Newspaper headlines grammar

July 13th, 2012 in Improve English

You will hardly ever find a complete sentence in newspaper headlines and that is not surprising. Headlines need to be short and to the point. Many headlines consist of a string of noun phrases with no verb.

Difference between look, see and watch

July 12th, 2012 in Improve English

To see is to perceive things with one’s eyes. Note that you can see things whether or not you are paying attention.

Grammar exercise: see or seeing?

July 10th, 2012 in English Quiz, Improve English

Complete the following sentences using appropriate forms of see.

1. I ……………………………………….. the sun rising above the horizon.

a) see

b) can see

c) either could be used here

Uses of articles: some special points

July 9th, 2012 in English Learning

Articles with television, radio etc

When we talk about television as a form of entertainment, we do not use articles.

He spends a lot of time watching TV.

Vocabulary exercise

July 8th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using appropriate words.

1. In the …………………………………… we could see those greenish hills towering over the city.

a) distant

b) distance

Indirect speech exercise

July 7th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. He suggested ………………………………… go home.

a) that I

b) me to

c) either could be used here

TOEFL iBT sections

July 6th, 2012 in TOEFL

The TOEFL iBT has four sections: reading, listening, speaking and writing

Reading

The reading section is the first section of TOEFL. It takes about 60-100 minutes. You will be given 3-5 passages for reading. You will have to answer 12 to 14 questions on each passage.