Archive for September, 2012

Expressions you must know

September 30th, 2012 in Expressions

I’m afraid

I’m afraid that means ‘I’m sorry to tell you that’. This structure is used to introduce apologetic refusals and bad news.

Conjunctions exercise

September 29th, 2012 in English Quiz

Conjunctions are connecting words. They can be used to connect two words or two clauses. Test your knowledge of conjunctions with this grammar test.

1. Take care …………………………………. you should fall.

Prepositions exercise

September 28th, 2012 in English Quiz

It is not always easy to know which preposition to use after a particular noun, verb or adjective. Here are some of the most common combinations which cause difficulty to ESL students.

Present tenses exercise

September 27th, 2012 in English Quiz

Most English verbs have two present tenses. Forms like I write and she sings are called ‘simple present’; forms like I am writing and she is singing are called ‘present continuous’.

IELTS sample letter

September 26th, 2012 in IELTS

The IELTS Writing test takes 1 hour. There are two tasks. You have to write a letter or report in 20 minutes and an essay in 40 minutes.

Between and among exercise

September 25th, 2012 in English Quiz

We say that somebody or something is between two or more clearly separate people or things. We use among when somebody or something is in a group of people or objects which we do not see separately.

Sentence completion exercise

September 24th, 2012 in English Quiz

Each of the following sentences is incomplete. Complete them using appropriate word or phrase. Choose your answers from the options given below.