GRAMMAR: SHE/HE or HER/HIS

When to use She / He or Her / His properly:

She 

+      VERB

HE 

Her 

+       NOUN 

His 

 

I.E. She likes dogs. (She + Verb ..)

He loves her. (He + Verb..)

I.E. Her dogs are cute. (Her + Noun ..)

His girlfriend is beautiful. (His + Noun ..)

6 WAYS TO IMPROVE WRITING SKIllS

  1. Keep it simple = Simple done accurately is better than complicated done inaccurately;
  2. Prepare / Know key phrases:

e.i. 1) Compare:

  • In the same way or at the same time.

2) Contrast:

  • On the contrary or however / nevertheless.

3) Give examples:

  • For instance / For example or to illustrate.

4) Give your opinion:

  • As far as I am concerned or from my perspective / From my point of view. 

5) Generalise:

  • Overall or All things considered.

6) Express certainty:

  • Undoubtedly or Of course.

7) Express partial agreement:

  • In a way or To some extent.

8) Show cause:

  • Owing to / due to or because of.

9) Show effect:

  • For this reason or Consequently.

10) Mark time:

  • To begin with or Following this.

11) Add information:

  • Futhermore or Moreover.

12) Express condition:

  • Unless or Provided that.

13) Conclude:

  • In summary or In short.

3. Do not use CONTRACTIONS.

e.g. can’t = cannot 

4. Reduce your word count: 

  • Avoid: Very / so / a lot / really;
  • Use strong words: Absolutely / Totally / completely;
  • Avoid (2): There is / are.

5. Check your OWN WORK!!

6. Get you work checked.

5 English Idioms with examples

                 Idioms with explanations: 

  1. To clam up: It means stop talking;

2. To chicken out: When you do not want to do something because you are scared;

3. To kill two birds with one stone: Two things done with one effort;

4. To have ants in one’s pants: It means when you have a lot of energy in your body;

5. The birds and the bees: It is a expression to talk about sexual education.

 

ROYAL FAMILY (HOUSE OF WINDSOR)

UK = Constitucional monarchy = Government makes decisions.

Vocabulary:

  1. King /KiNG/
  2. Queen /kwen/
  3. Prince /Prins/
  4. Princess /prin’ses/
  5. Duke /dyook/
  6. Duchess /‘doCHis/ 

Buildings: Where they normally go / stay.

  1. Buckingham Palace (London)
  2. Windsor Castle (Berkshire)
  3. Balmoral (Scotland) 
  4. Sandringham (Norfolk) 
  • Inheritance of throne (hereditary) = Next in line of the throne or succession. 
  • Abdicated = Renounce or leave.

* Male / Female = New law of equality (2013) 

SEAFOOD & MEAT

      Seafood 

  1. Squid /skwid/ = lula
  2. Salmon /‘saemon/ = salmão
  3. Prawns /pra:nz/ = camarão
  4. Fish /Fish/ = peixe
  5. crab /Kraeb = caranguejo

 Meat 

  1. Chicken /‘tchikin/ = frango
  2. Pork /po:k/ = carne porco
  3. Duck /du:k/ = carne de pato
  4. beef /bi:f/ = carne de vaca
  5. Lamb /laem/ = carne de carneiro

 

PEOPLE

  1. Classmate /’kla:smeit/: It is a person from school or college.
  2. Colleague /’koli:g/It is a person that you work with.
  3. Flatmate /’flaetmeit/It is a person that you share a flat with.
  4. Partner /‘pa:tner/: It can be your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend. 
  5. Couple /’kopl/: They are two people who are married or in a relationship.
  6. Ex /eks/: It is a person that you used to have a relationship with.