Opposite and in front of

October 21st, 2014 in English Learning

The word opposite can be an adjective, an adverb or a noun.

As an adverb it means ‘across from’ or ‘facing something/someone’.

  • The bus stop is opposite the cinema.

Sentence completion exercise

October 20th, 2014 in English Learning

This exercise tests your ability to write conditional sentences. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conditional verb form. There are very many possibilities. Just make sure that your sentences are correct and make sense.

Fitness Idioms

October 18th, 2014 in Expressions

Alive and kicking

If somebody is alive and kicking, they are well and healthy. The expression ‘alive and well’ means the same.

  • Although my grandmother is ninety-five, she is very much alive and kicking.

Infinitives with and without to

October 16th, 2014 in Improve English

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate infinitive form of the verb given in the brackets.

1. We saw the ship …………………… the harbor.

a) leave
b) to leave

Simple past or past continuous tense

October 13th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate simple past or past continuous tense form.

1. Our local team ………………….. the football trophy last year.

a) won

b) was winning

Simple past or present perfect tense

October 13th, 2014 in Improve English

Complete the following sentences using the simple past or present perfect tense.

1. I …………………….. (receive) the parcel. I …………………. (receive) it two days ago.

Phrases exercise

October 12th, 2014 in Improve English

Arrange the words or phrases given in the brackets in the right order and make meaningful sentences.

1. The chief guest ……………………. (about his childhood, spoke)