May 21st, 2013 in Vocabulary
Forms such as –ing (as in writing), un- (as in unhappy) and -ful (as in beautiful) are called affixes. The form to which an affix is attached is called its stem. The affix which is added to the beginning of a stem is called a prefix. The affix which is added to the end of a stem is called the suffix. Thus in the word unmistakable, mistake is the stem, un- is the prefix and –able is the suffix. In the word disqualified, qualify is the stem, dis- is the prefix and –ed is the suffix.
May 20th, 2013 in Vocabulary
Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word keep.
To keep something around is to have it ready for use.
April 18th, 2013 in Vocabulary
To discuss is to talk about something with someone.
- We will discuss this matter when we meet next week.
Discuss something with someone
- I must discuss this problem with my landlady.
April 17th, 2013 in Vocabulary
Aloud and allowed
These words have similar pronunciation and therefore they are often confused by ESL students.
Aloud is an adverb. When you speak aloud your speech is loud enough for other people to hear.
April 15th, 2013 in Vocabulary
Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word.
- Use number of with plural nouns.
- Use amount of with uncountable nouns referring to ideas that you cannot see or touch.
March 29th, 2013 in Vocabulary
Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.
1. One of the reasons the impressionists caused such a scandal was ………………………….their colors were too bright.
March 25th, 2013 in Vocabulary
1. In which of the following sets, all the words ignore the existence of God?
a) Pantheism, Agnosticism, Atheism
b) Atheism, Agnosticism, Secularism
c) Deism, Secularism, Agnosticism