Archive for September, 2012

Three-word phrasal verbs exercise

September 23rd, 2012 in English Quiz

Some verbs can be used with both an adverb particle and a preposition. Examples are: get along with, keep up with etc. Three word phrasal verbs are inseparable.

Some common idioms

September 22nd, 2012 in Expressions

Idioms are common in all kinds of English – formal and informal, spoken and written. These are fixed expressions that are special to one language. The problem with idioms is that you cannot always guess their meaning.

Special structures with make

September 21st, 2012 in English Grammar

Make can be followed by an object + object complement. The object complement is usually an adjective or a noun referring to a change in the object.

Study the following sentence.

Subject-verb agreement

September 20th, 2012 in English Quiz

The verb must agree with the subject in number and person. That means, a singular subject should be followed by a singular verb. Similarly, a plural subject should be followed by a plural verb.

IELTS speaking test questions

September 19th, 2012 in IELTS

The IELTS speaking test takes about 15 minutes. It has three parts: an interview, a little speech and a discussion. The questions asked in the Speaking test are general in nature. You don’t require any specialized knowledge to answer them. And because Speaking questions often repeat, you should familiarize yourself with the questions asked in recent IELTS tests.

TOEFL grammar test

September 18th, 2012 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of the verb. Each question is followed by three answer choices. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. I ………………………………… them last week.

Collective nouns exercise

September 17th, 2012 in English Quiz

Collective nouns are words like family, team, committee, government and audience. In British English a collective noun can be used either with singular or plural verbs and pronouns. Plural forms are preferred when the group is considered as a collection of people doing personal things. Singular forms are common when the group is seen as an impersonal unit.