English Grammar and Vocabulary - Describing Relationships (Advanced Level)
Improve your English vocabulary in this free online course that provides English phrases that describe relationships.Publisher: Advance Learning
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This course teaches you how to combine 'used to’ with infinitive verbs to describe past actions that have ended, for example: 'I used to play tennis every week'. We then show you how to use 'would + infinitive' and 'would rather (not) + infinitive'. The course explores vocabulary and phrases related to the family, including 'a nuclear family', a 'well-to-do family' and 'dysfunctional family'.
We then move on to expressions pertaining to relationships, like 'to fall for someone' or 'to hang out with them’. The course provides idioms such as 'get on like a house on fire, 'on the same page' and 'fair-weather friend' to give you more confidence in English conversations. We go through useful phrases like ‘stormy relationship' and 'whirlwind romance' to help you refine your language skills and sound more comfortable with English.
Learning the vocabulary, expressions, phrasal verbs and idioms covered in this English speaking course can help you express yourself more clearly when discussing relationships. This boosts your English skills and opens up important conversational opportunities. This advanced English grammar and vocabulary course can help you take your language skills to the next level.Start Course Now
Advanced Level English - Describing Relationships: Learning Outcomes
Vocabulary for Relationships
Relationships - Phrasal Verbs
Advanced Level English - Describing Relationships: Course Summary
By the end of 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 tense when telling stories
- Discuss how the past continuous and past simple tense are used in narratives
- Compare the past perfect and the past perfect continuous tense
- Outline the use of collocations connected to families
- Identify the most appropriate phrasal verb within a given context
- Describe the meaning and correct usage of useful idioms
- Explain in which cases it is possible to use 'would rather (not) + infinitive’ with ‘to'
- Use 'I wish' and 'If only' to express regret
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