Archive for May, 2013

Common English Idioms

May 31st, 2013 in Expressions

The word bomb invokes fear in the mind. Nonetheless, it has inspired the creation of several idioms. In this lesson we will take a look at some idiomatic expressions using the word bomb.

Common English Idioms

May 30th, 2013 in Expressions

A good knowledge of idioms is essential for success in most competitive exams. In this section, we will introduce some idioms and expressions you should know.


Essential grammar terminology

May 29th, 2013 in English Learning

If you do not understand grammar terminology, you may have a tough time learning grammar. This is particularly true in the case of intermediate and advanced level students because instructors usually expect them to understand these terms and do not bother to explain them.

Phrasal verbs beginning with W, Y and Z

May 28th, 2013 in Vocabulary

Here is a list of two word verbs beginning with the letters W, Y and Z.

Wait on

To wait on a table is to service a table.

Many and many of

May 26th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate determiners. Each question is followed by suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.


Use many before a noun without a determiner.

Infinitive with or without to: grammar exercise

May 25th, 2013 in English Quiz

Infinitives are words like (to) break, (to0 make, (to) start, (to) stop etc. The infinitive can be used with or without the marker to. After certain verbs infinitives are always used without to. Test your knowledge of infinitives with this grammar exercise.

Prepositions exercise

May 24th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions. Suggested answers are not given, so you will have to guess at the right answer.

1. They searched …………………………….. the missing helicopter for a whole week, but couldn’t find it.