Will and would

August 14th, 2014 in English Quiz

Can you use will and would correctly? Would is the past tense of will in indirect speech. Would is also used in polite offers and requests.

Complete the following sentences.

Vocabulary exercise

August 13th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Test your knowledge of English vocabulary with this exercise.

1. To belittle somebody is to …………………. them.

a) titillate

b) disparage

c) adulate

Business idioms

August 8th, 2014 in Expressions

Across the board

If something is implemented across the board, it affects everyone or everything.

  • The company is expected to increase salaries across the board.

To avoid or escape punishment

August 8th, 2014 in Improve English

In English, we use several different expressions to talk about the act of escaping or avoiding punishment.

Get away with

When you get away with something you manage to do something bad without getting punished for it.

Asking for and giving information

August 7th, 2014 in English for children

Asking for and giving explanations

The simplest way to ask for an explanation is to use Why…?

Why do I have to fill in this form?

Vocabulary exercise

August 6th, 2014 in Vocabulary

1. Which of the following words can be used to refer to a man about town?

a) Viviparous

b) Vivacious

c) Bon vivant

d) Joie de vivre

After all and at all

August 5th, 2014 in English Grammar

After all

This expression is used for saying that something is true in spite of what was said, done or planned before. When after all is used with this meaning, it usually goes at the end of the clause.