Archive for July, 2012

Vocabulary exercise

July 8th, 2012 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using appropriate words.

1. In the …………………………………… we could see those greenish hills towering over the city.

a) distant

b) distance

Indirect speech exercise

July 7th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. He suggested ………………………………… go home.

a) that I

b) me to

c) either could be used here

TOEFL iBT sections

July 6th, 2012 in TOEFL

The TOEFL iBT has four sections: reading, listening, speaking and writing

Reading

The reading section is the first section of TOEFL. It takes about 60-100 minutes. You will be given 3-5 passages for reading. You will have to answer 12 to 14 questions on each passage.

Reported speech exercise

July 5th, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences. Choose your answers from the options given in the brackets.

1. I would like to know when ……………………………….. leaving. (are you / you are)

Talking about seasons

July 4th, 2012 in English Learning

For people living in the Northern Hemisphere, there are four seasons. These are:

Spring (March 21 – June 21)
Summer (June 22 – September 21 or 22)
Autumn / fall (September 22 to December 20)
Winter (December 20 – March 20)

Idioms with letter A

July 3rd, 2012 in Vocabulary

Above board

If something is above board, it’s thoroughly honest.

We are very particular that all dealings must be above board.

Above the law

Using reason

July 2nd, 2012 in English Grammar

Reason can be followed by why… or that…

The main reason why he lost his job was that he was dishonest. OR The main reason that he lost his job was that he was dishonest.