The difference between would and should

November 13th, 2010 in Improve English

The verbs should and would are modal auxiliaries. There are some differences between them.

In general would and should are used as the past form or less definite form of will and shall.

Time expressions

November 12th, 2010 in Improve English

Days of the week

All days of the week begin with a capital letter.

I will call you on Monday.

I met her on a Friday.

Easily confused words Quiz 3

November 12th, 2010 in Vocabulary

Easily confused words are words that are very similar in spelling or pronunciation. Complete the following sentences with the most appropriate word.

1. The headmaster —————— to the request of the students and granted them a holiday.

Take idioms Quiz

November 11th, 2010 in Vocabulary

Read the following sentences and try to guess the meaning of the idioms.

1.       It was the residential areas of the town that took the brunt of the missile attacks.

Idioms Quiz 2

November 10th, 2010 in Vocabulary

Read the following sentences and try to guess the meaning of the idioms.

1.       If an activity takes a back seat

How to Improve English Quickly – Part II

November 9th, 2010 in Improve English

Practice the act of speaking English

Speak English whenever you get a chance. That you know the grammar rules doesn’t necessarily mean that you can speak English well. To speak English fluently, you need to practice the act of speaking often.

How to Improve English Quickly – Part I

November 9th, 2010 in Improve English

Learning English as a foreign language or a second language isn’t all that difficult. There are many techniques you can employ to make the task easier.