Archive for June, 2012

IELTS success tips

June 16th, 2012 in IELTS

The IELTS tests your proficiency in all areas of English language. Needless to say, to get a good band score you need to have excellent reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. Here are some tips for scoring well on the test.

Using down

June 15th, 2012 in Improve English

The word down has many uses. It can be a preposition or an adverb particle.

Down can mean from a higher to a lower level.

The sun went down.

Using even

June 14th, 2012 in English Grammar

Even shows surprising extremes. It is a word used for adding special emphasis to what is being said.

It is cold there, even in summer. (So you can be sure that it will be very cold there in winter.)

Ever, even and every: exercise

June 13th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. She seems to be a nice woman. …………………………………. I don’t quite like her.

a) even

b) even so

c) despite

Using go

June 12th, 2012 in Improve English

This word has several uses.

Go is used in a number of common expressions that refer to changes for the worse.

Common expressions are:

Away and Off

June 11th, 2012 in Words

Away shows distance.

When something is away, it is at a distance.

The sea is two miles away.

Stay away! (= Stay at a distance.)

Prepositions exercise

June 10th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. Fog lay ………………………………. the city.

a) over             b) through       c) either could be used here

2. I climbed ……………………………… the wall.