New Patterns

Here is some information about new patterns added weekly which your LP program can download. The short description of the pattern and how to use it is the same as you are going to see in the LP Information window.

Apr 23, 2021

Let's.. (Present Simple)

We often use Let's to make suggestions which include ourselves.

Let's is the short form of let us.

Example:

Let's play together.

Let's clean our room.

Apr 23, 2021

I will.. (Future Simple)

We use 'will' to make plans for the future.

Use this pattern to say what you will do or be in the Future Simple Tense.

Example:

I will buy a car next month.

I will be busy next week.

Apr 30, 2021

Have you ever.. ? (Present Perfect)

To start conversation with somebody (in present perfect), use format:

Have you ever + past participle + the rest.

Example:

Have you ever been to Australia?

Have you ever eaten oysters?

'ever' - at any time

Apr 30, 2021

Let me.. (Present Simple)

In this pattern we use 'Let me..' to give a formal offer

or ask for permission to do something.

Example:

Let me open the door for you.

Let me explain what happened.

May 7, 2021

Articles 'a' and 'an' (Exercise)

1) Read the word (or words) without an article from line [A].

2) Say aloud (or in your mind) these words with added article 'a' or 'an'.

3) Check your answer in line [B].

Example:

  [A] famous actor

  [B] a famous actor

  [A] excellent idea

  [B] an excellent idea

May 7, 2021

Are you + (-ing)..? (Present Continuous)

The present continuous tense is used for actions happening now

or for an action that is unfinished.

Example:

Are you coming to my party?

Are you looking for a job?

May 14, 2021

I won't.. (Future Simple)

'will' is used to make plans for the future.

won't is a contraction of will not (negative form).

Example:

I won't fail the exam.

I won't be late.

May 14, 2021

I was.. (Past Simple)

The Simple Past tense of 'be' has two forms: was and were.

For first and third person singular, use the word was.

In all other cases, use the word were.

Example:

I was busy all day.

I was at home the whole time.

May 22, 2021

Would you like..? (would)

'Would' is a past form of 'will' but it has many other uses.

'Would you like' is used when offering something

or inviting someone to do something.

Example:

Would you like a cup of coffee?

Would you like to dance?

Would you like me to call a taxi?

May 22, 2021

Does (somebody / something)..? (Present Simple)

We use 'do' and 'does' to make questions in Present Simple

Use Does at the start of questions when the subject is he, she or it.

Example:

Does he speak English?

Does she like her job?

Does Australia have four seasons?

May 29, 2021

I have + past participle.. (Pesent Perfect)

The Present Perfect Tense is used to show a link between

the present and the past.

It is not important when the actions happened.

In this pattern we use structure: I have + past participle + the rest.

'I've' is a contraction of 'I have'.

Example:

I've missed my train.

I've bought a new car.

May 29, 2021

Is (someone / something)..? (Present Simple)

In this pattern are example questions in Present Simple Tense

beginning with the word 'Is'.

Example:

Is Mary your wife?

Is this milk still good?

June 5, 2021

I often, usually, sometimes.. (Present Simple)

In Present Simple tense, we often use adverbs of frequency

to say how often we do something.

Frequency adverbs usually go before the verb.

Example:

I always take a shower after work.

I often catch a cold in winter.

I usually go to bed before midnight.

I sometimes drive too fast.

I rarely drink coffee after supper.

June 5, 2021

What's your favorite..? (Present Simple)

We use the word 'what' to ask for information about people or things.

In this pattern are example sentences to ask someone about

his/her favorite things or activities.

'what's' is a contraction of 'what is'.

Example:

What's your favorite color?

What's your favorite sport to play?

June 12, 2021

have / has + past participle.. (Pesent Perfect)

We use Present Perfect tense to show a link between the present and the past.

The exact time of action is not important in Present Perfect.

Important is that the action started in the past and has some connection with the present.

We use have and the past participle of a verb, if the subject is I, you, we, or they.

We use has and the past participle of a verb, if the subject is he, she, or it.

Example:

  I have met a lot of interesting people.

  Emily has written five books so far.

  The weather has been very nice so far.

June 12, 2021

What do you..? (Present Simple)

We use the word 'what' to ask for information about people or things.

