Archive for July, 2012

Expressions with have, make and do

July 30th, 2012 in Expressions

A large number of expressions are formed with the words have, take, break, make and do. These are often called collocations. Here is a list of them. For more collocations, consult a good dictionary.

Since and from

July 28th, 2012 in English Quiz

Both from and since can be used to say when things begin or began. Since is usually used with perfect tenses. From is used in other cases. From can also indicate the starting point in space. Since cannot be used with this meaning.

TOEFL reading questions

July 27th, 2012 in TOEFL

The TOEFL reading test takes about 60-100 minutes. You will be given 3-5 passages for reading. Here is an overview of the questions asked in this section.

Reading questions

TOEFL reading test overview

July 26th, 2012 in TOEFL

Reading is the first section of TOEFL iBT. When the reading section begins, you will see the instructions right away. Once you have finished reading them click on the Next button which will bring up the first passage for reading. If you are already familiar with the structure of the test, you can skip the instructions and save valuable time.

How to score well on the IELTS test

July 26th, 2012 in IELTS

Scoring well on a standardized test like IELTS isn’t easy. Of course, it is possible, but you will have to put in a lot of hard work. Here are some tips to raise your score.

TOEFL iBT Highlights

July 25th, 2012 in TOEFL

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardized test designed to measure a student’s ability to use the kind of English used in a North American academic setting. A large number of universities in the US and other countries now use TOEFL scores to determine a student’s eligibility for admission.

Editing sentences: exercise 2

July 24th, 2012 in English Quiz

Each sentence given below contains a mistake. From the given options find the word or phrase which should be removed to make the sentence grammatically correct.

1. Somebody was picked my pocket yesterday.