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We use an infinitive after ‘better’ to explain our advice and add ‘not’ after ‘better’ to make the sentence negative. Next time one of your friends is having some trouble, give them some advice in English and try out your new skills.
Founded in 1996, EF English Live has been at the cutting edge of language learning for nearly two decades, having been the first to pioneer a 24-hour teacher-led online English course .
In our courses there is equal focus on vocabulary, grammar, functional language, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening and speaking, and you can use the language in a creative, personalised way.
You don't just learn standard answers to standard questions.
Tip: When you learn a new word, try learn all the forms of that word and the prepositions that are usually used with it.
(For example, rather than just the word ‘depend’, make a note of: to depend on, to be dependent on, a dependant.)You must know how to spell those words correctly.
People often say that we learn to write best by reading. It is a great way to get an idea of the different styles of writing and see how to use words appropriately.
Tip: Choose books or articles with topics that interest you. Read each text several times to make sure you understand how to use new words and expressions in the text.