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Reporting statements

September 17th, 2014 in Improve English

We usually use the conjunction ‘that’ to report statements. The most common verbs used to report statements are ‘said’ and ‘told’.

An example is given below.

Phrasal verbs with R

September 16th, 2014 in Improve English, Vocabulary

Rack up

To rack points up is to collect them.

  • Indian contingent managed to rack up only six gold medals at the Asian Games.

Rake up

Using risk

September 12th, 2014 in Improve English

The word risk is a noun. It is not normally followed by an infinitive.

It is usually used in the pattern risk + of + -ing form.

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.

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?