Archive for October, 2013

Using rather

October 9th, 2013 in English Grammar

Rather means ‘to a fairly large degree’.

  • She is rather a pretty woman.
  • I guess I have been rather stupid.

Rather can be used in the following ways:

Understanding your TOEFL score

October 8th, 2013 in TOEFL

In the Listening and the Reading sections most of the questions are of the multiple choice type. Four answer choices will be given and you have to select the most appropriate answer.

Even: grammar exercise

October 7th, 2013 in English Teaching

The word even is used to talk about surprising extremes. See if you can use even correctly in a sentence.

1. All the invitees turned up. …………………….. came.

Nouns: find the odd one out

October 6th, 2013 in English Teaching

A noun is a word used for referring to a person, place or thing. There are mainly two types of nouns: proper nouns and common nouns.

Collective nouns exercise

October 5th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate collective nouns. Choose your answers from the options given in the table.

Mob

Crowd

Audience

Committee

Army

Crew

Choir

Police

Bunch

gang

Words that are out of order

October 4th, 2013 in English Learning

In these sentences, change the order of the words so that they will make sense.

1. he of made fiber coconut on his head a hat wore

Articles worksheet

October 3rd, 2013 in English Teaching

You have already learned that a singular countable noun takes an article or another determiner (articles, possessives or demonstratives) with it. A plural countable noun can be used with or without an article or another determiner.