It should be simple to use ‘would like’ but this is taught and checked so badly that many students can’t use it accurately. In this post I’ll use the contracted form ”d like’ because this causes most of the errors I encounter.
When you describe things it can be very useful to use shape vocabulary. Flat shapes such as square and circle are used as loanwords in a lot of languages but 3D shapes are not as common.
‘Remember’ is a confusing verb because learners get confused with infinitives and gerunds (~ing verbs behaving as nouns). Remember + noun phrase The easiest way of using ‘remember’ is with nouns or noun phrases. I remember you. I remember the time we went to the zoo. Remember + infinitive When an infinitive follows remember it … [Read more…]
This is a suburban town on the outskirts of Tokyo. It is a residential area; there are a lot of houses and apartments. There aren’t many businesses here, but there are some. This is the urban centre of Tokyo. There are a lot of skyscrapers and other large buildings, and the buildings are densely packed … [Read more…]