Archive for July, 2012

English vocabulary exercise (gap fills)

July 15th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Many standardized tests have gap fills exercise. This vocabulary exercise will familiarize you with these kinds of questions.

1. The prime minister’s …………………………… involvement in the scam came in for a lot of criticism in the press.

As long as and so long as

July 14th, 2012 in Improve English

As long as and so long as have similar meanings. They are both used to talk about longer periods of times. Note that as long as and so long as are generally used to refer to future time.

Idioms with letter A – part 2

July 13th, 2012 in Vocabulary

All hell broke loose

Used to refer to a situation that suddenly becomes violent.

All hell broke loose when Susie discovered that her husband was having an affair with one of his colleagues.

Newspaper headlines grammar

July 13th, 2012 in Improve English

You will hardly ever find a complete sentence in newspaper headlines and that is not surprising. Headlines need to be short and to the point. Many headlines consist of a string of noun phrases with no verb.

Difference between look, see and watch

July 12th, 2012 in Improve English

To see is to perceive things with one’s eyes. Note that you can see things whether or not you are paying attention.

Grammar exercise: see or seeing?

July 10th, 2012 in English Quiz, Improve English

Complete the following sentences using appropriate forms of see.

1. I ……………………………………….. the sun rising above the horizon.

a) see

b) can see

c) either could be used here

Uses of articles: some special points

July 9th, 2012 in English Learning

Articles with television, radio etc

When we talk about television as a form of entertainment, we do not use articles.

He spends a lot of time watching TV.