Sunday, 28 October 2012

Someone LIKE you: LIKE and AS

I keep finding the same mistakes in your compositions: As or Like?
Remember that "like" (when it means "como") is always followed by a noun or a pronoun.

Like and as are often confused in English. They can both be used to talk about how things are similar.

Like is followed by a noun or pronoun. For example, "I'm like my sister", or "Like my sister, I have brown eyes."
As is followed by a subject and verb. For example, "She's a good student, as her brother was before her."

As is used with a preposition, such as, "As in the 1960's, the population explosion will cause some problems."
We can use as in certain expressions, such as "as you know", "as you requested", "as we agreed".
We also use as… to give comparisons. For example, "He's as clever as his sister."
You can practise them in this link.
And finally, if you learn the lyrics of this beautiful song, you will remember how to use LIKE.
Enjoy it!!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Happy summer!

We have had a hard school year, so we deserve some relax now. Enjoy your summer!!!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The benefits of bilingualism

Have a look at this interesting article taken from the New York Times
(Click on the picture  or  on the link to read it)