Archive for July, 2013

Will stay or will be staying?

July 23rd, 2013 in English Grammar

There are situations where both simple and continuous forms can be used to express the same idea. For example, both sentences given below express the same idea.

Tips for learning English

July 22nd, 2013 in Improve English

Millions of people learn English. English is perhaps the only international language that people all over the world seem to understand. And that is what makes learning English all the more important. If you know English, you can access all the information on the internet and you can travel all over the world. Even in countries where English is not the first language, you can find numerous people who understand and speak English. English newspapers and magazines are available in all parts of the world. In other words, English is your passport to the world.

How to organize your essay?

July 21st, 2013 in Essay Writing

Whether you are studying at a university or preparing for a test like TOEFL or IELTS, essay writing is an important skill you need to master. Many students can write a good essay if they get enough time. Unfortunately, this is not possible on a test. So how can you write a good essay in 30 or 40 minutes? Follow the strategies given in this section to improve your score in the TOEFL and IELTS writing sections.

Affirmative and negative exercise

July 20th, 2013 in English for children

Answer the following in the affirmative and in the negative. An example is given below.

Is she better today?

Yes, she is better today.

No, she is not better today.

Overview of the TOEFL reading section

July 19th, 2013 in TOEFL

Reading is the first section of the Internet based TOEFL test. In the reading section you will be given 3 to 5 passages for reading. Each passage will be about 700 words long. You will have to answer 12-14 questions based on each passage. Reading section takes about 60 – 100 minutes.

Grammar and vocabulary exercise

July 19th, 2013 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks by selecting the most appropriate alternative from amongst the four choices given under each sentence.

1. A cock and bull story means ………………………..

Overview of the TOEFL speaking section

July 18th, 2013 in TOEFL

You have to complete six tasks in the TOEFL iBT Speaking Section. You don’t require any special practice to do the independent tasks. You will usually be asked questions based on your knowledge and experience.