Archive for July, 2013

Sentence completion exercise

July 11th, 2013 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using the most appropriate pair of words.

1. After browsing through nearly all the gifts in the store, I bought a beautiful box ……………………… with shiny little stones …………………… could even be mistaken for diamonds.

Using about

July 10th, 2013 in English Learning

The word about can be used in the following ways.

As a preposition

When used as a preposition, about is followed by a noun which acts as its object.

Wazzup boyo?

July 9th, 2013 in Writing

If you are active on social networking sites, you have probably come across funny combinations of words and numbers. They might make little sense to an outsider, but for people familiar with this lingo they are cool tools for conveying information. Until a few years ago only students and teenagers used this language but now even professionals have started using it probably because they want to fit into this category of uber cool net-savvy kids.

Phrases using about

July 8th, 2013 in English Grammar

Here is a list of phrases using the word about. Each expression is followed by its meaning. Example sentences are also given.

Be about something

Parts of an essay

July 7th, 2013 in Essay Writing

Many different types of essays are asked on tests like TOEFL and IELTS. Regardless of whether you write an argument, a preference, or a comparison essay, the basic components of an essay remain the same.

English vocabulary exercise

July 6th, 2013 in Vocabulary

In each of the following sentences, one of the words is given in bold. From the given alternatives, choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the bolded word.

Some conjunctions and their correct use

July 4th, 2013 in English Learning

Reason that / reason why

Reason can be followed by why… or that… Because is not possible in this case.

  • The reason why he lost his job was that he was dishonest. (NOT The reason because he lost …)