
quite different from
words within it. For
example, students may understand all the words: it +
is + a
+ pain + in + the + neck but they won’t get the
unless they find out what
I will shortly be
adding a page on
IDIOMS...... watch this space.
headlines. There are a number of words that are
the News but
are hardly used elsewhere,
After Expenses Probe.
also like to be
very playful with the language.
with different connotations. Old
the same meaning.
more polite than old when
referring to people, so the connotation
(attitude behind the
word) is different.
and similes. You use metaphors when you say that
one thing is
they’re somehow similar. There was a storm of protest.
Storm is a word
describes violent weather
conditions but here it means a violent outburst.