The Primavera English Blog
October 11, 2023
With young learners, riddles are a great/fun way to practice comparatives and superlatives, as well as English vocabulary. The theme of the riddles can be adapted to any vocabulary topic and students love the challenge of figuring out clues, ...
Actually or Currently?
September 12, 2023
Don’t get confused! The word actually does not mean currently, as it does in Spanish. Native Spanish speakers are tempted to say a sentence like, “I am actually living in an apartment.” In English we would use the word currently or right now in this sentence: I am currently living in an apartment...
Live or Leave?
July 27, 2023
Say these words: hill, heel, slip, sleep, ship, sheep. Did you make a different sound for the vowels in each pair of words? In English, we have 26 letters in the alphabet, but many of the letters can make more than one sound and other letters make sounds that might seem very similar to a non-native speaker...
Shoot the Breeze
July 12, 2023
Remember last month’s post? Well, if you drop in on someone, you often stay for a while and shoot the breeze or have a casual conversation with that person...
June 12, 2023
On weekends I enjoy dropping in on old friends. If a friend wants to chat with me, I hope they feel free to drop in, too. If you’re walking down our street and want to find out more about Primavera English, ring the doorbell and drop in for a visit...
May 18, 2023
Many students study with us with the long or short term goal of taking the TOEFL or a similar test. Perhaps the most challenging part of these tests is the writing section. Why is this?...
Idiom: Walking on Thin Ice
April 21, 2023
This expression describes a situation in which someone is doing something risky or dangerous that could have unpleasant or serious consequences...
Sensitive or Sensible?
February 1, 2023
In English, there are many words that sound similar to words in Spanish but cannot be directly translated. These words are known as false cognates or false friends. It’s important to learn these words because you could save yourself some embarrassment in the future!...
Private Class or Group Class: Which Is Best for You?
November 22, 2022
If you are thinking about starting to take English classes, one important choice to make is whether to take private classes or group classes. Here at Primavera English, we offer both, and in this post I’ll outline some of the benefits of each...