Adi ~Israel

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קמיאו ליוותה אותנו כמשפחה החל מרגע נחיתתנו בקנדה ולימדה אותי ואת שני ילדיי (גילאי 12 ו- 10).

את השעור הראשון קבענו כשבועיים לאחר הנחיתה ומאז הרווחנו שנה וחצי של לימוד אנגלית, אבל לא רק.

המטרה הראשונית היתה לימוד ושיפור האנגלית אך מהר מאוד הבנו שמעבר לדקדוק, איות, שיחה וכתיבה הרווחנו גם עוד משהו. מכוון שקמיאו מתגוררת בעיר ומכירה אותה היטב, חלק משעורי השיחה התמקדו בנושאים שרלוונטיים מאוד לחיינו ובהרבה מקרים קיבלנו המון מידע וידע חיוני שעזרו מאוד בהתאקלמות בעיר.

שעורי האנגלית היו כיפים, מגוונים ומותאמים לרמה של כל אחד מאיתנו. קמיאו הסתדרה מצוין עם ילדיי ומצאה עימם שפה משותפת. קמיאו חמה, מצחיקה ואפשר לנהל איתה שיחות פתוחות וחופשיות.

מעבר לכל זה, קמיאו אחראית, תמיד הגיעה בזמן, היתה מחוייבת לשעור ב – 100 אחוז וגילתה גמישות כשהיה צריך.

ממליצה בחום.

עדי לוי

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Common Word Collocations With: Big, Great, Large, Strong, Deep, Heavy

news_word_cloudIn English, a collocation is two or more words that go together naturally. Learning collocations is essential for making your English sound fluent and natural!

Here are 50 common English collocations with the words big, great, large, strong, deep, and heavy.

The word big is often used in collocations with a happening or event, for example:

  • a big accomplishment
  • a big decision
  • a big disappointment
  • a big failure
  • a big improvement
  • a big mistake
  • a big surprise

 

The word great is often used in collocations with feelings or qualities.

 Great + feelings

  • great admiration
  • great anger
  • great enjoyment
  • great excitement
  • great fun
  • great happiness
  • great joy

Great + qualities

  • in great detail
  • great power
  • great pride
  • great sensitivity
  • great skill
  • great strength
  • great understanding
  • great wisdom
  • great wealth

 

The word large is often used in collocations involving numbers and measurements.

  • a large amount
  • a large collection
  • a large number (of)
  • a large population
  • a large proportion
  • a large quantity
  • a large scale

 

The word strong is often used in collocations with facts and opinions:

 Strong + facts/opinions

  • strong argument
  • strong emphasis
  • strong evidence
  • a strong contrast
  • a strong commitment
  • strong criticism
  • strong denial
  • a strong feeling
  • a strong opinion (about something)
  • strong resistance

 Strong + senses

  • a strong smell
  • a strong taste

 

The word deep is used for some strong feelings:

  • deep depression
  • deep devotion

It is also used in these expressions:

  • in deep thought
  • in deep trouble
  • in a deep sleep (when the person won’t wake up easily)

 

Heavy is used for some weather conditions

  • heavy rain
  • heavy snow
  • heavy fog

The word heavy is also used for people with bad habits:

  • a heavy drinker
  • a heavy smoker
  • a heavy drug user

 

 

Dahee ~ South Korea

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안녕하세요.

저는 캐나다에서 컬리지를 다니고 있는 학생입니다. 학교 프로그램을 시작하기 전 10개월간 ESL 학교도 다녔고 IELTS도 준비하며 영어공부를 충분히 했다고 생각했는데 막상 학교 수업을 듣다보니 아직 많이 부족하다는 것을 깨달았습니다. 방학기간을 틈타 영어실력을 좀 더 늘려보자는 생각에 튜터를 알아보다가 Kameyo 선생님의 광고를 한 웹사이트에서 보게 되었고 공부를 시작하게 되었습니다. 수업을 시작한 첫날 선생님과 향상시키고 싶은 영역은 어디며 어떤 식으로 수업을 진행하고 싶은지에 관련해서 충분히 대화를 나누었고, 제가 원하는 스타일의 수업 방식과 교재를 선택한 후에 다음 수업을 진행할 수 있었습니다. Speaking 능력을 향상시키는 것이 원래 목적이여서 수업시간에 간단한 기사를 가져가서 각자의 의견을 나눠보기도 하고 캐나다의 문화에 대해서도 많은 이야기를 나누었는데 그 과정에서 유익한 표현들도 많이 익히고 외국인과 대화하는 것에 대한 자신감도 많이 얻게 되었습니다. 지난 2주는 선생님의 밝고 긍정적이신 성격과 많은 학생들을 1:1로 가르치면서 터득하신 노하우 덕분에 즐겁게 공부하는 동시에 영어실력도 향상시킬 수 있었던 아주 유익한 시간이었습니다. 선생님과의 수업이 영어를 배우고자 하는 다른 분들께도 큰 도움이 될거라고 생각합니다.

