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    Learn Courses Advanced level

An advanced course for those who want to perfect their English.

A course for advanced users; those who want to perfect their English. Upon completion of this course, the user will be able to effectively communicate in English.
1.1. Present Perfect
"Have you ever traveled to New York? No, I haven't" In this dialogue you can see examples of the Present Perfect. We use this form to talk about experiences from the past until today.
1.2. Present Perfect Continuous
"I have been studying English for 4 years". In this example we see the Present Perfect Continuous, which is used for actions that began in the past and continue into the present.
1.3. Present Perfect vs. Past Simple
Let's compare 2 sentences "I have read 50 pages this week", "I read that book last year". The first one is a recent action that continues today and the 2nd is a finished action.
1.4. Already/Just/Still/Yet
"Have you eaten lunch YET?" "Yes, I have JUST finished". In these examples we see the adverbs "yet" and "just" with the Present Perfect.
1.5. For/Since/Ago
"How long have you lived here?" " I've lived here FOR 3 years". We use "for", "since" and "ago" to express the time of an action or a state.
1.6. Modal Perfects
"it must have been difficult for him when he lost his job". This sentence exresses an assumption about how another person must have felt in a situation.

2.1. Past Perfect
"My mom HAD prepared dinner when I arrived". In this sentence "had prepared" is in the Past perfect tense and it refers to an action done before another past action "I arrived".
2.2. Past Perfect Continuous
"My dad had been working for 40 years when he retired". In this example we can see the Past Perfect Continuous "had been working".

3.1. Future Perfect
"Oh no! The train will have left by the time we arrive". In this example, "will have left" is the future perfect and it expresses an action that will be completed before another future action.
3.2. Future Perfect Continuous
"When my Dad retires next year he will have been working for 40 years". Here "he will have been working" expresses the duration of time of an action at a future moment.

4.1. Conditional Sentences
"If I had 1 million dollars I would travel around the world". This is an example of a Conditional sentence, which in this example is about an unreal situation.

5.1. The Passive Voice
"The house was sold". In this sentence the verb is in the passive voice, which is when the emphasis is on the action and not the person who completed the action.

6.1. Direct and Reported Speech
If we want to explain what another person said we use Reported speech. For example, if Jim says: "I am so happy" the reported speech is: "Jim said that he was so happy".
6.2. Say vs. Tell
"He SAID hello and then he TOLD me his name". The verbs "say" and "tell" are very common but there are differences in their use.

7.1. Do vs. Make
"Today I am going to DO my homework, DO yoga and MAKE a cake." In this sentence we can see examples of the verbs "do" and "make".
7.2. Delexical Verbs
"Let's go have breakfast and then take pictures on the beach". In this sentence the Delexical verbs are "have breakfast" and "take pictures". They are common verbs made up of a verb+ a noun.

8.1. Adding Information
"She works a lot. She is a waitress, a receptionist AND she babysits at the weekend TOO". Here the connectors "and" and "too" help connect and add information.
8.2. Contrasting Information
"He is an intelligent boy, however he doesn't spend enough time studying so he gets bad grades". "However" is the connector here used to contrast two different ideas in a sentence.
8.3. Giving Reason
"He spent the summer in England because he wanted to learn English". When we want to explain the reason for something we use connectors like "because", "so", "since". "as" y "therefore".
8.4. Sequencing and Summarizing
"It's important to speak English. FIRSTLY, it will help you find a job. SECONDLY, you can communicate when you travel. And LASTLY, you will make new friends". These words are used to sequence ideas.

9.1. Phrasal and Prepositional Verbs
"I had a terrible day! My car BROKE DOWN and I had to CALL OFF the meeting".In this sentence "break down" and "call off" are the examples of Phrasal verbs.
9.3. To Get
"I GOT up at 6 a.m. but I didn't GET to work until 9 o´clock because of the traffic". Here we can see two uses of the verb "get". It's a very commonly used verb with different meanings.

10.1. Prefixes and Suffixes
If we start with the word "happy" and we add a prefix or a suffix, the meaning of the word changes. "Unhappy", "happiness" are examples of these words.

11.1. So vs. Such
Do you know the difference between: "He is SO nice" and "He is SUCH a nice person"? In this lesson you will learn about the differences between "so" and "such" and how to use them correctly.
11.2. Enough and Too
-"Do we have ENOUGH chairs for the dinner?" - "No. But this room is TOO small to put any more chairs". These sentences have examples with the words "too" and "enough".
11.3. Even
"Even" is used as an adverb: "He speaks Spanish and English and EVEN Chinese" and also as an adjective: "the two teams are EVEN".
11.4. Else
At a restaurant a waiter normally asks : " "Would you like anything else?" In this question "else" refers to any additional thing.
11.5. Whatever, Wherever, Whenever...etc
-"Where shall we go to dinner tonight?" -"WHEREVER you would like". In this dialogue "wherever" means "any place".

12.1. Either vs. Neither
-"I don't like this soup". -"Me neither"/ "I don't either", In this small dialogue "either" or "neither" are used to agree with a negative sentence by another speaker.
12.2. Each vs. Every
"EVERY day the students arrive at school and the teacher greets EACH one". In this sentence the meanings of "every" and "each" are slightly different.

13.1. Commonly Confused Words
Which one is correct: "Can you take me the salt?" or "Can you bring me the salt?" In this lesson you are going to learn about words that are often confusing to students.

14.1. Letters and Sounds
"THREW" and "THROUGH". These two words have very different spellings but they are pronounced the same.
14.2. Vowels
Do we pronounce the "A" the same in these two words: "HAT"/"HATE"? In this lesson you will learn about the different vowels in English and how to pronounce them.
14.3. Consonants
Do you know how to pronounce the regular verbs in the Past Simple: WATCHED, LISTENED and WANTED? In the lesson below you will learn about the pronunciation of consonants.
14.4. Silent Letters
Which of these words have a silent letter: lamb, daughter, window? In the following lesson you are going to learn about silent letters in English and how to pronounce the words that have them.
14.5. Syllable Stress
We have marked the stressed syllables of the words in this sentence with capital letters: "It's VERy imPORtant to get a good eduCAtion to be sucCESSful".
14.6. Word or Sentence Stress
"HE was SO HAPPY that he BOUGHT a LOTTERY TICKET". In this sentence the words in capital letters are the ones we pronounce with the most emphasis.

15.1. At the Doctor's Office
Read this dialogue between Andrew and his doctor to learn words related to health, illnesses and injuries, as well as typical expressions at the Doctor's office.
15.2. At the Bank
If you want to ask for a mortgage at a bank what questions would you ask? Read this dialogue between a couple and the woman who works at the bank who is giving them information.
15.3. At the Market
"How much is this?" in this dialogue you will learn typical phrases and questions that we use at a market.
15.4. A Mystery
"What is the mystery?" Read the story of two friends who are traveling when something strange happens.
15.5. At a Festival
"Let's go to the festival!"In the following dialogue you will read about two friends that are at a festival with music performances and activities.