Synonyms exercise

November 27th, 2013 in English Quiz

In each sentence given below a word or phrase is underlined. From the given options choose the word / phrase closest in meaning to the underlined part.

Conjunctions exercise

November 26th, 2013 in English Quiz

Combine the following sentences using if, though and when.

1. We reached the place. It was quite dark.

2. She works hard. She will win.

English vocabulary exercise

November 25th, 2013 in English Quiz

In each sentence given below a word or phrase is underlined. From the given options choose the word / phrase closest in meaning to the underlined part.

General essay writing strategies

November 24th, 2013 in Essay Writing

Most standardized English tests include writing tasks. For example, the TOEFL writing section has two tasks. It takes about 50 minutes. The IELTS writing section, too, includes two tasks. It takes about 60 minutes.

The subordinating conjunction as

November 22nd, 2013 in English Grammar

As can be used a subordinating conjunction. As a subordinating conjunction it is used in different ways.

As = when

As can be used as a subordinating conjunction of time. In this case, it means more or less the same as when.

Grammar exercise: say and tell

November 21st, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. She left without ……………………… a word.

a) saying

b) telling

c) say

d) tell

2. That is what everybody …………………..

Tips for TOEFL writing and reading sections

November 18th, 2013 in TOEFL

While writing your TOEFL essay, try to use words that express the idea more precisely.

Correct: While holidaying in London, Susie acquired a strong British accent.