Archive for June, 2012

Near, nearest and next

June 30th, 2012 in English Grammar

Near can be used as a preposition, an adjective or an adverb.

When used as an adverb, near is the opposite of far. It means within a short distance in space or time.

Tenses exercise

June 28th, 2012 in English Learning

Change the following sentences into their corresponding forms in the present tense.

1. You will win the first prize.

2. The books were lying about the floor.

Word building using suffixes

June 27th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Word building in English isn’t all that difficult. If you already know some English words, you can make more by adding suffixes (e.g. dis, mis, non, co etc.) after them. Here’s a list of common suffixes with their meanings and some examples.

Social occasions vocabulary

June 26th, 2012 in Vocabulary

People all over the world like to go out and entertain guests at home. English people are no different. Some social occasions are formal, while others are informal parties for friends and family. Here are the words and phrases you will need to talk about common social occasions.

Verbs followed by infinitives and gerunds

June 25th, 2012 in Improve English

Some verbs and adjectives can be followed by either an –ing form or an infinitive. In some cases there is a difference of meaning.

Words for entertainment

June 24th, 2012 in Vocabulary

What do people do in their free time? Although all of us have got different tastes, most of us like films, theatre and music. Here are some words you will need to talk about entertainment.

Scenery vocabulary

June 24th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Our earth is full of beautiful scenery. Here are the words you will ever need to describe the landscape.