Useful Information

  • Table of Irregular Verbs
    • Infinitive

      past simple

      past participle

      be
      beat
      become
      begin
      bend
      bet
      bite
      blow
      break
      bring
      broadcast
      build
      burst
      buy
      catch
      choose
      come
      cost
      creep
      cut
      deal
      dig
      do
      draw
      drink
      drive
      eat
      fall
      feed
      feel
      fight
      find
      fly
      forbid
      forget
      forgive
      freeze
      get
      give
      go
      grow
      hang
      have
      hear
      hide
      hit
      hold
      hurt
      keep
      kneel
      know
      lay
      lead
      leave
      lend
      let
      lie
      shrink
      shut
      sing
      sink
      sleep
      slide
      speak
      spend
      spit
      split
      spread
      spring
      stand
      steal
      stick
      sting
      stink
      strike
      swear
      sweep
      swim
      swing
      take
      teach
      tear
      tell
      think
      throw
      understand
      wake
      wear
      weep
      win
      write

      was/were
      beat
      became
      began
      bent
      bet
      bit
      blew
      broke
      brought
      broadcast
      built
      burst
      bought
      caught
      chose
      came
      cost
      crept
      cut
      dealt
      dug
      did
      drew
      drank
      drove
      ate
      fell
      fed
      felt
      fought
      found
      flew
      forbade
      forgot
      forgave
      froze
      got
      gave
      went
      grew
      hung
      had
      heard
      hid
      hit
      held
      hurt
      kept
      knelt
      knew
      laid
      led
      left
      lent
      let
      lay
      shrank
      shut
      sang
      sank
      slept
      slid
      spoke
      spent
      spat
      split
      spread
      sprang
      stood
      stole
      stuck
      stung
      stank
      struck
      swore
      swept
      swam
      swung
      took
      taught
      tore
      told
      thought
      threw
      understood
      woke
      wore
      wept
      won
      wrote

      been
      beaten
      become
      begun
      bent
      bet
      bitten
      blown
      broken
      brought
      broadcast
      built
      burst
      bought
      caught
      chosen
      come
      cost
      crept
      cut
      dealt
      dug
      done
      drawn
      drunk
      driven
      eaten
      fallen
      fed
      felt
      fought
      found
      flown
      forbidden
      forgotten
      forgiven
      frozen
      got
      given
      gone
      grown
      hung
      had
      heard
      hidden
      hit
      held
      hurt
      kept
      knelt
      known
      laid
      led
      left
      lent
      let
      laid
      shrunk
      shut
      sung
      sunk
      slept
      slid
      spoken
      spent
      spat
      split
      spread
      sprung
      stood
      stolen
      stuck
      stung
      stunk
      struck
      sworn
      swept
      swum
      swung
      taken
      taught
      torn
      told
      thought
      thrown
      understood
      woken
      worn
      wept
      won
      written

  • Numbers
    • Cardinal Numbers

      Ordinal Numbers

      1 one
      2 two
      3 three
      4 four
      5 five
      6 six
      7 seven
      8 eight
      9 nine
      10 ten
      11 eleven
      12 twelve
      13 thirteen
      14 fourteen
      15 fifteen
      16 sixteen
      17 seventeen
      18 eighteen
      19 nineteen
      20 twenty
      21 twenty-one
      22 twenty-two
      23 twenty-three
      24 twenty-four
      ..............
      30 thirty
      31 thirty-one
      ...............
      40 forty
      50 fifty
      60 sixty
      70 seventy
      80 eighty
      90 ninety
      100 a hundred
      ...............
      1000 a thousand
      1001 a thousand and one
      ...............
      6472 six thousand, four hundred and seventy-two
      ...............
      100 000 a hundred thousand
      1 000 000 a million (1m)
      1 000 000 000 a billion (1bn)
      ...............
      12.5% twelve point five per cent
      70.35% seventy point three five per cent
      0.05% zero point zero five per cent

      1st first
      2nd second
      3rd third
      4th fourth
      5th fifth
      6th sixth
      7th seventh
      8th eighth
      9th ninth
      10th tenth
      11th eleventh
      12th twelfth
      13th thirteenth
      14th fourteenth
      15th fifteenth
      16th sixteenth
      17th seventeenth
      18th eighteenth
      19th nineteenth
      20th twentieth
      21st twenty-first
      22nd twenty-second
      23rd twenty-third
      24th twenty-fourth
      ...............
      30th thirtieth
      31st thirty-first
      ...............
      40th fortieth
      50th fiftieth
      60th sixtieth
      70th seventieth
      80th eightieth
      90th ninetieth
      100th hundreth

  • Dates
    • In British English the date is expressed day/month/year

      We write : 15(th) February 2008 or 15/02/08
      We say : the fifteenth of February two thousand and eight
      We write : 31(st) December 1999 or 31/12/99
      We say : the thirty-first of December nineteen ninety-nine

      In American English the date is expressed month/day/year

      We write : February 15 2008 or 02/15/08
      We say : February fifteenth two thousand and eight
      We write : December 31 1999 or 12/31/99
      We say : December thirty-first nineteen ninety-nine

  • days / months / seasons
    • Days

      Months

      seasons

      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      Sunday

      January
      February
      March
      April
      May
      June
      July
      August
      September
      October
      November
      December

      spring
      summer
      autumn (British English)
      fall (American English)
      winter

  • Telling the time
    • clock

      Your clock says



      07:05
      08:10
      09:15
      10:20
      11:25
      12:30
      01:35
      02:40
      03:45
      04:50
      05:55
      06:00

      method one



      five past seven
      ten past eight
      quarter past nine
      twenty past ten
      twenty-five past eleven
      half past twelve
      twenty-five to two
      twenty to three
      quarter to four
      ten to five
      five to six
      six o'clock

      method two



      seven 'oh' five
      eight ten
      nine fifteen
      ten twenty
      eleven twenty-five
      twelve thirty
      one thirty-five
      two forty
      three forty-five
      four fifty
      five fifty-five
      six o'clock

      If you need to distinguish between morning, afternoon and evening, use the following expressions:
      in the morning
      in the afternoon
      in the evening

      Examples:
      Why are you calling me now? It's half past four in the morning!
      We have arranged to meet at quarter past seven in the evening.

       

      For method two, you can also use the expressions:
      a.m.
      p.m.



      Examples:
      The accident happened at five thirty a.m.
      An announcement will be made at six forty p.m.