Archive for September, 2011

Phrasal verbs with come

September 7th, 2011 in Expressions

Come about
When something comes about, it happens without planning.

I don’t know how these things come about.
It was an unexpected discovery that came out while scientists were working on a different project.

Singular and Plural

September 3rd, 2011 in English Learning

We usually use a plural noun, when we are talking about several people each doing the same thing.

All students should bring their drawing books to school tomorrow. (NOT All students should bring their drawing book to school tomorrow.)

IELTS Speaking Test Questions

September 2nd, 2011 in IELTS

The questions asked during IELTS speaking tests often repeat. It is therefore essential that you learn how to answer them. The following questions were asked during an IELTS speaking test held in Vietnam recently.

Grammar terms

September 1st, 2011 in Words

Headline language

The special variety of English used in writing newspaper headlines. In the following examples, the first form illustrates headline language and the second form ordinary English.