Idiomatic expressions with pleasure

April 22nd, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word pleasure.

Don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure

This expression is used to suggest that you haven’t met someone yet.

Rewrite as directed

April 21st, 2014 in English Quiz

Rewrite the following sentences as directed. An example is given below.

You are the only person who loves me. (Rewrite using No one)

Phrasal verbs with back and bail

April 20th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the words back and bail. Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.

Using ought

April 18th, 2014 in English Learning

Ought was originally the past tense of owe; but now it generally points to Present and Future time. It differs from other Auxiliaries in that it is followed by the to-form of the Infinitive (e.g. ‘You ought to do it.’) and not the simple form (e.g. ‘You must do it.’)  Ought is not as forceful as must, but is stronger than should.

Common mistakes of ESL students

April 16th, 2014 in Common Mistakes

In this lesson we will take a look at some common mistakes ESL students make when they speak or write English.

Incorrect: I give key to the watch every day.

See, look at and watch

April 15th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

1. Suddenly I ………………… something strange.

a) saw

b) looked at

2. Did you ……………………. the article about the scam in today’s newspaper?

Active and passive voice exercise

April 14th, 2014 in English Quiz

In each of the following questions, a sentence is given in active voice. From the given options, choose the one that correctly expresses the same idea in passive voice.