How to Make an Appointment in English

Knowing how to make an appointment is an essential practical skill in day-to-day life. The following are a few step-by-step guidelines meant to help English learners with this task. Let’s start from the assumption that the appointment is being made by phone and take a doctor’s office as the example. The first thing you will […]

How to Tell Time in English

Telling time is very important in day-to-day communication, for establishing a meeting with someone, making an appointment, and talking about your routine, among other functions. In English, there is Regular (12-hour) Time and Military (24-hour) Time.   REGULAR (12-hour) TIME  is used by most people in everyday talk. O’CLOCK If you want to express the […]

“There is/are” vs. “Have” in English

Some English students are confused about when to use “There is/are” or “Have”, tending to use “Have” in place of “There is/are”, which impedes communication. The confusion mainly comes from the students’ own language background, therefore it is necessary to explain the difference in meaning between one and the other and how they are being […]

Basic Prepositions in English

A preposition is a word that links a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to some other part of the sentence. Prepositions can be confusing for English learners. Here are a few basic ones, along with pictures to illustrate their most common meaning, a few usage guidelines and examples: Of   Used to show a connection, belonging, […]

Lunch and English Conversation

Saturday May 26th, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Come have lunch with us and chat in English with native speakers in a relaxed atmosphere, absolutely free!!! If you want to learn or are studying English, this is a great opportunity. Join us and bring your friends! Location: Adi’s Language School, 270 Concord Street, Suite 203, […]

Greetings and Goodbyes in Brazilian Portuguese

More than 270 million people speak Portuguese, making it the sixth most spoken language in the world. 80% of Portuguese speakers are in Brazil, thus studying Brazilian Portuguese is important for economic, social and cultural reasons. Here are some Greetings and Goodbyes in Brazilian Portuguese, helping you make the first contact in this language: Olá  […]

10 Commonly Used American English Idioms

Idioms are fun! These are ten of the most commonly used American English idioms: 1) No Worries   Meaning: “Do not to worry about it.” OR “You’re welcome.” Usage: This idiom is common in both regular daily life and in the work place. It can be used after an apology or after someone says “thank you”. In […]