Ways to prepare your essay

February 19th, 2013 in Essay Writing

Good essay writing skills are essential for success in examinations like TOEFL and IELTS. Even if you are not preparing for a standardized test you will still find good writing skills extremely helpful. Here are a few tips to improve your essay writing skills.

Reported speech exercise

February 17th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms.

1. I asked him if he …………………………. marry me?

a) would

b) will

c) either could be used here

Talking about routines using frequency adverbs

February 16th, 2013 in English Grammar

Adverbs of frequency are used to show the frequency with which we perform actions. One of the most common uses of frequency adverbs is to talk about our habits.

Yes / No questions

February 15th, 2013 in English Grammar

Yes or no questions are those questions that do not use the WH question words (e.g. what, when, where, why etc.). These questions are mainly used to ask for confirmation and check facts.

Relative pronouns exercise

February 14th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate relative pronouns.

Susan Fernandez is an eminent oncologist ………………………….. has treated many cancer patients.

Idiomatic expressions with put

February 12th, 2013 in Expressions

A large number of idioms and expressions use the word put. Here is a fairly exhaustive list of idiomatic expressions with put. Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.

Some mistakes in the use of tenses

February 11th, 2013 in Common Mistakes

ESL students often find it difficult to use tenses correctly. The present perfect and past perfect tenses are particularly confusing.