Archive for the ‘Words’ Category

Admirable, admiration, admire

August 30th, 2016 in Words

Admirable (adjective)

If something is admirable, it is worthy of admiration.

Synonyms of admirable: praiseworthy, commendable, estimable, laudable etc.

Antonyms of admirable: disappointing, deplorable, worthless, faulty, reprehensible etc.


August 28th, 2016 in Words

Break someone’s heart

To break someone’s heart is to make them really sad.

  • Peter broke his mother’s heart, when he failed his test.

Opposites worksheet

August 17th, 2016 in Words

Fill in the blanks with the word opposite in meaning to the word underlined.

1. This surface is rough. We have to make it ………………. by using sand paper.

Phrasal verbs

July 12th, 2016 in Words

Here is a list of phrasal verbs with example sentences.

Back down

To back down is to withdraw.

  • Public protests forced the local administration to back down on its decision to build a sea link.

Foreign phrases in English

October 6th, 2015 in Words

English language has borrowed numerous words and phrases from foreign languages. Today, many of these words/phrases are an integral part of the English vocabulary. Here is a quick overview of foreign phrases in English.

Monkey Idioms

November 11th, 2014 in Words

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions about monkeys. Each idiom is followed by its meaning or definition.

Go ape

To go ape over somebody or something is to become angry or excited about somebody or something.

Commonly confused words

June 15th, 2014 in Words

Read the pair of sentences given below. One of them contains a mistake.

The climate affected his health.

The war had no affect over oil prices.