Archive for February, 2013

Past tenses overview

February 21st, 2013 in English Grammar

Here is an overview of the past tenses in English. Although there are only four past tenses in English, we use at least six tenses to talk about the future. The two present tenses that are used to talk about past events are the present perfect and present perfect continuous.

Using then

February 20th, 2013 in English Learning

The word then can be used as an adverb and a conjunction. Then means at that time. It can refer to both past and future. Note that then is not used to refer to the present.

Ways to prepare your essay

February 19th, 2013 in Essay Writing

Good essay writing skills are essential for success in examinations like TOEFL and IELTS. Even if you are not preparing for a standardized test you will still find good writing skills extremely helpful. Here are a few tips to improve your essay writing skills.

Reported speech exercise

February 17th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate verb forms.

1. I asked him if he …………………………. marry me?

a) would

b) will

c) either could be used here

Talking about routines using frequency adverbs

February 16th, 2013 in English Grammar

Adverbs of frequency are used to show the frequency with which we perform actions. One of the most common uses of frequency adverbs is to talk about our habits.

Yes / No questions

February 15th, 2013 in English Grammar

Yes or no questions are those questions that do not use the WH question words (e.g. what, when, where, why etc.). These questions are mainly used to ask for confirmation and check facts.

Relative pronouns exercise

February 14th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate relative pronouns.

Susan Fernandez is an eminent oncologist ………………………….. has treated many cancer patients.