In this pattern are some example sentences to ask someone about anything in Present Simple tense.

Example:

What do you do after work?

What do you eat for lunch?

June 19, 2021

I've been + (-ing).. (Present Perfect Continuous)

We use the Present Perfect Continuous to highlight that something is still continuing in the present.

To form Present Perfect Continuous, use have / has + been + (-ing).

I've is a contraction of I have.

Example:

I've been living here for a long time.

I've been studying English for three years.

June 19, 2021

Where is / are..? (Present Simple)

We use the question word 'where' to ask about the location of a person or things.

'is' and 'are' are forms of the verb 'be' in the Present Simple tense.

Example:

Where is Mary?

Where are my keys?

June 26, 2021

since / for - Present Perfect

We use Present Perfect tense to show a link between the past and the present.

It is not important when exactly the action has happened.

To form Present Perfect, use 'have' or 'has' + past participle of the verb.

Use 'have', if the subject is plural or I, you, we, or they.

Use 'has', if the subject is singular or he, she, it.

We use 'since' in Present Perfect to define time in past when something has started.

We use 'for' to say how long the action has lasted.

Example:

  My mailbox has been empty since last month.

  Bill and I have been good friends for a long time.

June 26, 2021

I need.. [1] (Present Simple)

We use the verb 'need' when we don't have what is very important to us.

Example:

I need a new car.

I need a better job.

July 3, 2021

have / has + been + (-ing).. (Present Perfect Continuous)

We use the Present Perfect Continuous to highlight that something is still continuing in the present.

To form Present Perfect Continuous, use have / has + been + (-ing).

Use 'have', if the subject is plural or I, you, we, or they.

Use 'has', if the subject is singular or he, she, it.

We often use 'since' in Present Perfect Continuous to define the time when action has started and is still continuing.

We also use 'for' to say how long the action is continuing.

Example:

  Tom has been looking for a job since July.

  I have been living here for a long time.

July 3, 2021

I need.. [2] (Present Simple)

We use the verb 'need' when we don't have what we want, desire or require.

Example:

I need everything on this list.

I need it as quickly as possible.

July 10, 2021

I've just.. - Present Perfect

'Just' is used to indicate that something happened a very short time ago in the past.

In the Present Perfect, 'just' comes between the verb have/has and the past participle.

I've is a contraction of I have.

Example:

I've just come back from Sweden.

I've just eaten so I'm not hungry.

I've just had a hot bath, so I feel much better.

July 10, 2021

(some) - offer / request

We use 'some' and 'any' when we cannot or do not need to specify the exact number or amount of something.

We often use 'some' when we make offers or requests.

Example:

  Would you like some tea?

  Can you lend me some money?

July 17, 2021

I have (already) - Present Perfect

'Already' is used to show that something has happened at an unspecified time before now.

We usually place 'already' between the verb have/has and the past participle or at the end of the sentence.

Example:

  I have already done my homework.

  I have done my homework already.

July 17, 2021

any - (some / any)

We use 'some' and 'any' when we cannot or do not need to specify the exact number or amount of something.

'Any' is usually used in questions and negative sentences.

Example:

  Do you have any allergies?

  I don't take any medicine.

July 24, 2021

I haven't..(yet) - Present Perfect

We use adverb 'yet' to show that something has not happened up to the present time.

In the Present Perfect tense, 'yet' is used in negative sentences and questions and is placed at the end of the sentence.

Example:

I haven't eaten breakfast yet.

I haven't finished my homework yet.

July 24, 2021

(already) - Present Perfect

'Already' is used to show that something has happened at an unspecified time before now.

We usually place 'already' between the verb have / has and the past participle or at the end of the sentence.

Example:

  He has already finished his work.

  Have you eaten your dinner already?

July 31, 2021

I've never.. (Present Perfect)

'Never' in Present Perfect tense means that something has not happened at any time before now.

Example:

  I've never been to Australia.

  I've never eaten with chopsticks.

August 7, 2021

I need to.. [3] (Present Simple)

We use the verb 'need' when we don't have what we want, desire or require.

The verb need is followed by to when used with another verb.

Example:

  I need to check my mail.

  I need to find a better job.

