Using other

August 23rd, 2013 in Words

The word other can be used as a determiner or a pronoun.

When used as a determiner, other is followed by a plural noun.

Present simple negation

August 22nd, 2013 in English Quiz

Change the following affirmative sentences into negative sentences.

An example is given below.

My mother works at a bank. My mother does not work at a bank.

Exercise

Structure of the TOEFL Reading section

August 21st, 2013 in TOEFL

The Reading section is the first section of the TOEFL. You will be given three or five passages of approximately 700 words. Each passage can have 12 to 14 questions. You will get 20 minutes to read the first passage. Then you have 40 minutes to read the second and third passages. Finally, if your test includes a fourth and fifth passages, you will get another 40 minutes to complete them.

Subject-verb agreement: exercise

August 20th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using a verb in agreement with the subject.

1. Tobacco and alcohol …………………… injurious to health. (is / are)

2. Age and experience ………………….. wisdom. (bring / brings)

Phrasal verbs with pass exercise

August 18th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate phrasal verb.

1. My grandmother ……………………… at the age of ninety. (passed away / passed on / passed for)

Phrasal verbs with pass

August 17th, 2013 in Expressions

A large number of phrasal verbs use the word pass. The most common among them are given below.

Pass away

To pass away is to die.

What to do and what not to do during the TOEFL Speaking Test

August 17th, 2013 in TOEFL

At the beginning of the TOEFL Speaking section, you will be asked to adjust the microphone on your headset. You will also be asked to give a short sample of your speech in order to adjust the recording equipment to your voice. Note that this preliminary exercise is only used to make sure that the computer can record your voice properly. It does not count towards your final score. This adjustment is automatically done and you will be informed when it is complete.