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English Grammar and Vocabulary - Describing Relationships (Advanced Level)

English
Free Course
Whether it's friends, family, or partners, relationships are a really important part of our lives. This English course teaches vital grammar and vocabulary related to relationships. The course will teach you commonly used idioms, phrasal verbs, and collocations as well as narrative tenses that talk about past habits. By the end of the course you will have a much broader English vocabulary and feel a little more confident speaking the language.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will first teach you how to use 'used to + infinitive' to describe past actions which are no longer true such as 'I used to play tennis every week'. You will then study how to use 'would + infinitive' and 'would rather (not) + infinitive'. Next, the course will teach you vocabulary and phrases related to the family such as 'a nuclear family', a 'well-to-do family', and ' dysfunctional family'.

You will then study expressions pertaining to relationships such as 'to fall for someone' 'to put up with someone', and 'to hang out with someone'. The course will teach you idioms such as 'get on like a house on fire, 'on the same page', and 'fair-weather friend'. You will also learn the meaning of 'a stormy relationship' and 'whirlwind romance', 'wear the trousers', and a whole lot more!

By studying the vocabulary, expressions, phrasal verbs, and idioms taught in this English course, you will learn to express yourself much better when talking about a relationship. This will be a great boost for your English skills, and will allow you to use English in one of the most important parts of your personal life. So check out the course now, ans keep your English learning journey moving forward.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:


  • Explain why in certain cases we can use both 'used to' and 'would'.
  • Justify why we change from the past simple to the past perfect when using narratives.
  • Relate how the past continuous and the past simple are used when telling stories.
  • Trace the difference between the past perfect and the past perfect continuous.
  • Review the use of collocations connected to families.
  • State the most appropriate phrasal verb within a given context.
  • Describe the meaning and correct usage of idioms.
  • Outline in which cases it is possible to use 'would rather (not) + infinitive with to.'
  • Analyse the correct usage of 'I wish' and 'If only' to express regret.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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