Sentence synthesis exercise

September 12th, 2014 in Improve English

Combine the following sentences using an appropriate preposition, conjunction or relative pronoun.

1. She was tired. She went on working.

2. I had a headache. Still, I enjoyed the movie.

Travel, journey, trip etc

September 11th, 2014 in Improve English

There are several alternatives for the noun trip.


The word journey is usually countable. A journey is a trip from one place to another. A journey can be long or difficult.

Poker idioms

September 10th, 2014 in Improve English

Here is a list of poker idioms.

Cash in one’s chips

To cash in one’s chips is to pass away.

  • My granddaughter cashed in her chips at the age of ninety.

Sentence completion exercise

September 9th, 2014 in English Quiz, Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. An administrator must be able to ………………. their authority properly.

a) know

b) exercise

c) challenge

Vocabulary exercise

September 8th, 2014 in Improve English

This exercise tests your range of vocabulary.

1. A person who has morbid anxiety about his or her health is a /an …………………….

a) hypochondriac

b) martinet

Vocabulary exercise

September 7th, 2014 in Improve English

1. Which of the following words can be used to refer to a man who excessively worships, caters to and submits to the most outlandish or outrageous demands of his wife?

Confusing words exercise

September 6th, 2014 in Improve English

Several words are confused because of faulty pronunciation. Here is a simple vocabulary exercise about commonly confused words.

Words Confused Owing To Faulty Pronunciation

1. Bread is made of ……………………….