Adverbs Part 1: Modifying verbs

Learning new grammar topics can be very tricky. Fortunately, you have our blogs to help you along the way! In this blog, we are going to talk about adverbs and how to use them.

 

What are adverbs? Chances are you have already used them! In this blog we will talk about the first way we can use them is to describe verbs, which is what we will learn about today.

 

Adverbs can often modify verbs – which means that they describe the way an action is happening. Let’s see some examples.

 

John dances gracefully when he sings.

My doctor spoke to me seriously yesterday.

I arrived early to my meeting today.

 

In these examples, we can see that the adverb asks: in what way:

How does John sing? He sings gracefully!

How did my doctor speak? He spoke seriously!

Did I arrive on time? No, I arrived early!

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Modifying verbs | QUIZ

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Prepositions of Place (with Bailey Beagle)

Sometimes we lose our keys, our wallet, and even our cellphone!
It is very frustrating when we don’t know where things are or where they go. It is even worse when we don’t know how to say where things are and where they go!
On, under, over, above, into, between, behind, below, near, next to… and the list goes on!

There are so many ways to describe the position of things! How can we possibly remember them all?
But, have no fear, Scrambled Eggs is here with some common prepositions of place.

So next time you need to find that lost item, you can simply ask yourself (in English, of course) “Did I leave it on the kitchen counter?” or “Did it fall under the table?” maybe it even went behind the couch!

Our sweet Bailey Beagle will guide us through some of the more difficult prepositions of place. Hopefully her cuteness will help us to remember when to use those pesky prepositions!

Prepositions of Place | QUIZ

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EU Wants to Put an End to Fast Fashion | Learn English with the News

Fast fashion is one of the leading contributors to climate change. Each year tens of thousands of tons of used clothes are collected and left in huge waste piles as a result of being unsold or donated. The EU is looking to change that by imposing stricter regulations on fast fashion companies.

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Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

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EU Wants to Put an End to Fast Fashion | Definition Match

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Full Text:

The European Commission wants to end “fast fashion” by 2030. It announced a vast expansion of

eco-design rules that could apply to any product, starting with textiles. The EU executive also wants large companies to disclose how much unsold stock they send to landfill, as part of a wide-ranging plan to crack down on throwaway culture.

EU eco-design rules, which set energy efficiency standards for a host of consumer goods, like toasters and washing machines, will also cover durability and recyclability. Manufacturers, for example, may have to use a certain amount of recycled content in their goods, or curb the use of materials that make them hard to recycle.

The average European throws away 11kg of clothes, shoes and other fabric goods every year. Textiles are the fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions as well as consuming vast amounts of water and raw materials. If the proposals come into force, they could have a big impact around the world, as nearly three-quarters of clothing and household textiles consumed in the EU are imported from elsewhere.

The proposals form part of the EU’s “circular economy” plan, which aims to lighten Europe’s ecological footprint on the world’s natural resources. The commission also wants to amend EU consumer law in an attempt to outlaw greenwashing and planned obsolescence. Describing a product as “environmentally friendly” or “eco” will be banned when the substance of the claim cannot be demonstrated.

Companies will also be obliged to tell consumers about features that shorten a product’s lifespan, for instance, software that stops or downgrades the functionality of smartphones and laptops over time.