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In this course, English Grammar and Vocabulary - Describing Relationships, you will expand and enrich your vocabulary by learning commonly used idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations. You will review narrative tenses (past simple, past continuous, past perfect) and review how to talk about past habits, e.g. used to and would. Learn how to talk about present and past regrets (I wish and if only) and how to express preferences (I'd rather etc.).
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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.
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:
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