Thanks for all the conversation!

We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you for coming to Everest Language Projects’ Conversation Circles last night. We were so delighted to see so many of your beautiful faces smiling and chatting in English!

Because it was our first event we would really like to hear if you enjoyed yourself, and what you thought about

1. The venue
2. The activity
3. The atmosphere at the event
4. Whether or not you would like to come to another Everest event?

We would also be delighted to get any feedback (good or

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Conditional Tenses in English

There are FOUR conditional tenses in English.

We will start by looking at the ZERO conditional

Structure: IF + PRESENT SIMPLE, … PRESENT SIMPLE

Example: If water reaches 0 degrees, it freezes

If I drink gin, I cry!

We use the zero conditional to describe things that are always true (i.e. there are NO(or zero!) special conditions necessary in order for the second part of the clause to happen.

Think of the zero conditional as FACT or RELIABLE REALITY. As we move towards the FIRST,

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First Everest Party

What’s happening? Everest Language Projects Conversation Circles!

Who are Everest Language Projects?  A group of English Language teachers who have started a project to organise social events for English Language learners around Dublin. They have developed fun activities, similar to the games you play in class, that will help you to improve your fluency in a fun social environment. And once the activities are finished, we will all stay, listen to some music, have a chat and a drink and dance the night away!

How will the event be organised?

It starts at 8pm.

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Article use in English – a/an, the or zero article

Those are the basic rules…
now some advanced points for definite and indefinite articles:

Classes (formal):  The tiger is threatened with extinction.

To name a work by an artist: My mother found a  Salvador Dali in the attic.

National groups: The Irish are known to be great writers and drinkers.

In measurements ‘a/an’ can be used instead of ‘per’: If petrol costs €1 a litre and your car is travelling at 50 miles  an hour,  how much will it cost to drive for 10 miles?

Some plural political/music/other groups:

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