All Twelve English Verb Tenses

Here is an overview of all 12 English verb tenses, their forms, and how to use them.

FORM: MEANING AND USE:
Present Simple ~Verb Form Present Simple ~Verb Use
Present Progressive ~Verb Form Present Progressive ~Verb Use
Present Perfect Progressive ~Verb Form Present Perfect Progressive ~Verb Use
Past Simple ~Verb Form Past Simple ~Verb Use
Past Progressive ~Verb Form Past Progressive ~Verb Use
Past Perfect ~Verb Form Past Perfect ~Verb Use
Past Perfect Progressive ~Verb Form Past Perfect Progressive ~Verb Use
Future Simple ~Verb Form Future Simple ~Verb Use
Future Progressive ~Verb Form Future Progressive ~Verb Use
Future Perfect~Verb Form Future Perfect ~Verb Use
Future Perfect Progressive ~Verb Form Future Perfect Progressive ~Verb Use

 

Future Perfect Progressive ~Meaning and Use

future-perfect-cont GraphicThis post will show you how to use the Future Perfect Progressive, also called the Future Perfect Continuous. To see how to form the Future Perfect Progressive, click here.

The Future Perfect Progressive tense is not very common and it’s a bit difficult to make. However, at higher levels it is great to understand it, and maybe even use it sometimes too. It has a very precise meaning, which can be convenient.

We use the Future Perfect Progressive to talk about an ongoing action that takes place before a certain time in the future, or to emphasize a course of action. We often use the Future Perfect Progressive to round up to an even number. We like whole, round numbers and this tense allows us to use those numbers.

A future time expression is usually stated or implied, often with by. This can go at the beginning or end of the sentence with no difference in meaning.

  • By the year 2020, linguists will have been studying Indo-European languages for 200 years. (This is easier than saying that now, in 2015, linguists have been studying Indo-European languages for 195 years. It’s easier to just round up to 200)
  • We will have been driving for six hours by the time we get home.
  • By next March, I will have been teaching here for three years.
  • By the end of this month, we will have been living together for six months.

Future Perfect Progressive ~ Verb Form

This post will show you how to form the Future Perfect Progressive. To see how to use the Future Perfect Progressive, click here.

 

Affirmative Statements

Subject + Will Have Already Been Verb + ing Future Time Expression
I’ll have already been waiting for an hour by the time they arrive.
You’ll have been working for hours when she starts.
She’ll/He’ll/It’ll have been traveling for three months
We’ll have already been studying for hours by dinner time.
They’ll/You’ll (plural) have already been driving by next June.

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Negative Statements

Future Time Expression Subject Still Will Not (won’t) Have Been Verb + ing
By the time I am 30, I   won’t have been working here for ten years.
When I get home, you   won’t have been studying for too long.
In five years’ time she/he/it still won’t have been doing anything with her life.
By 4:00 am, we still won’t have been sleeping.
By next June, they/you (plural) won’t have been traveling anymore.
     

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Wh- Questions

Wh- word Will Subject Have Been Verb + ing Future Time Expression
What will I have been doing by the time I turn 40?
Who will you have been waiting for?
Where will she/he/it have been living by next year?
Why will you have been sleeping all day?
How will we have been surviving for so long?

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Yes/No Questions

Will Subject Have Been Verb + ing Future Time Expression
Will I have been working for hours by the time she gets home?
Will you have been speaking English for a long time before you move to Melbourne?
Will she/he/it have been traveling for a long time when you come back?
Will we have been everything before we leave?
Will they/you (plural) have been exercising all day?

