Archive for December, 2012

Using was and were (beginner level)

December 9th, 2012 in English for children

The primary auxiliaries was and were are used to talk about past states and relationships.

She was crying.
They were playing.
It was raining.
Susie was knitting.

IELTS test in Japan (Academic module)

December 8th, 2012 in IELTS

The following questions were asked in an IELTS test (Academic Module) held in Japan in November 2012.

Interchange of degrees of comparison

December 7th, 2012 in English Learning

We can change the degree of comparison without altering the meaning of a sentence.

Consider the sentence given below.

A dog is more faithful than a cat.

Degrees of comparison: worksheet

December 6th, 2012 in English Teaching

Test your knowledge of the degrees of comparison, with this exercise. There are 10 questions in this grammar test. Each question is followed by 2 suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

Using do, does and did

December 5th, 2012 in English Learning

The verb do is used to make questions and negatives in the simple present tense. Do is also a general purpose verb. In this case, it can refer to any kind of activity. For example, in the sentence ‘I don’t know what to do’ the italicized do is an example of a general purpose do.

Simple present or future tense

December 3rd, 2012 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable present or future tense verb forms. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

Across, over and through worksheet

December 2nd, 2012 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using across, over or through.