Adjectives or adverbs – what to use?

April 8th, 2012 in Common Mistakes

ESL students often have difficulty using adjectives and adverbs correctly. This short guide provides an overview of the rules.


Adjectives are used to modify nouns. They are placed directly before the noun they modify.

Phrasal verbs exercise

April 6th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences. Each sentence contains a phrasal verb part of which is missing. Find the missing part from the given options and fill in the blanks.

Correct the mistakes

April 5th, 2012 in English Quiz

The sentences given below contain one or more grammatical errors. Rewrite them correctly.

1. Do you want that I get you some coffee?

2. Would you want some help?

Phrasal verbs concerning arrival and departure

April 4th, 2012 in English Learning

A large number of phrasal verbs made with the verbs in, off and out are used to talk about arrivals and departures. Here is a list of them.

Be off

Three word phrasal verbs exercise

April 3rd, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. He dropped …………………………… school at fourteen.

a) out of               b) out at               c) on at

2. Jane has this nasty habit of breaking …………………………… our conversation.

Nouns exercise

April 2nd, 2012 in English for children

Underline the nouns in the following sentences.

Hint: A noun is the name of a person, an animal / bird, place or thing.

1. There is a huge tree in the garden.

English tests: an overview

April 1st, 2012 in TOEFL

International students who want to study in an English speaking country need to take certain standardized English tests. The most popular among them are TOEFL and IELTS. There are several other tests, too. So which test should you take? Well, it depends upon your English learning needs and goals for further education and career. Here is a quick overview of the important English tests.