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Short Answers

Yes Subject Will Have   No Subject Will Not (Won’t) Have
Yes, I will have.   No, I won’t have.
Yes, you will have.   No, you won’t have.
Yes, she/he/it will have.   No, he won’t have.
Yes, we will have.   No, we won’t have.
Yes, they will have.   No, they’re not. won’t have.

 

Future Perfect – Verb Form

This post will show you how to form the Future Perfect. To see how to use the Future Perfect, click here.

 

Affirmative Statements

Subject Will/Be Going To Have Already Past Participle Future Time Expression
I will/am going to have had two children by the time I am 30.
You will/are going to have already made dinner when I get home.
She/He/It will/is going to have seen most of Asia in five years’ time.
We will/are going to have already finished our homework by dinner time.
They/You (plural) will/are going to have saved enough money for a new car by next June.

 

 

Negative Statements

We don’t usually contract will not to won’t, you should use the full form with this verb tense.

Future Time Expression Subject Still Will Not/Be Not Going To Have Past Participle
By the time I am 30, I   will not/am not going to have had any children.
When I get home, you   will not/are not going to have made dinner.
In five years’ time she/he/it still will not/is not going to have seen most of Asia
By dinner time, we still will not/are not going to have finished our homework.
By next June, they/you (plural) will not/are not going to have saved enough money for a new car.
     

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Information Questions

Wh- word Will Subject Have Past Participle Future Time Expression
What will I have accomplished in three years’ time?
Who will you have worked with?
Where will she/he/it have traveled by next year?
When will we have talked?
How will we have done

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Yes/No Questions

Will Subject Have Past Participle Future Time Expression
Will I have done my homework by the time he comes?
Will you have perfected your English by the time you return from Vancouver?
Will she/he/it have bought a new house in five years’ time?
Will we have seen everything before we leave?

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Short Answers

Yes Subject Will Have No Subject Will Not (Won’t) Have
Yes, I will have. No, I won’t have.
Yes, you will have. No, you won’t have.
Yes, she/he/it will have. No, he won’t have.
Yes, we will have. No, we won’t have.
Yes, they will have. No, they won’t have.

 

Yu ~Japan

japanese_flag-t2Kameyo Melina. She is the best tutor in Van!!!
-楽しい
-分かりやすい
-信頼できる

私の大好きなチューター、そして友達です!!

学生から高キャリアの人、バンクーバーには英語の個人レッスンを開いている人があふれていて、誰もが似た料金設定をしています。
私は4人のチューターと6人ほどのESLの先生を体験しましたが、ずっと続けたいと思ったのが
Kameyoのレッスンです。
レッスンの内容は自分の苦手分野や伸ばしたいところなど、相談して決めます。
彼女の英語はとてもキレイで聞き取り易く、ネイティブならではの実用的なフレーズからビジネス英語と幅広く教えてくれます。レッスンを重ねるにつれ、自分の英語がレベルアップしていることが実感できるでしょう。
レッスン以外でもつながることを大切にしてくれて、私たちがバンクーバー生活をたくさん楽しむためにも、色々なイベントに参加する機会を作ってくれたり、時には悩み相談にのってくれたりと、本当に優しく温かい、そして面白いお姉ちゃんのような存在です。

短期留学やワーホリでバンクーバーに来た人、これから行く人には、
その限られた期間を是非充実したものにして欲しいと思います。
そのためには何を選ぶか、誰を信じるかがとても重要になってくると思います。
興味のある方は是非1度、Kameyoに会ってみて下さい。
何倍もバンクーバー生活が刺激的で楽しいものになりますよ♫

María ~México

BanderaMexicanaMi encuentro con Kameyo Melina como maestra de Ingles por mas de un año fue de lo mejor,una buena decision que hizo mi estancia en Vancouver muy agradable y enriquecedora y que me dio la oportunidad de conocer y enamorarme mas de Canada.

La clase se conformaba de dos partes, una practica gramatical y otra conversacional donde Kameyo Melina preparaba la clase y domina los temas muy bien ademas que conocia bastante acerca de mi cultura mexicana, lo que hacia muy divertido mi aprendizaje y lo disfrutaba mucho.

Es una maestra de Ingles excelente y muy profesional, sobretodo como persona es muy simpatica, respetuosa y calida en su trato.

Es una EXTRAORDINARIA maestra totalmente recomendable.

Agradezco a Kameyo Melina por esta maravillosa experiencia!!!!

Muchas Gracias!!!!!
María