Archive for February, 2013

Talking about unreal situations

February 28th, 2013 in English Grammar

Read the pair of sentences given below.

He didn’t work hard. He didn’t pass his test.

We can combine these two sentences using a structure with if.

Possessive adjectives and pronouns exercise

February 28th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate possessive and object forms.

1. This treasure is not ……………………….. It does not belong to …………………………… It belongs to ……………………. friend. It is …………………………….

Present tenses overview

February 27th, 2013 in English Grammar

Here is an overview of the present tenses in English. Note that the term present tense can be misleading because present tenses are also used to talk about the past and the future. For example, the present perfect tense is used to talk about finished past events that are in some way connected to the present. The present continuous tense can be used to talk about our future plans.

IELTS speaking: how is your band score calculated?

February 25th, 2013 in IELTS

If you know how the IELTS speaking band score is calculated, you can avoid many mistakes. This post gives you a brief outline of the grading criteria.

Either and neither: grammar exercise

February 24th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate words.

1. ‘Can you come on Monday or Tuesday?’ ‘I’m afraid ………………………… day is possible.’

a) either

b) neither

Expressions with talk

February 23rd, 2013 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word talk. Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.

To talk through one’s hat

Expressions with do

February 22nd, 2013 in Expressions

Do is a general purpose verb. It can refer to all activities. There are many word combinations using the word do. This list includes the most important expressions with the verb do.