Present tense to talk about the future

. Complete the sentences below using the correct form of the verbs
  1. The conference starts (start) at 9am, so we’ll have to set off early.
  2. It’s very gloomy weather; I think I……… (stay) indoors today.
  3. The only direct flight …………… (leave) at 5 am, which means an early start.
  4. Sorry I’m late. I promise it………….. (happen) again!
  5. Have you heard from Lucas recently? He………… (get married) next month.
  6. Gwen and Tom……….. (go_ to Mauritius for their honeymoon.
  7. There’s no hurry, the film…………. (not / start) until 9 pm.
  8. I normally leave work early on Friday, but this Friday I………… (work) late. 

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Common mistakes (Answers 1)

When and If  
Answers: 2. you have, 3. arrive, 4. gets, 5. finish, 6. arrives, 7. are, 8.will have to retake; fail.

How do I use present tenses to talk about the future
Answers: 2. ‘ll stay 3. leaves 4. won’t happen 5. ‘s getting married 6. are going 7. doesn’t start 8. ‘m working 

How do I form indirect questions?
Answers:  2. where the cinema is 3. if you are coming home late tonight 4. whether the film had started 5. how I get to Oxford Street 6. if I knew Ellen 7. what she wanted for her birthday 8. when her birthday was. 

Tell or say? 
Answers:  2. say 3. telling 4. tells 5. saying 6. told 7. says; tells 8. tell

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Common mistakes Part 1

1. Complete the sentences below using the correct form of the verbs:
  1. If you treat (treat) her so unfairly she’ll walk out of the job.
  2. Could you phone me when…………….. (you / have) the results of the test?
  3. By the time they…………………… (arrive) the match will be over.
  4. If Kathy………………. (get) in touch next week, I’ll let you know.
  5. Let’s go out for a drink after we………….. (finish) these accounts.
  6. I don’t like unexpected visitors, so I hope she rings before she………. (arrive)!
  7. You can’t drive a car in England until you…………. (be) seventeen.
  8. You……………. (have to / retake) the exam if you……… (fail) it. 

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New words added in dictionaries

New words added:

Did you know that new words are added in Dictionaries like Oxford, Urban, Cambridge Dictionaries and so on every year? These new words can be found mostly in social media and are tech-inspired (and ‘buzzworthy‘, according to Oxford).
Two of the words to make their debut in the dictionary, selfie and phablet both featured on our Words on the radar post back in June 2012. At the time, selfie feature primarily in social media contexts, but had attracted media attention after Hilary Clinton apparently used the word in a text message to the owner of a Tumblr dedicated to an image of her texting. 
More words like, omg, FOMO, bitcoin, emoji, MOOC, Internet of things, Srsly, among others have their own story. 
:Today will be looking at the word buzz:
  According to the Urban dictionary buzz is:

  • Anything that creates excitement or stimulus
    “Playing PlayStation is my latest buzz.”

     

  • The feeling experienced by someone in a stimulated state

   “That’s nothing compared to the buzz I get from speed.”

  • Gossip
     So what’s the buzz about Prince William’s baby? 
  • Used as an Adjective
    6. Short, bald, shaved, cut off, clipped, shorn
  • Example
    Girl 1: “Can you believe Ashley cut off ALL her hair?”
    Girl 2: “Yeah, she got a buzz cut for St. Baldricks to support cancer research! I’ve got to give her a lot of credit. That takes GUTS!” 
    Hope you enjoyed this post. More coming up soon 
     
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