August 14, 2021

I still haven't.. (Present Perfect)

We use still in Present Perfect to highlight that we expected something to happen but it hasn't happened yet.

Still is only used in negative sentences and it comes before auxiliary verb haven't/hasn't.

Example:

  I still haven't done my homework.

  I still haven't cleaned my room.

August 21, 2021

How many..? (Present Simple)

We use the question word 'how' to ask about the manner, condition, or quality.

'How many' is used to ask about the number of something that we can count (countable).

Example:

How many English words do you know?

How many hours do you sleep at night?

August 28, 2021

What is your..? (Present Simple)

We use the question word 'what' to ask for information about people or things.

In this pattern are some example sentences to ask someone about things or activities.

Example:

What is your first name?

What is your address?

September 4, 2021

I haven't.. (Present Perfect)

'haven't' is a contraction of 'have not'.

Example:

I haven't found a job yet.

I haven't done anything today.

September 11, 2021

How much..? (Present Simple)

We use the question word 'how' to ask about the manner, condition, or quality.

'How much' is used to ask about the quantity of something.

The quantifier 'much' is used with uncountable nouns.

Example:

How much do you earn?

How much does the orange juice cost?

September 18, 2021

I.. (Past Simple) [1]

The Past Simple tense is used to talk about actions completed in the past.

In positive sentences, we use the past form of the verb.

To make the past form of the regular verbs, we usually add '-ed' to the base form of the verb.

The past form of the irregular verbs needs to be memorized.

Example:

I ate a hot dog for lunch.

I cooked dinner last night.

September 25, 2021

The Zero Conditional

Conditional sentences in English are used to show different situations and their possible outcomes.

There are four different types of conditional sentences:

zero, first, second and third conditional.

The result of action in Zero Conditional will always happen.

Sentence structure:

If + present simple/continuous, + present simple/continuous

Example:

  If you find my keys, put them on my desk.

  If you are tired, go to bed.

October 2, 2021

Can I..? (Present Simple)

We often use the verb 'can' to ask for permission or to make a request.

Example:

Can I ask a question?

Can I leave my bag here?

October 9, 2021

The First Conditional

Conditional sentences in English are used to show different situations and their possible outcomes.

There are four different types of conditional sentences:

zero, first, second and third conditional.

The result of action in First Conditional might happen in the future.

Sentence structure:

if + present simple, + will/may/might/could/should + infinitive

Example:

  If it rains, I won't go for a walk.

  If I win the lottery, I will buy a castle.

October 16, 2021

How do you..? (Present Simple)

We use the question word 'how' to ask about the manner, condition, or quality.

In this pattern are example sentences to ask someone about something.

Example:

How do you feel today?

How do you handle stress?

October 23, 2021

I.. (Past Simple) [2]

The Past Simple tense is used to talk about actions completed in the past.

In positive sentences, we use the past form of the verb.

To make the past form of the regular verbs, we usually add '-ed' to the base form of the verb.

The past form of the irregular verbs needs to be memorized.

Example:

I failed the driving test.

I gave up smoking a year ago.

October 30, 2021

How + adjective..? (Present Simple)

We use the question word 'how' to ask about the manner, condition, or quality.

To indicate the degree of something, we can use an adjective after 'how'.

Example:

  How deep is this lake?

  How high can you jump?

  How far away is your school?

November 6, 2021

The Second Conditional

Conditional sentences in English are used to show different situations and their possible outcomes.

There are four different types of conditional sentences:

zero, first, second and third conditional.

The result of action in Second Conditional is hypothetical and is unlikely to happen.

Sentence structure:

if + past simple, + would/could/might + infinitive

Example:

  If I were rich, I I would travel the world.

  If she were to try harder, she might get better grades.

November 13, 2021

I.. (Past Simple) [3]

The Past Simple tense is used to talk about actions completed in the past.

In positive sentences, we use the past form of the verb.

To make the past form of the regular verbs, we usually add '-ed' to the base form of the verb.

The past form of the irregular verbs needs to be memorized.

Example:

I painted the fence green.

I slept twelve hours yesterday.

November 20, 2021

How is/are/do/does..? (Present Simple)

We use the question word 'how' to ask about the manner, condition, or quality.

Example:

How is the weather?

How are things at work?

How do they know?

How does a calculator work?